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Name:Snoddle Hill
Hill number:16674
Height:277m / 909ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Rochdale (UA)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SD 95270 18242
Summit feature:grassy ridge at side of bell-pits
Col:235m  SD954179  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) OL21S
Observations:ground c 230m NW at SD 95100 18403 is lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
Steep ascent with path, near reservoir. Who would have thought it was so lovely round Rochdale?Bag For Life30/05/2020
Surprisingly pleasant. Rochdale compleat.Wycombe Wanderer30/05/2020
With Catman.oscarrosie05/02/2020
From car park below Summit pub to gate at end of track.The path up the grass shelf is now clear and then there is another clear path beginning opposite wall gap.It runs along east side of ridge to final broken wall.Surprisingly good views from top.With Oscar.catman05/02/2020
Parked in The Summit pub car park then along Pennine bridle way- path to right took me across first dam then steeply up right next to old quarry face. Felt like a proper little Pennine walk even though it's not far from the main road.Mark Sims21/01/2020
Parked at the White House (get there early as spaces go quickly) then ran down Castle Clough fp with the dog. Across to Barrat which appears to be an animal/ donkey sanctuary. FPs through it appear to be blocked so I had to ascend Snoddle Hill via the North Ridge thru waist deep grass carrying my Jack Russell. Returned via N ridge and continued to Blake Moor. Rochdale completed.John Eley18/08/2019
Similar to David Gradwell for parking and route.David Evans18/02/2019
Parked at the Summit Inn which was not open (too early). Up to dam and then up a steep tussocky slope. The nw summit looks higher until you get to the se summit which is definitely 1 my loftier.Campbell Singer02/09/2018
Rough going over access land to NW - tussocks and reedscarole engel16/11/2017
From the Summit Inn, walked over the canal and up the hill. Circuit of Chelburn Reservoir and down to Lydgate thyen back via the Rochdael Canal. Beautiful bank holiday Monday.Lazylizzie01/05/2017
Parked below the Summit Inn then across canal then took a path in a SE direction near the edge of the quarry with one fence and two wall gaps before summit on almost a path at times. Lovely views today.Dugswell204/02/2017
As per DG. Followed rising slanting path from stile, picking up reasonable path all way to summit.Bramley15/01/2017
7th and final hill of today on aa route from Rochdale to Littleborough in misty and dull conditions with fading light. I climbed Bagslate Moor, Gandy Brow, Rushy hill, Brown Wardle Hill, Birch Hill and Ratcliffe hill taking a short-cut back onto the P b'way. At summit i continued on the PB and then on reservoir track and where it cuts across i climbed the stile and climbed steeply up to the Nw summit (276m) before continuing to the true summit. Rochdale U/aA now complete! Descent Sw till i reached towpath and then followed this to Littleborough for train home.Dazingdale08/01/2017
Big sign on main road at start of track at north end of Summit Inn with legend FREE PARKING FOR WALKERS. Drive a little way up track and parking on either side at SD 94780 18812. Don't be tempted to go through obvious metal gate adjacent to parking area. Carry on along track to a stile at SD 95182 18463 at the NW end of Chelburn Higher Reservoir. Once over stile it we didn't fancy the incredible steep and rough direct ascent so we slanted up the hillside to the right above a fence on a rough grassy ramp to reach a wall. (This is actually amblerbob's route). Turn away from the wall to start climbing and you will come across a path of sorts to the NW Top (this is lower). From here there's a path across the ridge to the true summit through a tumbled down section of wall.David Gradwell24/11/2016
Best parking is on the main road to the west. Cross the bridge and bear left following the road up the hill. Once out of Timbercliffe it starts to feel unnwelcoming. Turning right does not give access to the open access but to the field alongside it. You can follow the wall to the top which means that you have a wobbly gate to negotiate. 1.01 miles 288ft ascent .... 30 minutes or less.moorsman05/11/2016
from The Summit pub with Blake Moorjoseph mitchell09/06/2015
From the NW top it in no way looked like the SE top was higher, but the illusion was broken on the short walk to the accepted summit (GPS also seemed to support this being higher)RobertP15/03/2015
From Summit Inn. Up past lower Chalburn reservoir & below dam of the upper reservoir. Straight up very steep side of hill. Visited both summits just in case. Good views & love the name.ngthack21/12/2014
Gate to access land at SD949181 is a plastic crate. No parking space in estate so had to start from canal.GordonAdshead20/12/2014
From W, parking by canal, RoW up thru estate, track to upper pasture. NW summit appears approx as high, should have an OS trig (buried block, not searched for). SE summit then rejoined upward route.RHW02/11/2014
With Jo, from Blackstone Edge Reservoir: PW to fb (SD 96434 19096) then easily followed fps to stile at NW corner of Higher Chelburn Reservoir onto Snoddle Hill (easier to follow fence to right and wall to ridge and then onto summit) which is south of the cross wall (easily crossed) surrounded by bell pits. Returned to reservoir the same way, followed PBW to Lydgate then Roman Road to Aiggin Stone and onto Blackstone Edge (2nd visit in 3 days to confirm we had visited the true summit). Returned by PW. Weather: high cloud with sunny intervals, cool breeze, very good visibility.amblerbob13/07/2014
Interesting despite its name! Parked at Summit Inn, track leads over canal by lock gates. Took track to R through quarry with pond. What were they after, rock looks totally rotten? Scrambled up L to grassy slopes leading to a summit abt 200m before official summit. Continued to latter, series of grassy bellpits. Steep descent NE to reservoir and track back down.Aye Jimmy03/05/2014
Cycle-bagging ride from Tandle Hill to Walsden. Chained the bike at the top of the steep lane at Timbercliffe, over a stile and straight up. Sort of a bigger twin to Stormer Hill to the south.Jake99414/06/2012
Andy West28/03/2019
Aimless Rambler26/03/2018
andrew brown29/06/2017
Edwin Gradwell24/11/2016
Alan Caine17/04/2015
Martin R31/12/1999