Wednesday 10 May 2023 and Saturday 5 August 2023
This 10 mile walk explores the rich variety of landscape around and over the Peak District's second highest peak, Bleaklow (633m). Beginning in picturesque Old Glossop it follows the wooded Shelf Brook along the beginning of the old Roman road, Doctor's Gate, then climbs up through wilder moorland past waterfalls along Crooked Clough. The high viewpoint of Higher Shelf Stones looks out over all of Manchester and the Cheshire plain, and here there is chance to view the wreck of the US B29 bomber that crashed here in 1948. Remarkable rock formations are visited on the Bleaklow plateau before beginning the descent via part of the Pennine Way. The enigmatic mound and ramparts of Torside castle appear alongside our descending route to Glossop Low and the viewpoint of Cock Hill before descending to the start point in Old Glossop.
Event Grade: Hard - longer more challenging walks usually with ascents and descents and rough terrain.
Event Terrain: Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Extra Items: There are wet peat bogs on the route which can be difficult to avoid. Wear proper ankle length boots. Gaiters may be useful. Bring full waterproofs including overtrousers.
Start: 10am Finish: 4:30pm
Meeting Point: Shepley Street, Old Glossop.
Parking: Free on-road parking at start. Take care not to block access. Also toilets and free parking at Manor Park c. 2/3 mile from start. Toilets open 8-6 daily.
Grid Reference: SK0456 9482 Post Code: SK13 9SA What3Words: again.flanked.fittingly
Near Bus Route: Local buses stop at Shepley Street
Near Rail Station: Glossop railway station about a mile from start point
Dogs: Dogs On Leads Allowed.
Cost: £10 per person aged 18 and above. Children aged 17 and below go free on any suitable event.
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