South Pennines Moorlands - Blackstone Edge trig. point
CREDIT: Roger Styles


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Event info


A day on a dramatic but easily accessible stretch of the Pennine Way on the moors between Littleborough, Lancashire, and Ripponden, West Yorkshire. There are two easy circular walks, either side of a pub lunch. These will take in a number of natural features (large stones, heather moorland) and man-made structures (paved trackways, reservoirs, water courses, distant wind turbines).

We will meet at the Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre between 09.30 and 10.00 for a coffee and to plan the day.

Please note that there are no bad-weather-friendly locations nearby. If poor weather is forecast, the organiser will contact participants one or two days prior to the event to reschedule.

Maximum participants : 6

Meals : We will meet at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre for a coffee.
Lunch can be either at a local pub on the route, or you are very welcome
to bring a packed lunch. Clothing and equipment : Waterproof jacket (and trousers if available),
warm clothing (hat, scarf and gloves may be needed), walking boots essential.
It might also be sunny, so sun hats and sun cream may be needed. It is usually windy. Challenges and accessibility : The two circular walks are each between
1 and 2 miles on footpaths or reasonably even moorland ground which may be
somewhat wet and/or muddy in places.  Both circuits have a point close to half way
where someone could easily turnaround and retrace their steps without getting lost if they wished. Toilet facilities : Toilets are available at the Hollingworth Lake Visitor
Centre and at the lunchtime pub.  Otherwise behind one of the many convenient
rocks! Other costs : Parking charges apply at the Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre from
8am to 6pm at £1 for up to 2 hours and £2 for up to 4 hours (these are 2019 prices).
NB after coffee we will transfer to a free car park from which to start the walk

Event Organiser

Roger Styles


Cancellation policy
Cancellation by You 
If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader know with as much notice as possible.  If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you. If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else.

You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us 
Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather, however, this is not always possible and occasionally an event may be cancelled for this or other reason beyond RPS’s control.

If this occurs we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund.

Please note we are not be able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.

Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre

Rakewood Road


OL15 0AQ