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Alphin
In legend the rolling boulder-strewn hills of Alphin Pike and Alderman Hill were the abodes of the giants Alphin and Alderman, after whom the peaks were named. Alphin and Alderman were at first on friendly terms, until they both became enamoured with a beautiful water nymph called Rimmon, who lived in the valley below them in the bubbling waters of Chew Brook.

Alphin won the battle for the affections of Rimmon, which secured the angry jealousy of Alderman. Eventually the quarrelling gave way to aggressive action and they threw giant boulders at each other in a mortal contest across the valley. One of these rocks struck Alphin a mortal blow, and he died on the slopes of his hill. Rimmon was devastated at her lover's death and threw herself from the crags that overlook the Chew Valley.

Height : 1538ft/469m
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The Peak District - England
OS Explorer Map(s): OL1
OS Landranger Map(s): 109/110
 

 

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11/10/2014
Alphin and Indian's Head - rocks galore
2634 ft. - 11.2 miles
Moderate
Dry and sunny
Ali
The Peak District


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