Crook Hill - Peak District Walk

Monday 16th October 2006

As I will be spending next week in the Lake District this was probably the last opportunity I will have this year to get a long walk in the north of the Peak District. I had been promising myself all year that I was going to do Crook Hill, so it was a case of now or never, well for this year anyway. Although there were occasional attempts by the sun to break through today's walk was definitely lacking in views due to the thick haze that lasted all day, which was a real shame as this is a walk that offers a wide variety of different views.

Start: Hurst Clough car park (SK 1871 8762)

Route: Hurst Clough car park - Crook Hill - Grimbocar Wood - Roman Road - Alport Bridge - Alport - Rowlee Pasture - Hagg Side - Hurst Clough car park

Distance: 11.75 miles     Ascent: 736 metres      Time Taken: 6 hrs 15 mins

Weather: High cloud with occasional blue sky.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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Crook Hill

The first view of Crook Hill.

Crook Hill

Crook Hill is actually the hill to the right of this shot, the hill on the left is unnamed.

Crook Hill

The unnamed hill has two separate summits.

Crook Hill

Crook Hill summit from the unnamed hill.

Crook Hill

Looking back towards the unnamed hill from Crook Hill's summit as the sun makes a short appearance.

Crook Hill

Crook Hill with what appears to be signs of the sun coming out ..........

Crook Hill

............ a few minutes later it was starting to cloud over again.

Grimbocar Wood

The walk through Grimbocar Wood was a reminder that autumn is here.

Crossing over the river Ashop.

Crookstone Knoll

Crookstone Knoll is the high point on the horizon.

Alport Dale

Looking across Snake Road and up Alport Dale.

Alport Castles

Alport Castles, the biggest landslip in the UK.

Alport Dale

Alport Dale.

The Tower

The Tower at Alport Castles.

The Tower

The Tower.

Rowlee Pasture

Looking across Rowlee Pasture with Alport Dale disappearing in the mist.


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