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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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, 270th highest in England & Wales). Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) is also known as an English Nuttall (215th highest in England, 370th highest in England & Wales).

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

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 . . .

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)

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Brian Davidson (11)

Bleaklow Bog!

Bleaklow Bog!

Photo: Christine Shepherd (190)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (192)

Higher Shelf Stones summit trig point

Higher Shelf Stones summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (188)

19th Centuary Grafitti on Higher Shelf Stones

19th Centuary Grafitti on Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (9)

*The Devils Dyke from Higher Shelf Stones

*The Devils Dyke from Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Kevin Lavelle (5)

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)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Norman Howarth (6)

Plane Wreckage from the crashed flying fortress on Higher Shelf Stones.

Plane Wreckage from the crashed flying fortress on Higher Shelf Stones.

Photo: Christine Shepherd (189)


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