Start Point: Hope Carpark next to church on Castleton Road
Grid Ref: SK 1712 8350
Nearest Postcode: S33 6RD
Start Time: 10:30
Car Sharing: 9:45
Distance: 9 miles
Contact: Ed on 07929 975004
(If you send a text, please include your name)
We start in Hope and then go along Edale Road until we then pass under the railway. There is then a large ascent up Win Hill until we reach the top. From there, we will see Ladybower Reservoir and then drop down to the Celtic cross.
From there we will follow the hill right the way around past the Edale Youth Hostel and then make our way down to Edale Village. Weather permitting we will luncheon there and educate ourselves in the highly informative visitor centre.
Once refreshed, we will then pass through the rest of the village past the pubs and under the railway once again. Then we ascend again to the top of Loose Hill until we reach the memorial to a fellow 70's rambler. From there we follow the hill east until we get to the trig point.
From there we descend steeply until we pick the road up back to Hope, past the Cheshire Cheese Pub. We then return to the start point and by then a well deserved treat from one of the many cafes.
The walk is hard but rewarding. There will be ankle-sweats, mud, moisture and you will need to be weather tolerant.
Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.
Please note you should wear suitable footwear and clothing for the time of year. Take waterproofs, food and water and either additional clothing for winter walks / poor weather and sun cream and extra water for summer walks. The walk leader can refuse anyone who they do not feel is able or prepared for the walk.