We started from Glutton Grange (GR 085671) not far from Earl Sterndale and at the end of a pretty little dale (Glutton Dale). A public footpath from here heads towards Parkhouse hill. Our 4 mile route is shown below (a more detailed map is on open street map Link to interactive map on open street map).
This is not picturesque, but it fascinated Keisha and Louis reminding us all of one of the Harry Potter films with the flying car that got smashed up by the whomping willow, oh yes so proud of my Harry Potter trivia!
We all enjoyed the first ridge of Parkhouse hill it was not too challenging to gain this. The descent was rather steep, muddy and slippy this worn path provided the best way down, the challenge seemed to be not to get too muddy, we all relished this! Concern here as one of my companions does not entirely approve of bog trotting... as you might read a later later this is somewhat contradictory. I am relieved to say!
Although my map had the borders of open country marked correctly it did not show the paths or rights of way. We had walked over permissive and public footpaths over Chrome Hill and Parkhouse hill, however our return route via Swallow brook required us to connect with a track, this connection was a challenge that I would not recommend. The recommended route is to continue from Chrome Hill to Tor rock and stoop farm. There is a number of possibilities to go over Hollins Hill (which looks nice) towards the village of Hollinsclough.
A GPX file on Open Street Map shows the full route.