04/08 – Blackstone Edge via Dog Hill

Warning, emergency walk! With the weekends getting busier as the blistering summer draws in, an emergency walk has been requested. I was going to go big and suggest a walk up Bleaklow or Kinder Scout but the weather forecast is looking mixed, so chose somewhere with options. Please let us know if you’re joining us because I might adjust the walk route and start time depending on the weather.

Plan A is to start in the free car park just before The White House pub on Halifax road. We’ll head off piste via the quarries onto the Old Packhorse Road. Having taken a sharp right next to the lavada, we’ll follow the edge until we see the summit of Dog Hill and make a beeline for it. [NEXT BIT WILL BE MADE UP ON THE DAY]. Our arrival at Green Withens Reservoir should coincide with the timing of lunch, so we’ll whip out our quesadillas and poppadoms to enjoy a feast. We’ll follow the reservoir road, I’ll point out the farm in the middle of the motorway and we’ll arrive at the highlight of the walk, THE M62 (possibly my favourite motorway bridge). The path then slowly ascends up to the summit of Blackstone Edge which the experts describe as nice and rocky, if we’re lucky we’ll see a paraglider or two. Finally we’ll return back to the car park where there will be a discussion about going into the pub which us an unusual ordering system.

Walk Date
4 Aug 2019
Calendar File
8 miles
302 metres
OS Maps

The Plan

- 11:00 : Meet
- 11:15 : Start Walk
- 12:30 : Dog Hill
- 13:00 - 13:15 : Lunch
- 14:15 : Blackstone Edge
- 15:00 : Finish Walk

The Kit

- Clothes suitable for the conditions
- Walking boots
- Rucksack (to carry stuff)
- Lunch/Snack

- A good attitude