20181021ChromeHill

Sunday 21st October

CHROME HILL

 

Start Time: 10:15

Start Point: In front of Longnor Craft Centre and Café located in the centre of Longnor village.

Grid Ref: Map OL 24 White Peak Grid ref 088 649

Nearest Postcode: SK17 0NT

Car Sharing: In front of Town Hall at 9:20

Distance: 8 miles, ascent:1200 ft

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

Contact: Dave via our FB group or by emailing enquiries@chesterfieldyoungramblers.co.uk. Please let Dave know if you would like a lift to the start point.

 

Walk Description

Route: Longnor – Chrome Hill – Hollinsclough - Longnor

Parking: Available on the square and at the roadside in Longnor.

 

Longer Description: Walk Details: Dark – White / White - Dark

Route: Longnor – Chrome Hill – Hollinsclough - Longnor

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard. Gritstone is boggy (MM on DUCk Scale), Limestone slippery (VS on DUCk scale). Steep slopes especially over Chrome Hill.

 

Walk Details: From Longnor head west through Milmoorhead Wood, then crossing the Manifold River up to Fawside Edge then following a gritstone scarp to Hilltop Farm and Willshaw Hill. We then descend into the valley of the river Dove before ascending to Booth farm. Crossing on to the base of the limestone reefs which form Chrome Hill and Parkhouse, and head back across the Dove up the gritstone scarp to tea and cakes at Longnor Craft Centre.

 

Walks Difficulty

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.