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    The Trinnacle Trail

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    7.2 km
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    324 m
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    The Trinnacle Trail

    Walking the Trinnacle Trail is a fun experience in the Dovestone Reservoir area that will take you up to the Trinnacle, a series of unique gritstone pillars along the edge of the Dovestone Edge. The route offers some nice views across the water of both the Dovestone and Yeoman Hey reservoirs, as well as the beautiful landscape of the surrounding Peak District. This area features access to numerous outdoor activities, so make sure to arrive early for parking!

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    Route Description for The Trinnacle Trail

    The Trinnacle Trail is a popular walking route in the Greater Manchester area due to its spectacular views and easy access to a number of outdoor activities, such as climbing and sailing. Setting out from the car park, the trail descends slightly downhill to the east to arrive at the edge of the Dovestone and Yeoman Hey reservoirs. Make your way across the dam wall and begin the steep uphill climb to the top of Dovestone Edge. From here, walk across the rugged terrain of the moor to the northeast, taking in the beautiful scenery of the reservoirs in the valley below until you arrive at the gritstone formation known as the Trinnacle. Make your descent into the valley alongside Holme Clough, passing by a small waterfall before you reach the Greenfield Reservoir. At this point, you will continue west along the edge of the water, enjoying some final views of the surrounding Peak District terrain until you arrive back at the car park where you began your journey.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

    Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the The Trinnacle Trail Trailhead

    To reach the car park for The Trinnacle Trail from the railway station in Greenfield, drive southeast on Chew Valley road for 1.1 km and take the first exit at the roundabout onto Holmfirth Road. After 1.9 km, make a right turn to enter the car park.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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