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Over 40 summer and winter scrambles are described with many links, variants and extensions to make up longer, more challenging days on the moors. Routes are graded 1-3, from scrambly walks to difficult rock climbs and winter ascents, including classics such as Wilderness Gully East, Wildboar Clough and in the Roaches. The easy scrambles are suitable for adventurous walkers with good fitness and navigation skills, harder routes require some rock climbing experience. In winter conditions, Scottish winter grades 1-2/3 apply and crampons and ice axes will be needed. The Peak District National Park contains a wealth of beautiful, interesting and often unexpected places to visit. Being so close to the major cities of Sheffield, Manchester, Derby and Nottingham it has been a very important area for walking and climbing for over 100 years. As a result, there are many well established footpaths criss-crossing the Peak District that provide reasonably straightforward access to the most popular locations and summits the area has to offer.
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Born, bred and still living in Nottingham, Terry Sleaford gained significant British climbing experience in his 20s, including on snow and ice. Later in life his passion became mountain walking and scrambling. He has spent many days on these crags and moors over the last 35 years. Tom Corker has been walking and climbing in the Peak District for 45 years. He has extensive experience of British and Alpine mountaineering in both summer and winter. He has developed a great affection for the Peak District moorland at all times of the year and in all weathers.
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