Black Hill and the Crowden Horseshoe

A wonderful walk into another wild and remote area of the Peak District. Black Hill is a fine mountain and this circuit enables you to see it at its finest – or wildest, if the weather is bad. The route starts at Crowden and follows the Pennine Way up the mountain before returning to Crowden along another ridge further to the east. The route is not difficult but it is high and exposed to the elements.

View from Laddow Rocks

Walk Details

  • Meet: Crowden-in-Longdendale
  • Grade: Hard
  • Length: 14.5 km/ 9 miles
  • Height Gain: 430m / 1400ft
  • Walk Time: 6 Hours

Price: £30pp

2021 Dates – TBC

Returning to Crowden happy and tired

Route

We start in Crowden and join the Pennine Way towards Laddow Rocks before taking an exhilarating path following the edge until we reach the twin rocky outcrops of The Castles. We now climb again to reach the summit of Black Hill.

The views on a clear day are wide and expansive and we can look back on our route taken via Laddow Rocks, or to the north on a clear day the Yorkshire Dales are visible.

We now leave the paved Pennine Way and return via a pleasant ridge that returns us to Crowden and our start point.


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