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Dam Long Walk

64 km / 40 miles

A tough circular walk around 32 dams and reservoirs surrounding Black Hill in the North Western section of the Dark Peak. This demanding circuit cunningly links together a vast collection of reservoirs by combining short sections of the Pennine Way with lesser-known tracks. A varied route which constantly reveals picturesque and delightful scenery. Shorter variations of 30 miles are possible by using sections of road.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish
SK073994 - Crowden Youth Hostel, Derbyshire
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Dam Long Walk (Ken Jones)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Along Path
Walkers are Welcome
1 Km
34 Km
Walkers are Welcome
3 Km
43 Km
Lazy Daisy's  (bookable online)
4 Km
54 Km

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Route Profile:

65.0 Km (40.4 miles)
1,849 m (6,066 ft) ascent
497 m (1,631 ft)  maximum height