Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake

Fine views - though can be windy(!)


Route outline for walk gm102:

Hollingworth Lake Car Park  -  Ealees Brook  -  Brearley  -  Whittaker Golf Club  -  Lydgate  -  Blackstone Edge Pasture  -  The Pennine Way  -  Aiggin Stone  -  Blackstone Edge  -  Robin Hood Bed  -  Broad Head Drain  -  Hoar Edge  -  Clegg Moor  -  Dry Moor  -  Benny Hill  -  Syke Nab  -  Hollingworth Lake.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Aiggin Stone is a gritstone pillar standing at nearly 4 feet high carved with an incised cross & the letters I and T.The plaque claims the Aiggin Stone is a Medieval waymarker that is some 600 years old. It also marked the boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Blackstone Edge at 472m (1549ft). Blackstone Edge is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Blackstone Edge 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 OL21
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 109
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake

In no particular order . . .

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - On Blackstone Edge near Rochdale on Easter Saturday 2013

On Blackstone Edge near Rochdale on Easter Saturday 2013

Photo: Geraldine Boocock (1)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - Blackstone Edge Summit Trig Point

Blackstone Edge Summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (788)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - The Aiggin Stone

The Aiggin Stone

Photo: Christine Shepherd (786)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

Photo: Bob Collier (3)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - The Aiggin Stone on Blackstone Edge

The Aiggin Stone on Blackstone Edge

Photo: Sue Sutcliffe (1)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - The Aiggin Stone plaque and cairn on Blackstone Edge

The Aiggin Stone plaque and cairn on Blackstone Edge

Photo: Sue Sutcliffe (2)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - The Jubilee Walkers on top of Blackstone Edge above Littleborough

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Blackstone Edge above Littleborough

Photo: David Morecroft (13)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - Blackstone Edge summit trig point

Blackstone Edge summit trig point

Photo: Bob Collier (2)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

Photo: Bob Collier (1)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake from the summit of Blackstone Edge

Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake from the summit of Blackstone Edge

Photo: Christine Shepherd (787)

Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake - The Aiggin Stone

The Aiggin Stone

Photo: Christine Shepherd (785)


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