Hard Walk

Gritstone Trail Central – Tegg’s Nose to Timbersbrook 5/5 (1)

This is the second section of the Gritstone Trail is a 55km trail that crosses Cheshire’s Peak District from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove and Staffordshire in the south. This section starts from the Tegg’s Nose country park and finishes in Timbersbrook. The Gritstone Trail offers true upland walking, mostly over 300 metres – a surprise for those who …

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Coniston Old Man Jack Diamond Path No ratings yet.

An alternative route up Coniston Old Man rather than taking the busier tourist path and just as quick. Returns via  Dow Crag and Buck Pike and the Walna Scar Road. The Route Click here to view the full description and download the route in a new window (external site).

Black Combe Walk from Silecroft No ratings yet.

The fells to the far south of the Lake District are less rugged and barely scrape the 600m contour. Black Combe can be ascended from sea level, which somewhat makes up for the lack of altitude. The Route Click here to view the full description and download the route in a new window (external site).

The Portway – Church Stretton to Pulverbatch No ratings yet.

The Portway (not to be confused with the other Portway) is an mediaeval trade route that traverses the Long Mynd. Follow in the footsteps of our anscestors by walking on this reasonably long yomp from Church Stretton over to Pulverbatch. The Route Click here to view the full description and download route leaflets.

Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Pen yr Helgi Du from Capel Curig. No ratings yet.

I can’t think of another walk that has two summits with such unusual names, Hill of the Slippery Witch and Hill of the black hunting hound respectively. Now I haven’t a clue why they’re called that (I feel some research coming on) but some fields and even hills are named after the farm that farms it (possibly vice versa too). As for Pen …

Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Pen yr Helgi Du from Capel Curig. No ratings yet. Read More »