Name:Blackstone Edge
Hill number:5319
Height:474m / 1555ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
Alternative top: (Hail Storm Hill (boundary))
SMC/RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Topographical area:EP07 Kinder-shining
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Aire, Mersey
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Liverpool Bay, 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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Having walked past this many times assuming the trig was the high point, finally properly bagged. Located the OSBM mark on the highest boulder on a wet misty and frankly wintry morning.Jim T22/04/2024
Loop from the White House up to White Holme Reservoir first.squeegs17/03/2024
On a trail run from the mast near J22 of the M62.Wheelsy29/10/2023
Visited on my walk along the Pennine WayPhil299716/08/2023
Up today for a lab. Been before.AvidSockWearer14/01/2023
Quick blast up from the White House pub. Cracking views over Manchester/Rochdale.cjwilliams10/10/2022
With LJanet M13/09/2022
A nice evening walk with Alma Aurea on a sunny day to the trig/summit and further down the edge.meltdiceburg13/09/2022
Here for the pillar but also ventured over to find the cut mark on the summit. TP:UK log: Lovely walk up from SD 97730 18104. Although advised on the way the path was difficult and we'd have been better off going from the pub? Needed a wee punt up to hug the trig. Thanks Aileen! Also YSM0377 Blackstone Edgethejackrustles20/07/2022
Circular from The White House pub via Green Withens ReservoirMountainTerrier25/06/2022
Short diversion off Pennine Way. Visited summit and trig.PGCE08/04/2022
Parked in the huge lay by where the Pennine way crosses the A672 and followed the national trail all the way to the summit where a minor boulder climb is required, Three and half mile in an hour and three quarters.WAYNE ROWLETT15/10/2021
From the CP by the Transmitter to the trig Point and backM6KIO20/09/2021
A sort of circular from the White House pub.MountainTerrier11/08/2021
Run w/Devon. Part of run loop from A672 car park south of M62.ZacField18/07/2021
From Littleborough via the Roman Road. Part of a route to Greenfield via the Pennine Way (White Hill & Standedge also today, but neither appear to be summits), Pennine Bridleway & Huddersfield Canal.burwellian16/05/2021
Walk up across the moors from Oxygrain bridge.steven ruffles25/04/2021
A sunny revisit collecting some benchmarks.Dugswell223/04/2021
Superb place with wild and urban views but bitterly cold today. HP is on large gritstone boulder with old trig mark(?) at SE side of plateau, and trig is on NW edge, also with trig mark (?) on SW edge of trig boulder. Next time we will look for the large bed shaped depression on top of a tor on the SW side of the plateau, known as Robin Hood's Bed.Denise 01/02/2021
Approached from S over impressive bridge crossing the M62. Visited all the potential high points and the great trig pillar. Ice and a cold E wind on plateau but lunch at base of the Edge in warm sunshine.RichardM01/02/2021
part of a 10 mile circular from baitings res.bardolph24/12/2020
While bouldering up heresturuss22/12/2020
Re-visit for re-located high pointAlan Caine05/12/2020
bagging the trigpointSeanTither10/10/2020
Walk from the mast at the other side of the M62 along the PW to the os piller then on the summit which is a bolder some boggy patches along the walk With the dogsmy-list30/08/2020
From SD 98295 14159 near Windy Hill Antenna. With CB.RWG30/07/2020
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
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
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
Visited Blackstone Edge and Stoodley Pike on Day 4 of the Pennine Way from Standedge to Calderdale with Eric, Geoff and Steve. A total distance of 26.5km with 450m ascent in 7h30m.silveracorn_alan05/04/2018