|Alison leaps over the stile at the top|
.....and crossing a couple of fields, we began the long descent into Hollinsclough.
|Starting the descent to Hollinsclough|
Hollinsclough is at the northernmost point of the Dove Valley, and after coffee we crossed the flat valley floor to the foot of Chrome Hill before swinging right towards the strange rocky pyramid of Parkhouse Hill.
|Parkhouse Hill with Chrome Hill behind it|
Round the back of Hitter Hill we did not have to drop far to reach Earl Sterndale, a village set in a high, shallow valley. The setting is good but, as Francis observed, it is not the prettiest of Peak District villages, with too many modern buildings constructed with too little attention to their setting.