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Longdendale Trail


10 km / 6 miles
The Longdendale Trail, coincident with part of the Trans Pennine Trail, takes you along the route of the old Great Central Manchester Sheffield Railway. It is a very picturesque valley with its five reservoirs surrounded by high moorland. The reservoirs were completed in 1877 and were the largest artificial expanses of water in the world at that time.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: SK023960 - Hadfield, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK113999 - Woodhead Tunnels, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Derbyshire UK - Longdendale Trail Peak District Information - Longdendale Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Longdendale Trail - Woodhead Tunnels to Hadfield  (Trans Pennine Trail Office  - 2012 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 110
OS Landranger Active 110
OS Explorer 1
OS Explorer Active 1

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GPX Route File
Longdendale Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
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MemoryMap Route File
Longdendale Trail Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Longdendale Trail Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

10.4 km (6.5 miles)
208 m (682 ft) ascent
286 m (938 ft)  maximum height

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