Cost: £39.00

  • ROUTE – Out and back
  • DISTANCE – 11 miles
  • TIME – 7-8 hours
  • ASCENT – 498m
  • GUIDED – Walk with experienced Mountain Leaders
  • DIFFICULTY – Moderate to Hard

Chew Valley – An epic scramble day and a walk that has everything!

Come and join us in the Chew Valley situated on the Saddleworth Moors in the (Dark) Peak district for an action packed day of great walking, scrambling and beautiful vistas!

We start at Crowden, a small hamlet in the High Peak borough of Derbyshire, with a lovely section along the north side of Torside Reservoir.

Torside Reservoir is the largest of six man-made lakes in Longdendale. The reservoir was built between 1849 and 1864 as part of a chain of reservoirs providing drinking water for Manchester. Today, its banks provide walkers with a pleasant and easy circuit on sections of the Pennine Way and Trans Pennine Trail, which follows the old trackbed of the Woodhead railway line.

We then cut across and continue on the other side along the south bank of Rhodeswood Reservoir, eventually swinging back round and steadily climbing to begin our scramble up Torside Clough.

A great day out, with picturesque views and a little scrambling in the mix!