Sunday, 16 November 2014

Blackstone Edge

Location: Greater Manchester/West Yorkshire, near Littleborough.
Height: 472 metres (1,549 ft)
Summit Type: Boulder Strewn/Flat
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point
Range: Pennines
Blackstone Edge is easy to spot from most high points in the Calderdale area. It is easily walked from near by Littleborough, but is also walked as part of the Pennine Way national trail. The summit has a Trig Point that has been built onto a rocky outcrop meaning there is a slight bit of boulder hopping to reach it. From the summit the views are excellent, Blackstone Edge is on the very western edge of the Pennines, so the views are exceptional. Looking in a westerly direction Winter Hill near Bolton is easily visible, south west you're looking towards Manchester and beyond towards the North Wales coast, and far as Snowdonia. And looking south you can follow the western fringes of the Pennines as far as Bleaklow, Kinder Scout, Axe Edge Moor and Shining Tor. To the north the Stoodley Pike monument is easily visible and beyond that the distinct outline of Pendle Hill. To the east you're looking towards Great Withins reservoir and Rishworth Moor (Dog Hill) beyond with the M62 motorway snaking its way through the moors.

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