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    Wormstones Circular Walk

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    8.5 km
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    365 m
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    The Wormstones Circular Walk is a pleasant walking route that sets out from the town of Gossop and takes you to a rocky vantage point known as the Wormstones. From this elevated perch, you will experience breathtaking views that sweep across the heather-blanketed moor. This route features some paved pathways and well-maintained trails that make travel a breeze.

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    Route Description for Wormstones Circular Walk

    Walking the Wormstones Circular is a fantastic, family-friendly adventure due to the beautifully scenic views and well-maintained trails. The route sets out from the trailhead and briefly follows the road west before turning south to begin the climb up the moor along the edge of The Twitchlings Wood. After traversing the rugged yet beautiful terrain of the moor, you will arrive at the Wormstones, a rocky lookout with some amazing views across the vast expanse of the heather-covered moorland. Continue north along the trail before making your way northwest to descend the hill and eventually meet up with the road. Follow this west to arrive back at the trailhead where you began.

    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 Wormstones Circular Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Wormstones Circular from the Glossop railway station, drive south on Norfolk Street for 122 m and continue straight on Victoria Street for another 2.1 km. Turn left onto Derbyshire Level and follow it for 0.8 km to arrive at the trailhead.

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