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PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY WALK  - 262 MILES


Inaugurated and completed by John Merrill in July 1975, over 11 days.


PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY WALK
Route taken by John Merrill – July 10 to 20. 1975.
Basically using the nearest right of way – path/track/lane or road to the boundary. Part of my training programme preparing for a 2,200 mile walk, linking the then 10 National Parks, major National Trails and highest peaks in one continuous walk.
Start and end – Ashbourne.


Day One – 20 miles - Ashbourne – Tissington Trail – Mapleton – Okeover Bridge – Manifold River – Coldwall Bridge – Blore – Calton – Waterhouses – Waterfall - River Hamps – Ford – BankTop – Onecote – Old Mixon Hay – Thorncliffe – Upper Hulme – CAMP


Day Two – 23 miles - – Upper Hulme – Whitty Lane – Meerbrook – Redshaw – Hawksley Farm – Hollinhall – River Dane – Cartlidge Wood – Min-End Lane (Wincle Minn) – Butterlands – Fourways – Brown Hill – Haddon Farm – Ridgegate reservoir – Langley – Clough House – Walkers Barn – Brink Farm – Rainow – CAMP


Day Three – 21 miles - Rainow – Oakenbank – Pott Shrigley – Moorside Quarry – Moorside Lane – Birchencliffe – West Parkgate – Lyme Park – Crow Wood – Elmerhurst Cottage – Bollinghurst Brook – Cockhead – Bollinghurst Reservoir – Dissop Head – Todd Brook – Cliff - Kishfield Bridge – Gap House – Taxal – Shallcross Wood – Folds Farm – Elnor Lane Farm – Long Lane – Combs – Allstone Lee – Combs Moss – White Hall Centre – CAMP.


Day Four – 20 miles - White Hall Centre – Round the Bend – Roman Road – Nithen End – Watford Wood – Burbage Reservoir – A53 – Leap Edge – Hind Low – Hurdlow Grange – Street Farm – Pomeroy – CAMP


Day Five – 26 miles - Pomeroy – Sterndale Moor – A515 – Cowdale – Red Gap Farm – Wood Dale – Wye Dale – Mosely Farm – Old Moor – Tunstead – Small Knowle End – Small Dale – Bee Low – Ridgeclose Farm – Barmoor Clough – Blackbrook – Bowden Hall – Breckend – White Knowl Farm – Moseley House – Over Hill Road – Moor Lodge – Phoside Farm – Bowden – CAMP

Day Six – 26 miles - Bowden – Hayfield – Wethercotes – Aspenshaw Hall – Hollingsmoor Road – Springbank Farm – Far Slack – Coombes Edge – Slack Edge – High Lane – Simmondley – Whiteley Nab – Charlestown – Moorfield – Hurstnook Farm – Old Glossop – Swineshaw Reservoir – Padfield Main Road – Tintwhistle – Arnfield Lane – Arnfield Low Moor – Boar Flat – Chew Brook – Intake Lane – Dovestone Reservoir – CAMP


Day Seven – 23 miles- Dovestone Reservoir – Alderman Hill – Knowl Farm – Saddleworth – Pobgreen – Running Hill Head – Back o' the Lee – Diggle – A62 – Redbrook Reservouir – Gilberts Cottages – Netherley – Holme Moor – Deer Hill Reservoir – Deer Hill End – Red Lane – Leygards Lane – Royd Edge – Harden Moss Road – Acres Lane – Holme – CAMP.


Day Eight – 22 miles - Holme – Ramsden Reservoir – Ramsden Road – Cooks Study Hill – Ellentree Brow – Harden Reservoir – Dunford Bridge – Townhead – Carlecotes – Low Moor Edge – Flouch Inn – Langsett Reservoir – Langsett – Upper Midthorpe - Lane – Gill Royd Lane – Whitwell Moor – Headslane – Bolsterstone – CAMP


Day Nine – 24 miles - Bolsterstone – Yew Trees – Ewden Village – New Mill Bridge – Jack Bridge – Brighthomelee – Brightholmlee Road – Onesmoor – Kirk Edge Road – Low Holdsworth – Dam Flask Reservoir – B6076 – Hall Broom – Heather Bank – Beeton Rod - Moorwood Lane – Woodbank Road – Rivelin Dams – Wyming Brook – Knoll Top Farm – Fulwood Lane – Ringinglow – Sheephill Road – New Whitelow Farm – Townhead (Dore) – CAMP


Day Ten – 24 miles - - Hallfield Farm – Whimble Holme Hill – Brown Edge – Owler Bar – Lidgate – Horsley Gate Hall – Eweford Bridge – Unthank – Unthank Lane – Slatepit Lane – White Gates Farm – Puddingpie Farm – Rodknoll Lane – Loadshead Lane – Longside Moor – Harewood Grange – Harewood Grange Farm – Hunger Hill – Gladwins Mark – Big Bumper Piece – Fallange – Beeley – CAMP


Day Eleven – 33 miles - Beeley – Rowlsey – River Derwent – Stanton Woodhouse Farm – Stanton Lees - Warrencarr – Cowley Knowl – Oldfield Lane – Wensley – Lobby Farm – Manor Farm, Snitterton – Masson – Jughole Wood – Brightgate – Moorlands Lane – Bonsal Dale – Slayley - Via Gellia – Griffe Grange Valley – Ible – Grangemill – Aldwark – Haven Hoe Farm – High Peak Trail – White Edge – B5056 – Hipley Hill – Mellowmeadow Farm – Lea Hall – Bradbourne Brook – Pastures Top – Alders Farm – Tissington Trail – Ashbourne.

Overall mileage – 262 miles, but pedometer reading was 275 miles.