Distance: 5 miles (8km)
Start/finish: The Quiet Woman pub, Earl Sterndale, SK17 0BU
Terrain: Trail, track, short road section
Toughness: Moderate
Ascent: 302 metres
Navigation: Moderate
Good for: Ascents, wildlife
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 53.2002, -1.8661 / SK0904367017

This great run to the top of Chrome Hill
and its shorter but steeper neighbour, Parkhouse Hill, showcases some of the best running the area. Inviting trails lead over rounded, grassy hills and through dry valleys carpeted with flowers in spring and summer. Leave the village, via a slightly obscure route through the pub’s recycling centre and down an alley; soon cross fields and then a quiet lane where you will find waymarkers directing you to Chrome Hill. The main ridge path over the hill rewards you with views out over the surrounding countryside of this beautiful part of the Peak District. The ascent of Parkhouse Hill includes some easy scrambles over limestone outcrops, but these can be slippery in wet conditions.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From pub head west through recycling area and down alley to reach fields
0.5 0.8 Cross B5053 and head north on footpath, continuing to reach track
1.2 2.0 At track turn left, heading west to reach lane. At lane turn right and follow north west
2.5 4.0 Turn left off lane and follow track south east, ascending to summit of Chrome Hill and descending along the ridge to a lane
3.7 6.0 Cross lane and ascend Parkhouse Hill, descending to recross B5053 and return to start

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Open Street Map and interactive elevation profile

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