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Peaks around Greater Manchester

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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks around Greater Manchester is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits around Greater Manchester for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks around Greater Manchester

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    1

    Kinder Scout

    Hiking Highlight

    The moorland plateau belongs to the Derbyshire Peak District. The highest point in Derbyshire and the East Midlands, it offers excellent views onto the surrounding area. The path can be …

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    Daniela
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    2

    Stoodley Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    Stoodley Pike Monument is a stone obelisk monument erected in 1856 to mark the end of the Crimean War. It sits atop a 1,300 foot (396 meter) hill and commands …

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    3

    Blackstone Edge

    Hiking Highlight

    Whilst it might not be the tallest at 1,549 feet (472 meters), Blackstone Edge commands a fine view over the landscape and is a lovely place to experience some solitude. …

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    4

    Kinder Low

    Hiking Highlight

    Kinder Low trig is found on the plateau of Kinder Scout. This spot is very popular with hikers as it boasts wonderful views and is visited by many iconic trails, …

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    5

    Rivington pike

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great trails and superb views

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    Anant
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    6

    Stoodley Pike

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Stoodley Pike was built to commemorate the end of the Crimean war. It replaced an earlier monument which commemorated the defeat of napoleon and the surrender of Paris. Spookily that …

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    7

    Bleaklow Head

    Hiking Highlight

    Breezy at the top,hold on to your hat

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    Anton
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    8

    Standedge

    Hiking Highlight

    Up here at night you can see Manchester and the surrounding towns lit up brightly in the distance.

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    9

    Black Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Quite boggy but rewarding views

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    Anton
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    10

    Downhill jump section

    Bike Touring Highlight

    downhill coarse very steep with big jumps.(Only The Brave!) Always wear a helmet and never jump alone if you have an accident you could be down there for some time before help arrives.

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    Atom
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    11

    South Head

    Hiking Highlight

    From here its just a short trek up to the top of South Head hill, this is also the where the alternate path starts that leads back to the top …

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    12

    Higher Shelf Stones

    Hiking Highlight

    At 2038ft Higher Shelf Stones is the third highest summit in Peakland and arguably the most "mountain like", with its massive drop into the Shelf Valley and airy rocky top. …

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    13

    Darwen Hill

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    very windy at the tower

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    14

    Eccles Pike

    Hiking Highlight

    Eccles Pike is a wonderful panoramic viewpoint. You can see Manchester on a clear day along with Mam Tor, Rushop Edge, Kinder Scout, Whaley Bridge, Lyme Park and much much more.

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    troghalls
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    15

    Lantern Pike

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Fast little descent back down towards Hayfield. Nothing too challenging but good fun. It turns to tarmac towards the end and watch the final section to the junction... Brakes may be hot and its easy to over do it. 😱

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    16

    Beaklow Stones

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful place for a bite to eat with amazing views

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    Anton
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    17

    Brown Wardle Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Brown Wardle Hill is one of the finest hills in the area and forms a part of the Rossendale Way long-distance trail. Its 1,312-foot summit (400 m) gives excellent views …

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    18

    Freeholds Top

    Hiking Highlight

    Freeholds Top is a 1,493-foot (455 m) high point on the moors above Bacup. It is marked by a white-washed trig pillar.

    This is rough and rugged moorland. The Rossendale …

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    19

    Black Chew Head

    Hiking Highlight

    Black Chew Head has a few claims to fame. It is the county top for Oldham Unitary Authority and the highest point in Greater Manchester. It is also the source …

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    20

    Hades Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Splendid views await from the 1,411-foot (430.2 m) summit of Hades Hill. To the west are the towns and villages of Rossendale, jostling for space in the narrow, steep-sided valley, …

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