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Name:Grin Low
Hill number:16517
Height:434m / 1424ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Catchment:Trent
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SK 05397 71750
Summit feature:small rock outcrop at W base of Solomon's Temple
Drop:48m
Col:386m  SK040717  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 97 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Jo, from Country Park cp. Continued through Grin Plantation and Buxton to Corbar Hill Trig. Weather; sunny and warm on Grin Low, cloudy with cold wind on Corbar Hill.amblerbob01/10/2018
Parked at Poole Cavern CP. Up and Down from theredazedemon30/09/2018
Up via Fern Road, down via the woods. I like it a lot better this way round, you don't have to start by going up stairs. Weather cloudy-to-drizzly, but ground good - the occasional dried up mud-puddle visible from recent heavy rain.geeoharee22/09/2018
Parked at layby on Grin Low Road and walked up to the tower with Ed after a climbing session at Harpur Hill. Great spot and amazed I've never been here before!John Eley29/06/2018
From road below Temple following footpath.Ramblingpaul17/06/2018
Circular from Poole Cavern / Go Ape car pack (£2 for 4 hrs) going up through Grin Low woods. With Rosie.BobHancock03/06/2018
Walked up through the country park after a family visit to Poole’s Cavern. Remains of lime kilns near the top. One result of this industrial past was some rapidly growing stalagmites in the caverns below. Quite a breeze blowing at the top of the tower. K came a cropper on the wet grass due to ridiculous flat soled boots.Herbert Anchovy27/03/2018
With D, M & M from the caverns.Xan27/03/2018
With D, M & X.M427/03/2018
Walked from Black Edge, down through Light Wood into Buxton, then up here through Grin Low Woods. Solo.Dangerous Dave08/02/2018
Walked up with my dad, mum and big sister Libby. My dad's 800th hill and my 8th.TLBW28/12/2017
My 800th hill bagged today. Celebrated by walking with the family to the top with crisp snow on the ground and blue skies above.Wheelsy28/12/2017
With my husband, daughter and son.SBW28/12/2017
With my mum, step-dad and baby brother in the snow.Blosspot200628/12/2017
Snow keeping the crowds away.Martin R15/12/2017
Arrived at Soloman's tower just as sun set on a cool, clear evening. Highpoint is outcropping stone at base. OS rivet on top of tower, accessed via stone spiral staircase. Pleasant but quite steep signposted path from Poole's cavern carpark ( with cafe and Go Ape course) through autumnal beech woods and old limekilns. Parked on residential street to avoid Buxton Country Park £2 carpark charge.Denise 05/11/2017
Yellow trail from Pooles Cavern car park (£2 for 4hours, but parking outside on road is free). Arrived at tower just as sun sank over the hill side. A great little tower with spiral stairs accessing the roof top viewing area. OS rivet at centre of roof. Excellent views in clear cold evening light.RichardM05/11/2017
Circular walk up from Buxton whilst staying there for a few days. As others have noted, this is a particularly family-friendly hill, with child sized rock climbs and what kids will call a castle at the top. Lovely and peaceful on a warm evening, but can imagine it's a bit of a honeypot on a summer day.wheresthepath01/06/2017
Walked up from Poole's Cavern on a drizzly cloudy day. Very windy at the top, the wind howls through the openings in the little tower and makes eerie noises.geeoharee09/12/2016
Same as Campbell Singer, only lovely sunny autumn day. With Julie.David Evans22/10/2016
Parked in country park car park and, yes, I did put my £2 in the honesty box. Torrential rain at the top so did not stay long at the top of the tower.Campbell Singer11/10/2016
Bagged from car park after 8.9 mile walk on Thirkelow Rocks, High Edge, Hollins Hill, Oliver Hill and Axe Edge. Afterwards bagged Combs Head. Nice weather, obviously went to top of Solomons Temple.DanTrig23/09/2016
Family walk up. Pushchair friendly on the yellow route, just about after the steps from the car park - though the stile at the top is difficult! Kids love playing and climbing on the rocks around the folly. Lovely place for a picnic, with little nooks to hide from the wind in.MrChris198031/07/2016
My wife and I walked up from Buxton with snow on the ground. A pleasant, gentle climb through woods to the windswept open space above. Superb views of Axe Edge and Axe Edge MoorSixtyplus28/03/2016
Large, well signposted, parking area off the road to the south (alt 1309ft). Officially open 9-5 but available at 7am when I visited. Good path starts at the north east corner and makes its way irregularly to the summit. 0.8 easy miles return.moorsman29/01/2016
Easy and relaxing walk with Sofia and Alan. Well-defined path and a lovely folly on top. Windy.dromeas23/01/2016
Christmas day walk from Poole's Cavern.rhalstead25/12/2015
Circular walk from Poole's Cavern on warm day with strong,but warm,wind.Back just before rain.Grin Low-Cheeks Hill-Axe Edge Moor.With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge23/08/2015
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie23/08/2015
With Oscar and Bridget.catman23/08/2015
Up from Grin Low Road, very limited parking, but managed to squeeze onto the grass verge. Low, 2-stage tower at hill top with trig bolt at the top.jonglew11/08/2015
7/12 Used Grinlow carpark - £1 fee with honesty box - then an easy walk up to the towerthe_adam30/07/2015
3/11 Nice walk up from car park to Solomon's Temple. Great viewsFergalh04/05/2015
On way to Buxton from Buxton Caravan Club SiteSteveSmith10/04/2015
With SteveGinaSmith10/04/2015
Last hill of 8 today before heading over to Buxton to get Transpeak bus to Derby. Hills climbed: Nether Low, Parkhouse hill N top, Nabend, Oliver hill, Axe Edge, Cheeks hill, Axe Edge Moor, following the N to NE broad_crested ridge to a gate and ovet back on the Dv Way onto Grin low road and fp direct to the summit. Descent was to follow fp N into Buxton country park, and then residential roads to the Market place.Dazingdale11/06/2014
Very short walk from cramped layby to SW. Ground to E of tower looked marginally higher to me. Large OS bolt in floor upstairs in tower. Splendid outlook.Aye Jimmy05/05/2014
With hugo (in trike) and sksdsas29/12/2013
walk up from west in the dark.Adrian01/12/2013
I parked in the single car space to the south - then along footpath to tower, Bolt located on viewing platform of Grinlow Tower - great views from the top.griefmiester10/12/2012
Date just a guess.Flipperfeet10/05/2011
From large car park adjacent to caravan site at SK 04900 71968.David Gradwell08/08/2010
Couldn't tell you how many times I walked up here when working at Poole's Cavern - usually litter picking! Date logged is from a more leisurely experience.DanHolme26/04/2009
Very easy and popular but justifiably so for the views and pleasant walking in it's environs.Jake99419/06/2004
D of E supervising. 4 x 400 tops around Buxton.Chris Pearson03/04/2004
fine little summit, folly/tower with spiral staircase, OS Bolt TP in floor at top, shown on 1980 1:25k. FP from S, layby just to E RHW21/12/2002
During BTCV working holidaydavidpettit8401/07/2002
A Peckish22/10/2018
poppiesrara15/09/2018
benalder5020/08/2018