tintTintwistle lies 4 kilometres to the north of Glossop, in the lower part of the Longdendale valley. The village lies in an upland location, only 200 metres north of the River Etherow and the reservoirs lining the bottom of the Longdendale Valley. The Peak District National Park boundary slices through the village.
Historically, the valley contained packhorse routes and tracks used for trade across the Dark Peak moorlands. The village lies on an old saltway leading from the salt trading towns of Cheshire to the east of the country. The drift geology within the river valley creates a distinctive rounded shape to the higher heather moorland, which lies to the immediate north of the village. The quality of the local stone for building led to the establishment of a number of quarries during the 19th century, producing stone for building and roofing slate. The stone slates are unusually thin in the village.
The specific characteristics of the immediate landscape are 'settled valley pastures' with industry, rising to 'enclosed gritstone uplands'. The steep slopes of the adjoining Dark Peak give way to lower lying valleys and adjoining floodplains in the valley bottoms of the Dark Peak western fringe. Deep and narrow, steep sided cloughs, often a characteristic feature within this sloping ground, carry water that has drained off the moorland summits down into larger rivers, such as the Goyt, Tame and Etherow. One of these cloughs, the Arnfield Brook, lies to the immediate west of Tintwistle. 

Booking Information

Event date 14/10/2018
Reservations taken from 02/09/2018
Booking fee Member £13.00, Non-member £15, Under 18 - half these rates
Location Peak District
Route descriptions Tintwistle-2018.pdf
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