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Bleaklow & Cock Hill

A bitterly cold day from the outset, getting colder as the day progressed. Took the lovely path up Doctor's Gate and had some sun once we climbed out of the valley, but that left us after Bleaklow. Recorded 40mph and -18C wind chill on Higher Shelf Stones. Snowed as we crossed to Cock Hill - horizontally and the duck boards across Harrop Moor were a killer, with Matt taking a big fall. The peat on Harrop Moor wasn't frozen and we both went knee deep in places. The new boots are excellent though and my feet were dry at the end. Great day out with great company.

Walk Details

Date: 2014-02-01

Start: Old Glossop    Finish: Old Glossop

Distance: 10.1 mls, 16.25 km

Height Gain: 1900 ft, 579.1 m

Start Time: 08:20    End Time: 14:00

Duration: 05:40

Ave Speed: 1.8 mph

Region: Peak District

Route Description: Old Glossop, Doctor's Gate, Crooked Clough, Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow Head, Wildboar Grain, Harrop Moss, Cock Hill, Charles Lane, Old Glossop

Parking Grid Ref: SK 04563 94825

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Walking with: Matthew King

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Hills on this Walk

2808 - Bleaklow Head (2077 ft)

2809 - Higher Shelf Stones (2040 ft)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP2310 - Cock Hill (Good condition)

TP3826 - Higher Shelfstones (Good condition)

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Previous Walk

Walk Name: Kinder via Gate Side Clough

Date: 2014-01-11
Distance: 6.4 mls, 10.30 km
Height Gain: 1600 ft, 487.7 m

Next Walk

Walk Name: Kinder via Three Knolls

Date: 2014-02-16
Distance: 8.9 mls, 14.32 km
Height Gain: 1900 ft, 579.1 m