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Name:Spitlers Edge
Hill number:16557
Height:392m / 1286ft
Parent (Ma):2819  Winter Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Blackburn with Darwen (UA), Lancashire (CoU)
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Tump (300-399m)
(Tu,3)
Grid ref:SD 65369 17398
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:70m
Col:322m  SD655159  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) 287
Observations:flat and boggy summit area
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 81 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Easy walk up from high point on Rivington Road. Flagged stone path most of the way. Solo.Dangerous Dave03/06/2019
From Winter Hill (boundary) on good path and back to road.Wycombe Wanderer11/04/2019
From Rivington, up to rivington pike through the gardens. Then on the Winter Hill next to to control/radio towers. After there, we dropped down to Rivington Road, the on to Sharples Higher End, and Great Hill. We then dropped down to Anglezark, Yarrow and Upper Rivington Resevoir, then finished off with a pint at The Rivington. Bethany. 4h40min: 19km; 550m.ByronHaywood06/04/2019
3 of 3 on 5.8 mile hike including winter hill boundary, winter hill and spiltlers edgeThe-Z-Man27/03/2019
Convenient small car park on Rivington Road SD655158 for Spliters Edge, Winter Hill and boundary.David Evans25/02/2019
With Chris from Alance Bridge. Miserable wet day, improved later.citygent08/11/2018
From SD6549215849 layby north to summit. Great little summit and nice walk with Mart B and Lucky.John Eley31/10/2018
as for Moorsmanarranc22/10/2018
Blizzards forecast for tomorrow but walked today in freezing sunshine. Good stone slab and frozen mud path. Even the moorland top was solid. Could be dreary on a bad day but delightful today with huge views.Campbell Singer26/02/2018
5th tump of 7 today plus 1 boundary, climbing Haigh Hill, Blackrod, Roscowe Lowe Hill, Winter Hill boundary (Blackburn with Darwen current Co. top)and Winter Hill, carrying on to last transmission tower then dropping down steep bank, made even more slippery by snow and wet rocks, following boggy track beside rocky fenceline to road then on really nice path with flagstones laid in several stretches. I veered off to search for cairn, wandering around in circles for 10 minutes then checking other logs on my phone only to find that other people could not find it. Beautiful crepuscular rays in yonder distance. I got the 392m reading on my gps so was satisfied. I carried on this path for another 1/4 mile before veering off through rough terrain NE to Adam's dell to pick up track leading to Belmont road heading for Cartridge Hill....Dazingdale25/11/2017
very wet and boggy off the paths unable to find summit cairn walk with WFPmy-list07/10/2017
From Winter Hill.mad max07/10/2017
One of the 12 summits visited on 'Coope's Dozen' - an 18 mile run visiting 12 of the 13 or 14 summits on the 'Winter Hill Massif'. 9th ascent. Disappointing to find the cairn removed again.IWC29/07/2017
Solo linear walk Blackrod to Cherry Tree - many stone blocks so going relatively easy hereabouts. Expansive views to Fylde coast, Jubilee Tower prominent too: got to cairn at Great Hill and then via Tockholes to catch train with 30 seconds to spare!JOHNS12/06/2017
Easy walk up from Rivington Road.Bramley03/06/2017
Quick walk from Rivington Road to Great Hill. Sunny but hazy day, could barely see the Fylde coast.fencehugger08/05/2017
As Moorsman, except I did it in metric. Anagram of Strepsil.Martin R28/03/2017
Solo. Winter Hill & Spitlers Edge. Searched but couldn't find a summit cairn. Also on 3 Towers Race, 24/10/1993 & 23/10/1994.ADT22/01/2017
20 km 4 tops circuit from Belmont with Darren. Straightforward over Winter Hill then good dry manmade path from road top up to summit. Then all changed with 4km of deep grass hiding large tussocks growing out of watery bog on a murderous link to Turton Moor - a 'double Sub Four' -not even listed on hill bagging. Comical stumbling & slow exhausting progress (just like Elan valley OMM), eased partly by sneaky use of the lovely short grass fields above Bromily farm. D sank entertainingly into a floating mire at one point.Then onto Turton Heights for yet more high quality endless tussocks.Chris Pearson05/11/2016
Very, very easy walk along a maintained path from the summit of the Belmont road (alt 1066 ft). 2.14 miles return 45 minutes, ascent 230 ft.moorsman21/10/2016
Circular walk from Crookfield Road car park via Great Hill on warm summer's afternoon.Enjoyable conclusion to Blackburn tumps.With Oscar.catman16/08/2016
With Catman.oscarrosie16/08/2016
Walked from Belmont to Hordern Stoops, then alongside the Chorley/Blackburn with Darwen boundary wall across Spitlers Edge towards Great Hill. Descended roughly along the River Roddlesworth to the reservoirs, and generally along the Witton Weavers Way to Pleasington.lecube28/05/2016
From Horden Stoops with Alf. Plenty of parking. A stone flagged and earth path is being constructed over the bogs.mick20/05/2016
With Jo, circular walk from Crookfield Road cp: Witton Weavers Way to Belmont, then f/p Hoar Stones Brow Spitlers Edge Great Hill Slater Lane (Track). Weather; generally sunny, mild, good visibility.amblerbob17/04/2016
From layby on Rivington road near boundary stone. Very soggy ground with new path in places. Wandered all around summit but saw no cairn.mart079714/02/2016
Usual round from Rivington Winter Hill, Great Hill and back via reservoirs Helicopter and workforce extending stone path to Belmont Road. Finish by end March they saidNorthender20/01/2016
From s after winter hill boundary point, working on my remaining Blackburn topsRHW18/10/2015
Crossed many times walking from Great Hill to Winter Hillbardolph19/06/2015
Nice day to finish off a county. From Hordern Stoops - still some wet boggy patches. Naithsmith told me I could get there and back in just over an hour, but with my aging legs and ankle I took over twice this time.GordonAdshead23/05/2015
Great Hill (381m) then Spitlers Edge. Cold day (knee deep in snow in some places)dentalchimp01/02/2015
From Hordern Stoops, a very pleasant walk on springy turf for nearly a mile at gentle angle to small cairn on top. Total contrast to the nearby Turton Heights.Aye Jimmy13/07/2014
Parked at Horden Stoops for a dryish moorland walk to bag this flattish TuMP summit. This walk could be very damp in wet weather.Dugswell206/07/2013
EstNick Caunt15/05/2013
Belmont - Spitlers Edge - Great Hill - Cartridge Hill - Turton Moor - Belmont. A bit damp in places but the stone flagged path from the top to Great Hill is nice and easy.Jake99426/10/2011
Thank goodness for paving stoneFlobbus24/07/2011
Large car park at southern end of Anglezarke Reservoir at SD 61986 16111. Healey Nab - Great Hill - Spitlers EdgeDavid Gradwell29/03/2009
From Scout Road via Winter Hill.Wheelsy15/01/2006
2 of 2: From Winter Hill. Then over Great Hill and back to Ryal Fold.ChrisR22/03/2002
On walk between Roddlesworth and Belmont. Returned via Darwen Tower, the highlight scenically. We enjoyed the Holt's pub in Belmont. With 2 Steves and John. Sunny and warmpwheeler13/06/1992
flockwatcher11/05/2019
ijpowell25/04/2019
PM16/03/2019
jimbloomer08/01/2019
David8417/11/2018
chriswatson08/11/2018
Anton17/08/2018
Jay&Nic15/05/2018
Ben Rinnes09/04/2018
mcbiydw204/02/2018