677 Bleaklow from Torside

Today we're going to see "The Kiss". No, not a blockbuster movie, but two of the most famous rocks on Bleaklow. The approach is beside the dramatic ravine of Torside Clough, with a return along an airy path frequented by walkers on the Pennine Way.

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LOCATION: Longdendale 14 miles east of Manchester
START: B6105, Torside Information Centre, toilets
Grid ref: SK068983 Postcode: SK131JF
DISTANCE: 8 (or 5) miles
GRADE: Moderate, but you need a head for heights on the descent.
TIME: 5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
NOTE: Bleaklow is wild and remote, only attempt the longer walk in fine weather and take map and compass.
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Wain Stones, Trans Pennine Trail

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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