Here are a few images from a recent walk up and over Chrome Hill. It’s not a long walk, and I’ll write it up at some point for those of you who want to have a go at it. However the gradient of Chrome Hill is pretty demanding, as is that of the field that follows it. For now enjoy the images and we’ll worry about the excursion when I write up the walk. LOL
This is one of those places that would be amazing to visit and photograph in the winter. Because of the path up the hill getting boggy at the first drop of rain and the ridge being so exposed we’ve not had the courage to try that yet.
More about Chrome Hill below these images …
Here are a few fun facts about Chrome Hill, I’m sure you can find some more:
- It’s in the Staffordshire Peak District and popular with walkers
- It is part of the “White Peak”, the limestone section of the Peak District characterised by generally lower and more undulating countryside than the higher sandstone/gritstone of the dark Peak (AKA High Peak)
- It and Parkhouse Hill are the remains of a limestone reef and rich in fossils. But don’t think of talking home any mementos, leave the fossil record where it is!
- If you visit on the summer solstice and stand at the nearby Glutton Bridge you can see a rare double sunset. Definitely on our to-do list.
There’s more about Chrome Hill here.
Where To Find Chrome Hill
You’ll find Chrome Hill and its little brother Park House Hill at map reference SK070673 in the Staffordshire Peak District. It’s near the hamlet of Hollinsclough, a lovely group of homes/farms tucked away just northwest of Longnor. Parking is limited at Hollinsclough so please be considerate if your starting your walk from there.