WALX Activity: Sunday Explorer WALX - Snake Wood, Shelf Moor, Black Ashop Moor including a crash site.

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Pace: High

  • 5

Intensity: Moderate

  • 4

Gradient: Moderate

  • 4
Explorer WALX (no discount)

Price: £27.50

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Main Instructor:

WALX Derwent and Dales

Hosted By:

Sam Armstrong

Walk Description:

A lovely long walk in the Peak District, this route has a mix of everything from woodlands, streams, moorlands and hilltops and a Superfortress Crash site you won’t be disappointed with the variety on this route.

The walk begins from Snake Pass, along the clough and through woodlands then picking up the footpath across the moorlands to Higher Shelf Stones summit. From here we take a detour to visit the site of the 1948 American Superfortress wreckage before continuing to Lower Shelf Stones and down to Shelf Brook.

Next, you head back up to Snake Pass via Doctor’s Gate path, then across the road to the flagstone section to Mill Hill and the base of Kinder plateau. Finally, you walk back via Ashop Clough with views of ‘The Edge’ of Kinder on your right.

There are a few challenging sections on the walk, mostly on the moorland parts near Higher Shelf Stones.

Route choices may vary depending on conditions, choices will be made beforehand if this needs to be done. 

Distance:  20 km 

Gradients: Total ascent 772m

Time: 7 hours 

Stiles: Yes 

Bring a drink and snacks and a picnic.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and extra layers if required. 

The route described may vary according to on the day to participants level of ability, progress and weather conditions. the location may also vary on the day due to weather conditions. Please be aware that the terrain has steep sections, hilly, rocky and boggy in places.

Participants must be fit and able to complete a full day out on the hills and be comfortable walking all day with small breaks. Please note the total ascent on walk listings. 

Please do not book on for a WALX if you think you may have symptoms, or do have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms. 

You are asked to contact your WALX Guide by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an SMS text to the number listed below, if you are likely to be delayed.

Please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy for these full-day walks. If the weather is inclement for the chosen walk we will look at re-routing for a lower level one.

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