Hillwalking Routes in the Peak and South Pennines

Hillwalking Routes in the Peak and South Pennines

By Rob Savin>

Walking is a good thing. As the outdoors opens up, it's great for the mind and body to head out to the hills for a fresh perspective and some fresh air.

Our friends at Vertebrate Publishing have shared routes with us from two of their upcoming books - Day Walks in the Peak District and Day Walks in the South Pennines. So if you need a bit of last-minute inspiration, these are a couple of lovely routes.

Holme to Black Hill

A lovely walk from the Anglo-Saxon village of Holme to the high moors of Black Hill.

The South Pennines is a landscape hidden in plain sight. Passed by thousands commuting along the M62 each day, who know nothing of its wilderness, deep valleys, rough moorland and industrial heritage, the South Pennines is where society began. It was at the heart of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution and the Co-operative Group, the building societies, the trade unions and even the NHS can all find roots there.

Knowledgeable and experienced author Paul Besley has written a new guide to the area. Day Walks in the South Pennines features twenty circular walks between five and eighteen miles in length spread across West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

The book will be available from July.

For an exclusive first look inside, click below to download a free route from the Anglo-Saxon village of Holme to the high moors of Black Hill.

Click here for the Holme to Black Hill route

Bleaklow Head

This walk is from the new, revised edition of Norman Taylor and Barry Pope's popular Day Walks in the Peak District guide, which will be available from us on 4th June.

They describe it as a demanding ’mountain’ walk to a remote summit using the Pennine Way in ascent and a Roman road in descent so think carefully before setting out on this one. It's more important than ever to exercise responsibly outdoors.

Click here for the Bleaklow Head Route

Rucksacks and backpacks

Ultralight 13-litre day pack, folds away into its own pocket
20-litre waterproof backpack with bungee cords and mesh pockets
25-litre roll-top waterproof dry bag backpack with no fuss
30-litre waterproof rucksack with mesh pockets for extra capacity
6-litre hip pack for carrying riding and running essentials
Hip pack: UK made, weatherproof, 3L
10-litre hyrdation vest giving secure and stable space for essential kit
15-litre multi-activity daypack that's lightweight for high intensity
14-litre mountain bike backpack built for hydration and comfort on the bike
25-litre multi-activity daypack that's lightweight, stable and streamlined
25-litre ultra marathon backpack with space for overnight kit and comfort on the run
35-litre hiking backpack for lightweight 4-season hillwalking and scrambling

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