Blackstone Edge is a bleak rocky outcrop overlooking
and the Lancashire towns of Rochdale and
to the north east of the
The A58 passes close by, en route from
in West Yorkshire's
Bronte Country .
There is also an ancient pack horse road here
(marked on some maps as being a Roman Road) - and in times of antiquity
this was probably one of the main routes crossing from east to west across the Pennine Hills.
Today Blackstone Edge is more well known as a landmark on the
long distance footpath, which passes along the top of the outcrop en route from Edale in the Derbyshire
to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland, a trek of about 250 miles.
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