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Name:Idle Hill
Hill number:16721
Height:223m / 732ft
Parent (Ma):2816  Boulsworth Hill - Lad Law
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Bradford (UA)
Catchment:Aire
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SE164372 (est)
Drop:56m
Col:167m  SE188328  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 104
(1:25k) 288N
Comments:trig pillar on covered reservoir, height and position given at reservoir perimeter, alternative summit at SE165374
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
Almost same as Campbell Singer. Parked to the NE in Wrose Cliffe Grove SE 166 376.David Evans12/05/2019
Easy walk to the boundary wall via the mast access track however negotiating this is another matter. Wall is high and all gates secured with heavy duty locks. Doubt any land inside is natural anyway so will accept the base of reservoir mound as highest natural land.moorsman07/05/2019
3 of 5 on 25.8 mile bike ride. Starting in parkside road, Bradford. Including harrop edge, chellow heights, idle hill, beecroft hill and owlcotes hill. Think Iím reservoired out today 😩The-Z-Man02/09/2018
After friendly and helpful advice froom a local, I parked in Wrosecliffe Grove. Walked along a couple of hundred ms to a rickety gate. Over this to be greeted by three docile ponies. Up grass track and scaled wall and on to top of reservoir. Superb views on a gorgeous morning.Campbell Singer08/11/2017
From NE, track to gates, past mast and over wall. Steep climb to top and trig.PeterD05/09/2017
as for the adam.arranc04/04/2017
Third of 3 tumps of the day. Didn't get to the trig point, which is on YW reservoir, but reached the height of the natural summit.IanHHill16/02/2017
3rd hill (4th log) of the day, starting from Ilkley i climbed to the Badger stone then Rombald's Moor, the 12 Apostles stone circle, Burley Moor and Baildon hill thus followed a complicated weaving in and out of residential streets interspersed with Baildon Cliffs to arrive at the compound. I climbed over the stone wall and scrambled up the slope to arrive on grass covered reservoir top with trig at the edge. I Climbed over the wall on the trig side and scrambled down to a lane , onwards to Chellow Heights.Dazingdale04/02/2017
Access track from Westfield Lane is now locked, and the gates by the mast at the top of the field on Wrosecliffe Grove seem to have been un-broken. Settled for highest point outside of the compound!the_adam23/12/2016
Climbing over the gate and up onto the reservoir is child's play compared to the covert activities of urban adventurers who opened (how?)the reservoir hatch and abseiled down inside the now empty reservoir in fancy dress and jummared back out again ! www.28dayslater.co.ukChris Pearson25/07/2016
Through the broken iron gate in the corner of the field above the mast. Dusk. Solo.Dangerous Dave18/03/2016
With Jo, from Thackley. Weather; overcast, mild, good visibilityamblerbob08/03/2016
From Wrosecliffe Grove as others. Fiendish amount of covered reservoirs in these parts.ngthack08/11/2015
From NEjimbloomer23/05/2015
As AJGordonAdshead12/11/2014
Short walk from lane to the north, Wrosecliffe Grove, over one wall then round and up to trig. Then down the unlocked access track to the reservoir compound between Cotswold Ave and Welwyn Ave . Cut Mark on the gatepost at the bottom.Dugswell230/07/2014
Up from Wrosecliffe Grove.Good all-round(mostly urban)views.catman14/05/2014
with flush bracket number the date of Swiss national day 2000 1.8.00vegibagger10/04/2014
From lane to N, Wrosecliffe Grove. Then access track to comms mast and dilapidated gate into reservoir compound. Follow track around to ramp leading to trig on top of reservoir.Aye Jimmy25/03/2014
Easy access up track from south east. Open gate and steps up to trig on top of reservoir.chriswatson23/02/2014
Up from Wrosecliffe Grove - step over wall by locked gate - through gaps in wall to steep bank then on to flattish top and trigBramley14/01/2012
fenced covered resr, fine urban views. track from N, round to W side then thru broken wall & gappy fence, many slats missing W side RHW26/11/2005
Andy West08/11/2018
Mark Sims03/07/2017
asbown23/03/2017
Adrian28/05/2016
Walking puggle27/03/2016
andrew brown23/02/2016
nylthewheel25/05/2015
softsquare04/05/2015
Alan Caine21/12/2014
carole engel04/12/2010
Mac.Hawk11/11/2005
raymondwilkes11/01/2002
Martin R31/12/1999
David Bell19/08/1995