A dog friendly walk from DogPeople
Tideswell and Great Hucklow Circular via Cressbrook Dale 12 with stiles
- Map - Explorer OL24 The Peak District - White Peak Area
- Distance - 12 miles and about 1830 feet of total ascent.
- Stiles - 3 stone step stiles, 2 of which were easily managed by Lottie and Murphy – and with adjacent gates but one, at Stanley Lodge, that they both needed help with (an adjacent gate was locked).
- Date walked - 23 May 2014
This is intended to be a basic route guide only so you will need to follow a map and or the GPX file.
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We were staying in a dog friendly cottage nearby and left Tideswell on the B road in the direction of Buxton. Just beyond the Litton turn on the left we crossed the road and took an 'open access land' path down to the car park at the head of Tideswell Dale (rubbish bins and toilets available). We then walked down through the dale to reach a metalled lane at the edge of Litton Mill. We turned left towards the mill then left up a lane opposite the telephone and post boxes. Through gate and uphill keeping right as the track bends that way (not straight on up the footpath). Turn right and go through a couple of gates staying with the track until it reached a metalled road. Right passed the church then left fork through Cressbrook. Keep ahead on footpath as road bends sharp right do. Follow path ahead, go through gate then follow path down field to cross footbridge, then up through Cressbrook Dale to reach A623. Go right then cross road and join footpath on left through farm yard. Across fields and the three stone step stiles to reach Stanley Lodge. Ahead/ right on byway (might have been signposted as a bridleway), keeping left as it bends where a footpath goes straight ahead. Keep ahead when you reach a metalled road (road goes left and right too). Follow road to Great Hucklow, turning left at t junction as you reach it. Turn right onto byway 'unsuitable for motors' just after The Queen Anne pub. Cross the B6049 when the byway joins it onto a metalled road opposite. Follow this through Little Hucklow to a T junction. Turn right then almost immediately left onto another road. Take the first road on the left (at Bushy Head Farm). Follow the road down to the A623 then across into road opposite (Manchester Road) and back to Tideswell.
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