Sunday, 2nd July 2017

Walk: Cock Hill, Bleaklow Head, Higher Shelf Stones, Mill Hill & Harry Hut
Start Point: Shepley Street Grid Reference: SK 045 948
Distance: 15 mls Ascent: 2,372 ft
Time: 6.75 hours
Weather: Sunny with dry spells

This was a fantastic walk enjoyed by three in parts of the Peak District we had not visited before. We made good use of the Pennine Way so that we were able to cover quite a large area and visit a number of interesting points as the photographs show. The weather was perfect for walking so there were great views to be had all day of this lovely area.

Following the track up to Cock Hill

Cock Hill in the distance

Cock Hill Summit

We join the Pennine Way looking back down to Torside Reservoir

We follow the Pennine Way east up Torside Clough

Looking back down Torside Clough

This makes a fine spot for elevenses

The summit of Bleaklow Head

We set off for Hern Stones

Boys in blue!

We then cross the sad remains of a Super Fortress aircraft
which crashed in 1948 killing all the crew of 14

More wreckage

and more

and more

Summit of Higher Shelf Stones

The trig point at Higher Shelf Stones

Discussing all the engravings

Looking back to Higher Shelf Stones from Snake Pass

We set off for our next summit, Mill Hill, which can be seen in the distance

Getting closer

Mill Hill summit with Kinder Scout behind

The summit of Harry Hut

Harry Hut with Kinder Scout in the distance

Heading down Worm Stones

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