Walk d172 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from Old Glossop

Good compass skills essential in thick weather


Route outline for walk d172:

Old Glossop  -  Yellow Slacks  -  Dog Rock  -  The Wain Stones (or Kissing Stones)  -  Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill)  -  Higher Shelf Stones  -  The Pennine Way  -  Doctor's Gate Path  -  A57 Snake Pass  -  Old Glossop.



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, 271st 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 d172 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from Old Glossop

In no particular order . . .

Higher Shelf Stones summit trig point

Higher Shelf Stones summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (188)

The view from the summit of Higher Shelf Stones

The view from the summit of Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Christine Shepherd (186)

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 - 'kissing'

The Wain Stones - 'kissing'

Photo: Norman Howarth (4)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (9)

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (192)

Higher Shelf Stones

Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (8)

On Bleaklow Hill

On Bleaklow Hill

Photo: Steve Horne (12)

Glossop from Higher Shelf Stones

Glossop from Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (7)

19th Centuary Grafitti on Higher Shelf Stones

19th Centuary Grafitti on Higher Shelf Stones

Photo: Norman Howarth (10)


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