Name:Featherbed Top
Hill number:3634
Height:544m / 1785ft
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Col:512m  SK088931  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
-1623303/03/2011SK 09052 92088  F: no feature
O: large flat summit area
S: Abney level
-1623424/07/2012SK 09051 92088  F: no feature
O: large flat summit area
S: Abney level
-1623525/01/2014SK 09055 92090  F: no feature
O: large flat summit area
S: Abney level
-1623621/04/2014SK 09052 92089  F: no feature
O: large flat summit area
S: Abney level
89526/02/2013SK 09054 92094  F: Short wooden stake on otherwise featureless top.Aye Jimmy
364921/04/2014SK 09052 92089  F: Large flat featureless grassy summitCraig67

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 212 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
On return from mill hillLongwojo26/07/2020
From Snake Pass on the way to Mill Hillclimbingkershaw21/07/2020
From roadside parking on snake pass to the North East, just under Six miles in Two hours using the Pennine way and a little diversion to pick up Featherbed top, continued onto Mill hill.WAYNE ROWLETT23/05/2020
Solo, on the West Bromwich MC coach day trip to the hills. These outings once a month, great value. Long may they continue!JtwoUD08/12/2019
A figure of eight walk from A57 taking in High Shelf Stones, Bleaklow Head, Featherbed Top and Mill Hill on a beautiful September day.Ramblingpaul19/09/2019
Featherbed Top and Mill Hill from Snake Pass, while walking a section of the Pennine Way.rhalstead04/08/2019
Featherbed Top from GR: SK 08815 92912ronaldo33309/06/2019
Debs and Talisker from top of Snake PassMountain Goat09/11/2018
16.9 miles, 2159ft Pennine Way and Kinder Scout walk.stephenbuda11/10/2018
From top of Snake Pass on sunny afternoon to top of Mill Hill,then back along Pennine Way to easy ascent of very dry Featherbed Top.With Oscar.catman31/08/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie31/08/2018
From Snake Pass Inn via Ashop Clough, with Mill Hill. Return via Lady Clough. Bog factor = outrageousRedAndy5415/04/2018
From Snake pass. Featherbed Top, Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow Head and Alport Moor. Grey and Windy.Alunrees3306/04/2018
Followed the Pennine Way from the Snake Pass for a short while and then broke off up to the summit. Descended down into Ashop Clough and then followed the path in Lady Clough back to the car.Wheelsy03/12/2017
Easy bag from top of Snake Pass. No path.ijpowell29/09/2017
Circular from Glossop, up via Doctor's Gate and PW. Real bog-trot this and with low cloud quickly moved onto Mill Hill.JOHNS11/08/2017
Parking for Featherbed Top and Mill Hill SK 08761 92930 on A57. Featherbed Top first, then down to paved path all the way to Mill Hill.David Evans30/04/2017
From the Birchin Clough car park on the A57. Took the track through Lady Clough forest into Ashop Clough, then track up the dale. Left it at its highest point for a heather slog up to the summit. Walk continued to Mill Hill. With AT and JT on a fine day.Man of Kernow126/03/2017
From roadside parking on A57. Not very far but rain, thick fog and driving wind meant navigation by compass and GPS hard as we quickly got wet trousers. Should have put on waterproofs earlier. With MartJohn Eley19/02/2017
Fog and frost. Indeterminate summit but at least the bog was frozen solid. Then along Pennine Way to Mill Hill.Campbell Singer26/01/2017
Indistinct summit but wandered around the area on return from Mill Hill to car park on A57 Snake road. Solo.bolton28/12/2016
Just a bogAlex1759529/09/2016
With Rob. Ashop Clough-Mill Hill (after being knee deep in a bog)-Featherbed Top- through the plateau- Ashop Clough. Epic, boggy and heathery. ;)dromeas13/08/2016
with Vas from Ashop Cloughrkid8413/08/2016
With Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/07/2016
Quick up & down from Snake pass.Featureless hill.mart079710/04/2016
From Snake pass summit with Alf. On day 2 of my Pennine Way walk.mick31/03/2016
an extra days walking, result, with Andybardolph29/02/2016
3/4 Second Double of day combined with Mill Hill walked from Snake PassFergalh16/01/2016
Spine Race 2016 - Pennine WayRichCranswick09/01/2016
On a walk between Edale and Glossop. Sunny, and warm for October.alistairpooler04/10/2015
With Jo, from Snake Pass: PW and QBT’s onto Featherbed Top. Weather; generally cloudy with sunny intervals, cool wind, and good visibility.amblerbob17/07/2015
Parked at the top of the Snake Pass – SW along stone flags on Pennine Way to Mill Hill – On return left path at 084922 & crossed moor to unmarked summit – NNW down faint 4x4 track back to car. (S)gerrybowes02/07/2015
From road, featureless. Did as a child years ago.Adrian26/04/2015
Various visits on exercise heading to Ashop CabinPepandJen02/04/2015
Nice windy afternoon out on the paved path from Snake Pass - left the path for Featherbed Top then down to Mill Hill, before turning back over the road and heading off across the peat to Higher Shelf Stones. Decided to leave Bleaklow Head for a day when I have time to get across to Alport Moor too :) Caution needed when leaving toward the west - it's on a bit of a blind crest and the layby is angled away from the road, anyone going much above the limit (and there are a few!) will struggle to slow down for youthe_adam30/03/2015
Diverted to Featherbed Top on the way to Kinder from the A57 Snake Pass summit. With Dave and Helen.Skip15/02/2015
Left Paul to tick off this hill on my own in deep snow very difficult walking conditions couldn't even see snake passcolinfielding09/02/2015
from Moorfield, with Harry Hut & Mill Hilljoseph mitchell08/01/2015
First of three, on to Higher Shelf Stones then Bleaklow Head.BobHancock24/06/2014
My Third summit of almost Five hills visited on a 19 mile cicular from the Snake pass, visiting The Tower at Alport Castles, Alport Moor (bypassing summit) Grains in the water, Bleaklow stones, Bleaklow hill (although missed summit)Wain stones, Hern stones, Higher Shelf stones and then after dropping down and up to gain Doctors gate path to take me onto the PW, it was an easy walk up,Summit area is pretty large but I walked to where spot height is recorded,a short distance from Grouse butt. Exited by taking route across Salvin Ridge (much more wet)down a very steep embankment to gain forestry track, over Lady clough and then over the Ashop to walk parallel to the Snake pass before rejoining it. A fantastic day of Blue sky, Buzzards, Grouse and Scrambling!!Dazingdale18/04/2014
Late start through mist all the way to Mill Hill in case I missed it over 30 years ago, returning via Featherbed Top which was not as wet as I had feared.SS03/04/2014
Circular walk from Birchin Clough Bridge car park (SK 109914). Saukin Ridge, Featherbed Top, Snake Pass, Higher Shelf Stones, Hern Stones, Bleaklow Head, Pennine Way, Doctor,s Gate & Lady Clough. Low cloud & strong wind. Small wooden stake presumed to mark summit, otherwise featureless. Navigation essential. Not a day to linger.Richard Gunn16/03/2014
Ascent on return to A57 layby at Doctor's Gate culvert after visiting Higher Shelf Stones, Hern Stones, Wain Stones and Bleaklow Head returning via Pennine Way. No cairn but there is a small wooden stake sticking out of the ground within the general area which appears to be the top.pwhitaker_196610/08/2013
With Cabe and Bev from the Snake Road on a blazing hot day.simon and co13/07/2013
Parked easily just off A57. Through the stile then immediately east. Wide fairly faint path/track all the way to the top.destaylor30/05/2013
Run with Hannah and Catherine, walked up Ashop Clough and then accross Mill Hill and Featherbed top. Crossed A57 over to Dr's Gatenell158320/04/2013
From Snake Pass. Lots of ice about, bitterly cold wind and clag down all day. GPS very useful. Summit marked by short wooden stake. Continued to Mill Hill.Aye Jimmy26/02/2013
From Snake pass to Featherbed top then Mill Hill then Kinder plateau/Kinder low, strong cold breeze, Kinder Downfall going upwards, down Coldwell Clough to Hayfield.apricorum09/12/2012
with CP on Penine Waygarth8725/08/2012