A few practicalities:

Blackstone Edge is a rocky outcrop.  The summit is more than 470 metres (aprox 1500 feet) above sea-level and about 1.5 miles from the nearest paved road.  Our gathering place is about 1 mile from the road.   The terrain is rough.  You’ll need strong shoes (preferably walking boots), warm, waterproof clothes (even if the weather looks set to be fine!) and all your own provisions.  Bring a good picnic and plenty of water, sun hat and sun-cream (you never know!)

This is a gathering rather than an event.  There are no stewards or organisers, no-one to sort out problems.  All are welcome, but you are responsible for your own and your family’s safety.  Please take care!

There are no facilities there and no shelter if it rains. But if the weather is clear, this is what you will be able to see: (this Webpage is a schematic panorama from Blackstone Edge summit. Looks totally unintelligible on-screen – best printed out.) On a good day, you can see Snowdon; other days just the grass and rocks by your feet.

The nearest “refuge” is the White House pub on the A58; it’s about half an hour’s walk from where we shall be gathered.  On Sundays the pub is open from 11.00 – 23.00 and serves food from 12.00 – 21.00.

The next nearest pub is the Moorcock, about 1 mile below the White House, on the A58,  towards Littleborough.  On Sundays the  Moorcock is open 11.30 – 23.00;  it serves food 12.00 – 20.00.

Click here for information on how to get to Blackstone Edge: on foot, by public transport and by car or bike.  Please use public transport if you possibly can.  If you come by car, please try to car-share.  Parking space is limited.

For more information, contact Gwyneth Morgan at:


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