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Dark Peak Snake


28 km / 17 miles
An interesting route following the ridges and high ground encircling the Snake Road, which includes a wide variety of terrain and situations. Initially the enchanting Blackden Brook leads to the exhilaration of Kinder Edges, followed by the navigational difficulties of Bleaklow before finishing down the Alport Ridge passing the spectacular landslip of Alport Castles. A slightly shorter variation of 17 miles is possible by finishing down the glorious wooded Alport Valley.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Start and Finish: SK131895 - Snake Road, Derbyshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Dark Peak Snake  (Ken Jones )
Certificate Certificate for Dark Peak Snake  (Ken Jones )


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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Camping Barn
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2 km
Bunk House
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2 km
Group Accommodation
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27 km
Group Accommodation
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27 km
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27 km

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MemoryMap Route File
Route Description (pdf)
Tracklogs Route File

Route Profile:

30.6 km (19.0 miles)
851 m (2,792 ft) ascent
629 m (2,064 ft)  maximum height

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