As you round the crest of the grassy ridge, the sleeping dragon comes into view for the first time. From this distance and angle do those two green hills remind you of a dragon?
The smaller one to the left is Parkhouse Hill and the larger one to the right is Chrome Hill. Nothing to do with rare metals, Chrome is pronounced as in broom and comes from an Old English word meaning bent, or twisted. Parkhouse has also been known as Little Chrome.
It is more than their shape which makes them so impressive, it is as much the setting; these two jagged beasts in the otherwise open valley of the famous River Dove, full of graceful curves. So how on earth did these dramatic contrasts come into being? Keep walking to find out!