Binns Green Car Park - Pots 'n' Pans - Pob Green

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This walk starts at the Binns Green car park near Dovestone Reservoir, just off the 'Isle of Sky Road'. From Long Lane you climb steeply on the Oldham Way to the obelisk on Alderman Hill. Here you see the 'Pots 'n' Pans' - not the memorial obelisk, as most people think, but the large gritstone rocks with hollows in them, said to be ritual blood catchers used by the Druids. Others say they were just to catch water for the masons who worked the quarries in the area. After a ridge walk with views that will delight you, drop down into Pob Green, with refreshments if required, continuing on little-used lanes and paths, back onto Long Lane to take you to the car park at the start.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Peak District


Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
6/19/2013 - Alec Jackson

Good walk with small/medium dogs as there are a number of stiles and two fences to cross where they would have to be lifted over.

8/24/2010 - Barry Smith

Just re-walked this one and no major changes to report! In fact, a fence has been added on the tops to make it easier for navgation. Once past the Obelisk, and beared left for the edge, just keep fence on right until it veers away right at sunken lane.

7/26/2005 - anita lowe

25/07/05 Anita Lowe - Oldham: did this walk on the 24th July - weather was fine so we had great views - who needs the lakes? Got a bit lost when we walked from the top of pots ' pans... There are two nice pubs on the way down which we will return to on a non-walking day!!! A great walk very exhilarating and completed in 3 and a 1/2 hours. When you get to the top head for the 2nd marker then turn left........

6/24/2005 - Mark Ziprin

We did this walk with 6 kids aged 6-11 and they all enjoyed it. We went wrong immediately, crawling up the hill from the first stile (we wondered why others had ropes and hard hats) but the views from the top were fantastic and we walked over the high path to pots 'n' pans and continued on the route from there. We tried a different inn on the pub stop (just opposite the route up to the trailer) where the beer was great and there was a good play area for the kids. Food looked good too. Great day out.

9/6/2004 - nicola taylor

Completed this walk August bank holiday. We fell really lucky with the weather as it can get quite windy on the top. Really enjoyed it, although lost track a bit on the return, could not find the "trailer", but we knew where we were heading...... Myself and 2 friends went with our dogs, the dogs loved it as they could be off the lead for the majority. Spectacular views !

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