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Guided walk takes in old county top

Posted 12 September 2011
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Guided walk takes in old county top
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A guided walk run by Peak District national park rangers this month will take in what used to be the highest point in Cheshire.

Starting in the Crowden car park at 10:30 BST on September 18th, the walk covers over ten miles of "high moorland and rough terrain", the authority notes, which suggests good walking boots will be needed, while waterproof jackets may be useful in the autumn weather.

The trek heads along the Pennine Way to Black Hill, which at 582 m (1,908 ft) was the highest summit in Cheshire before the boundary changes of 1974.

Walkers will then return to Crowden by 16:30 BST.

The reorganisation of the counties in 1974 saw Cheshire lose land to Derbyshire and the new metropolitan counties Greater Manchester and Merseyside, though it also gained Warrington from Lancashire.

However, part of the county is still in the Peak District, including the modern highpoint of Shining Tor, which is 559 m (1,834 ft) above sea level.