Name:Mow Cop - Trig Point
Hill number:2826
Height:335m / 1099ft
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Col:322m  SJ858575  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1294530/03/2016SJ 85843 57544  F: Trig S2666.Aye Jimmy
1679413/12/2016SJ 85843 57545  F: base of trig pillarDavid Gradwell
2698424/03/2019SJ 85841 57545  F: Trig pointK&AD
-1344530/04/2006SJ 85843 57543  F: trig point
O: trig point is c 2m lower than The Old Man 25m NW at SJ 85830 57561
S: Abney level

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Circular walk from Ackers CrossingDan Baddeley05/07/2020
1000th hill bagged with this one today. Parked near folly and headed up towards trig point with family in tow. Surprisingly difficult to find - looked near masts and finally worked out we had to go back down and come up from below, going past the Old Man of Mow. Very windy and cold so we took a quick picture and scarpered.Wheelsy20/02/2020
With my dad, mum and big sister Libby on a very cold and windy day. My dad's 1000th hill.TLBW20/02/2020
With Jo, from Mow Cop Castle car park on a cloudy afternoon.amblerbob20/10/2019
From Acker's Crossing, took a little while to figure out trig was up small bank behing Man of Mow, great views.ironwolf14/08/2019
Walked up from Congleton canal .210 metre climb. Good views all around.D SID24/06/2019
Walked over from NT car park at castle. Steep final ascent past the Old Man. Great views, particularly to the west.Chingwakabungya21/02/2019
Watching a lovely sunset after climbing the Old Man itselfDenise 06/07/2018
Part of Gritstone Trail - Rushton Spencer to KidsgroveLancylass30/04/2018
Nice wander round village. Visited trig, folly and old manLongwojo11/01/2018
Here to bag the trig pillar and spy out the rock. Hadn't realized there was a bag on HB for the trig. Roadside parking to the W. Trig and rock easily accessible on a NT track.jonglew04/11/2017
Quick visit w Jenx and Bryher on way back north. Damp day so didn't dally. Castle CP, visited the folly then up to high point at trig. Good recce of the Old Man which will return to on a better day with the rope for a scramble up. Best access to trig in from track underneath rather than what would be through a garden from East.nordicstar11/07/2017
Pouring with rain. Had a good walk around the whole area to exercise the pup. Good to see the old man and folly too.jenx11/07/2017
Never knew the trigg point existed, have always just visited the folly.MRDC07/03/2017
From Castle car park at SJ 85698 57393. We were in thick mist and the Old Man looked menacing! As for climbing it - no chance. I wouldn't touch it with over a dozen 10ft barge poles!David Gradwell13/12/2016
Quick walk from the 'castle' car park. Lovely evening and great views. With Julie.David Evans22/09/2016
On Gristone Trailnickywood110/09/2016
Parked near Old Man of Mow - descended hill to Ramsdell Hall - Old Green House - canal tow path (nice wrought iron fence with acorn post tops as it crosses the front of Ramsdell Hall ) then ascended via Lower Bank Farm - The Bank - Mow Cop Trig Point (with a view over to the unattainable hill summit (top of the Old Man of Mow rock column).briandavies14/08/2016
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Once I'd figured out how to get to the trig we parked in the castle car park. I then walked over to the footpath for the old man and headed up the steep path to the trigpoint, a good leg stretch on the way back from Birmingham to Scotlandthejackrustles06/05/2016
Fine view of the Old Man, done in 70's with two of Leeds Uni all stars (JSy & RB-J).Aye Jimmy30/03/2016
Exploring Mow Cop with Rosie and Frankie.BobHancock25/03/2016
no i didnt, but one day the old man will fall over, then i will have!stig_nest21/12/2015
Late afternoon on way home from Biddulph Grange. Parked at pub, walked up lane then footpath to the castle. Back to lane then up footpath to the trig point.Skip20/10/2015
Previous ascent.ngthack06/10/2015
Short walk up from nearby caravan site to bag trig and YSM.Walker Dan03/06/2015
Visited trig and castleOzymandias10/11/2013
Took a dumpy level and tripod, the ground by the trig is c.1.5m higher than the rocks at the folly, but the Old Man is 1.5m higher stillGeorge Gradwell08/11/2013
Came to take a butchers at The Old Man while stopping at Maccesfield one night. Would need a second, definitely, preferably a leader.Eddie02/10/2013
A steep little climb but well worth the effort. Lovely views, particularly if you are lucky enough to have a layer of snow.JohnStoneham10/03/2013
With Macker and Burkie, very, very muddy and windy. Nice picnic at the folly. Good 8.5 miles, and 4.5 hours out.jobster27/01/2013
Trig visit only , left the Old Man for another day!!chalky195318/11/2012
With Minnie from the folly car park, wandered around the folly & rocky outcrops then to the Old Man & trig, abridge from the trig to the Old man would be usefull. Sunny & dry, good views.apricorum05/11/2012
maxine tom and indy. we got lost and had numerous run ins with cows, maxine not impressedsnuff12/08/2012
Pillar only.Dusty31/05/2012
Had to settle for the trig. Have vowed to come back and climb the old man.The Team13/05/2012
Visited castle and climbed to top of trig point but don't have the skill or nerves to ascend the Old Man of Mow.Father Ted24/03/2012
With Tony and Devon. start of the Staffordshire WayStuart Hyde02/01/2012
Bagged after The Cloud.DanTrig23/07/2011
Congleton - Mow Cop - Congletonhomebuilt05/06/2011
Staggered up in Bank Holiday rain from Kidsgrove train station. Mock Castle first, then along accurately named High Street to the Old Man and trig. Back down the same way.DanHolme30/05/2011
Visited trig & highest point by castle (which my gps said was higher than the trig!) on what would have been my son's 30th birthday. We did Gun & The Cloud together Jan 06 - great memories.signyred24/05/2011
Mow Cop circular 7.59 milesmikependergast16/05/2011
Explored the castle (how high is it?) before walking past the base of the Old Man and then round to the trig.malcorbett28/03/2011
climbed with Alli, drove to top of Mow Cop, parked car near summit and walked to Mow Cop castle.Great views on a warm sunny day.rickybalboa01/03/2011
Part of the Gritstone Trail.Smeggers27/02/2011
parked in car park for folly- found the trig point top after returning to car to look properly at my mapPhil M16/02/2011
Great viewsTigger424202/01/2011
Stood on trig before base jumping off it in a sad attempt to be higher than The Old Man of Mow for a second on grey dry afternoon.Dugswell231/10/2010
trig onlyAndyS19/09/2010
been here all the time as a child still has tremendous views on a clear dayeddy13/09/2010