Name:Briery Busk
Hill number:16643
Height:311m / 1020ft
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Col:279m  SK263998  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
364421/04/2014SK 26737 99494  F: Circular turreted water resevoir; 1905 on headstone over door.
O: GR given would be at centre of reservoir and is average of SK 26724 99495 at W side, and SK 26749 99493 at E side.
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 54 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Briery Busk from GR: SK 26983 99818ronaldo33306/06/2020
Briery Busk from GR: SK 26983 99818Hippster06/06/2020
Warm, sunny and humid. From NE with Miranda.Wycombe Wanderer19/05/2020
Did a circuit of the water board feature and trust this counts!Neil Midgley08/03/2020
Walked from Whitwell Moor, down through Oxley Park with Alfie. Direct descent down to Stocksbridge over the main road, then pleasant walk back along the old railway tack and uphill by green lanes to the van.Dangerous Dave19/11/2019
A Briery top for Bryher the pup.jenx13/02/2019
Used the lane to access top, parking right next to summit tower, with Jenx and Bryhernordicstar13/02/2019
Parked to the NE by electricity sub-station SK264999. Construction started on new house/water board building near summit.David Evans10/02/2019
Due diligence was almost missed on this one, having gone to the trig on the dark and thinking it wax the tump summit too. Checked while looking down on the lights of Stocksbridge. This is 8 metres higher and almost a kilometre west. Interesting reservoir building on top not like anything else I've seen. Brick walls interspersed with pillars. I had to walk round again and could them. It came to the delicious perfect number 28. So surprised and delighted had to go back round the other way a third time just to check.vegibagger05/01/2019
2 of 5 on 25.6 mile bike ride including hartcliff hill, briery busk, hunger hill, hoyland hill and pool hill. Easier ride than my other recent jauntsThe-Z-Man08/09/2018
From Hunshelf Hall Lane. HP has a 1905 castellated reservoir built upon it. Wandered around it; the open water inside the walls can be glimpsed from the poorly fitting access door.jonglew25/01/2018
via Whitwell Moor and Reservoir Dam and Mucky Lane. Fenced off enclosure contains castellated water but highest natural point is equal to outside of enclosure, so that did for me.IanHHill11/01/2018
From the north up the farmtrack. Unusual water tank with lots of noise from the inside.Campbell Singer13/11/2017
From North along track to reservoir. Good view.PeterD04/09/2017
as for citigentarranc29/03/2017
Very wet today but the horses are ok now i have closed the gate after someone opened it passing past the NO Entry sign, its also a health and safety sign to keep people safe as there are site hazards. be sensible or just don't go here!!!myhillnotyours05/03/2017
5th and final hill of the day with Lexi Rue, my partner's Labradoodle. Starting at Moscar Lodge, we climbed Lodge Moor, Edgemount, Wharncliffe chase and Whitwell Moor. We climbed upto the access land via footpaths and followed the ridge to the reservoir. This looks mysterious . We continued in to finish in a bedraggled state at the edge of Penistone. We caught a bus to Dodworth. where we stayed at the Ibis Styles hotel. Hartcliff hill was the hilll planned but not completed today.Dazingdale25/06/2016
Parked on Hunshelf Hall Lane then walked up track and round to steps towards reservoir with Smudge.Dugswell202/04/2016
With Dugswell. New construction seems to be in progress just SW of the reservoir which was gained via steps & fence hop past a No Public Access notice.Smudge02/04/2016
Headed up onto Hunshelf Bank to the E at Old Park House, then followed the path on the left of the wall/fence to the beacon, then onto the trig, then finally to the covered reservoir. Quick slip between wires in the fence allowed access.Wheelsy30/03/2016
a walk around Briery Busk, Whitwell Moor and a look at Walders Lowjoseph mitchell22/02/2016
Yes, nice and easy from the north via Nine Acre LaneMark Sims08/01/2016
Parked at the wrong layby on the A616. However, there was a cafe there which made up for it. A rather circuitous walk to the summit which took 3 times as long as parking at the north would have done. Don't make my mistake!moorsman15/12/2015
Made in Sheffield. This industrial era summit reservoir is perched high above Stocksbridge and its dominating steel works which, from initially making umbrella stays began making steel in 1860 when Samuel Fox installed 48 crucibles. It soon supplied products such as rails, springs, steel tyres and axles to nearly every railway company around the world. Today it is owned by Tata and specialises in the production of high grade and special steels. All of the steel produced is made from recycled steel.Chris Pearson13/08/2015
nice open topped reservoirAdrian05/07/2015
From Hunshelf Hall Lane - up steps and through wire to reservoirBramley06/03/2015
From North.ngthack18/12/2014
From N at Nine Acres Lane and sign to Briery Busk Farm. About 0.6km to the round and turreted water reservoir of 1905 vintage.Aye Jimmy21/04/2014
Accessed from Hunshelf Hall Lane to the north. Easy access, curious fortified reservoir on summit. Great views all round.citygent03/07/2013
resr: walled not covered: attractive views. tk from NE: park at start (could prob drive up) RHW07/02/2004
Bag For Life19/05/2020
Andy West23/02/2019
Nick Canute11/02/2019
Ben Rinnes04/12/2018
carole engel19/10/2017
andrew brown16/01/2017
Alan Caine21/05/2016
Alex C17/07/2015
Richard Gunn05/04/2015