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Churn it From Chinley Challenge Walk

A guided challenge walk from Chinley Railway Station (near Hayfield) up Chinley Churn and across to Mam Tor and the Great Ridge via the Pennine Bridleway, finishing at Hope Station.  This linear challenge walk is a day-long adventure linked by train. The route is ideal for those seeking a slightly shorter challenge with mighty views along the way!

  • Distance: 14 miles/24km.
  • Ascent: 3198ft/975m of ascent.
  • Difficulty: Tough!
  • Great For: Hill/challenge walkers who are fit to walk all day with steep ascents.
  • Approx Timings: 0915 – 1730. Final confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish: Hope Station, Station Road, Hope, S33 6RD
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£45.00

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Description

We leave our cars at Hope Railway Station and hop on a 15-minute train ride through the Vale of Edale alighting at Chinley.

Our walk ascends across some spectacular edges and small peaks including Chinley Churn, Cracken Edge and Mount Famine with magnificent views of the southwest edge of Kinder Scout and Kinder Low End. We then contour southeast along the moorland’s lower slopes following the lesser frequented Pennine Bridleway with its trickling streams, woods and the delightful Roych Clough. Or, we may take a higher route over lovely wild moorland via Brown Knoll.

Then, we gradually climb the south side of Rushup Edge to Lord’s Seat ancient tumulus with gorgeous views of Edale below and the hill fort summit of Mam Tor ahead – at 517m this is our highest point of the day.

The walk continues along the magnificent Great Ridge which straddles Edale and the Hope Valley, ascending steeply over the rocky Back Tor and onto Lose Hill – our final summit. We descend to Hope Station where our day’s challenge ends.

Additional information

The Walk

We leave our cars at Hope Railway Station and hop on a 15-minute train ride through the Vale of Edale alighting at Chinley.

Our walk ascends across some spectacular edges and small peaks including Chinley Churn, Cracken Edge and Mount Famine with magnificent views of the southwest edge of Kinder Scout and Kinder Low End. We then contour southeast along the moorland’s lower slopes following the lesser frequented Pennine Bridleway with its trickling streams, woods and the delightful Roych Clough. We gradually climb the south side of Rushup Edge to Lord’s Seat ancient tumulus with gorgeous views of Edale below and the hill fort summit of Mam Tor ahead – at 517m this is our highest point of the day. The walk continues along the magnificent Great Ridge which straddles Edale and the Hope Valley, ascending steeply over the rocky Back Tor and onto Lose Hill – our final summit. We descend to Hope Station where our day’s challenge ends.

Walk Date

Sunday 30 June 2024

What’s included?

Included
  • Qualified Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.
Not Included:
  • Parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit or food.
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

Here’s an Essential Kit Kist for all our walks >

Meeting and Parking

Meeting and Parking: We meet at Hope Station, Station Road, Hope, S33 6RD. Please see a Google Map showing the location of Hope Station where the  station car parking is located here.  The cost of car parking is (approx.) £2 and the ticket machine may only take coins. RingGo users can pay by calling 0113 8090070 , SMS 81025 (Location ID 35736).  Final details and timings will be confirmed with you before the walk.

Catching the Train: We will hop on an 15 minute train ride to Chinley Station to start our walk.  Train tickets cost £7.50 (approx.) and you can pay for these on-line, or by card with the self-service ticket machine at the station.  Final details and timings will be confirmed with you before the walk.

Facilities

There no facilities or toilets at the station.  Hope Village is two minutes drive and has public toilets in the main car park, cafes and pub and hotel. See map here.

Hathersage (seven minutes by car) has toilets, a garage, shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, B & B’s and a Youth Hostel. See map here.

Walk Difficulty

This is a Tough Walk. Here is our walk difficulty guide >

FAQs

We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >

Accommodation

Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.

We have also created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

Respect:
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect:
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy:
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
  • Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
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