Dragons Back - 4th January 2006
Date 4th January 2006 Description Dragons Back
Start Point Longnor Peaks Climbed Parkhouse Hill 376m
Total Time 5hrs 00min   Chrome Hill 438m
Walking Time 3hrs 38min   High Wheeldon 422m
Stopped Time 1hr 22min    
Distance 9.16 miles    
Moving Average 2.5 mph    
Elevation at Start 289 metres Temperature 4°C
Total Ascent 760 metres Weather Sun, Cloud & Drizzle
Max Elevation 438 metres Walking With No One

Longnor - Parkhouse Hill - Chrome Hill - Dowal Dale - Earl Sterndale - High Wheeldon - Crowdecote - Longnor

A good walk around the Peaks of the Upper River Dove. The walk took in three of the real peaks of Western Derbyshire. The first was Parkhouse Hill which was opened up to the public a year ago. It is a great walk and easy scramble to the summit. There are fine views all round and a small ridge along the top. The second peak is Chrome Hill which is the highest of the three. There are several small peaks along its top. The third and last peak is High Wheeldon which is owned by the National Trust. There is a trig point at its summit.

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Scale of Tolls - Longnor Market Hall
Longnor street
Parkhouse Hill from Longnor path
Sugar Loaf - Parkhouse Hill
Chrome Hill from Sugar Loaf
Chrome Hill from slopes of Parkhouse Hill
Parkhouse Hill Summit - Chrome Hill behind
View to Earl Sterndale from Parkhouse Hill
Parkhouse Hill Summit
View from Parkhouse Hill Summit
Chrome Hill from Parkhouse Hill
Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill Ridge
Parkhouse Hill Ridge
Path to top of Parkhouse Hill
Chrome Hill and Sugar Loaf
Parkhouse Hill from ascent up Chrome Hill
Another view to Parkhouse Hill
Chrome Hill Summit
Chrome Hill Ridge
Natural Bridge on Chrome Hill
Cave on Chrome Hill
The Quiet Woman - Earl Sterndale
Start of Path to High Wheeldon
Plaque on High Wheeldon Summit
High Wheeldon Summit
The Pack Horse Inn - Crowdecote

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