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Higher and Lower Shelf Stones and crash sites

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Peak District in Derbyshire, England, about 12.80km (7.95 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 440m (1443ft)
Loss 432m (1417ft)
Max. Elevation 620m (2034ft)
Elevation (total) 872m (2860ft)
Start & End
Glossop, Derbyshire, England
Distance 12.80km
(7.95mi)
Duration ~5:00h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by La Fifi on 03 Jan 2012
A walk from Glossop on to Shelf Moor in the Peak District. There are two crash sites on the moor, where planes came down and you can still see parts of the wreckage today.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SK041947
Take the train or bus to Glossop on the west side of the Peaks. At the end of Shepley Street, a footpath leads you towards the moor.
OS Grid SK062945
The paths skirts underneath the moor and crosses Yellowslacks Brook.
About 2.04 km (~1.27 miles) from
OS Grid SK085935
The path beneath the moor follows the route of a Roman Road. At Devil's Dike, turn left towards Crook's Clough.
About 2.50 km (~1.55 miles) from
OS Grid SK092939
Passing waterfall over to your left
About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
OS Grid SK093942
Head steeply uphill via the path
About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SK088946
Higher Shelf Stones GCYRGX
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SK090949
Only about 200yds north of the trig point
About 0.27 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SK085947
Lower Shelf Stones geocache GCYRHT
About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SK079948
Geocache GCZF3J with crash site nearby
About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SK074941
From James's Thorn, drop down the steep hillside to rejoin the Roman road.
About 0.90 km (~0.56 miles) from
OS Grid SK053949
Follow the road back towards Glossop.
About 2.24 km (~1.39 miles) from
OS Grid SK038947
Back to the town to catch the bus or train home.
About 1.46 km (~0.91 miles) from

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