Starting in Hathersage, Derbyshire, (grid ref. SK233811) the route goes North following the high edges of Stanage and
Derwent before droping to the head of Howden Reservoir. On this first stage of the walk the views to the east are of
Sheffield and the Trent River basin.
The walk continues northwards climbing upwards to the source of the river Derwent and then crossing over the watershed at
the Shepherds Meeting Stones before dropping into the head of Longdendale. Turning to the North West the route
continues crossing open country to the most northerly point on the walk at the Holme Moss transmitter mast with
views out to the North over Holmfirth and West Yorkshire.
Walking onwards to the West the route reaches Black Hill before turning South South West down to Crowden at the
mid point of Longdendale.
The route continues due South out of Longdendale following the route of the Pennie Way climbing up Torside clough to
Bleaklow and onward to Doctors Gate, Featherbed Moss, and Mill Hill. The views to the West include Manchester
and the Cheshire Plain.
Turning East to Kinder Downfall and views South West to the Staffordshire Hills the walk is completed with the crossing
of Kinder Scout and the descent of Grindsbrook into Edale (grid ref. SK124853). As you reach the Southern edge of the
Downfall a Panoramic view to the South and the White Peak is revealed.
From Edale you can catch a train for a 15 minute journey back to the starting point at Hathersage.
Total distance for the walk is 42 miles which can be covered as a continuous walk of two and a half to three days.
View the photo Index of the walk.