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Half of the way was on a road without any foodpath.

lovely walk and scenery

A brilliant place for a days walk, plenty of stunning scenery and lovely little village.

not for the faint

It’s actually 192 miles. It’s an amazing journey.

Great hike! Unfortunately it was a cloudy misty day and views at top were limited.

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.

2 months ago

nice easy walk, perfect for dogs

Beautiful countryside walk. Parts of trail nearly impassable after recent rain.

4 months ago

Lovely walk around Buttermere. Waterfall. Easy trail. Did this walk the day before walking to Haystacks.

5 months ago

No parking at Beltring, so we parked at Yalding and walked in reverse.
Trail is on a very dangerous road initially near Beltring. We avoided this by simply turning around and going back to Yalding.

Great circular walk over varying terrains.

Fantastic hike to see a more remote part of the Lake District mountains and scale the peak of England. Be prepared for very rocky terrain and plan more time in your hike. It was cloudy and difficult to scale that last part to the peak. On the way back you will get to a turnoff that goes up (see arrow on rock). It is a bit challenging for a moment, but provides better views on the way back. This hike was way more tiring that a similar distance hike we did to The Old Man Coniston but well worth it for the views, the feeling of having the mountain to yourself, various creeks, and solitude.

6 months ago

Nice easy walk, dog and kid friendly, just keep an eye out for sheep, if you let your dog off the lead. Also if you keep going straight down instead of turning right at to go up bole hill you will come to grindleford train station, where there's a really good greasy spoon coffee shop, that does pints of tea and coffee. Just don't expect espressos and whole grain bread:)

We wanted something for the whole family, and this hike had it all. The Heathersage Moor was delightful with the ferns, cotton grass, flowers, and slightly damp soils. We walked up to Carl Wark, which is an old (iron age?) fort. Then up to Higgor Tor, where the winds were blowing and had great views. Next you walk up to Upper Burbage to cross under the bridges then back along the Burbage Rocks. If you look at the rocks you can see thousands of bullet holes from the Army training drills from WWII. I think everyone was happy with this hike.

8 months ago

Very nice hike, at times a little rough with ankle biting rocks, but very manageable. I went up towards Great Gable and decided that I had enough time to climb that one as well. It was a bit extra at 1500 feet to 2800 feet, and back down again, but I did have all day. Then went around the back side of Scafell Pike (although the corridor route looked like a good way to go). I lucked out and had a day with great views, and greatly enjoyed the high point of England. Coming back down along the route in this map was quite beautiful, with creek flowing, and all the sheep nearby made my day something unique for this American!

8 months ago

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8 months ago

Good fun. Not toooo hard, but easy to get lost when the clouds come over so stick to the path. I recommended doing a loop round up to the path south of Great Gable, and down the valley back to Wasdale and end at the pub for a quick refreshment

8 months ago

A must do on any trip to London. History surrounds you. Great picture opportunities everywhere. Unforgettable.

Great place with lots of good views!

Beautiful views and moderate hike

mountain biking
10 months ago

there are 3 trails here all together one easy and 2 harder it's a good beginner trail but the trails could be a bit more flowy and more more jumps apart from that it's a great bike ride

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

If your looking for a short hike, this is definitely worth doing. (I did it in 3hrs 10 mins)
Unfortunately I picked an afternoon when the mist was down, so didn't see much of the view.
An easy trail to follow, with a reasonably good footpath

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Loads of walks and routes around the orchard.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

It's only three stars because there are no stunning, magnificent views. You do get views of Thirlmere on a couple of occasions around the walk. Other than that, it's perfectly decent to while away an hour or so. Make sure you have the right footwear as the start of the walk which follows Dob Gill is fairly steep, rocky and in places marshy and muddy. The tarn is a treat and a great photo op.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Good loop trail of reasonable length. The gorge can get a bit overgrown in later summer. When you reach the Monsal trail, try to get back down to the river as the walk is much more interesting than staying on the disused railway. Opportunities for rock climbing also in the gorge.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A good circular route with excellent views of the Ribblehead viaduct. The path is extremely well marked and heavily trafficked. The descent is steep and you need to take a hard right turn, after the descent to take the Bridleway back towards the viaduct. The wind was extremely strong on our walk with very little shelter along the ridge. The route can get very busy on weekends as it is part of the 3-peaks challenge.

Friday, September 19, 2014

loved this place.... had so much fun there

Friday, September 19, 2014

loved this place.... had so much fun there

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