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Stage 2: Crowden to Standedge — Pennine Way

Stage 2: Crowden to Standedge — Pennine Way

Difficult
05:36
11.9 mi
2.1 mph
1,925 ft
1,350 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.64 mi
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Laddow Rocks

Hiking Highlight

1.97 mi
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Black Chew Head

Hiking Highlight

4.35 mi
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Black Hill

Hiking Highlight

11.9 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Hiking Path: 0.59 mi
Path: 9.07 mi
Footpath: 2.02 mi
Street: < 109 yd
Road: 277 yd
State Road: < 109 yd

Surfaces

Unpaved: 3.94 mi
Paved: 2.92 mi
Asphalt: 295 yd
Unknown: 4.83 mi

Weather Forecast

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komoot planned a hike.

May 23, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    After a challenging start, stage two is a shorter route with a little less climbing.

    However, the second day does include the bête noire of legendary fellwalker Alfed Wainwright, Black Hill.

    From Crowden, you make a sharp ascent to Laddow Rocks, an exposed rocky outcrop that affords splendid views over the wild moorland, and Black Chew Head, the highest point in Greater Manchester, a short time later.

    The trail levels off at this point and meanders through rugged moorland to the summit of Black Hill.

    Wainwright described the area around Black Hill as a “desolate and hopeless quagmire”. However, the landscape has a definite charm; vast skies, wild moors, empty valleys and babbling brooks afford a real sense of escapement.

    There is not much accommodation in Standedge, so a good alternative is the village of Diggle, which is just under two miles (three kilometers) and has a range of places to stay and eat.

    • May 23, 2019

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Stage 2: Crowden to Standedge — Pennine Way