Chrome Hill

Submitted by Anonymous Walker on 14 August 2013
OS Explorer Map: OL24 - The Peak District
 
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A circular, half-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park Peak District (England) starting at Longnor, Staffs, about 13.2km (roughly 8.2 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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Small hills can be deceptive; Chrome Hill is a mere 425m, but its appearance is more of a mountain, with a fine rock-smattered ridge. This walk includes a bit of Peak District countryside on the way there and back – never a bad thing.

Regular buses run between Ashbourne and Buxton, stopping at Longnor. It's a good family walk, but there are a few road sections.

Start: Longnor, OS Grid: SK089649
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 319m (1046ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 640m (2101ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 321m (1055ft)
Max. Elevation: 440m (1443ft)

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OS Grid: SK089649
Start your walk in Longnor.
About 1.2 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 1 OS Grid: SK095659
A bridleway across the River Dove takes you to Underhill.
About 1.4 km (roughly 0.8 miles) from 2 OS Grid: SK083665
The perfect place for a snack?
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 3 OS Grid: SK077668
Follow the road beneath Parkhouse Hill to the foot of Chrome Hill.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 4 OS Grid: SK070672
From the road, head up the steep-looking slope of Chrome Hill.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 5 OS Grid: SK067678
Stay on the high ground to Tor Rock.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 6 OS Grid: SK060682
Pick up the footpath at Stoop Farm, which leads on to Hollins Hill.
About 0.4 km (roughly 0.2 miles) from 7 OS Grid: SK060678
The second peak of the day; nice views back across to Chrome Hill.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 8 OS Grid: SK061670
On the western edge of the hill is another footpath leading to Hollins Farm.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 9 OS Grid: SK067665
Into Hollinsclough, a small farming hamlet nestled in the Peaks.
About 1 km (roughly 0.6 miles) from 10 OS Grid: SK077668
A permitted path takes you back to Parkhouse Hill. Climb it if you want to.
About 0.7 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 11 OS Grid: SK081662
Different way back; take the south-east footpath to the road, then turn right.
About 0.9 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 12 OS Grid: SK086655
Pass through Under the hill and back into Longnor.
About 0.6 km (roughly 0.4 miles) from 13 OS Grid: SK087649
There are a few pubs in the town if you have a wait for the bus; the local recommendation, though, is the Packhorse Inn in nearby Crowedicote, a short walk away. Buses between Buxton and Ashbourne stop here too, making this a good option.
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