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Name:Blackstone Edge
Hill number:5319
Height:474m / 1555ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
Alternative top: (Hail Storm Hill (boundary))
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Rochdale (UA)
Catchment:Aire, Mersey
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Liverpool Bay, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:SD 97334 16266
Summit feature:large boulder with OS benchmark 160m SE of trig point
Col:372m  SD983147  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) OL21S
Observations:top of boulder is c0.4m higher than the rock tor at SD 97205 16359 known as Robin Hood's Bed
Survey:Abney level
Survey of Blackstone Edge (Final).doc
Comments:Col height marked by name plate on motorway. County Top twinned with hill 5533
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Rochdale current county/UA top (joint)

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With SDT,JRT & ADT jnr. From the potholed car park by Windy Hill transmitters. Over M62 and passed Green Withins Reservoir to Rishworth Moor (Dog Hill trig pt). Followed by Blackstone Edge. Back to car park. Then Way Stone Edge (via White Hill trig pt).ADT10/11/2018
11k run up Way Stone Edge and Blackstone Edge with Mart,Pete and the dogs. Superb views and great trip out. Liked running over the M62!John Eley10/11/2018
Started from The White House pub. Only a short walk as the wind was a steady 20mph and gusting beyond.Myles7323/10/2018
Marsden Racers 2018 Challengetsar.nathan08/09/2018
Large rough parking area alongside A672 at 983142 - Along Pennine Way & as soon as trig point came into view headed NE for about 80yd to the large summit boulder with OS benchmark at N. end. (S)gerrybowes21/08/2018
Visited while visiting the trigNozzer19/07/2018
From J22. Blackstone Edge followed by Rishworth Moor. Back via Green Withens Res. 2 hours 20 mins round trip.Longwojo17/07/2018
PW on LEJOGKatbus 2711/05/2018
With Rishworth Moor from S.jimbloomer21/02/2018
From The White Horse CP on A58. Cloud down, wet, windy. Very bleak. Arrow on the summit boulder is unlikely to be a benchmark as no datum seen, not the usual OS style, and none shown on any old maps. Possible it's the old trig show on old maps at the hill summit.jonglew23/01/2018
Walking Pennine Way southbound from A58 .Haygalzer19/08/2017
From CP on the A672 just off the M62 J22. Burger van may be available. Straight forward up and back via the Penine Way. Surprisingly windy today.Newton Maximus15/06/2017
With Alf NOBO on PWmick23/05/2017
On Pennine Waynickywood109/04/2017
Encountered this summit during The Calderdale Hike - a 38 mile tour of the South Pennines...Phreerunner01/04/2017
Calderdale Hikemickdavidson01/04/2017
Tne Sine Challenger 2017Yanndroid14/01/2017
From south via Pennine Way.Wheelsy22/12/2016
2nd hill of 5 today on a tough and tiring route from Marsden to Slaithwaite on a long loop taking in Way Stone Edge and then a traverse across the snowy moor to the Pennine Way and then branching off to explore the edges where I scrambled up the boulders but then walked across to the true summit, that sports a few stones on top. I then went back towards the Trig and climbed Robin Hood's Bed (by jumping onto it from another boulder)Getting back was not so easy as the angle for jumping off was slippery but eventually positioned myself and made the leap with no issues. Visited Trig and then continued on Pennine Way but branched off to follow (very loosely due to deep snow) the Old Packhorse Trail, next destination: Dog Hill.Dazingdale20/11/2016
Circular walk from White House car park to M62 and round.berksbantam19/10/2016
With my daughter and the dog, as others from car park on A672, along Pennine Way over M62 to trig point then to boulder and highest point, had trouble finding bench mark, (arrow), after going on all heighest ones, as got off saw it on front left top surface as approched from trig point, on highest of boulders to the right SE from trig point.Walkingthedog07/08/2016
Blackstone Edge from M62ronaldo33325/07/2016
13.1 mile walk from White House pub, walked along road and turned onto path along side old water channel, then took another footpath left which eventually climbed onto Dog Hill, walked south along trails to next old water channel and followed it Green Withens reservoir, then along path to join Pennine way towards Windy Hill mast, then along to White Hill trig and across rough and boggy moors to Way Stone Edge hopefully covering the summit, then back along M62 bridge and followed way across Blackstone Edge (previously walked in 2005) and back to pub. Hot, clear and sunny, got badly sunburnt.DanTrig18/07/2016
Crossed this on the Pennine Way. South Pennines walk #6hcjohn19/05/2016
With K. From carpark near motorway junction. Lots of miserable kids with huge packs trudging through the rain (cadets?). Great to be back on the hills again.Ashley01/05/2016
Stopped briefly here during the Calderdale HikePhreerunner09/04/2016
From parking area jnc22 of M62, along PW to trig. Then over to rock summit.mart079725/03/2016
3/6 Third of another great day in peak district (Newcombe drive/Heaton park/Blackstone Edge/Wimberry Moss/Hoarstone Edge/Dead end Edge)Fergalh20/03/2016
Met some guy called Fergal, that spoke to me about hill baggingbluewater20/03/2016
Pennine Way Standedge to Hebden Bridge.peter4lc27/02/2016
With Alfie. Rook Stones Hill (416m). Pleasant walk along paved section of Pennine Way. Trig arrow on summit rock. Managed to touch the top of Robin Hood's Bed.Dangerous Dave04/02/2016
Parked at the parking area on the A672, at the 417m spot height. Followed the Pennine Way to the summit, on to Rishworth Moor afterwards. With JT.Sprog23/01/2016
Spine Race 2016 - Pennine WayRichCranswick09/01/2016
Summited as part of Spine Racedc9608/01/2016
With Cabe from the White House. Easy walk and a nice edge.simon and co19/09/2015
With dadCubags19/09/2015
Parked on the public car park on the A58 on the west side of the pub. Pennine way path to the summit - a large boulder. Solo.bolton18/09/2015
we actually started the walk from an unusual place on the A 640 on Denshaw Moor. We followed the Pennine way over White Hill and then down to the roaring river, otherwise know as the M62 ! We stood on every knook and cranny, and lump and bump, and rock and stone, and patch of grass until we were satisfied that the hill had received an ascent.thenomad11/08/2015
On an evening walk over Rishworth Moor and Blackstone Edge. Visited the summit boulder with the OS benchmark symbol.alistairpooler27/06/2015
Stopped briefly on this summit during the Calderdale Hike (41 km).Phreerunner11/04/2015
After a number of attempts to explore the fascinating landscape of this trig and hump, had foundered on failing light or weather, wrong timing of various types etc...tonight with fine weather and two hour daylight window after picking up Jamie en route to York, seemed it would finally be good timing and surprisingly Jamie agreed to do it. An impromptu text to Simon Barnard telling him of our plans with under an hour of notice, just in case he might be free and interested to join us, also gelled positively. Great to have his guidance to the finer nooks and crannies of his favourite hill. Excellent to finally visit and whet my appetite for a return visit with more time and full daylight.vegibagger08/04/2015
A snowy walk - A58 / B6138 Junction (next to Blackstone Edge Reservoir) - Green Withens Moss - Castle Dean Rocks - Oxygrains Old bridge - A672 - Cut Off Track to Spa Clough Reservoir - A672 to Roak Stones Hill (Mast) - Over the M62 (on the Pennine Way Bridge) - Redmires - Blackstone Edge - Blackstone Edge Moor the back to the A58 (and the sledgers).briandavies18/01/2015
true summit now climbedmiroco29/10/2014
Part of Ebden Br to EdaleMick299118/07/2014
With Jo, from Blackstone Edge Reservoir: PW to fb (SD 96434 19096) then easily followed fps to stile at NW corner of Higher Chelburn Reservoir onto Snoddle Hill (easier to follow fence to right and wall to ridge and then onto summit) which is south of the cross wall (easily crossed) surrounded by bell pits. Returned to reservoir the same way, followed PBW to Lydgate then Roman Road to Aiggin Stone and onto Blackstone Edge (2nd visit in 3 days to confirm we had visited the true summit). Returned by PW. Weather: high cloud with sunny intervals, cool breeze, very good visibility.amblerbob13/07/2014
With Jo, walk from Blackstone Edge Reservoir: permissive paths to Rishworth Moor, then via Green Withens Reservoir and M62 fb to White Hill, out and back to Way Stone Edge (Moss Moor)(various tops), returning over Blackstone Edge plus tripillar. Weather cloudy at first, sunny later, warm throughout, very good visibility.amblerbob11/07/2014
Circular walk from Hollingworth Lake later including Dick hill on mostly cloudy,but warm, day.Reasonable views towards West.With Oscarcatman02/07/2014
With Catman.oscarrosie02/07/2014
Ascent with Julian on stage of Pennine Way between Marsden & Hebden Bridge.pwhitaker_196630/05/2014
Windy Hill, Blackstone Edge, Roman road down to Lydgate, Piethorne Reservoir, Readycon Dean Reservoir, White Hill, Windy Hill. Dry but mainly grey with a cold wind blowing.PaulH30/01/2014