This is a great hike on the often boggy Combs Moss which lies above Chapel-en-le-Frith and Combs, with panoramic views that take in Cracken Edge, South Head and Kinder Scout.
The walk will start from Chapel-en-le-firth train station. There is some parking at Chapel-en-le-Frith railway station or in the residential streets on the edge of Chapel. An hourly train service runs between Manchester and Buxton.
The route climbs onto the Iron Age hill fort of Castle Naze and hugs the edges of Combs Moss, crosses streams, passes by rocky outcrops and has great views at every twist and turn. And if we time it right and arrive in Combs before 2pm we can stop for some light refreshments at the Beehive Inn.
Though Combs Moss is open access land there are only a few access points so there is no chance of bailing out half way.
Note that dogs are not permitted on this grouse moor.
The path can be wet and boggy in places, so good footwear is a must.
10am – 4pm
Please ring Large Outdoors on 0161 401 0460.
With thanks to our friends at Large Outdoors who are organising this walk and donating all proceeds to Friends of the Peak District.