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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 58 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Expected rain stayed off.
Parked opposite quarry and followed good path to right of quarry and up to summit.
|Parked in small lay-by near the Waggon & Horses. Bagged its cut mark near door then across road to follow track upward to footpath sign and track heading back right. This was easily followed to trig and summit with sunny views today.||Dugswell2||21/02/2019|
|From quarry on Hobson Moor Road. Plenty of parking. Through quarry and onto grouse moor. Good paths all the way. On flight path to Manchester airport. Great views of Manchester.||Campbell Singer||11/11/2018|
|From quarry on Hobson Moor Road.Pleasant enough stroll to top and did indeed feel more like a hill than many tumps nearby.Full extent of Manchester sprawl revealed.With Oscar.||catman||24/10/2018|
|From South after going up Harrop Edge. Past houses to BW and then PROW and up to trig and HP on good path. Good views of Manchester.||PeterD||06/10/2018|
|From Hobson Moor Road via ROW and concessionary path. Fine top.||Bramley||02/08/2018|
|Final hill of the morning, worth leaving until last. Access notes - see John. Nice to walk through climbing venue and have a look. Painted stone left on trig by someone, which read...'Smile, Be Happy, Love'. Summit yoga pose. Fantastic panoramic views of Northwest Peak District - Featherbed Moss, Bleaklow, Kinder, Cown Edge, Werneth Low etc. Worth a visit for a fell run. With John & Daisy (dog)||Rotorslap||11/03/2018|
|Parked at quarry on Hobson Moor Road. Followed fp North to a cracking and remote feeling summit. Mart as usual did yoga poses whilst I took pictures. Inspected the quarry where I've done most of the VS and HVS rock climbs but looked a bit damp today!||John Eley||11/03/2018|
|A repeat visit, I've been here many times but only finally got around to logging it. A great view and trig all in good order.||meltdiceburg||06/07/2017|
|Verge parking to SSE, SJ 99286 96923. Very straightforward route following ROWs and concessionary path. The planes flying to Manchester Airport seem enormous here.||David Evans||23/04/2017|
|From road to south. Followed prow to east, then a track up to rig from under the pilons. Followed about unmarked path West from trig to join bw running North to south. Noticed of a for being claimed, seems to bring you out at the quarry. Amazing views||MrChris1980||03/04/2017|
|With Jo, from Brushes cp: b/w past Flaxfield and onto Shaw Moor for top and trig. (NB: part of the b/w past Flaxfield is temporarily closed to pedestrians due to flood damage, but can be negotiated with care). Returning over moor to NE and via the reservoirs. Weather; sunny, mild, good visibility.||amblerbob||07/12/2016|
|4th hill of 5 today on a route from Hattersley station to Stalybridge station via Idle Hill, Mottram Hill and Harrop Edge and on reaching the A6018, took the track leading upwards (Gallows lane)onto the access land and the moor. The lane makes an abrupt turn but I just bypassed this by climbing through the heather and then the footpath heads directly to the summit. Noticed that there were Herdwick sheep grazing on the slops. Great views of the Manchester skyline. Steep descent through the heather on a bearing to intersection of fences and took fp heading Sw to the estate.||Dazingdale||10/09/2016|
|from Green Lane, Hollingworth, walk around Mottram Hill-Harrop Edge (Mottram)-Hough Hill, Wild Bank Hill (Hollingworth Moor)||joseph mitchell||05/08/2016|
|Walked up from Stalybridge Country via the bridle path followed by a quite steep ascent. Back round the reservoirs.Good views and a dramatic bleak landscape.||Lazylizzie||07/02/2016|
|Easy parking on the main road to the south (alt 816ft) although it is also possible to park on the road at the start of the bridleway itself. A good path leads north alongside the base of the hill. At the point where it doubles back and climbs upwards the concessionary path is not evident. However, a short, easy climb shortcuts to the top track. 2.37 miles. About an hour.||moorsman||28/01/2016|
|Another grey day - Park at Brushes - Walkerwood Reservoir - Brushes Resevoir - thread between the Swineshaw Resevoirs then circle back and climb again up to Pack Saddle (views south - Bleaklow / Kinder /Coombs / Shining Tor / Shuttlingsloe / Kearsley Bank / The Cloud then Mow Cop - impressive even in the murk. Onward up to Hollingworthall Moor / Wild Bank Hill(& trig) - Manchester clammers below. Linger too long - too cold then down back via the resevoirs. Happy New Year.||briandavies||01/01/2016|
|A good track to walk up and jog down on a gloomy morning with a hint of wetness in the air. Many high voltage electricity pylons march across the moors here (including one powerline that comes through the disused Woodhead rail tunnel) coming together down at Staylebridge electricity substation which serves Manchester. On the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, the Staylebridge cotton mills rapidly ran short of cotton. Thousands of operatives were laid off. with only five of the town's 39 factories employing people full-time. At one point three-quarters of Staylebridge workers were dependent on relief schemes. A thousand skilled men and women left the town, in what became known as 'The Panic'.||Chris Pearson||06/08/2015|
|One of many assents when out with dog. Nice views for little effort.||PepandJen||29/01/2015|
|From Hobson Moor Rd to SSE, parked where power lines cross road. Public f/p onto moor (large areas being reclaimed from heather). Trig on top and high point a few metres to N. Magnificent viewpoint.||Aye Jimmy||22/08/2014|
|nice walk up from mottram old road. great view this evening||AvidSockWearer||04/08/2014|
|Late evening with threatening train.never expected to see anyone else but on the ne distance towards me came a group that eventually brought18 to the trig. Mid week pub walking group.||vegibagger||14/08/2013|
|Walked from Crowden along disused railway to Hadfield, walked through Hadfield and towards Hollingworth, up onto Wild Bank Hill, with its great view west towards civilisation and east towards the bleak moors, down to Arnfield, up onto the boggy edge to Millstone Rocks and Lads Leap and went down back to Crowden. 15.5 miles.||DanTrig||02/02/2013|
|Verge parking on Hobson Moor Road at SJ 99239 96874. 5 mile circular walk: Hollingworth Hall Moor (Wild Bank Hill) & Lees Hill.||David Gradwell||02/10/2011|
|Been up here.||Flipperfeet||03/05/2011|
|After walking up Cown Edge, and then coming down along what might be a motorway in the not-too-distant future. It's a typical Pennine, with pylons and good views of Manchester. Part of the DPS.||DanHolme||19/02/2007|
|From Arnfield Reservoir to Lees Hill then along the gentle ridge to the top. Very pleasant walk and a worthwhile objective on it's own.||Jake994||06/05/2006|
|nice heather summit, fine view. from PH to SSW, road, track, path to summit||RHW||20/08/2005|
|Can't remember the true date, just summer of that year.||Tammy72||12/06/1987|