Back by popular demand! A challenging 7.5 mile walk around the edges of the Chew Valley above the Dovestone area of the Peak District National Park with tremendous views throughout.
This Walk is developed in partnership and supported by Oldham Council`s Environmental Service and is featured in the Fit For Oldham project
Starting at the family run Clarence pub in Greenfield the walk will start with a steep and prolonged ascent to the trig point at the summit of Alphin Pike at 469 metres (1,538 ft)
From here we will follow the undulating edges above the Chew valley passing over the top of Wimberry Rocks, known locally as "Indians Head” A great spot for lunch (Weather permitting!)
Onwards passing Wilderness Gullies to Chew Reservoir, until 1971 this was the highest constructed reservoir in England then continuing around the edges we will eventually descend from the Cairn at the Fox Stone to the Dovestone Reservoir area and back to the Clarence
The walk will start and finish at the Clarence Pub car park in Greenfield ( See Map) meeting from 09:30 for a prompt start at 10:00am
Please do not park in the Clarence pub car park, there is plenty of roadside parking nearby.
Nearby bus routes - 180 350 Trains - Greenfield Station
Led by UProjects qualified leaders
The walk is 7.5 miles and estimated to take 4/5hrs
This is a challenging walk and a reasonable level of fitness is required especially for the initial ascent.
Please wear suitable clothing for the weather (which can change unexpectedly) including good walking boots/shoes, hat and gloves, spare clothing, packed lunch and drinks, these are best carried in a small rucksack.
In the eventaulity of severe weather conditions an alternative lower level route will be taken