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Name:Oldham Edge
Hill number:16698
Height:249m / 817ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Oldham (CoU)
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SD 92915 05901
Summit feature:grass mound
Drop:61m
Col:188m  SD933062  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) 277
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 42 users)ByDate of Ascent
16:00, 10 degrees, sunny, with Miranda. Surprising oasis with enchanted wood on north top.Wycombe Wanderer13/05/2020
6 of 8 on 21 mile grueller bike ride. Nicest one of the day. Probably because mostky downhill to get to itThe-Z-Man15/07/2019
With Catman.oscarrosie11/05/2019
From Higginshaw Road.Top becoming overgrown.With Oscar.catman11/05/2019
Aim for Higginshaw Road, Oldham. There is easy roadside parking close to a bes stop at a point where a barrier and some steps lead up to the col. Turn left at the top and head just beyond the mast. 750m, 10 minutes return.moorsman07/03/2019
From Higginshaw Lane. Up obvious fp and along to mast and beyond beacon. Much fly tipping.Campbell Singer11/11/2018
Parked in bay at SD9296406014 then followed footpath to the top of Oldham Edge past the phone mast and beacon. Pleasant little stroll.John Eley21/10/2018
As for Dugswell2arranc12/08/2018
summit on a path that runs to the mast near he summitmy-list01/07/2018
As Dugswell2.David Evans04/03/2018
Roadside parking to S. Small ridge with big views. Fire basket beacon 60m N. With Carole Engel on a Christmas day round of 13 hills and a pile of pillars.jonglew25/12/2017
Up from Higginshaw Road. Icy in places.Bramley17/12/2017
Darkness tramp up the path on the ridge, with head torch available but unused.vegibagger29/01/2017
walk around the edge with CissyAvidSockWearer08/01/2017
Last hill of Four today and this completes Oldham Co. Walked from a private house in Milnrow (Airbnb) via Moss Gate, Crompton Moor and Shaw side and then took the tram to Derker. I weaved my way up through the estate to reach the Southern end of the ridge. Such a contrast here, on one side is flat as a pancake playing field and on the ridge a spur of wild nature and on the other housing galore. I explored all possible high points, they seemed to be in brambles, A pleasing traverse over the ridge and then on a different line through housing back to Derker to take the tram to Victoria and then Manchester Picadilly for train home.Dazingdale04/12/2016
they were setting up the fireworks and bonfire.on a four mile walk around the area with Shaw Sidejoseph mitchell05/11/2015
Derker to Newhey.Smudge31/10/2015
'Climbed' from low down to the east passing rows of terrace houses with back yards, mixed with newer housing. Walk along crest to top and to mast. Oldham Council host the Big Bang firework display here each November as there are 'panoramic views across Manchester and beyond which means the fireworks display can be seen by residents from miles around'.Surely this fleeting entertainment cant survive council cut backs.Chris Pearson05/08/2015
Parked on Higginshaw Road near junction with Yewbarrow Road, then up obvious track to summit then down hill to mast and beacon.Dugswell201/05/2015
Done with Moy Hill, Moss Gate & Shaw Side, in a raging blizzard.ngthack28/01/2015
From N, steep path onto ridge then past comms mast and millennium beacon.RHW02/11/2014
Through metal gate as the Gradwell trio. The grass certainly was green - and wet. Summit by track and just beyond is beacon with plaque and a comms mast.Aye Jimmy11/05/2014
On Owdham Edge the grass is green, nicest view that e'er tha's seen. If tha stands on t' top and tha looks about, there's nowt but mills wi' a chimbley spout.George Gradwell04/05/2014
Parked on Higginshaw Rd opposite public footpath at SD 93003 05840. Through metal kissing gate and up onto Edge and turned right. Highest point is beside path on left at SD 92913 05899.David Gradwell04/05/2014
From Mumps tramp stop. Had a walk up Glodwick Low first then up and along the Edge. Quite pleasant as far as Oldham goes.Jake99413/03/2013
Climbed from Boundary Park, just before Tranmere Rovers' 1-0 win against Oldham Athletic.Pete R10/11/2012
Bag For Life13/05/2020
PM13/10/2019
Andy West07/07/2019
Adrian28/04/2019
GaryJones02/09/2018
carole engel25/12/2017
PeteF09/08/2017
andrew brown18/04/2016
Mark Sims25/02/2016
RobertP15/03/2015
GordonAdshead06/09/2014
bluewater16/06/2014
Alan Caine24/05/2014
Edwin Gradwell04/05/2014
Martin R31/12/1999
emily01/01/1998