Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass

Good navigation skills essential


Route outline for walk d122:

- Snake Pass  -   (A57)  -   The Pennine Way  -   Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)  -   The The Wain Stones (or Kissing Stones)  -   Higher Shelf Stones  -   A57 Snake Pass.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The plane wreckage 150m north-east of Higher Shelf Stones belongs to a Boeing RB-29A Superfortress No. 44-61999 which crashed about 11am on 3rd November 1948 while descending through the clouds. All 13 crew members died. It belonged to the 16th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 91st Reconnaissance Group, 311th Air Division, Strategic Air Command, USAF.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
2
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) at 633m (2077ft). Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (158th highest in England, 271st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) is also known as an English Nuttall (215th in England, 370th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Higher Shelf Stones, 621m (2038ft). Higher Shelf Stones is also known as an English Nuttall (233rd in England, 403rd in England & Wales).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass

In no particular order . . .

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

The Doctors Gate path

The Doctors Gate path

Photo: Kevin Lavelle (4)

The Wain Stones - 'kissing'

The Wain Stones - 'kissing'

Photo: Norman Howarth (4)

War time Graffiti on Higher Shelf Stones

War time Graffiti on Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Christine Shepherd (187)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (12)

The Pennine Way on Clough Edge above Torside Clough

The Pennine Way on Clough Edge above Torside Clough

Photo: Brian Davidson (12)

The view from the summit of Higher Shelf Stones

The view from the summit of Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Christine Shepherd (186)

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Brian Davidson (11)

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 Northern Edge of Kinder Scout taken from Higher Shelf Stones, looking SW to the Snake Pass (A57).

The Northern Edge of Kinder Scout taken from Higher Shelf Stones, looking SW to the Snake Pass (A57).

Photo: Judi Friend (1)


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