Bleaklow Hare Hunt
Sun 25th Nov, 2018
Mark Garrod / TBD
Will we see any hares? Will they be white yet, against a snow-less landscape, or still dark, standing out in the snow? No idea! Last time I was up on top of Bleaklow in winter and in the clag, I saw an owl, so you never know what may turn up.
To find out best join us, starting at 9.30am from Old Glossop (grid ref 046947) parking near the road end under Shire Hill. I reserve the right to amend the route at any time (esp. after I lose it), but a rough idea is head up and over Cock Hill, down onto the Pennine Way on Clough Edge, then head up to the top of Bleaklow via Wildboar Grain. Follow the PW to Hern Clough, then its “off-piste” swinging back to Higher Shelf Stones. Back to Hern Stones or thereabouts (esp if the cloud is down), turn left-ish, and pick up the north edge of Yellowslacks Brook. That leads us very nicely all the way down the edge back to the cars / bicycles / whatever. I reckon it is around 10 miles, but tough going at times.
Not sure if there are any cafes open in winter in Glossop, or whether we will be back in time, but if yes to both, that would be a good way to finish.
Ideally let me know if you plan to come along, but if you don’t want to commit, just meet on the day.
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