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Hill number:16720
Height:229m / 751ft
Parent (Ma):2819  Winter Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Blackburn with Darwen (UA)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SD 67509 29383
Summit feature:earth bank 6m S of topograph
Col:174m  SD664285  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
(1:25k) 287
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 50 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked on Revidge Rd,about 1/2 mile away. Surprised by the view and by the deer on top.bevandy11404/03/2020
Walked over from Billinge Hill with Alfie. I'm sure this must have been a nice hill once (about 200 years ago!). The summit, above the topograph, is now fenced off! It's easy to step over but I was confronted by the owner who ran up to shout at me for trespassing!Dangerous Dave03/02/2020
What a nice little surprise. Maybe hill of the day.Wycombe Wanderer16/01/2020
parked on Revidge rd near Red Rake and took narrow path to the topcolinfielding26/06/2019
Parked at the path end. Great view northwards from The Tank. A rather pleasant spot.fasgadh04/04/2019
Roadside parking alongside the start of the path at 387 Revidge Road Blackburn. Easy, vegetation free walk to the summit. 2 minutes return.moorsman09/03/2019
Parking to the SE on the very steep truncated Brantfell Road SD 67587 29357.David Evans25/02/2019
On a visit to lots of spots likely to have been visited by Alfred Wainwright in his hometown of Blackburn. Excellent views of the fells and visible fro Audley Range.Nick Caunt14/02/2019
1 of 9 on 35 mile bike ride starting on thwaites road in oswaldthwistle. Including revidge, billinge hill, bog bank, high tin tower, stanley hill, mellor moor, wilpshire moor, height house hill and whinney hillThe-Z-Man27/12/2018
as for PeterDarranc21/10/2018
As ADT. First light Sunday morning. Big misty views which were a surprise as Revidge Rd itself is not that scenic.Campbell Singer02/09/2018
Between house to Topograph, and earth bank.PeterD09/04/2018
Solo. Parked on Revidge Rd. Gained access to the summit via a ginnel between No 389 & a white house (No 391?). There's a broken sign post on the other side of the road. Standing on the banking gives sight of Deepdale & Ewood Park!ADT01/04/2018
Walked up steep cobbled Brantree past Victorian park to weirdly named top - the TankMark Sims13/03/2018
Parked at end of Paignton Rd. Narrow track between houses.jonglew25/12/2017
1st Hill of 7 today. I had stayed overnight in Blackburn and wandered around the centre enjoying the generally friendly vibe, bought a New compass in Trespass (apt I thought considering yesterday's adventures!)Up through urban streets with children making snowmen, through the grand looking Corporation park, then up through a cobbled footpath to a winter wonderland and summit just behind the snow-covered toposcope. Walked a short distance on another footpath before looping back through public access back onto Revidge road, heading towards Billinge Hill....Dazingdale09/12/2017
P on Revidge Rd just W of top.chrisbien07/12/2017
Footpath from Revidge Road to S.Chris Peart18/10/2017
2 minute detour on way home from work.Longwojo11/04/2017
Did'nt hang around here too long, a few dodgy youths knocking aboutbardolph12/02/2017
No easy grab for me, came from Mellor Moor on waterlogged farm paths. Bitten in buttock by a dog on one of the farms. Reported to dog warden.Martin R07/02/2017
My dad grew up on the very steep terraced streets below here and remembers 'The Tank' and climbing as a boy up iron steps to the top of the big water tank (which was demolished in 2001). Today he waited in the car as I went up the path to enjoy the sharp autumnal views of hills including The Bowland Fells and Ingleborough. These fine views earned the tank the nickname of Blackburn Pier. In 1879 when the tank was being inserted a bronze age urn of cremated human bones was found buried 4 feet down- inverted -signifying a female burial.Chris Pearson02/11/2016
Footpath clear today.Good views north.With Oscar.catman13/01/2016
With Catman.oscarrosie13/01/2016
Footpath still overgrown. Surprising considering the number of people up there & the piles of litter. Last of Blackburn with Darwen.ngthack04/10/2015
Ramsgreave to Blackburn. Descended via DG's steep cobbled street - quite slippy at this time of year.Smudge03/01/2015
Barely 100m walk via an overgrown footpath from the S, to sudden arrival at topo in long grass with 'The Tank' inscribed. Also its 'World position' given in degrees, minutes, seconds and height in feet. The summit is a few metres above this on grassy banking.Aye Jimmy26/07/2014
Levelled area above topograph: 50,000 gallon water tank 1897 since removed.. From S alley to ridge r/o houses, public access RHW15/12/2012
Short walk from the road with very fine views to Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales. Noted there was a lot of litter around, quite a shame some people have no respect for nature.Jake99408/12/2012
summit area known locally as "The Tank"George Gradwell31/07/2012
Parked just inside blocked off side-street (Brantee Drive) at SD67584 29347. Before bagging the hill it's worth walking the short distance to the metal posts for a look down this incredibly steep cobbled street. Summit is left along road for c100m then right on public footpath through houses.David Gradwell25/02/2012
Just need to find the correct lane to get to the high spot near Blackburn. Photo on Geograph.Dugswell211/02/2012
carole engel25/12/2017
andrew brown08/03/2017
Alan Caine11/10/2009
Edwin Gradwell27/12/2008