Crowden, Derbyshire

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Crowden from the northeast
Crowden is located in Derbyshire
Crowden shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK071992
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLOSSOP
Postcode district SK13
Dialling code 01457
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°29′24″N 1°53′38″W / 53.490°N 1.894°W / 53.490; -1.894Coordinates: 53°29′24″N 1°53′38″W / 53.490°N 1.894°W / 53.490; -1.894

Crowden (also known as Crowden-in-Longdendale) is a hamlet in the High Peak borough of Derbyshire, England. Historically a part of Cheshire, Crowden was incorporated into Derbyshire for administrative and ceremonial purposes in 1974, and is now Derbyshire's most northerly settlement. It lies in the Longdendale valley, 5.8 miles (9.3 km) northeast of Glossop and 5.7 miles (9.2 km) southwest of Holme in West Yorkshire.

It lies on the trans-Pennine A628 road connecting Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire. It also lies very close to the Pennine Way long distance footpath (on which it is traditionally the first-night stop after Edale) and includes a youth hostel.[1] The Torside Reservoir is to the south of Crowden. An army rifle range was situated at Crowden in the 1950s and 1960s.

The hamlet was previously served by Crowden railway station on the Woodhead Line between the cities of Manchester and Sheffield, but the station closed on 4 February 1957.


External links[edit]

Media related to Crowden, Derbyshire at Wikimedia Commons
Crowden-in-Longdendale travel guide from Wikivoyage