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    Bleaklow Head via Pennine Way

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    11.7 km
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    283 m
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    Bleaklow Head via Pennine Way

    Bleaklow Head via the Pennine Way is a rugged walking route near Glossop that traverses the moor to traverse the summit of Bleaklow Head. While out on the trail, you will have some spectacular views of the surrounding Peak District terrain, particularly from the summit. Weather in the area can sometimes be an issue, creating poor visibility conditions that make the route difficult to navigate. Come prepared with any and all gear that you might need for the intermediate length walk.

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    Route Description for Bleaklow Head via Pennine Way

    Although the route is a bit rugged, the walk to Bleaklow Head via the Pennine Way is a fun adventure that will produce some amazing views over the desolate terrain of the moor and the rest of the scenic Peak District further afield. Setting out from the trailhead, the route heads to the west, before turning north on a route that cuts across the moor. The terrain here can be very boggy, so stick to the path if you want to keep your feet remotely dry. After travelling past the High Shelf Stones on your left, you will eventually make the short ascent of Bleaklow Head. Enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding terrain as you continue past the hill for a stretch before retracing your steps along the same route to return to the car park.

    Getting to the Bleaklow Head via Pennine Way Trailhead

    To reach the Bleaklow Head via Pennine Way trailhead from Glossop, drive east on High Street E/A57 for 7.1 km, and you will find a layby on the left next to the trailhead.

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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