Name:High Moor
Hill number:16530
Height:416m / 1365ft
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Col:384m  SJ968703  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1240411/09/2014SJ 96494 70126  F: no feature: heatherAye Jimmy
1605314/10/2016SJ 96494 70117  F: Unmarked, rough grass
O: SW summit the highest
S: Abney
1804123/03/2017SJ 96494 70118  F: no feature: heather and grass
S: Abney level
George Gradwell
1828823/03/2017SJ 96491 70117  F: no feature: grass and heather
S: Abney
David Gradwell
-2265811/09/2014SJ 96606 70276  F: no feature: heatherAye Jimmy
508811/09/2014SJ 96606 70276  F: Heather. This was the NE of twin summits, the one nearer the wood. GPS gave same height for both.
O: SW summit at SJ 96494 70126 also in heather. Fairly flattish area.
Aye Jimmy

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 47 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Wildboarclough. After the Lord Mayor's Shuttling Show. Took the direct route back to Shuttlingsloe(not recommended) and back towards Wildboarclough.Longwojo04/01/2020
First attempted to get to hill where permissive path comes closest to the moor to the W of Nessit Hill, but way was blocked by a double BWF. Managed to find a way over wall where a muddy path led into the trees immediately to the E of the hill. On way out found gate in corner of access land to NE of hill. Rough path led to gate from curious 'moated' island to E of summit.Wheelsy30/12/2019
After Shutlingsloe this seems very much the poor relation. Nothing to recommend it today in a view depleted clag.stig_nest10/01/2018
Excellent walking area - with High Moor to south and visiting Forest Chapel SJ974721 - highly recommended around Easter when the chapel is beautifully decorated with plants and flowerscarole engel22/04/2017
Parked in car park to NE at SJ 97724 71466. Took track/paths through forest to gate at SJ 97126 70344. Turned right here on vague path following wall (on access land) to unlocked gate at SJ 96808 70258. Thin path through heather leads directly to NE top then quad-bike track to summit. Back same way, no barbed wire or any other problems.David Gradwell23/03/2017
From Shutlingsloe, climbed over high fence then followed the ridge. Superb moorland with plenty of snipe and grouse.John Eley23/12/2016
Up Shutlingsloe from Macclesfield Forest CP to the north, then over to High Moor. High Moor is beyond a wall with barbed wire on it and copious signs saying no entry and that it is not access land. It was a misty day so it seemed a good day to ignore the signs.clivevilla13/12/2016
Parked next to lake and initially followed the Shutlingsloe path. Then broke off right and cut through forest following steep mountain bike tracks. Just past viewpoint with benches found rough path alongside forest fence then over wall and across moorland to hp. Snow at top.Campbell Singer09/11/2016
A rather insignificant hill top compared to its lofty neighbour. Just outside Access Land and hardly made to feel welcome. Rough pasture. 2 summits, I considered the SW summit the highest.RichardM14/10/2016
Parked at Macclesfield Forest visitor centre car park. Followed well signed paths to Shutlingsloe, then at SJ 96809 70377 turned right on well made track to crest of hill - and headed left through faint paths on new plantation. Clambered over wall and barbed wire to both summits on obvious path. With Julie.David Evans09/10/2016
Parked alongside the reservoir (free) alt 853. Fading light, wind and heavy rain made this a foul January night.Took the main forest track to where the trees finish. Thenthe fun starts. How to reach the top? Walked uphill along another forest track to the summit ridge. Then, scaled a somewhat hairy barbed wire topped wall. Returned in pitch darkness and heavy rain, non the better for this experience; 1.94 miles, 60 minutes return.moorsman28/01/2016
With Frankie.BobHancock26/10/2015
10/13 Tenth of long day Castle Ring/Meir Heath/Overmoor/Hen Cloud/The Roaches/Ramshaw Rocks/Oliver Hill/Birchenough Hill/Shutingscloe/High Moor/Ely Brow/Sponds Hill/Ashley HeathFergalh19/09/2015
En route to Shutlingsloe from Langley. Easy wall and barbed wire fence to cross from the col then up and down without any problems. I don't know how on earth the landowners managed to get this fine moorland exempt from the CROW Act...Jake99404/09/2015
Well the cloud had lifted and the rain stopped as we left the Cat and fiddle to go back to Mac so we diverted and headed for High Moor driving down to big farmhouse Oakenclough on the south side to ask permission to leave my car for 20/25 mins while we wandered up on too the hillside summit. Slightly reluctant, but permission granted.vegibagger18/05/2015
Part of Shutlingsloe walkmikependergast28/02/2015
Plenty of snow, up to knees where settled on top of heather.RobertP31/01/2015
From layby N of hill at side of Trentabank Reservoir. Many tracks through Macclesfield Forest, one at SJ 96318 71154 pointing to Shutlingsloe was followed uphill past felled section until it emerged from forest and the path swung L towards Shutlingsloe. Over wall/wire into rough field to R (or use gate, not easy to see from here) and up to twin heathery summits. Two 'negative' sheep on top - totally black!Aye Jimmy11/09/2014
Odd one to get to. Came off Shutlingsloe and down towards Macclesfield Forrest. Had to climb over a wall to get to the moor. Not sure if we should have been there but there were tracks. Bagged the summit and legged it!!W111KYB08/06/2014
Quad bike track from 971703, with unlocked gate in corner of field: Ignored 2x Keep Out signs.GordonAdshead09/04/2014
This was summit mo. 4 on a 14 mile walk from Bottom of the oven having previously climbed to Tegg's nose. I used the Gritstone trail and then veered off to walk alongside Ridgegate reservoir, briefly visited the cafe next to Trentabank and then took the permissive forest track that heads south and where it arrives at a small pool near the boundary of Macclesfield forest with High moor, I climbed the fenceline and then over the fence, took a compass reading heading for the high land on High Moor SJ964699. I walked along this spur of land in a North-easterly direction before heading down to a gate and onto Piggford Moor walking parallel to the fenceline with Macclesfield forest to pick up the footpath to Shutlingsloe. The views South are nice.Dazingdale08/12/2013
Ascent date log consulted 21/10/16 & verified that both summits visited.ngthack20/11/2013
Up from reservoir,over awkward wall - why so difficult? Had also come this way -possibly over summit -on the Shuttlingsloe fell race when access was flagged crossing High Moor from NE and down to SW before the big climb back over ShuttlingsloeChris Pearson01/09/2003
dullish heather summit; OK view; best view from pub car park! Col not checked. from PH car pk to W RHW25/01/2003
Nick Canute21/05/2020
Martin R06/11/2017
Mark Sims02/10/2017
andrew brown07/07/2017
George Gradwell23/03/2017
Edwin Gradwell23/03/2017
Alan Caine09/01/2016