GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cheeks Hill Walk

2 miles (3.3 km)

This circular walk climbs to Cheeks Hill on Axe Edge Moor in the Peak District National Park.
The hill sits in a noteworthy location on the border between the counties of Staffordshire and Derbyshire. It is also the high point of Staffordshire and very close to the start of the River Dane at Dane Head.
Start the walk from the car park at Cistern's Clough, just to the east of the hill. From here you can pick up a country lane heading west towards Dane Head where you can pick up the Dane Valley Way. Follow the waymarked path south and it will take you towards the hill top.
From the 520 metres (1,710ft) summit there are some good views over the area to enjoy.
To extend the walk continue south along the Dane Valley Way to visit the popular Three Shires Head. Here you will find an ancient packhorse bridge located at the point where the counties of Cheshire,Derbyshire andStaffordshiremeet.

Cheeks Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cheeks Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Cisterns Clough - - 2927453

Cisterns Clough

Crossing the boundary - - 600531

Crossing the boundary. The boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire on Axe Edge Moor.

Cheeks Hill - - 3323849

Cheeks Hill

Boundary post - - 972842

Boundary post. The fencepost marks the most northerly point in Staffordshire.

Dane Head - - 1521048

Dane Head

Gate near Cheeks Hill - - 3029935

Gate near Cheeks Hill


GPS Files

GPX File

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