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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:Catchment Boundaries, 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, Clem
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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  • Rochdale current county/UA top (joint)

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 304 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Circular route via Castle Hill, Windy Hill and Blackstone Edge.Eggletina20/06/2020
Followed the Pennine Way from J22 parking.rhalstead14/06/2020
From Ogden Reservoir via Pennine Bridleway and Rochdale Way. Back via Pennine Way and Piethorne Reservoir.davidpettit8426/05/2020
Clach Liath04/03/2020
Sunset Hike from White Horse Pubjmistry8620/09/2019
Walk from White House Pub over Blackstone Edge then over to Dog Hill finishing at the Turnpikethecoopers12/09/2019
Opportune Friday day trip over to Todmorden today for a few quick hills in between the heavy rain showers.Alex C09/08/2019
From the south.Adrian27/04/2019
Andy West18/04/2019
Tyldesley Paul31/03/2019
Parking to the North on the A58 at SD967178 just below the White House pub.David Evans18/02/2019
Approach from S, via fb over M62. Lots of gritstone boulders around summit area, including the impressive 'Robin Hood's Bed'.ger17/02/2019
9 mile Circuit from car park at western end of Baitings reservoir over Cat stones, Dog hill, Green Withens Reservoir to Pennine Way crossing with M62. Back along Pennine Way and then Old Packhorse Road. A lot of permissive paths about that aren't on my old 1:25000 South Pennines map.JulieB17/02/2019
With E. From the car park by Windy Hill transmitter. Potholes bad but all the rubbish left = sad. Bridge high over M62, good stone slab path to trig point then across to large boulder. Took me a while to find OS bench mark on boulder then scrambled onto top. Bright sunshine and windy.Beeliner17/02/2019
Over the M62 and along Pennine Way. Easy walking and great views as the sun set and dark descended.jenx08/01/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from parking on other side of M62. PW all way to tops, easy going on good paths. Old and new tops both visitednordicstar08/01/2019
not first time!raymondwilkes18/11/2018
With SDT,JRT & ADT jnr. From the potholed car park by Windy Hill transmitters. Over M62 and past 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
With Chris Gmagirob17/10/2018
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