Start/Finish near Parkhouse Hill, Derbyshire
Highest point: Summit of Chrome Hill, 425m
Distance: circa 6kms
Vertical altitude gain: circa 350m
Time: 3 hrs
So after all that effort, we were, at the West end of the Hill. And near a decent, nicely laid out, easy to follow, gently climbing path that twisted it’s way around lots of steep uppy and downy bits. Oh good, I can relax now and gently stroll up the hill.
I nervously passed a rocky outcrop that seem to be held by will power rather than anything else, hanging over a steep drop. I increased my pace in an effort to get past asap....but Sunny had other ideas. “Hang on Yeti! You do trust me don't you?? Next thing Sunny was sitting on the outcrop, then telling me to do the same.
Near to the bottom of the descent from Chrome Hill, I looked up at something very similar to the North face of the Eiger. “We're goin’ up there?” I gasped. ”Yes, but not that first tower. We’ll walk round that and scramble up to the ridge line from behind it”.
Getting off Parkhouse Hill followed a path to start with, but then became a ziggy zaggy traverse down the very steep South side, getting us back to the car just as twilight fell. A really lovely afternoon walk.
Sunny and I had done this walk on an overcast day. But my walking companion had walked this route on a much better day early in October. So follow the links to see how a local expert saw the walk a few months earlier.