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Name:Blea Moor
Hill number:3623
Height:535m / 1755ft
Parent (Ma):2779  Whernside
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Lune
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 77265 82585
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:112m
Col:423m  SD765837  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL2W
Observations:ground by thick fence post 110m NE at SD 77327 82669 is as high
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 178 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Out and back from Ribblehead via the air shaftsMountainTerrier28/04/2019
From the north using Bleamoor Tunnel path returning by Dales Way. The forest track at Mossy Bottom is private no access allowed.BLACKHILL12/01/2019
From the toad cop below Wold Fell. Down the road to South leading Bridleway. Used this to first gate then followed fence lines all way to near summit trig. 33 years since I had passed nearby of the FP above railway line. After a dry spell this way in was ok however returned by following good line to ventilation shaft and then forest track to road. 1 km stroll back to car. The forest route a lot easier than the moorland plod. With Jenx and Bryhernordicstar06/01/2019
Circular route from high point on road via tussocky bog to the top then easier back via forest and road.jenx06/01/2019
Up from road summit back down RoW, past Blea Moor Tunnel entrance. Denied permission to cycle down the Private track as in use by cretins out shooting in all directions. Trig and fence bagged.Eddie05/09/2018
Ribblehead - Blea Moor - Snaizeholme Fell - Dodd Fell Hill - Drumaldrace - Hardraw.Mark Jackson31/07/2018
Reached during the Fellsmandanielmudd198228/04/2018
Blea Moor from GR: SD 78145 83992ronaldo33310/03/2018
From SD 7813 8399; forestry track then open moorland.jonglew07/03/2018
Parked at entrance to forest track and followed this to where it met the ROW. Thereafter followed ROW and then along boundary fence almost to Trig Point.Fisky Boy18/09/2017
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke18/09/2017
Solo. After Wernside when I had time to kill.. Tunnel spoil heaps added a new take on the usual scars of moorland industry.Aimless Rambler17/09/2017
Approach from Grt Knoutberry Hill. Views good although all of Yorks 3Peaks in cloud.ger12/06/2017
With K. Resident at bridge end cottage very aggressive. Recommend trespass along forestry track rather than trying to use right of way.Ashley11/06/2017
Parked in wide entrance to forest track at 781840 - Along track for 1km to padlocked barrier - From just before barrier a good path heads up past the air shaft to fence & stile - Over stile & then up ATV track alongside fence to summit trig point. (S)gerrybowes03/06/2017
Parked at 781840 at the edge of the forest. Followed the forest track to a gate and on the left there is a distinct path which goes beyond the the air shaft before you turn left to the summit. Solo taking 1 hour and a half.bolton24/05/2017
Along private road through forest between Newby Head and Dentdale viaduct then up by path to air shaft then on to ridge fence and trig point/summit. Excellent views, Ingleborough and its limestone base showing the fascination of the Craven area. Followed the fp all the way down to Dentdale viaduct- a nice route, just 10 min up road back to start. Enjoyaable on a sunny day in very dry conditions.pwheeler11/05/2017
A pleasant summit, but the route from the track at Newby Head is boggy with tussocks.JohnW29/09/2016
With Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave28/07/2016
From Ribblehead up path from Winterscales to Whernside trig then onto Blea Moor.mart079708/06/2016
Out and back from Ribbleheadrhalstead02/05/2016
Walked from Ribblehead then on to Whernside afterwardsphilhythe24/06/2015
Ingleton-Whernside-Blea Moor-Ingleborough-Ingleton.campagvelocet07/04/2015
From Ribblehead with Jody, made our own path up to crag of Blea Moor before descending to take the main footpath up Whernside. Perfect clear conditions for the walk, with fog in the valleys to the south which reached us by sunset - made for an interesting drive home!the_adam06/04/2015
Along private road through forest then up by path to air shaft then on to ridge fence and trig point in heavy winds but drying conditions.SS25/10/2014
A nice afternoon stroll, started from the northern side close to spot heigh 422. There is room to park a couple of cars.thenomad24/09/2014
From Ribblehead. Descended into Dentdale.alistairpooler22/02/2014
Parked on the side of the B6255 (SD 76737 79413). There's plenty of parking. Then thrashed north from there through bogs and tussock grass to ruined hut at SD 770 809, picking up an ATV track running parallel to a new fence. On reaching summit area trekked west to the trig point. Descended more easily west to track above railway tunnel and thence down Little Dale to Ribblehead.Man of Kernow110/11/2013
First of round of three Deweys north of Ribblehead with Smudge.chriswatson30/08/2013
Trig column obscures the walking sticks of absent minded baggers!Smudge30/08/2013
Circular walk from Ribblehead.Superb viewpoint.With Peter.catman06/07/2013
Train from Ribblehead to Garsdale, then walked back via Great Knoutberry Hill, Wold Fell and Blea Moor. Hazy sunshine. Some snow patches.PaulH05/03/2013
Start Dent Head Viaduct. Done with Great knoutberry Hill, Wold Fell and Redshaw Moss. 20.5kmCraig6711/01/2013
On walk between Ribblehead and Dent stationsNormski27/09/2012
Off at 11.00 in full rain gear. Low cloud. Persistent rain. Trudge along stony path to follow a fence over wet moor with detours to avoid swamps. Eventually to the column 5228 at 11.50. Other points could be higher.arranc27/06/2012
Caught train from Dent to Ribblehead and walked back, just over 8 miles.SteveSmith16/05/2012
From Ribblehead, followed the classic 3 peaks path up to the tunnel, then followed the tunnel line to the summit. Fantastic vantage point to view the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire in 1 stunning vista.hillhiker06/05/2012
FellsmanDinoF28/04/2012
Galltywenallt03/03/2012
Ribblehead Blea Moor Tunnel tramway Blea Moor Crag head of Little Dale Rough Gill Whernside Bruntscar Gunnerfleet Farm RibbleheadAndy Hirst20/12/2011
With Andy and Alf from Ribbleheadmick01/12/2011
With Anna from Ribblehead. had to compete with hundreds of three Peaks walkers as far as Blea Moor tunnel.citygent04/06/2011
Parking by bridleway to NE off the road.destaylor15/05/2011
Walked from Ribblehead on a very misty day which was a shame really as the views would have been lovely if clear.Ramblingbadgers12/02/2011
With Jo, linear walk from Ribblehead Station: footpaths to Crag of Blea Moor, over walls and moor to Black Rake Road, continuing over Arten Gill Moss onto Great Knoutberry Hill, then descending to Dent Station. Weather; generally overcast with sunny intervals, warm, good visibility.amblerbob03/09/2010
1dads02/06/2010
During Fellsman Hikedrunkeneuphoria08/05/2010
Start~ Dent station, done on a traverse of Gt.Knoutbury Hill, Wold Fell and Blea Moor, ending at Ribblehead station. 9m. With D.R.steve hudson22/05/2009
From Dales Way on Dent Road then follow fence line to summit plateau staying on east of fence. Snow on ground and misty at times.Dugswell208/01/2009
New Year's ascent in very frosty conditions, from parking spot to NW at end of forest track. Track followed till it veered off, then direct line to hill. Trigpoint. Fine views towards Ingleborough.Aye Jimmy01/01/2009