Scrambles in the Dark Peak
Easy summer scrambles and winter climbs
- This guide describes 41 scrambles in the Dark Peak and Roaches areas of the Peak District, most of which can be done all year round. The selection of routes are graded 1 to 3, offering a range of scrambles to suit all abilities. Both classic and lesser known routes are featured, taking in areas such as Kinder Scout, the Wilderness Gullies, Bleaklow, Chew Valley and Crowden. Route description, together with information on approach, link routes, variants and extensions, is accompanied by extracts of 1:25,000 OS mapping. Also included is practical information regarding safety, equipment, access and conservation. The UK's first designated national park, the Peak District has long been famed for its walking and climbing opportunities. Perhaps lesser known are the routes that lies somewhere in between - the 'hand's on' ascents that offer the thrill of an adventurous line without venturing on to the climber's crags. This guide showcases some of the best routes in the Dark Peak, perfect for those looking for a change from the well-trodden paths that lead to the moorland tops.
- OS key Overview map Preface Introduction Scrambling in the Dark Peak Warnings and precautions Equipment Maps About the routes Access Conservation The Chew Valley area 1 Rimmon Pit Clough/Trinnacle/Holme Clough 2 Alderman's Rocks 3 Dovestone Quarry Central Gully 4 Charnel Clough The Wilderness Gullies 5 Wilderness Gully West 6 Wilderness Gully East 7 Wilderness Gully Far East 8 Wilderness Gully Far Far East 9 Wilderness Gully Far Far Far East 10 Chew Brook The Crowden area 11 Oaken Clough 12 Coombes Clough Bleaklow 13 Shining Clough 14 Deer Knowl 15 Lawrence Edge No 1 16 Lawrence Edge No 2 17 Wildboar Clough 18 Torside Clough 19 Torside Gully 20 Yellowslacks Brook/Dowstone Clough 21 Ashton Clough 22 Alport Castles Tower 23 Alport Castles Gully Kinder Scout 24 Blackden Brook 25 Fair Brook 26 Fair Brook Gully 27 Nether Red Brook 28 Upper Red Brook 29 Far Upper Red Brook 30 Square Chimney Exit 31 Kinder Downfall Climb 32 Arpeggio Gully 33 Red Brook 34 Crowden Clough 35 Grindsbrook Clough 36 Ringing Roger Outlying areas 37 Back Tor Gully 38 Mam Tor Gully 39 Elbow Ridge 40 Roaches Lower and Upper Tier Ridges 41 Chrome Hill/Parkhouse Hill Appendix A Index of routes Appendix B Further reading Appendix C Useful contacts
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