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

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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 (213th highest in England, 366th highest in England & Wales). 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.

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 (231st highest in England, 401st highest in England & Wales). The summit of Higher Shelf Stones is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Pennine Way, a 404km (251 miles) linear footpath connecting Edale in Derbyshire, England with Kirk Yetholm in The Borders, Scotland. The Pennine Way is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Pennine Way.

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 . . .

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - The Wain Stones - 'kissing'

The Wain Stones - 'kissing'

Photo: Norman Howarth (4)

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

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - The famous 'kissing' Wain Stones

The famous 'kissing' Wain Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (5)

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

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (12)

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

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (9)

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - 19th Centuary Grafitti on Higher Shelf Stones

19th Centuary Grafitti on Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (10)

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

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Norman Howarth (6)

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - Higher Shelf Stones summit trig point

Higher Shelf Stones summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (188)

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - Plane Wreckage near The Wain Stones, Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

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

Photo: Andy Holliday (2)

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

Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (8)

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - War time Graffiti on Higher Shelf Stones

War time Graffiti on Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Christine Shepherd (187)

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - Higher Shelf Stones from the Pennine Way where it crosses the A57 Snake Pass

Higher Shelf Stones from the Pennine Way where it crosses the A57 Snake Pass

Photo: Ben Lockett (1)

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

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

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (10)

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Brian Davidson (11)

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

Bleaklow Bog!

Photo: Christine Shepherd (190)

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

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (192)

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

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - 19th Centuary Grafitti on Higher Shelf Stones

19th Centuary Grafitti on Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (9)

Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass - The view from the summit of Higher Shelf Stones

The view from the summit of Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Christine Shepherd (186)


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