Holme Moss transmitter from Tooleyshaw Moss

Holme Moss

Holme Moss is an area of moorland on the side of Black Hill in the Peak District.  The moor is crossed by the A6024 road between Holmfirth and Longendale, whose highest point is near the prominent Holme Moss transmitter that can be seen from miles around.

To British cycling enthusiasts, the A6024 ascent of Holme Moss from the village of Home has become one of England’s best known bicycle ascents, and has acquired a reputation as among the country’s more difficult climbs.  On 6 July 2014 a certain world famous cycle race will climb this hill.  It is anticipated that around 60,000 people could make their way to Holme Moss to see this section of the race and millions world-wide will probably be watching on TV.

The hills and moorland surrounding Holme Moss are also fabulous walking country.  Black Hill is the third highest hill in the Peak District and nearby Bleaklow is the second highest hill.  Both offer the hiker the opportunity to experience a wonderful wild and remote moorland environment.  However, navigation can be tricky especially if the cloud unexpectedly descends, reducing viability.

At Peak Walking Adventures we are for the first time offering guided walks during August 2014 in the Holme Moss area:

Saturday 23 August 2014 – Bleaklow guided walk

Sunday 24 August 2014 – Black Hill guided walk




Kissing Stones

The Wain Stones are huge gritstone boulders high upon the remote moorlands of Bleaklow in the Peak District.  It is easy to see why they are also know as The Kissing Stones.

The Wain Stones

The Wain Stones, also known as The Kissing Stones