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Bleaklow Head

Bleaklow Head

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Recommended by 59 out of 60 hikers

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  • Dan Hobson

    This rugged moorland plateau affords a real sense of solitude and breathtaking panoramic views. Bleaklow Head, standing at 2,077 feet (633 meters) high, is one of three summits on this plateau and is marked by a huge cairn. You experience excellent views over the peat-bog and gritstone landscape here.

    • May 20, 2019

  • Anton

    Breezy at the top,hold on to your hat

    • September 25, 2020

  • Anton

    You’ll need your boots if we’ve had substantial rain on the peat moors

    • September 25, 2020

  • Trail Magazine

    Atmospheric Peak District highlight. Testing navigation. Air wrecks here.

    • December 3, 2019

  • David

    Dan has given a great info spread on Bleaklow Head. Suffice to say that this place is also a UK designated Nuttall along with nearby Higher Shelf Stones and Kinder Scout. Bleaklow Head is aptly named however as it is impressively bleak up there. However a decent hike and easily accessible from Snake Pass.

    • May 30, 2021

  • Anton

    The trail is great for a family bike ride

    • September 25, 2020

  • Mark Gannon

    Park up at the summit of Snake Pass and then follow the Pennine Way to the Trig Point. Weather is pretty changeable but if you are lucky you can get good views to Manchester and Sheffield on the way up.Take in the crash site for the B29 Superfortress ‘Overexposed’ whilst you there. It’s a very solemn and eerie place. Debris is strewn over quite a large area. Unfortunately 13 US Airmen lost their lives. It’s very wet and boggy so make sure your boots are waterproofed and would suggest bringing some waterproof over trousers too!

    • July 4, 2020

  • David

    A duplicate highlight of the same name. Amendment to merge request submitted to Kamoot.

    • May 30, 2021

  • Martin Lewis (The Hillwalker)⛰️🏔️🧗🥾🚴

    Beware. it can be very bleak up here.

    • January 30, 2020

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Location: Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

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