An excursion to the Dark peak, an overnight camp and a circular walk from Crowden to Black Hill, returning by the Pennine Way.
Location- Peak District (Dark Peak)- Crowden
Map- The Peak District, Dark Peak area Explorer OL1
Route- Crowden- Hey Edge- Westend Moss- Tooleyshaw Moor- Black Hill- Dun Hill- Laddow Rocks- Oaken Clough- Crowden
Distance- 9 miles
Weather- Some hazy sunshine, strong winds
Location Map- Yes
Memory Map- Yes

Looking down from the lower slopes of Hey Edge. The campsite in the clearing of the trees to the right, Torside Clough is the cutting in the hill on the other side of the valley

From the slopes of Westend Moss with bleaklow on the other side of the water and the edge of Kinder Scout also just visible

The summit of Black Hill surrounded by peat which is slowly being washed away. The OS trig point is now supported by a stone foundation. The pathway you can see preventing further erosion of the peat and follows the route of the Pennine Way

The top of Crowden Geat Brook and the start of our decent

Looking down towards Crowden from the top of Laddaw Rocks

From the path looking back to Laddow Rocks

Time for a coffee stop at Oakenclough Brook, just the falling water to listen to

Two lambs sit enjoying the sun on the parth

The return path from Black Hill followed the route of the Pennine Way.
The campsite and the end of my walk clearly marked

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