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Go west for Peak walk

Posted 22 August 2011
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Go west for Peak walk
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A walk entitled Western Front may sound like an exploration of a battlefield site in Flanders but on August 24th it will be the Peak District that hosts a trek showcasing the qualities of this part of the national park.

Walking boots and waterproofs have been listed as essential for the guided trek, which sets off from Disley station and continues on to Chapel-en-le-Frith, before returning by train.

Starting at 10:30 BST and continuing until after 17:00, this is a hike of 11 miles in length described as being for experienced walkers, with some steep slopes and muddy tracks.

This area offers panoramic views towards Kinder Scout, the highest point in the national park at 2,088 ft above sea level.

Disley Station is also the start-point for the Gritstone Trail, which follows the line of the Pennines southwards all the way to Kidsgrove, while nearby Lyme Park offers a wide range of walks, with fields, moorland and woodland.