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