It was good to arrive in Old Glossop on a bright and breezy morning. We parked up near the factory buildings on Shepley street. Rather head out in the obvious direction of the Doctors Gate path, Alan suggested heading up the road a liitle where there was a track heading out onto the moor.
We dropped down to a grouse butt overlooking Torside Clough and labelled "The Pulpit" and offering fine views.
After dropping down slightly into Torside clough we headed in a Northerly direction towards the northern edge of Bleaklow. Walking across Shining Clough Moss was not to difficult, we were well above wild boar clough, it was slightly easier. However we were proceeding in a more north easterly direction and were not where we expected to be.
Aiming cross country towards near Black Clough we stopped in the shelter of a pleasant grassy clough for sandwiches. The path along near Black clough was excellent and we were soon at Bleaklow head.
Matt posted some fabulous pictures on facebook