Join the UProjects leaders on this 24 mile classic Peak District Challenge walk
This challenging walk is developed in partnership and supported by Oldham Council`s Environmental Service and is featured in the Fit For Oldham project
Cost £25 (including transport to and from Oldham and vehicle support on route)Limited places.
A fantastic opportunity to take on this bleak high moorland traverse over Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder Scout, with a total ascent of 4,500ft and with only three road crossings.
Starting from the lovely mill village of Marsden our route will take us up the Wessenden valley, past a chain of four reservoirs and onward over the A635 at Wessenden Head following the now flagged Pennine Way to the summit of Black Hill at 1908ft
Onward our route will take us along the Pennine Way and a descent down to the Crowdon area, vehicle support here and a great place to stop for a short break and refreshment, Bleaklow now looms in the distance and looks most menacing over Longdendale
Its a short way to the Woodhead Dam where we will join the Longdendale Trail briefly before starting our ascent of Bleaklow over rough ground. Good navigation will be required up to the summit of Bleaklow Head at 2077ft
Descending once again down to the A57 Snake Pass road. Vehicle support here.
Our route will continue on a good flagged path over Mill Hill before rising to the Wonderful Kinder Downfall area.
There are many route choices over Kinder Scout, ours will be via Grindslow Knoll, finer summits than this are few and far between in Peakland and with Edale nestling in its green vale in the evening sun some 1200ft below, it's touching finale to the walk.
This will be a strenuous days walk and a great challenge, tough under foot and, as always in the Peak District, with the possibility of cold, wet and windy weather, experience and good preparation are well advised.
All further information will be sent before the walk date.