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Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake
Introduction to Walk 3380

Photo from the walk - Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake

Region - South Pennines

County/Area - Greater Manchester

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Time - 4 hours 30 minutes

Grade - moderate

This South Pennine walk, despite the industrial development in the valleys, still offers a taste of wilderness. From the summits of the hills you are reminded of the many towns and cities that flank the Pennine hills, yet often you can enjoy the view in total silence uninterrupted by other people. This walk starts from the shores of a lake that was once very popular with the inhabitants of the local mill towns and climbs gently onto the Pennine Ridge traversing Blackstone Edge with its superb views. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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