A stunning walk of about 8 miles which is strenuous for 6½ miles.
We make our way up to Bleaklow via one of my favourite routes in the glorious Peak District, Black Clough. This classic Peak District scramble takes you straight from a woodland gully, lifting you onto the peaty plateau. The scramble itself can be greasy requiring skill and some confidence though most hand and footholds are secure. We will be following a series of stepped waterfalls over chunky cracked rocks from one secluded pool to the next with the gurgling brandy-coloured burn keeping us company all the way. Near the top the clough expands and we will emerge from a steep-sided ravine onto high moorland. We will make our way to the pike at the top of Bleaklow then follow the Pennine way back down the hill.
Please note that if we have bad weather an alternative low level route will be planned for safety reasons.