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Peter Walker: Track 3510 in area near Bolehill, Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines (Britain)
Black Rocks & Bolehill
Length: 3.7km, Creator time taken: 58m50s, Ascent: 152m, Descent: 151m
Places:Start at SK29070 55701, Bolehill, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
This short 'walk' combines a visit to a famous beauty spot / climbing area with a slightly undistinguished summit. Black Rocks is signposted from the road south out of Cromford. I parked in the lower Pay & Display (£1.40 for 2 hours at time of writing, easily sufficient unless you're doing roped climbing, I'd wager). I wandered up the steps and wide path under the east end of the rocks, stopping to admire the shallow groove of Gaia, a legendary heart-stopper of a climb... It features slightly more dramatically here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK7DfNZLK9E Anyway, I walked under the detached outcrop of The Block into the woods, before picking up a trail leading easily south to Bole Hill, a summit somewhat spoiled by a nearby transmitter and a view whose most prominent feature is a large quarry. I continued onwards on the marked Blue trail before cutting a corner to avoid some cows on the path, and picked up the path running back under the rocks. From here I just wandered in and out of the rocks like a common or garden tourist, and fought a generally losing battle with some classic climbing routes from the 90s. Unfortunately, by that I mean the 1890s.
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