Peak District Christmas Guided Walk – Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill 28th December 2018
If you’re visiting the Peak District this Christmas, then why not book onto our Christmas Guided walk? We will be visiting the Derbyshire/Staffordshire borderlands. It has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region.
The geology of the Peak District has produced many quirky landmarks no more so than Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill, these hills are the remnants of an ancient reef of limestone hills which rise up like a line of miniature mountains from the hay meadows and soft pastures of the higher Dove Valley, near Buxton.
The Dragons Back of the Peak District
The chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill range is often referred to as The ‘Dragon’s Back’. Not to be mistaken with the larger more famous range in Wales.
Often seen as the only true peaks in the Peak District; a line of pinnacles said to look like the ‘plates’ along the spine of a stegosaurus dinosaur. This exhilarating walk includes seven short, steep climbs to each summit with superb views over the Peak District and a feel of reaching real summits.
As you climb the hills you will experience an exciting but challenging walk. There are plenty of unusual features to find and explore too before you start to descend. This route is also popular with Fell runners who enjoy the challenge of a contrasting climb and fast descent.
The walk begins and ends in Earl Sterndale which gives walkers the opportunity at the end to visit the cosy ‘Quiet Woman’ public house, which is a wonderful hark-back to the village pubs of yesteryear.
Duration of Walk: 3.5 hours
Meeting point at 10 am: Village of Earl Sterndale postcode SK17 OBS parking by the church in the village.
David Matthews is a qualified teacher having a BEd degree in Outdoor Education and has been involved in working with groups through outdoor activities for 25 years.