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    Black Hill & Westend Moss Circular Walk

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    14.3 km
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    636 m
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    The Black Hill & Westend Moss Circular Walk is a rugged and boggy walk that will take you from the Crowden Campsite across the moor to the summit of Black Hill. Although initial stretches of the trail are a bit bleak and seem to drag on, the latter portion of the route is filled with amazing views that sweep across the rugged terrain of the moor. Make sure to wear waterproof footwear and download an offline map for this one, as route finding through the boggy landscape can be a bit tricky.

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    Route Description for Black Hill & Westend Moss Circular Walk

    Walking the Black Hill & Westend Moss Circular is a fun - if rugged - adventure in the Peak District that will take you up over the moor for some spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Although the route can be attempted throughout the year, it is really more of a fairweather walk for the summer time due to the wet and boggy trail conditions that can slow travel and make navigation a challenge. Setting out from Crowden, head northeast along the trail to make the steep climb up the hillside towards Westend Moss. Here, you will need to traverse the moor to the north, eventually arriving at the summit of Black Hill. Enjoy the sweeping views across the desolate terrain of the moor before setting a course to the southwest across the boggy landscape. Follow along the Crowden Great Brook, as you descend through the valley terrain on the return leg of the journey back to Crowden.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

    Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the Black Hill & Westend Moss Circular Walk Trailhead

    To reach the car park for the Black Hill & Westend Moss Circular from Tintwistle, drive east along Church Street/A628 for 3.6mi and turn left to arrive at the car park.

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    • Backcountry Campsites

      Crowden Campsite

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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