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Niall's Big Bleaklow Birthday Bash

Public Transport based walk with Niall MacLennan.

11.5 mi


A circular walk up to Bleaklow Head taking the bridle way from Old Glossop before ascending to the Pennine Way.  After a stop at Beaklow Head/Bleaklow Hill we will retrace part of the path we took up to descend via Dog Rock back to Old Glossop.  Provided the weather is with us the views from the top and on the descent are stunning.  Even on a good day the land around Bleaklow is boggy and wet underfoot.  Boots are essential, gaiters are recommended.  On the way back to the train station we pass about 4 different pubs so I'll leave it to the experts to make a recommendation for those that wish to get a refreshment after the walk. 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak day return £4.10

09:48: Train departs for the walk start at Glossop Station.

10:30: Walk starts at Glossop Station.

Return from Glossop Station. At 08 and 38 past the hour until 20:38

Waypoints: The Queens Arms, Shire Hill, Sheep Fold, Pennine Way, Hern Stones, Bleaklow Head, Dog Rock.


Those that wish to join by car please remember there is no parking facilities at Glossop station.  Parking is allowed but limited on Shepley Street where the walk leaves Old Glossop for the surrounding hills but be aware that it is an industrial area requiring access to the plants.  There are no toilet facillities at Glossop station, please use the train.

10-8-2013 09:30 10-8-2013 20:00:00 Europe/London Niall's Big Bleaklow Birthday Bash Glossop Station MAD Walkers
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