OS Map: The Peak District, Dark Peak Area, OL1 (1:25000)
Start Grid Reference: SK 109915
Walk distance: 8.4 miles
Time: 4 hours (approx.)
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This is a walk that takes you around the edge of that great peat plateau Kinder Scout. The car park is on the Snake Pass (A57). From the car park the path goes through the wood on the other side of the main road. After a short distance the path through the woods comes into the open. It then turns back on itself to follow the stream.
Ashop Clough - the view after emerging from the wood
Looking down the clough
Towards Ashop Head
Walking up the clough, we saw grouse on the moorland on each side and heard golden plover, but unfortunately none were seen.
At the head of the stream, at a crossroad of footpaths, the path takes the route of the Pennine Way.
|View up to Kinder Scout|
Less than a mile down the road, the Snake Inn will provide you with well-deserved sustenance after a very enjoyable walk.