911 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake

From the Victorian playground of Hollingworth Lake the climb to Blackstone Edge is through wooded valleys and over wild moorland. But why are the summit boulders known as Robin Hood's Bed? He would have spent a very uncomfortable night.

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LOCATION: North of Milnrow
START: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre car park, signed from B6225 pay & display, toilets
Grid ref: SD939153 Postcode: OL150AZ
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Visitor Centre cafe
EN ROUTE: Lydgate, Aiggin Stone, Dry Mere, Hollingworth Fold, Ealees Valley, Whittaker, Roman Road, Pennine Way, Broadhead Drain, Clegg Moor, Hoar Edge Rakes, Pennine Bridleway, Rakewood

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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