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Fabulous Family Walk - Find the Bleaklow Bomber

  • Location A57, Snake Pass, nr Glossop, Peak District
  • Price from £38.00
  • Fun & Games
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure


The Peak District is both 'mighty and manageable'. It offers summits, scrambles and stories on a scale that works perfectly for a family day out with parents and younger children. An American Superfortress Bomber tragically lost its way in mist in 1948 and crashed on the summit of Derbyshire's second highest plateau - Bleaklow Hill. From the A57 Snake Pass the walk climbs up the Britain's most famous footpath, the Pennine Way, We reach our summit, Higher Shelf Stones at over 2,000 feet - it's a big reward for less than 500 feet of uphill climbing with great views. We'll teach you to use the compass and you can lead us to the plane wreck - parts of the aircraft's engines, undercarriage and wings remain along with a memorial to those who sadly lost their lives - we'll tell you the story. 
  • 4 miles (7km) with 500 feet (150m) of climbing - a steady climb with big reward
  • We meet at 0945 at the summit of the A57 Snake Pass (off-road parking but no loos/facilities)
  • After your walk, Derwent Valley Visitor Centre is 20 mins away with loos, cafe and bike hire

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Families
  • Dog Friendly

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Other Not provided

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Walking boots. Waterproof rucksack with comfortable outdoor clothing including spare fleece or jumper, medium sized rucksack with waterproof liner, hat and gloves.
  • Waterproofs Waterproof jacket and trousers.
  • Food Packed lunch and lots of snacks.
  • Drink Plenty of water - at least 2 litres.
  • Other Sun cream and midge repellant.


Flexible Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.


A57, Snake Pass, nr Glossop, Peak District


Peak Walking Adventures

Peak Walking Adventures

Peak Walking Adventures is the experience provider for Fabulous Family Walk - Find the Bleaklow Bomber