A Dragon’s Back Walk!
This wonderful Dragon’s Back Walk is a great way of seeing this stunning part of the Peak District National Park. It starts and ends in the pretty little hamlet of Hollinsclough. To begin, it takes you along field paths and country lanes with magnificent views over the wild Staffordshire hills, dotted with farms and criss-crossed with stone walls. The route then brings you along the crest of one half of the famous ‘Dragon’s Back’, over the top of Chrome Hill (425m) with panoramic views over the wide valley, including a spectacular view of Parkhouse Hill ahead. Finally, you descend on field paths and follow country lanes to return to Hollinsclough.
Distance 3.9 miles
Time 3-4 hours
Terrain Hill paths, field tracks and country lanes
Accessibility Steep ascents, very uneven terrain, step stiles, kissing gates, gates
Start and End Point Nearest Postcode SK17 0RH | /// bedrock.cookbooks.eyeful
Map Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24
This is a walk of 3.9 miles. Be aware that the terrain is very challenging in places, especially on the top of Chrome Hill, with uneven rocks underfoot and steep ascents/descents. There are kissing gates and step stiles. There is street parking in Hollinsclough at the start of the walk, but please note that this is a small hamlet and park with consideration for local residents. Allow around 3-4 hours to complete this walk at a moderate pace, with rest stops to take in the views.
How do I get to Hollinsclough?
From the A53 Buxton to Leek road, at Flash Bar Stores, set the sat nav for Postcode SK17 0RH.