Rocks and path

Walking past Laddow Rocks

Flagstones leading to Trig Point at Black Hill

Black Hill trig point

Water crossing

Crowden Great Brook

Crowden information

How to get there?

Crowden is best reached by your own transport since there are limited options for public transport. There is a First Group bus service that goes along the road so could drop you off at the start. The bus services are minimal at the moment so you’d need to research beforehand.

Where to park?

Crowden car park, Woodhead Road, Glossop, SK13 1HZ – Google pin (Please note due to the remote area the postcode might not take you to the exact location – we recommend using the Google pin for directions).

The Crowden car park is a small free car park, but it’s not too popular so you shouldn’t find a problem getting a space.

Toilet facilities

There are no public toilets

Where to eat and drink?

There are no options at Crowden at the moment. Previous Crowden Campsite had a small shop but this has been closed since March and plans to re-open in 2021.

Accommodation options

Camping – Crowden Campsite – currently closed until 2021

The other options for accommodation are near Glossop, below are Airbnb options:

Check out all the Airbnb accommodation options in the Peak District here.

walks from Crowden

Crowden short walks (Up to 6 miles)

Crowden medium walks (7 to 12 miles)

Crowden long walks (13 to 25 miles)

buy your walk maps here

The maps for the walks from Crowden and surrounding area is the Ordnance Survey OL1 – Peak District (Dark Peak Area). Check prices here with Ordnance Survey or Amazon. If you’re hiking in all weathers the Active OS maps are good to have.

And don’t forget your compass, I recommend the Silva Expedition compass

For online maps, you can get via OS Online App or Viewranger App. Check prices here for the one month or yearly option with OS Online App.

Peak District charity patches

Peak District Walks have launched their charity patches raising funds for the 'Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation' (charity no. 506681) - supporting the seven Mountain Rescue Teams in the Peak District.

Order our Mam Tor, Kinder Scout, Thorpe Cloud or latest The Roaches patch. Please visit our shop below. If you'd like to know when new designs are created, join our mailing list here to be notified.

More about the charity project here.

Charity Patches

Mam Tor Patch


Charity Patches

Kinder Scout Patch


Charity Patches

Thorpe Cloud Patch


Charity Patches

The Roaches Patch

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More information on the Peak District, including transport options, where to stay, best Peak District pubs + other useful resources.

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Find out what maps you will need for your trip here.

Top tips - Read our useful guides on hiking tips here.

Guided Walks with introduction to map reading (see dates here).

Visit our hiking recommendations page, (footwear, clothes + kit).

Or get in touch and I will help as best I can :).

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