Black Hill has been exploited and enjoyed for thousands of years. This audio trail heads for the moors to see how our MoorLIFE project put natural life back into the black stuff of Black Hill – peat.
Starting Point: The picnic site by Crowden car park. Ordnance Survey grid reference – SK072992.
Distance: 14.5km/9 miles
Map: Explorer OL1 The Peak District – Dark Peak Area
Terrain: Uneven moorland terrain, knowledge of taking compass bearings essential – streams may be difficult to ford in wet weather.
Nearest town: Glossop
On this trail you will discover how our industrial history turned Bleaklow and its surrounding moorlands into a lunar landscape devoid of vegetation, along with what Moors for the Future are doing to help
The 46 hectare site at Black Hill in the north of the Peak District National Park marks the summit between the Longdendale and Holme Valleys