Whos keeping an eye on me....

Friday, 11 February 2011

One of my favourite walks:

Set in the Peak District and close to the Derbyshire villages of Longnor and Earl Sterndale sit two charasmatic peaks rising quite unexpectantly out of the surounding green rolling meadows. 

Chrome Hill rises to c. 425 m (c. 1394 ft) while the more prominant Parkhouse is slightly lower at c. 360 m (c. 1,180 ft) both are the remains of an Atol or tropical reef knoll.


Chrome Hill

Parkhouse Hill

Neither ridge will really test the hardened rambler but the stunning twin peaks and surrounding landscape make for some very special local scenery

5 comments:

theconstantwalker said...

Dave. Is there public access to the top of these lovely looking peaks?

John C said...

There is now - they've only become public access land in the last few years, and OS maps and many walking guides omit them.

Dave said...

as JC states... Yes

If you fancy a weekend ramble Andrew over both peaks let me know... pint in the Quiet Woman Inn afterwards

Dave

JM said...

The Parkhouse Hill shot is fantastic! Love the contrast to the background. No wonder this is one of your favourite walks.

Dave said...

Thank you JM, a special place indeed.