Saturday 17th April 2010
After the recent dry spell of weather and with a good day forecast it seemed like the ideal time for a trip that involved crossing the moors and groughs on Bleaklow. The start, via Yellowslacks and Dowstone Clough, was new to me but I would certainly recommend it. I can't say that I noticed the lack of planes in the sky, but there again if they are there I enjoy watching them, especially if they are low flying jets, as they bring back great memories of my days living on RAF bases.
Start: Old Glossop (SK 0456 9482)
Distance: 8.5 miles Ascent: 520 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 15 minutes
Terrain: Generally good paths but there is a section that involves crossing open and pathless moorland.
Weather: Warm and hazy.
Pub visited: Wye Bridge Inn, Buxton Ale Drunk: Jennings Brewery, Stickle Pike
The view across to Lower Shelf Stones from the ascent of Yellowslacks.
Looking back to Yellowslacks from the path to Dowstone Clough.
There appears to have been a recent landslip in Dowstone Clough.
In sheltered spots the snow is still
clinging on. This patch
Looking up Yellowslacks Brook.
Higher Shelf Stones trig point. The group
Lower Shelf Stones from Higher Shelf Stones.
The wreckage from 'Overexposed'.
The memorial plaque to the crew.
Wain Stones. Taken into the sun to avoid
photographing the large
Following the Pennine Way to Wildboar Grain.
The delightful Wildboar Grain.
Looking back down on Wildboar Grain and Joseph Patch.
Looking down Torside Clough, which is the route the Pennine Way takes.
Our route was across this moorland which
appears to be nameless on the map.
Following the wooden bridges across the
moor and bogs eventually brings you to the
Cock Hill's trig point. Typically, now
that the walk is nearly over, the haze
Cock Hill from the start of the path back to Old Glossop.
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