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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

1 month ago

Great views, pathways are mostly in good condition. One section was very muddy (January) and required wellies! But will be a great walk when dry. Our dog really enjoyed it, but need to be aware of horse riders, mountain bikers and joggers who all share the paths.

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

Walking with two dogs and two kids
(11 and 9) took an hour to get to the cairn and an hour back down. Steep in short places and flat inbetween. A good beginners walk

2 months ago

nice easy walk, perfect for dogs

A beautiful place to explore, numerous waterfalls, big and small. Access to the river at several points so kids and dogs can have a paddle. There is a kiosk near the main waterfall, Thornton Force, and the area gets extremely busy on hot sunny days. very popular walk, highly recommended. Look out for the money trees!

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.

Rather easy walk, beautiful scenery. We walked mainly in the rain so there was a lot of mud and even a stream on some parts of the route.

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.

A lovely walk with some slopes and steps, but all lovely scenery. You have to pay to walk it as it's private property (£15 for a family ticket), but parking is included.

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:)

Really fun hike even though we mistakenly turned left and went down Jacobs ladder, only to have to walk back up it haha.

7 months ago

Beautiful and difficult hike. I believe I took a different trail that still led up to the top of Helvellyn. Great views along majority of the hike. I was in a group of 12, and it took us about 8 hours from start to finish.

Great day and a great hike!! We research this place as a detour as we head up North to the Lake District national park. Cool little town where you start and finish. Great for a cold drink at the end of your day. We took the Lose Hill/Holland Cross route to Mam Tor then an abbreviated route back to Castleton. Would have given 5 stars but no water and that is a critical part of my rating scale.
Beautiful views. Definitely worth the trip.

Nice family walk, cool Bowes from the hill and Nice stones on the incline. Very windy but fun! Nice place to grab a sandwich and coffee at the bottom of the road.

Easy walk. Memorable sites.

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

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