Author Topic: Litton to Topley Pike  (Read 826 times)

Lee in Doncaster

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Litton to Topley Pike
« on: 19:25:14, 16/04/18 »
Only six miles, but no blisters. Shorter than planned because I still couldn't find the path:


http://peakwalking.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/litton-cressbrook-litton-mill-millers.html
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Re: Litton to Topley Pike
« Reply #1 on: 10:14:25, 17/04/18 »
Splendid area, Millers dale. The industrial stuff is new to me though.

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Re: Litton to Topley Pike
« Reply #2 on: 11:15:50, 17/04/18 »
Shorter than planned because I still couldn't find the path.


I had exactly the same problem the first time I was there too, Lee. There was (is?) a little sign saying that the patch of lawn in front of the cottages is private land and there was a group of people sitting there in the sun having a drink, presumably residents, and I found both of these a bit off-putting so I did what you did and went up to the main road.


The second time I was there I stayed on that side of the water. I followed the riverbank around the edge of that lawn around and then the path uphill was clear.


It could certainly be signposted more clearly. I don't know if the idea is to put people off but I'm sure people would pass by more quickly and less obtrusively if it wasn't so confusing.

Lee in Doncaster

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Re: Litton to Topley Pike
« Reply #3 on: 14:10:29, 17/04/18 »

I had exactly the same problem the first time I was there too, Lee. There was (is?) a little sign saying that the patch of lawn in front of the cottages is private land and there was a group of people sitting there in the sun having a drink, presumably residents, and I found both of these a bit off-putting so I did what you did and went up to the main road.


The second time I was there I stayed on that side of the water. I followed the riverbank around the edge of that lawn around and then the path uphill was clear.


It could certainly be signposted more clearly. I don't know if the idea is to put people off but I'm sure people would pass by more quickly and less obtrusively if it wasn't so confusing.




I was certain that was where the path was, but it wasn't shown on the sign and the large sign stating [something like] PRIVATE GREEN NO TRESPASSING put me off.
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