Bleaklow Head from Old Glossop is a 12.5 mile loop trail located near Glossop, Derbyshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length12.5 miElevation gain1,902 ftRoute typeLoop
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Lauren Board
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Good route! Nice long walk, flat top and steep climb at times but not for too long

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dave macartney
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Greg Whitehead
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Lex Dawes
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Hiking

Fun with tough terrain. Lovely views with the sunshine

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Ellis Robinson
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The trail itself is a beautiful walk. It worked out about 13.39 mile according to my garmin so not a bad walk. The trails is fairly straight forward to follow as you can see footprints but it does become tricky near higher shelf stones. If you’re planning on doing this route when raining or if it’s rained a few days previous then either go with the right equipment or don’t bother. I was having to jump over large bogs and even detour round some parts but nothing beats determination, gaiters and a good set of waterproof boots!

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Shane Hollinshead
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Mark Stoneley
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Really good trail, some parts tricky to navigate but well worth it.

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Tom Clare
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great walk but correct clothing is a must most of the paths had become streams

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Megan Edwards
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dave macartney
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A great walk with with some fantastic views ...

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Tom Oakes
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Brill walk took most of the day but worth it

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Andrew Start
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I got a good day in May and barely used my map at all. The path was generally easy to follow and there’s nothing technical and no scrambling. All good fun.

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Josh Ford
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Bleaklow is a wild and desolate plateau in the Dark Peak. Never ending peat hags and groughs create an often unwelcoming environment but it can also be a beautiful and peaceful place if you walk it on the right day. Clear winter days when the ground is frozen or warm summers days when the ground is tinder dry. Those who enjoy the wilder places on their own will thrive on Bleaklow. The gritstone tors of the Wain Stones and Hern Stones provide not only something to see but are also great navigational tools. The wreckage of the B-29 Boing Superfortress on Higher Shelf Stones is another fascinating and thought provoking feature. This walk is not the longest in the Peak District but is by far one of the hardest due to the pathless, wild and often unforgiving terrain. Navigation skills, map and compass are all vital, as are knowing how to use them. Despite the dark reputation of Bleaklow, it is a unique place that can provide a very different and satisfying days walk, but care and preparations are vital in bad or changeable weather.

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Andrzej Kurenda
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Natalie Allen
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Jon Winstanley
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johnmac .
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Scott Patel
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Jack Minor
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John Heywood
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Joanna HolmesBranaghan
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David Branaghan
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Barry Frith
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Selene Howell-Williams
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Penny Clark
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