Padley Gorge - Peak District Walk

Monday 24th March 2014

Picked for its lack of distance and gentle descent this walk also had the advantage of taking me into Padley Gorge, an area of the Peak District I have somehow managed to never walk.

Start: Longshaw Lodge car park (SK 2662 8003)

Route: Longshaw Estate car park - Padley Gorge - Grindleford Station - Oaks Wood - Longshaw Estate - Longshaw Estate car park

Distance: 4 miles     Ascent: 206 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 20 mins

Terrain: Good paths.

Weather: Warm and sunny.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Longshaw Estate

The route to Padley Gorge is well signed from Longshaw Estate.

Longshaw Estate

I spent a while here experimenting with shutter speeds.

Burbage Brook

Burbage Brook, a popular picnic spot in the summer.

Longshaw Estate

Another route where it is always worth stopping to take a look backwards.

Padley Gorge

Walking through Padley Gorge was delightful.

Padley Gorge

If you know where to look there are plenty of millstones to be found close to Padley Gorge.

Totley Tunnel

Totley Tunnel, the second longest railway tunnel in the UK.

Offerton Moor

As I leave the woods the views open up to include Offerton Moor.

Win Hill

Today's lunchtime view took in Win Hill and Bamford Edge.

Longshaw Park Companion Stone

One of the Companion Stones as I return along a track in Longshaw Estate.

Higger Tor

As I head back towards Longshaw Lodge Higger Tor comes into view.


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