Walk d164 Barrow Stones, Grinah Stones, Bleaklow Stones and Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) from Woodhead

High remote moorland - glorious


Route outline for walk d164:

Woodhead Tunnel  -  Far Black Clough  -  Swains Head  -  Swains Greave  -  Barrow Stones  -  Grinah Stones  -  Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)  -  Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)  -  The Wain Stones (or Kissing Stones)  -  The Pennine Way  -  Joseph Patch  -  John Track Well  -  Torside Clough  -  Peaknaze Moor  -  Reaps Farm  -  The Longdendale Trail  -  Torside Reservoir  -  Woodhead Reservoir  -  Woodhead Tunnel.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttall
1
English
Nuttall
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
2
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).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill) at 628m (2061ft). Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill) is known as a Bridget.

You will also reach the summit of Barrow Stones at 591m (1940ft). Barrow Stones is known as a Bridget.

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 d164 Barrow Stones, Grinah Stones, Bleaklow Stones and Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) from Woodhead

In no particular order . . .

Me dismounting The Cioch (or Cioch Buttress) on the South West ridge of Sgurr Sgumain (Sgurr Alasdair) in The Cuillin Hills, Isle fo Skye

Me dismounting The Cioch (or Cioch Buttress) on the South West ridge of Sgurr Sgumain (Sgurr Alasdair) in The Cuillin Hills, Isle fo Skye

Photo: Malcolm McLean (3)

Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Mam Tor

Photo: Mike Higgins (4)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (12)

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

Photo: Peter Dodds (1)

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) with Mam Tor and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) beyond during a winter temperature inversion

Back Tor (Hollins Cross) from Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) with Mam Tor and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) beyond during a winter temperature inversion

Photo: Anthony Waldron (7)

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)

Birchen Edge summit trig point

Birchen Edge summit trig point

Photo: Gilbert Rowbottom (15)

West End of the Woodhead Tunnel

West End of the Woodhead Tunnel

Photo: Brian Davidson (7)

Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill) summit

Setmurthy Common (Watch Hill) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (587)

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Peat Groughs on Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Brian Davidson (11)

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (30)

Mellbreak taken in the evening sunlight from the Kirkstile Inn in Loweswater Village

Mellbreak taken in the evening sunlight from the Kirkstile Inn in Loweswater Village

Photo: Chris Brankin (41)

The Barrow Stones

The Barrow Stones

Photo: Bob Ferguson (40)

The glorious Staffordshire countryside from the summit of Narrowdale Hill

The glorious Staffordshire countryside from the summit of Narrowdale Hill

Photo: Don Ritchie (40)

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)

Borrowdale and Styhead Pass from the slopes of Great Gable above Sty Head

Borrowdale and Styhead Pass from the slopes of Great Gable above Sty Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (220)

The Titterstone Incline

The Titterstone Incline

Photo: Martin Teasdale (2)

Hull Pot Beck

Hull Pot Beck

Photo: Robert Hardaker (5)

Heather in bloom at Barrow Stones

Heather in bloom at Barrow Stones

Photo: Ian Windle (59)

The Tom Gill Waterfalls near Tarn Hows

The Tom Gill Waterfalls near Tarn Hows

Photo: David Wright (161)

Arnside Knott summit trig point

Arnside Knott summit trig point

Photo: Darren Proctor (4)

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

Bear in a tree near Wattisham

Bear in a tree near Wattisham

Photo: Anne Trew (1)

Muker Methodist Church

Muker Methodist Church

Photo: Cheryl Sullivan (2)

Coldberry Gutter Mine

Coldberry Gutter Mine

Photo: Ben Houghton (3)

The famous 'kissing' Wain Stones

The famous 'kissing' Wain Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (5)

Climbing Jacob's Ladder

Climbing Jacob's Ladder

Photo: Bob Ferguson (93)

Little Whernside summit cairn

Little Whernside summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (691)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Nick Snape (6)

Torside Reservoir

Torside Reservoir

Photo: Andy Avery (2)

Heather and Grinah Stones in the distance from Barrow Stones

Heather and Grinah Stones in the distance from Barrow Stones

Photo: Ian Windle (60)

Carrshield Moor from the hut at the head of Bridge Cleugh

Carrshield Moor from the hut at the head of Bridge Cleugh

Photo: Maurice Openshaw (5)

The Fox Memorial on Buckden Pike

The Fox Memorial on Buckden Pike

Photo: Sandy Taylor (1)

Sca Fell (left) and Scafell Pike (centre) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Sca Fell (left) and Scafell Pike (centre) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: James Brennan (7)

Bleaklow Bog!

Bleaklow Bog!

Photo: Christine Shepherd (190)

Looking over Kinder Downfall

Looking over Kinder Downfall

Photo: Stella Whittaker (11)

William Clough

William Clough

Photo: Stella Whittaker (2)

Punchbowl Inn, Askham

Punchbowl Inn, Askham

Photo: Mike Walker (127)

On Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

On Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Steve Horne (1)

Shooting lodge below Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Shooting lodge below Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: David Hayter (207)

The Money Tree on The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

The Money Tree on The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Photo: Bob Ferguson (50)

Having fun on Cat Bells (Catbells) in the pouring rain

Having fun on Cat Bells (Catbells) in the pouring rain

Photo: Paul Johnson (9)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyders)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Garn (Glyders)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (50)

Mary Jones' Chapel, Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Mary Jones' Chapel, Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Photo: Rhodri Gwilliam (1)

On Slieve Donard (Sliabh Donairt) in the snow

On Slieve Donard (Sliabh Donairt) in the snow

Photo: William Wallace (4)

Derwent Valley from Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Derwent Valley from Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Nick Snape (4)

Approaching Barrow Stones from Ridgewalk Moor

Approaching Barrow Stones from Ridgewalk Moor

Photo: Ian Windle (58)

Caerwys Animal Pound Information Plaque

Caerwys Animal Pound Information Plaque

Photo: Peter Imrie (7)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (192)

Tilgate Park, Crawley

Tilgate Park, Crawley

Photo: Jean Betts (18)

Anvil Stone at Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Anvil Stone at Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Ian Windle (61)

Broom in bloom along Tarnbrook Wyre near Abbeystead

Broom in bloom along Tarnbrook Wyre near Abbeystead

Photo: Des Ellwood (2)

On The South Downs Way - One mile from the end nr Winchester

On The South Downs Way - One mile from the end nr Winchester

Photo: Kevan Wilkinson (14)

Galleny Force

Galleny Force

Photo: Gerry Ball (44)

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)

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 Water Cut Sculpture on Lady Anne's Way, Mallerstang Valley

The Water Cut Sculpture on Lady Anne's Way, Mallerstang Valley

Photo: Robert Hall (46)

On the famous cantilever stone on the summit of Glyder Fach

On the famous cantilever stone on the summit of Glyder Fach

Photo: Mike Smart (9)

Sunset from the summit of Ingleborough

Sunset from the summit of Ingleborough

Photo: Gary Davis (1)

Langcliffe Summit Trig Point

Langcliffe Summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (666)

Pen-y-ghent summit wind shelters in a little bit of snow

Pen-y-ghent summit wind shelters in a little bit of snow

Photo: Paul Harrison (18)

Wettonmill

Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (12)

Rocking Stones at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Rocking Stones at Crow Stones Edge on Howden Moors

Photo: Jack Quick (10)

The Jubilee Monument Obelisk on the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

The Jubilee Monument Obelisk on the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (158)

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (17)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Norman Howarth (6)

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Approaching Knowe Crags, Blencathra or Saddleback

Photo: Alan Wainwright (126)

Boretree Tarn on Finsthwaite Heights

Boretree Tarn on Finsthwaite Heights

Photo: Andy Malcolm (190)

Murton Fell summit cairn

Murton Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (103)

The River Wye from  Symonds Yat Rock

The River Wye from Symonds Yat Rock

Photo: Andrew Halliwell (1)

Stream above Dyserth Waterfall (Rhaeadr Dyserth)<br>from the North Wales Path, Dyserth

Stream above Dyserth Waterfall (Rhaeadr Dyserth)
from the North Wales Path, Dyserth

Photo: Peter Ingham (9)

Hay Bluff, Black Mountain and The Offa's Dyke path from Capel-y-ffin

Hay Bluff, Black Mountain and The Offa's Dyke path from Capel-y-ffin

Photo: Martin Mackey (3)

Bla Bheinn (Blaven) from the west side of Camasunary Bay

Bla Bheinn (Blaven) from the west side of Camasunary Bay

Photo: Andy Malcolm (211)

Dumyat trig point and summit beacon

Dumyat trig point and summit beacon

Photo: Peter Schofield (4)

On the summit of Brown Willy

On the summit of Brown Willy

Photo: Patrick Fludder (1)

On the lower slopes of Ben Nevis with Meall an t-Suidhe and Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe in the background

On the lower slopes of Ben Nevis with Meall an t-Suidhe and Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe in the background

Photo: Kim Corke (1)

Thornton Moor Reservoir from the Bronte Way near Sunny Bank

Thornton Moor Reservoir from the Bronte Way near Sunny Bank

Photo: Stuart Richardson (7)

Helicopter rescue on Crib Goch

Helicopter rescue on Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (3)

Views from Newport Wetlands Reserve, Uskmouth, Newport

Views from Newport Wetlands Reserve, Uskmouth, Newport

Photo: Roy Crogan (39)

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Neuadd Reservoir from Graig Fan Du

Photo: Krzysztof Ciebien (31)

Catrake Force Waterfall at Keld

Catrake Force Waterfall at Keld

Photo: Bob Illingworth (3)

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Llan y Fan Fawr from Fan Brycheiniog

Photo: Georg Dite (6)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (9)

Rock formations on The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rock formations on The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (123)

Wild flowers in Arundel Park

Wild flowers in Arundel Park

Photo: Robert Salisbury (6)

The Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arête

The Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arête

Photo: Matt Guest (2)

The Wain Stones near Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

The Wain Stones near Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Andy Holliday (1)

Bruach na Frithe and Am Bastier beyond from Glen Brittle

Bruach na Frithe and Am Bastier beyond from Glen Brittle

Photo: Lovat Fraser (16)

Craster Tower

Craster Tower

Photo: David Wright (20)

Me jumping for joy at the great view from at Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, with Edinburgh Castle in the background

Me jumping for joy at the great view from at Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, with Edinburgh Castle in the background

Photo: Bethany Lawrie (2)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Nick Snape (5)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (10)

Looking down Glen Sligachan from the start of the pinnacle ridge at Sgurr nan Gilliean

Looking down Glen Sligachan from the start of the pinnacle ridge at Sgurr nan Gilliean

Photo: Geoff Jones (1)

Sunrise from Pendle Hill (Beacon or Big End)

Sunrise from Pendle Hill (Beacon or Big End)

Photo: Heather Walsh (3)

Loweswater from path to Darling Fell

Loweswater from path to Darling Fell

Photo: David Hayter (152)

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (right) and Green Crag (Ulpha Fell) (left) from Great Worm Crag

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (right) and Green Crag (Ulpha Fell) (left) from Great Worm Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (453)

Tottlebank Height Summit Cairn

Tottlebank Height Summit Cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (300)

The Wain Stones - 'kissing'

The Wain Stones - 'kissing'

Photo: Norman Howarth (4)

Darling Fell summit cairn

Darling Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (484)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Bleaklow Stones (Bleaklow Hill)

Photo: Ian Windle (62)


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