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By Paul Besley

situated within the height District and unique from the neighbouring White height by means of the layer of gritstone which covers its limestone mattress, the darkish top incorporates a wild panorama of sweeping moorland and massive skies. simply obtainable from Sheffield, it boasts a wealth of normal, geological, historic and cultural curiosity - and a few nice strolling.

This guidebook describes forty walks at the hours of darkness top. starting from brief strolls to full-day adventures, they show off the region's specified personality. Dramatic waterfalls, notable gritstone edges, heath and wooded area are only the various delights encountered, with a few of the routes venturing off-path to discover hidden cloughs and valleys. distinctive course description is equipped for 35 walks, followed by means of 1:50,000 OS mapping and fascinating proof approximately neighborhood sights, then one more 5 longer walks (of 25-45km) are summarised within the ultimate part, together with a vintage circuit of the Kinder Scout skyline.

Taking within the excessive moors of Derwent, Bleaklow, Kinder and Howden, the walks display not just the area's wild good looks but in addition a few of its interesting tales. 10,000 years of background lie ready to be exposed - from Neolithic burial mounds and Bronze Age cairns to remnants of the region's newer business earlier. This consultant is an ideal spouse to learning the secrets and techniques of the darkish top and experiencing its extraordinary panorama in all its glory.

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