But this is not a sob story – this is a tale of how these moorlands now provide fresh water to the millions of people who live in the shadow of this mighty peak – thanks to some pretty amazing conservation work.
Starting Point: Torside reservoir Ordnance Survey grid reference – SK088929)
Distance: 13km/8 miles
Map: Explorer OL1 The Peak District – Dark Peak Area
Terrain: Uneven moorland terrain, knowledge of taking compass bearings essential – streams may be difficult to ford in wet weather.
Nearest Town: Glossop
Follow in the footsteps of Mesolithic people of 9,000 years BC to Blind Jack of Knaresborough building the turnpike roads, and witness first-hand how the National Trust is preserving this rich landscape today