GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eccles Pike

4 miles (6 km)

This is a popular climb to Eccles Pike from Whaley Bridge in the Peak District. It's about a two mile walk from the train station/centre of Whaley Bridge to the hill. You follow footpaths east through the countryside, passing Buxworth before climbing to the 370 metres (1,210ft) summit of Eccles Pike. From here there are fabulous views over the Peak District towards Windgather Rocks, Combs Edge, Combs Reservoir, Cat’s Tor and Shining Tor. At the summit you will find a topograph which shows all the sights you can see from the top. It's a lovely spot with the surrounding fields covered in various wildflowers in the summer months.
After descending from the summit you could return the same way or follow Eccles Road back to Whaley Bridge to create a longer circular walk. This quiet country lane will take you past Hilltop and New Horwich.
If you would like to extend your walk then you could visit Toddbrook Reservoir or Chinley Churn. The Peak Forest Canal and the Peak Forest Tramway Trail also start from Buxworth.

Eccles Pike OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eccles Pike Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After your walk head to The White Hart pub on Market St in Whaley Bridge (postcode SK23 7HN). It's a popular and friendly pub with a beer garden overlooking the stream.
The Cock is another really good option and can be found on Buxton Road at postcode SK23 7JE. It has a nice interior and a beer garden to relax in during the warmer months.

Dog Walking

The Pike is a nice, bracing walk for fit dogs. The White Hart pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.


Eccles Pike summit - - 92376

Eccles Pike summit. The quarried summit of Eccles Pike from the minor road just to the south.

Eccles Pike topograph - - 92380

Eccles Pike topograph. Looking south to Combs Reservoir, Combs Moss and Ladder Hill

Buxworth from Eccles Pike - - 340957

Buxworth from Eccles Pike. The bypass, the wire mill, Canal House and the Canal can all be seen.

Track to the north of Eccles Pike - - 1447133

Track to the north of Eccles Pike. Looking towards Buxworth on a good visibility day in mid August.

North eastern slope of Eccles Pike - - 4844051

North eastern slope of the hill.

Footpath near Eccles Fold - - 1263096

Footpath near Eccles Fold to the west of the summit. On the way up to the top.

Buxworth, main street - - 3128346

Buxworth, main street. You'll pass this little village on the walk.

Farmland by Buxworth - - 2166986

Farmland by Buxworth


GPS Files

GPX File

Eccles Pike.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Eccles Pike.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)