Chinley Churn and Cracken Edge
Climb Chinley Churn and enjoy super views over the Peak District towards Kinder Scout on this circular walk.
The walk starts from Chinley train staion and takes you over Cracken Edge to Chinley Churn. There are lots of interesting geological features and fantastic views across the Peak District. You'll also pass two large railway viaducts and the old slate quarry at Cracken Edge. The walk continues north to Hills Farm where you have the option of heading east along the Pennine Bridleway to the 1,620ft (494m) summit of South Head where there are more fabulous views. You can return to the train station on the same path or an alternative to the west of Chinley Churn.
Chinley Churn and Cracken Edge Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Chinley Churn and Cracken Edge Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Chinley Churn and Cracken Edge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Chinley Churn and Cracken Edge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the south there's the pretty Combs Reservoir near Chapel en le Frith. Here you can also enjoy some splendid rock formations and an excellent viewpoint at Castle Naze. The Promontory fort on Combs Edge commands fine views to the surrounding Peak District hills.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks and the Cheshire Walks pages.