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Harry Hut & Lantern Pike

Today's walk needed to be a bit closer to home than usual and a bit shorter, as we were packing for our summer holiday. Monday morning would see us jetting off to Mexico for two weeks of sun, sand and as many pinocoladas as we could drink.

I chose this walk for the trig points as much as anything. Its an area I've never walked before, at least once I left Kinder reservoir behind, and thats always nice too.

I'm writing this over a month later, so many of the details are forgotten, but I will try to fill in as I can.

I parked in the car park just outside Hayfield, the one with the Kinder mass trespass memorial and followed the path around Kinder reservoir, up William Clough to Mill Hill, across the moor to meet the A624 Glossop Road, then using the Pennine Bridleway to reach Lantern Pike, before dropping down to the River Sett which is followed back to the car park.

William Clough is a wonderful path which leads up to the northern edge of the Kinder plateau, following a little, unnamed stream. It connects with the Pennine Way for about a quarter of a mile to reach the junction of paths at Mill Hill.

The cairn on Mill Hill marks the point at which the Pennine Way heads north east towards Bleaklow.

It's easy walking across the flag stones, at least for most of the way to Harry Hut. A small cairn marks the point at which these are left, for a faint path through the heather to reach the trig point.

The Pennine Bridleway is picked up on the other side of the main Glossop Road and this takes you to Lantern Pike. A lump of heather covered tussock perched above Hayfield. The trig point here was toppled long ago, but has not been removed, so we baggers can still class it as a find.

Walk Details

Date: 2007-05-19

Start: Bowden Bridge    Finish: Bowden Bridge

Distance: 10.5 mls, 16.90 km

Height Gain: 1900 ft, 579.1 m

Start Time: 07:16    End Time: 10:33

Duration: 03:17

Ave Speed: 3.2 mph

Region: Peak District

Route Description: Hayfield, Kinder Reservoir, William Clough, Mill Hill, Harry Hut, Lantern Pike, Hayfield

Parking Grid Ref: SK 04863 86930

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Walking with: Alone

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Hills on this Walk

3635 - Mill Hill (1785 ft)

16582 - Lantern Pike (1224 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP3646 - Harry Hut (Good condition)

TP4361 - Lantern Pike (Moved condition)

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Date: 2007-05-12
Distance: 15.0 mls, 24.14 km
Height Gain: 1500 ft, 457.2 m

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Date: 2007-06-09
Distance: 14.0 mls, 22.53 km
Height Gain: 3000 ft, 914.4 m