At 621 meters Higher Shelf Stones is the third highest point in the Peak District. The Circular walk starts from Snake Pass next to the Pennine Way Path. The route takes you through the Lower Shelf Stones which gradually descends to Shelf Brook, Shelf Brook is a stream that you follow until the hike uphill to Higher Shelf Stones begins again. Throughout the hike not far from the summit of Higher Shelf Stones you may come across the Bleaklow plane crash site from 1948.
The walk of Higher Shelf Stones is a distance of 5.8 miles (9.3 km) which can take approximately 3.5 hours. If you are travelling in the winter months then do not make the same mistake I did and wear trainers and a coat, I would highly recommend walking boots and a thick coat, or at least an extra layer such as a jumper under your coat, it does get very chilly up there. You will find yourself ascending 488m (1,601ft) throughout this walk to which you will reach the highest point of 621 m high where you will find a beautiful view looking over the snake pass to your left and a breath-taking view of Glossop to your right.
In the cold winter of November The conditions were wet, cold and plenty of rain, however this didn’t stop me from getting some pretty cool shots. As you can see I have chosen a selected few of my favourite shots from my walk to Higher Shelf Stones. All of the photographs you can see below are available as prints, for your room, shop, café or anywhere else you wish to exhibit my photography prints, you can contact me for more information and pricing by filling out a small form found at the bottom of this page.
Higher Shelf Stone Photography Prints
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