Greater Manchester Boundary Walk: Diggle to Hadfield

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Greater Manchester Boundary Walk: Diggle to Hadfield is a 21.1 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Delph, Greater Manchester, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 21.1 km Elevation Gain: 511 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

walking

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

'Ice Cold in Alex' reminds me of this route. John Mills and Sylvia Simms struggling across the wartime North African desert in an army ambulance and all they can think of if getting to Alexandria for an ice cold beer. Shots of the cruel sun overhead and endless sand all around. The first section following the route of the Pennine Way was fine. A well worn track with stone flags laid across the boggiest bits. Easy to make good progress. But this leg of the walk included the easternmost point of the boundary of Greater Manchester. The only drawback being that it was in the midst of featureless moorland below Black Hill. Sheep had been kept off this part of the moor so there weren't even any sheep tracks to follow through the heavy, uneven ground. No marker, no boundary stone, just another patch of peaty mud.  Not at all what you would expect as the dividing point of two great counties. Having got there head south for Chew Reservoir. What a relief to get down onto the easier going of the pathway alongside the reservoir.  At that point it was a question of either heading down the road to the station at Greenfield and home or carry on over the moors and down to Hadfield. As the guide said there was a well worn track which leads along the edge of the Chew Valley escarpment with its spectacular views west. The Greater Manchester Boundary Walk is a through trail. Check out all the other downloadable trails here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/greater-manchester-boundary-walk

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