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6 great walks near Glossop

PUBLISHED: 01:00 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:00 11 September 2018

Hills of the High Peak over the rooftops of Glossop by Mike Smith

Hills of the High Peak over the rooftops of Glossop by Mike Smith


The market town of Glossop is both the perfect gateway to explore the Peak District or the underrated walking routes that lie east of Manchester.

Old Glossop by Sally MosleyOld Glossop by Sally Mosley


0 miles from Glossop

This walk of contrasts crosses fields and ancient tracks as well as a spot of pavement walking through leafy suburbs to discover Padfield, Hadfield and Old Glossop.

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Bridge over the River Etherow by Howard BradburyBridge over the River Etherow by Howard Bradbury

River Etherow

4 miles from Glossop

Over in Tameside, this peaceful and picturesque riverside walk allows you to enjoy nature while dicovering the industrial past of the area.

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Character cottages in Hayfield by Sally MosleyCharacter cottages in Hayfield by Sally Mosley


5 miles from Glossop

Hayfield is an architectural treasure trove of early industrial housing. Combine this with moorland tracks, old footpaths and far reaching views for a fascinating walk.

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Stalybridge Country Park by Keith CarterStalybridge Country Park by Keith Carter

Stalybridge Country Park

7 miles from Glossop

This walk follows a cection of the Pennine Bridleway and includes four reservoirs, open moorland, great views and a quiet canal.

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Looking north from Harridge by Howard BradburyLooking north from Harridge by Howard Bradbury

Harridge Pike

8 miles from Glossop

This walk around Harridge Pike rewards you with panoramic views over several counties if you’re lucky enough with the weather.

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Combs Reservoir on the descent from Eccles Pike by Sally MosleyCombs Reservoir on the descent from Eccles Pike by Sally Mosley

Eccles Pike

10 miles from Glossop

Begin with a gentle stroll along a canal path, through Buxworth before ascending to Eccles Pike and then down to Whaley Bridge.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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