Longdendale valley and trail
The Longdendale Trail is situated in the Upper Longdendale Valley, within the Peak District National Park - south of the A628 and north of the town of Glossop.
The Longdendale Trail 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 first route is along the 'Longdendale Trail', a leisure route for horse riders, on their own path, cyclists, walkers and, with assistance, wheelchair users. This trail is part of the 'Trans Pennine Trail' which will eventually go from Liverpool to Hull.
The second route is a circular route commencing from Crowden. From the car park, use the Pennine Way path to start this route, then up over Rakes Moss to Chew Reservoir, and returning via Tintwistle Knarr Quarry and Lad's Leap. This route is quite spectacular with its panoramic view of Bleaklow and Longdendale Valley below.