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Name:Winter Hill
Hill number:16672
Height:280m / 919ft
Parent (Ma):2819  Winter Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Blackburn with Darwen (UA)
Catchment:Ribble
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SD 66960 23099
Summit feature:three stones
Drop:44m
Col:236m  SD664221  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 45 users)ByDate of Ascent
Path from Tockholes in rain and gale-force wind.Wycombe Wanderer13/01/2020
From village hall car park to the west as moorsmanPeterD24/09/2019
Parked in the village hall car park across the road from Weasel Lane. Along the lane and take a footpath on the left which goes directly upwards to the summit.moorsman09/03/2019
Parked to the West at the Rock Inn SD663233.David Evans25/02/2019
10k run with the dog in warm sunshine. Parked at Ryal Fold (free parking but gets very busy) SD66504 21498.Along pleasant footpaths to Winter Hill then past Earnsdale Reservoir and up hillside to the Jubilee Tower (a must) then across the moor to Cartridge Hill. Great moorland and easy fell running.John Eley24/02/2019
A pleasant 13.5/2,200ft walk. Out with SHDRC. Starting from Lower Barn....Rivington Pike....Winter Hill....Great Hill....White Coppice....Anglezark Res....Yarrow Res.bigalga125/11/2018
as for Chrisbienarranc21/10/2018
An insignificant hillock but one of only three listed as Winter Hill, hence our visit. Walked up from the pub and visited both summits. Cool, cloudy, late afternoon with LF.Skip16/09/2018
From the Rock Inn. More inquisitive large horses.Campbell Singer02/09/2018
From Rock InnMark Sims19/07/2018
Started this walk from The Royal Arms at Tockholes, went by Roddlesworth Reservoir, and field paths to the Tump of Bog Bank, then onto the Trig Pillar of Fernhurst Hill. From there it was back across the motorway to Winter Hill, then back to TockholesWayne Mac22/06/2018
From homePaulGibbons31/12/2017
Drove up to the 'big house' where the owner suggested parking opposite his gates, out of the way. Stroll on footpaths to the golf course which was empty, perhaps closed. Wandered over both summits before returning to the car.IWC24/12/2017
From Rock Inn. Track and RoW. Visited both sides of summit wall.chrisbien07/12/2017
7th tump & 8th log of the day on a route from Aspull (via bus from Bolton) to Darwen, climbing Haigh, Blackrod, Roscowe Lowe Hill, Winter Hill boundary, Winter Hill, Spitler's Edge and Cartridge Hill (getting darker) descending North along access land boundary to reach footpath to New Barn (head torch now on) then shortcut over wall to intercept track heading to Ryal Fold. I took footpath over boggy fields with Earnsdale reservoir to the NE, reaching intersection of paths (spring marked on map) and there headed directly up to take fp over wall and then reached summit area near 13th tee of Darwen Golf club, climbed over wall to explore pasture and recorded the highest point a few metres from the wall. Descent Easterly then extremely boggy field before finding footpath through Sunnyhurst woods. Fantastic mini packhorse bridges. I took a route through Sunnyhurst then on a track to explore the Jubilee Tower, before descending to Darwen roughly at first but then on a muddy bridleway to reacDazingdale25/11/2017
From Rock Inn stile across golf course to another stile behind 13th green. BwD completion.Bramley03/06/2017
With RosieLongwojo28/05/2017
With Dad, first visited Tockholes School where my grandmother went to school in 1922. (taught by Mrs Lang!). We were made welcome and amazingly shown their record book which sadly 'only' went back to 1932. We also found the cottage where she grew up -from where she walked along then tops of the walls in deep snow to get to school -until at the age of 14 going to work as a cotton weaver in Paradise Mill. Grandma said they called it hell. In 1931 when she was 17, Gandhi (!) visited Darwen to hear the plight of the mill workers because of his called for boycott in India on using British goods (cloth in particular). Today, after I had nipped up the hill, we enjoyed a picnic lunch outside at the Rock Hotel in the lovely warm March sunshine and with great long views - good for testing and comparing our eyesight.Chris Pearson27/03/2017
Parked in United Reformed Church car park on sunny but cool afternoon.Up via bridleway near Rock Inn(still taking bookings,but for what?!)Down via bridleway that comes out opposite church.Top by wall near 13th tee.catman14/03/2016
With Jo, circular walk from Roddlesworth Information Centre: paths to Winter Hill, then onto Fernhurst Hill Trig, then followed David Gradwell’s route to Bog Bank, before returning along road through Tockholes. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob23/02/2016
Also Great Hill 1252ft (381m) and Rivington Pike 1191 feet (363m) and Darwen/Jubilee tower 1225feet (373m) Been up this a million times...My training groundScotty 2 Hotty01/01/2016
From w as previous loggers. Minor diversion via path just to n for a couple of gatepost benchmarks. Golf course quiet earlyish sun amRHW18/10/2015
As AJ. Rock Inn still taking bookings for Christmas. Don't know which year though. Sporty week for tumps. Golfing green today & cricket pitch last Wednesday. (Dalton Fold. Kirklees)ngthack04/10/2015
Doing a few geocaches nearbybardolph30/05/2015
After visiting Bog Bank, a pleasant stroll along lanes until the last bit over the golf course where the path is hard to follow / find. Some bemused looks from golfers. Delightful little top though.Jake99414/09/2014
Parked at the pub to the W, the Rock Inn, now taking bookings for Christmas! Just N of this is lane and public f/p going over a couple of stiles to the hill top. The summit is about 250m to the S from here across section of Darwen Golf Course. High point over wall in pasture just beyond Green 13.Aye Jimmy26/07/2014
Winter Hill, 280 metres and a P44 hill. The summit is either in this sheep pasture or by the distant broken wall and fence. Photo on Geograph.Dugswell211/02/2012
From large parking area near Country Café & pub at SD 66502 21463. Pleasant 6.5 mile circular walk with Kath. Darwen Hill - Winter Hill.David Gradwell03/07/2010
AdyGray31/03/2019
PM17/02/2019
Nick Caunt22/11/2018
mart079709/10/2018
Anton17/08/2018
carole engel15/08/2018
jimbloomer05/06/2018
PaulineC24/12/2017
andrew brown07/06/2016
GaryJones17/05/2016
GordonAdshead23/08/2014
stevent080927/09/2013
Alan Caine21/04/2011
George Gradwell06/02/2010
Edwin Gradwell14/11/2001
Martin R31/12/1999
raymondwilkes19/01/1981