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Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)
633m (2077ft)

The Dark Peak Area, The Peak District, Derbyshire, England

The summit of Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) is marked by a large cairn with a wooden pole stuck in it. The famous Wain Stones lie 250m SW of the summit.


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159th highest in England,
271st in England & Wales

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Walk Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) walking UK Mountains in The Dark Peak Area The Peak District National Park Derbyshire    England

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) Summit

Photo: Norman Howarth

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Tony Halliday walked up Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on May 22nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Started from lay-by on snake pass & followed Pennines way to top [with] jimmy my boarder terrier [weather] Very dull & cold for time of year - Bit wet & boggy good views but bleak

Mark Hazelton climbed Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on August 2nd, 2020 [from/via/route] snake pass, Roman Road, Bleaklow Head & Higher shelf [with] Family and Pepper [weather] Sunny

Mark Pritchard bagged Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on October 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] Higher Shelf Stones trig point [with] Tim and Andrew walking colleagues [weather] Started off low cloud but cleared to a bright sunny but chilly day - Added in to a walk to see the plane wreckage at Higher Shelf

Nicky Kelly hiked Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on July 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] D172 Bleaklow head & higher shelf stones from old glossop [with] Grace [weather] Overcast, Little windy but no rain

Angela Moroney summited Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) during 2020 [with] JL

Mike Walker conquered Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on April 4th, 2004 [from/via/route] Walk d266 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) from Woodhead Tunnel [with] Alone [weather] Bit crap - misty on the tops

Kevin Foster scaled Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on April 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] Old Glossop [with] Henry. [weather] Sunny, high cloud, fresh breeze. - After spending the best part of a year bagging the mountain tops of the North Pennines & Northumberland it was a pleasant change to head south to The Peak District. I have done little walking in this area so I was excited & apprehensive at the same time. The apprehension, based on some negative reports I'd read about Bleaklow, was unfounded. Maybe it was because the top was a lot drier than I expected after a relatively dry winter & I was lucky with the weather but I have to say that the paths & route finding for the best part were fairly dry & easy walking. The views as I climbed over Cock Hill back towards the towering skyline of Manchester in the far distance were superb. Not so much the views from Bleaklow Head itself but it was fun to clamber over the Wain Stones & take photos from all angles.

Margaret Richards walked up Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on August 15th, 2011 [from/via/route] Bleaklow head [with] Don - got a bit lost

Wayne Linley climbed Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on September 10th, 2017 [from/via/route] From old Glossop [with] Simon Fleming [weather] bloody awful! high winds, rain ( horizontal) - worst conditions ever walked in, but great walking partner, some great re-entrant traversing in dicey conditions, good compass work saved the day

Bay Wan bagged Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) on August 29th, 2017 [from/via/route] Circular route from Glossop. Started via Yellow Stacks & Dog Rock, detoured on route to visit 'OverExposed' then back down the Penine Way & Roman Gate [with] Cocoa Pops (the dog) [weather] Cloudy but dry. No rain.

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Plane Wreckage near The Wain Stones, Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Plane Wreckage near The Wain Stones, Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Andy Holliday (2)

The Wain Stones near Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

The Wain Stones near Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Andy Holliday (1)

Me, Bradders and my nephew David during a snow blizzard on Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Me, Bradders and my nephew David during a snow blizzard on Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Dave Papworth (3)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (192)

The Wain Stones (or Kissing Stones) on Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

The Wain Stones (or Kissing Stones) on Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (191)


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