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

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


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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

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL1
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 110
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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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)

Mark Pritchard walked up 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 climbed on July 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] D172 Bleaklow head and higher shelf stones from old glossop [with] Grace [weather] Overcast, Little windy but no rain

Angela Moroney bagged during 2020 [with] JL

Mike Walker hiked 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 summited 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 and 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 and 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 and I was lucky with the weather but I have to say that the paths and route finding for the best part were fairly dry and 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 and take photos from all angles.

Margaret Richards conquered on August 15th, 2011 [from/via/route] Bleaklow head [with] Don - got a bit lost

Wayne Linley scaled 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 walked up on August 29th, 2017 [from/via/route] Circular route from Glossop. Started via Yellow Stacks and Dog Rock, detoured on route to visit 'OverExposed' then back down the Penine Way and Roman Gate [with] Cocoa Pops (the dog) [weather] Cloudy but dry. No rain.

David Wand climbed on June 7th, 1989 [with] Gayle (wife)

Chris Faulkner bagged on June 30th, 2016 [from/via/route] 1st day of Pennine Way [with] Michelle chandler [weather] Sunny morning bit of drizzle afternoon

Robert Shaw hiked on May 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] Bagged on the Pennine Way between the 10th and 24th May 2013. [weather] Various !! - 15 days of mainly fun.

Tony Rogerson summited on September 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Birchen Clough Doctor's Gate Higher Shelf Stones Bleaklow Head Bleaklow Stones Grains in the Water Alport Moor Birchin Clough [with] Caz Floss [weather] Windy and mostly dry - NEVER AGAIN!!!

Ian Barker conquered on August 13th, 2014 [with] Peter Godfrey [weather] Fine

Caroline Winter scaled on May 6th, 2016 [from/via/route] Reaps Farm, SE along Pennine Way, Bleaklow Head cairn and then 250 metres to true summit! Higher shel stones and return [with] Solo [weather] Warm, dry - Easiest HEWITTS walk so far! No dirty boots due to very warm and dry last few days. Viewed "overexposed" wreak age and compared with my dad's model collection afterwards. Terrific views across Torside walking along Torside Clough

Darren Mortimer walked up on April 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Glossop [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Rain Rain and Rain

Martin Greenwood climbed on November 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] Yellow Slacks from Old Glossop [weather] Autumn sun - Wazooooma!

Iain Cocks bagged on July 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] glossop [with] pete jones, dave slater [weather] misty, sunny, windy, raining

Christine Shepherd hiked on October 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] A57 using walk d122 [with] On my own [weather] Warm and windy with some moisture in the air but rain stayed away. - A short but enjoyable walk.

Matthew Chambers summited on September 27th, 2014 [from/via/route] Crowden to Snake Summit [with] Aileen

Mark Davidson conquered on June 21st, 2003 [with] Theresa [weather] OK but a bit grey - Huge areas of moorland were burnt to a cinder

Trevor Williams scaled on March 23rd, 2014 [with] John & Ruth

Kevin Bloor walked up on December 29th, 2013 [from/via/route] Glossop [with] Maxine Latto [weather] Thick mist, cold and windy

Nicola Parkinson climbed on December 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] d122 from Snake Pass [with] Stu [weather] Windy and cold but fairly bright - Visited b-26 superfortress "overexposed" crash site near higher shelf stones. Number of times I fell down: 2

Jennifer Connolly bagged on December 29th, 2013 [from/via/route] From top of Snake Pass [with] Michael [weather] Bright but freezing - really bitter wind

Chris Lund hiked on December 14th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Torside Reservoir Car Park, headed West along road to Blackshaw Farm then approached Bleakhow Head from the West. Descended via Penine Way [with] Walked Alone [weather] Very strong SSW wind, clear day, but very cold, ok on descent - Lovely walk, now my all time favorite area to walk

Wyn Griffiths summited on September 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Kinder Reservoir, Kinder point [with] Own [weather] Dry on way out. Drizzle & heavy rai on return - Saw the 1949 Plane wreckage -- very solem, humbling and moving. Should be included in all OS Maps

Jason Johnston conquered on August 18th, 2013 [from/via/route] Snake Pass via Devils clough [with] Bec Fisher [weather] Drizzle and over cast

John Gehrke scaled on July 29th, 2013 [from/via/route] Used walk d122. [weather] Sunny; scattered showers.

Steve Gilmore walked up on May 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Glossop round yellow slacks and dog rock, to the wain stones then bleaklow head. departed off the Pennine Way to visit the memorial for the 13 USAF men that died in the crashed flying fortress on Higher Shelf Stones [with] On my own [weather] beautiful and sunny, perfect walking weather

Robert Logan climbed on June 4th, 2011 [from/via/route] Fairholmes, Howden Reservoir, Ridgewalk Moor, Round Hill, Barrow Stones, Grinah Stones, Bleaklow Stones, Bleaklow, The Rdge, Alport Castles, Rowlee Pasture [with] Judith Logan

Joanne Mcgawley bagged on August 2nd, 2010 [with] Rich [weather] Bitterly Cold - 10 miles

Andy Forrest hiked on April 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] d266 Bleaklow Head from The Woodhead Tunnel [with] Alone [weather] Warm and sunny - Smashed my shin on the initial climb up the valley from Woodhead Tunnel. First trip to see the Overexposed wreckage which was amazing

Vince Wetton summited on January 11th, 2011 [with] RTM

Andrew Joss conquered on October 14th, 2012 [from/via/route] Woodhead Tunnel Car Park, Bleaklow Head then on to Higher Shelf Stones [with] Barbara [weather] Sunny

Mr Davison scaled during October, 2010 [from/via/route] from A57 [with] jenny davison [weather] raining

Aileen Robinson walked up on August 2nd, 2010 [from/via/route] Edale [with] Alison [weather] Changeable, cloudy, sunny

John Cuthbert, Ron Blundell, Andrew Else, Louis Smith, Victoria Bates, Louise Sandwith, Dave Milner, Alan Whatton, Wendy Sockett, Matthew Thomas, Ray O'Hara, Ben George and Martin Jones have all walked, climbed & bagged Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill).

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

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (191)

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)

The Wain Stones near Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

The Wain Stones near Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Andy Holliday (1)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (192)


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