Bleaklow Head from Old Glossop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Bleaklow Head from Old Glossop is a 20.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glossop, England, United Kingdom that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
20.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
580 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

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hiking
6 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.