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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
Anytime Challenges; Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish
SK131895 - Snake Road, Derbyshire
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Dark Peak Snake (Ken Jones)


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