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6 great walks near Whaley Bridge

PUBLISHED: 09:57 15 October 2019

Beautiful countryside outside Whaley Bridge by Paul Roberts

Beautiful countryside outside Whaley Bridge by Paul Roberts

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Whaley Bridge hit the headlines in the summer of 2019, when the Toddbrook Reservoir dam was in danger of collapse. Now that life is returning to relative normality, we can look towards exploring the beautiful areas surrounding the town.

1 A lovely view of Combs Reservoir on the descent from Eccles Pike by Sally Moseley1 A lovely view of Combs Reservoir on the descent from Eccles Pike by Sally Moseley

Whaley Bridge

0 miles from Whaley Bridge

This walk begins with a gentle stroll along a canal path to Bugsworth Basin, a historic former inland port. The route then progresses through Buxworth before ascending on a zig-zag course to Eccles Pike to embrace far-reaching views over a landscape of High Peak hills.

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Discovering Disley by John CocksDiscovering Disley by John Cocks

Disley

4 miles from Whaley Bridge

This walk takes in some of the early stretches of the Gritstone Trail, which winds its way from Disley to Kidsgrove in Staffordshire, taking in some awesome views over the Cheshire Plain from White Nancy at Kerridge and Tegg's Nose Country Park.

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Character cottages in Hayfield by Sally MoseleyCharacter cottages in Hayfield by Sally Moseley

Hayfield

5 miles from Whaley Bridge

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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Climbers at the Windgather Rocks near Kettleshulme by Duncan MorganClimbers at the Windgather Rocks near Kettleshulme by Duncan Morgan

Kettleshulme

5 miles from Whaley Bridge

This circular walk from Pym Chair heads north towards Kettleshulme, passing by Todd Brook on the way in and venturing close to Goyt Forest on the way home.

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Castleton with a view of Mam Tor by Joy HalesCastleton with a view of Mam Tor by Joy Hales

Castleton

10 miles from Whaley Bridge

Setting off from Castleton, this walk ascends Cave Dale to high ground for distant views of a truly spectacular landscape before descending to the upper end of the Hope Valley.

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Barber Booth near Edale by David WrightBarber Booth near Edale by David Wright

Vale of Edale

10 miles from Whaley Bridge

Far away from busy main roads, this undulating tour around the Vale of Edale following old paths, tracks and trails, enjoys dramatic views of distant peaks as well as offering an option to peep over the famous Great Ridge into neighbouring Hope Valley.

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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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