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Blackstone Edge
472m (1549ft)

The South Pennines and The Forest of Bowland, Greater Manchester, England

The summit of Blackstone Edge is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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Walk Blackstone Edge walking UK Mountains in The South Pennines and The Forest of Bowland  Greater ManchesterWest Yorkshire, England

Blackstone Edge Summit

Photo: Gordon Leather

You can find Blackstone Edge & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The South Peninnes and The Forest of Bowland


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL21 South Pennines


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

110 Sheffield & Huddersfield, Glossop & Holmfirth


Blackstone Edge on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Map:

See Blackstone Edge and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:


Not familiar with Blackstone Edge?

See the location of Blackstone Edge and both walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Blackstone Edge by using either of these 2 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake

Fine views - though can be windy(!)

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,017ft (310m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 4 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir

Rugged gritstone country and wild moors

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:1,631ft (497m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Blackstone Edge Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Blackstone Edge

Christine Shepherd walked up Blackstone Edge on May 4th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked from Hollingworth Lake Visitor's Centre using walk gm102 [with] On my own [weather] Fine & dry. - A short walk but well worth the effort for the great views & amazing stones on Blackstone Edge.

Margaret Richards climbed Blackstone Edge on April 14th, 2011 [from/via/route] Green Withens to Blackstone Edge [with] Don

Chris Faulkner bagged Blackstone Edge on July 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] 3rd day of Pennine Way [with] Michelle chandler [weather] Wet

Philip Wilde, Patrick Rogozinski, Howard Wright, Steven Trow, Louis Smith, Paul Woodburn and Geoffrey Robertshaw have all walked, climbed & bagged Blackstone Edge.

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Not familiar with Blackstone Edge?

See the location of Blackstone Edge and both walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Blackstone Edge

The Aiggin Stone plaque and cairn on Blackstone Edge

The Aiggin Stone plaque and cairn on Blackstone Edge

Photo: Sue Sutcliffe (2)

On Blackstone Edge summit

On Blackstone Edge summit

Photo: Gordon Leather (36)

On Blackstone Edge near Rochdale on Easter Saturday 2013

On Blackstone Edge near Rochdale on Easter Saturday 2013

Photo: Geraldine Boocock (1)

The Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge Moor

The Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge Moor

Photo: Gordon Leather (31)

Cairn marking The Aiggin Stone and The Pennine Way, Blackstone Edge Moor

Cairn marking The Aiggin Stone and The Pennine Way, Blackstone Edge Moor

Photo: Gordon Leather (32)

The Aiggin Stone on Blackstone Edge

The Aiggin Stone on Blackstone Edge

Photo: Sue Sutcliffe (1)

Blackstone Edge summit

Blackstone Edge summit

Photo: Gordon Leather (37)

Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake from the summit of Blackstone Edge

Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake from the summit of Blackstone Edge

Photo: Christine Shepherd (787)

My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

Photo: Bob Collier (1)

Blackstone Edge summit trig point

Blackstone Edge summit trig point

Photo: Bob Collier (2)

Hollingworth Lake from a stone hollowed out by the weather on Blackstone Edge summit

Hollingworth Lake from a stone hollowed out by the weather on Blackstone Edge summit

Photo: Gordon Leather (34)

The clitter on Blackstone Edge summit

The clitter on Blackstone Edge summit

Photo: Gordon Leather (35)

Blackstone Edge Summit Trig Point

Blackstone Edge Summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (788)

My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

Photo: Bob Collier (3)

Green Withens Reservoir from Blackstone Edge

Green Withens Reservoir from Blackstone Edge

Photo: Gordon Leather (38)

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Blackstone Edge above Littleborough

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Blackstone Edge above Littleborough

Photo: David Morecroft (13)


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