Longdendale Trail - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Longdendale Trail

Longdendale Trail is a beautiful trail that takes you along the route of the old Great Central Manchester Sheffield Railway. It is a very picturesque valley with its five reservoirs surrounded by high moorland. The Trail, which opened in May 1992, forms part of the longer Trans Pennine Trail, NCR 62, that runs from coast to coast across the UK.

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Attractions Near Longdendale Trail

Snake Pass

Snake Pass

3.74km from Longdendale Trail

Snake Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 510m above sea level, located between Manchester and Sheffield in Northern England. The pass is traversed by the A57 road. Snake Pass has a poor accident record compared with roads in the UK generally, although more favorable compared with other roads in the area. It is regularly closed in winter because of snow and has seen several longer-term closures owing to subsidence following heavy rain.

Torside Reservoir

Torside Reservoir

4.24km from Longdendale Trail

Torside Reservoir is the largest man-made lake in Longdendale in north Derbyshire. It was constructed by John Frederick Bateman between April 1849 and July 1864 as part of the Longdendale chain to supply water from the River Etherow to the urban areas of Greater Manchester.

Bleaklow

Bleaklow

6.95km from Longdendale Trail

Bleaklow is a high, largely peat-covered, gritstone moorland, just north of Kinder Scout, across the Snake Pass, in the Derbyshire High Peak near the town of Glossop. It is one of three summits on this plateau above 2,000 feet, the others being Bleaklow Stones, some 1.9 miles to the east along an indefinite ridge, and Higher Shelf Stones. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some good times here.

Dovestone Reservoir

Dovestone Reservoir

7.63km from Longdendale Trail

Dovestone Reservoir lies at the convergence of the valleys of the Greenfield and Chew Brooks above the village of Greenfield, on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, England. The reservoir is on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. It supplies drinking water to the surrounding area and is a tourist attraction, providing several walks amongst picturesque landscapes.

Etherow Country Park

Etherow Country Park

7.93km from Longdendale Trail

Etherow Country Park lies at the heart of the Etherow/Goyt Valley and was one of Britain's first country parks. It's one of the most widely visited parks in Stockport. Its 240 acres of greenspace offers a wide variety of plants and wildlife. The River Etherow flows through the park which is the source for the lakes and was originally used as a reservoir to power the water wheel; which in turn provided motorized power for the cotton mill.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

8.31km from Longdendale Trail

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal scales the Pennines and its summit is the highest stretch of canal in Britain. It is one of those places you HAVE to paddle if you’re into dramatic scenery. Cutting through the rugged hills of the pennies, and weaving through wooded countryside and past historic mills. The canal is a ‘must’ for canal boaters and should be for paddlers too.

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Derbyshire

Derbyshire

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Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.

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