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Name:Thorpe Larches
Hill number:5547
Height:82m / 269ft
Parent (Ma):2714  Burnhope Seat
Alternative top: (Boy Hill)
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
County/UA:Durham (CoU), Stockton-on-Tees (UA)
Class:Current County/UA twin-Top
Grid ref:NZ 39075 25715 (est)
Col:77m  NZ387260  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 93
(1:25k) 305
Comments:Large 80m contour near Thorpe Larches. No spot ht. County Top twinned with hill 5546
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  • Stockton-on-Tees current county/UA top (joint)

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Thorpe Larches from GR: NZ 39001 25809. Driven this road many times in my younger days. This is the nearest recognised hill to where I grew up in Norton.ronaldo33316/06/2020
Parked south, near junc with minor road. Dusk so walked along field margin on W side road. Thrashed around in bramble and nettle in the copse; couple of mounds found, hard to say if either are the HP.jonglew06/09/2019
Parked to the south in Grindon Lane. Road not too bad on a Sunday afternoon, but traffic is very fast. Reasonable verge for most of the way. Agree about highpoint being ivy-covered bank (also with a few nettles!).PGCE21/07/2019
Went to point listed. There is an ivy-covered bank about 20m into the woods which is almost definitely higher at 39051 25697. My be man-made but so is the road.clivevilla10/09/2018
Road not too busy on a Sunday morning. With Danu.Dangerous Dave29/07/2018
Parked in a widening at the first of the Stillington Road, and walked with great trepidation to the ivy bank summit. Near the road junction south of the summit, a bus stop with no provision for passengers to wait, or indication that anyone has ever done so, and a notice saying that buses don't stop here, symbolised the antipathy of the A177 to walkers.Nick Down108/03/2018
A pause while passing in light post-festive traffic.mrs_ts727/12/2017
Parked to the north next to the roadside houses. Dangerous 300 mts walk along the grass verge in the dark along a very busy main road. Returning from Bass Rock trip.Campbell Singer19/12/2017
road side verge. Very busy road.PeterD09/04/2017
On way to see the Rams play at Newcastle. Lost courtesy of a dodgy deflected goalMark Sims04/02/2017
This has to be, potentially, the most dangerous summit in the UK. No footpath. Fast vehicles. Solo.bolton12/08/2016
1/11 First of eleven (Thorpe Larches/Whelly Hill/Dere Street/Pontop Pike/Currock Hill/Westerhope/Camperdown/Whittingdon Fell/Whitingdon Hill/Sherrif Hill/The Moors)Fergalh26/06/2016
Road fairly busy even early Sat am.RHW02/04/2016
Parked in village & walked back up road.ngthack25/02/2016
verge by busy roadside.arranc25/06/2015
Solosimon and co22/05/2015
Cycle ride Kirkley Audax 205km road ride.Chainsnapper21/02/2015
On road bike during 205 km AUDAX event from Kirkley Hall.John Lee21/02/2015
Rubbish peak in an unappealing location. Pleasant afternoon drive and ramblemcbiydw224/12/2013
Too busy to stop, a drive-past !!Moorponder17/08/2013
This is indeed a busy road! Parked in side lane about 400m to SE, took life in hands walking along grass verge to highest point. This appeared to be an ivy covered banking on SW of road, at side of wood.Aye Jimmy21/03/2013
Parked to the south whilst waiting for Mrs madaddo to run Castle Eden. Walked up the very busy road - not nice!!!madaddo10/03/2013
Park at Thorpe Larches. Walk to verge high point, other areas in fields appear as high. Uninspiring!!nordicstar11/12/2012
Drove past, road too busy to consider getting out. Could have walked up from Grindon church ruin.Nick22/06/2011
Driven by many many times. Doesn't warrant stopping especially with the amount of cars that manage to end up in the trees on this bend.TomL01/06/2010
Did not bother stopping, just drove past as I knew I was doing Boy Hill later in the day.asbown14/03/2009
A miserable spot on busy main road. I diced with death and walked up from the south having parked near the stables on a side road to the west.Father Ted09/10/2006
There is a pull in just north of the bend and you can walk back to the corner and highest point but it's a VERY busy road.signyred13/08/2006
Tried twice to find a place to stop but couldn't due to busy traffic. Decided a drive-by would do as this top is so poor. GPS as we drove across showed a metre lower than Boy Hill anyway.wheresthepath08/07/2006
Driven passed a few times while working in area.Dugswell201/10/2002
Local, driven by many times. Added to random date.PreCambrianLife01/01/1990
Estimated date.My 1st girlfriend (Barbara) lived at Thorpe Larches, and I used to cycle over to see her there. Little road traffic then;we used to walk down the rd to the old Grindon Church.Happy daysmartin & storm01/08/1961
Nomad Perkins05/11/2019
Alan Caine17/09/2019
Alan Whatley19/12/2017
Martin R30/05/2017