Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir

Rugged gritstone country and wild moors


Route outline for walk wy139:

Ryburn Reservoir  -  River Ryburn  -  Higher Wormaid  -  Grey Stone Height  -  Cat Moss  -  Rishworth Moor  -  Warm Withens Hill  -  Rishworth Drain  -  Rag Sapling Clough  -  Blackstone Edge Moor  -  Old Packhorse Road  -  Dick Slack  -  The Aiggin Stone  -  The Pennine Way  -  Blackstone Edge  -  Robin Hoods Bed  -  Sun End  -  Redmires  -  White Isles  -  Lads Grave  -  M62  -  Green Withens Reservoir  -  Green Withens Edge  -  Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor)  -  Blackwood Edge  -  Blackwood Farm  -  Hutch Brook  -  Ryburn Reservoir



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:

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0
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Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
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 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.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) at 435m (1428ft). Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) 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 & 110
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir

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Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Looking East over Ryburn Reservoir Dam

Looking East over Ryburn Reservoir Dam

Photo: Gordon Leather (20)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Hollingworth Lake from a stone hollowed out by the weather on Blackstone Edge summit

Hollingworth Lake from a stone hollowed out by the weather on Blackstone Edge summit

Photo: Gordon Leather (34)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Green Withens Reservoir from Blackstone Edge

Green Withens Reservoir from Blackstone Edge

Photo: Gordon Leather (38)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Path along the shore of Ryburn Reservoir

Path along the shore of Ryburn Reservoir

Photo: Gordon Leather (24)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Green Withens Reservoir control building

Green Withens Reservoir control building

Photo: Gordon Leather (45)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Green Withens Reservoir drainage channel

Green Withens Reservoir drainage channel

Photo: Gordon Leather (44)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) summit trig point

Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) summit trig point

Photo: Gordon Leather (48)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Water spout feeding The River Ryburn

Water spout feeding The River Ryburn

Photo: Gordon Leather (26)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Ryburn Reservoir

Ryburn Reservoir

Photo: Gordon Leather (49)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Exit channel from Green Withens Reservoir

Exit channel from Green Withens Reservoir

Photo: Gordon Leather (47)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - The Pennine Way footbridge across the M62

The Pennine Way footbridge across the M62

Photo: Gordon Leather (40)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Path through woodland beside Ryburn Reservoir

Path through woodland beside Ryburn Reservoir

Photo: Gordon Leather (23)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Approaching Lads Grave and The M62 via The Pennine Way across Slippery Moss

Approaching Lads Grave and The M62 via The Pennine Way across Slippery Moss

Photo: Gordon Leather (39)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - The M62 from The Pennine Way footbridge

The M62 from The Pennine Way footbridge

Photo: Gordon Leather (41)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - The clitter on Blackstone Edge summit

The clitter on Blackstone Edge summit

Photo: Gordon Leather (35)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Green Withens Reservoir

Green Withens Reservoir

Photo: Gordon Leather (46)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Cairn marking The Aiggin Stone and The Pennine Way, Blackstone Edge Moor

Cairn marking The Aiggin Stone and The Pennine Way, Blackstone Edge Moor

Photo: Gordon Leather (32)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - The Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge Moor

The Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge Moor

Photo: Gordon Leather (31)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Ryburn Reservoir shore path

Ryburn Reservoir shore path

Photo: Gordon Leather (50)

Walk wy139 Blackstone Edge and Dog Hill (Rishworth Moor) from Ryburn Reservoir - Ryburn Reservoir

Ryburn Reservoir

Photo: Gordon Leather (19)


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