Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough

Fine views followed by a canal side stroll


Route outline for walk gm115:

Littleborough  -  Rochdale Way  -  Ealees Road  -  Ealees Brook  -  Brearley  -  Whittaker Colf Club  -  Lydgate  -  Blackstone Edge Pasture  -  Aiggin Stone  -  The Pennine Way  -  Blackstone Edge Moor  -  Blackstone Edge Reservoir  -  Chelburn Moor  -  Utley Edge  -  Light Hazzles Reservoir  -  Warland Reservoir  -  Warland  -  Rochdale Canal  -  Summit  -  Timbercliffe  -  Claderbrook  -  Littleborough



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.

Part of this walk also follows a section of The Rochdale Way, a 72km (45 miles) circular footpath starting and finishing in Hollingworth Lake in Greater Manchester, England. The Rochdale Way is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Rochdale Way.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL21
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 103 & 109
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough

In no particular order . . .

Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - Blackstone Edge summit trig point

Blackstone Edge summit trig point

Photo: Bob Collier (2)

Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - 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 gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - The Aiggin Stone

The Aiggin Stone

Photo: Christine Shepherd (785)

Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - Blackstone Edge Summit Trig Point

Blackstone Edge Summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (788)

Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - 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 gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - The Aiggin Stone

The Aiggin Stone

Photo: Christine Shepherd (786)

Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - 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 gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - Autumn on the Rochdale Canal

Autumn on the Rochdale Canal

Photo: Christine Shepherd (679)

Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough - My son Ben Collier (12) on top of Blackstone Edge

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

Photo: Bob Collier (1)


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