8 easy to follow walk route maps of all grades that include part of The Longdendale Trail

The Longdendale Trail is an 11km (7 miles) linear footpath connecting Hadfield in Derbyshire, England with Salter's Brook on the border with West Yorkshire, England. The Longdendale Trail also forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail that runs coast to coast across the UK from Southport in Merseyside to Hornsea in The East Riding of Yorkshire.

The Longdendale Trail follows part of the former Great Central Railway. This line from Manchester to Sheffield Railway was also known as 'The Woodhead Route'. It passed through the picturesque Longdendale valley which includes five reservoirs surrounded by high moorland. The reservoirs were completed in 1877 & were, at the time, the largest artificial expanse of water in the world. The line itself was closed in 1981 amid much controversy.

The Longdendale Trail is waymarked by named discs.


Not familiar with The Longdendale Trail?

See these 8 walks that include part of The Longdendale Trail on an interactive Google Map


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden

Delightful water-side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:823ft (251m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk d164 Barrow Stones, Grinah Stones, Bleaklow Stones and Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) from Woodhead

High remote moorland - glorious

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.25mls (21km)
Ascent:2,081ft (634m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d174 Millstone Rocks and Lad's Leap from Crowden

Two edges and two dams

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,610ft (491m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d213 Black Chew Head (Laddow Rocks) and The Longdenden Trail from Hadfield

Fine views on isolated moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.5mls (20km)
Ascent:2,143ft (653m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)


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Walk d266 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) from Woodhead Tunnel

Superb gorge walk & high remote moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:1,975ft (602m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk sy112 South Nab from Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge

Wild walk to huge 360° views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25mls (8.5km)
Ascent:817ft (249m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk sy125 Dead Edge End, Britland Edge Hill and Snailsden from Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge

Wild walk to excellent 360� views

Vital Statistics:

Length:12mls (19km)
Ascent:1,365ft (416m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk sy134 Dead Edge End from Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge

Wild walk to excellent 360° views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25mls (11.5km)
Ascent:896ft (273m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again



Not familiar with The Longdendale Trail?

See these 8 walks that include part of The Longdendale Trail on an interactive Google Map



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