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Name:Backmoor
Hill number:16729
Height:226m / 741ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Sheffield (CoU)
Catchment:Don (Thorne)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SK364824 (est)
Drop:40m
Col:186m  SK350814  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110 111
(1:25k) 278S
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 38 users)ByDate of Ascent
Solosimon and co13/09/2019
Parked outside gates of water tower.David Evans10/02/2019
2 of 5 on 28.7 mile bike ride including canklow bank, backmoor, parkwood springs, wincobank and keppels columnThe-Z-Man04/09/2018
Short walk back up busy road. Near lamppost.PeterD17/06/2018
Tram from Meadowhall, after doing Wincobank, to Herdings Park then walked up and down in Half an hour.IanHHill24/11/2017
Busy main road. Very dull.Campbell Singer13/11/2017
Day light rapidly fading, last of the day on cycle from Derby to Sheffield. Water tower prominent when approaching from the S. Pavement by lamppost S side of fenced reservoir enclosure.RichardM07/02/2017
This isn't mountaineeering. 'Summit' probably lamp post or verge other side of road.RobertP04/12/2016
My last Sheffield top, and a bit of an anticlimax really...it's not even a very exciting lamppost :Pthe_adam29/09/2016
1st hill was Gawks hill to re-complete Doncaster Co. on a train from Sheffield to Thurnscoe fimishing at Goldthorpe. On return to Sheffield I Took the next tram to Herdings park and in the pouring rain I DID a wallk to the compound and then round to the tram stop before Herdings. I went on pavement and next to fence. using Ash trees next to fence to access compound But Gps readings no higher. Return back via footpaths on East side of A6102 until tram stop reached. Back to station then train to Nottingham.Dazingdale03/09/2016
Exploration from the tram terminus. An unsatisfactory top.summitsup30/06/2016
On foot from home on a lovely spring evening. The view from the tower must be excellentDC09/05/2016
Enjoyable walk up from Sheffield centre following various paths; after spending some time in the vicinity of the water tower, returned to pubs via Round Sheffield pathway.DanHolme07/11/2015
Walked here from train station.Sheffield CoU completion.ngthack18/08/2015
From Coal Aston.Wheelsy15/07/2015
Re visiting my home city for the summer.Visited with L on a minor detour whist making a day of slowly walking the 15 mile Sheffield Round Walk. An excellent hilly route linking woods and parks on the SW of the city. I had seen this water tower for years on the skyline across the city when living in Crookes to the NW and now know what I was looking at.Chris Pearson15/07/2015
Passrd over this many times as a kid in the car but never walked up to the top. Got the tram to Herdings Park to see the 218m trig, which is in surprisingly good condition then walked through the estate and up the lane to the tower. The lamppost also gets my vote.Jake99424/05/2015
I vote for the lamp-post. Third county completion of the day - drained the malt bottle by now, just a lingering sniff. Cake crumbs only.Martin R22/11/2014
Martin Richardson's third TUMP completion of the day so parked near the roundabout and walked upto and passed the water tower. Lets hope Martin sleeps on the drive back as I can't stand anymore of his whisky fuelled singing.Dugswell222/11/2014
Parked at E end of Norton Lane, near roundabout. Walked up lane to summit, pavement verge on tower side of road.Aye Jimmy26/10/2014
E side of footway outside resr apparently equivalent to natural HP, resr compound slightly lower. 229gps. parking at water tower entrance. My final Sheffield P30,RHW11/02/2012
rough land nr water tower...could see this from my bedroom window as a kid.Adrian30/10/2011
Date guessed - one day with a bike and a horizonAshley01/01/2006
IainT25/01/2018
carole engel23/11/2017
ad-lib26/09/2017
holtsd08/04/2017
Alan Caine27/10/2016
andrew brown09/08/2016
Ben Rinnes24/01/2016
Mark Sims11/06/2015
ianwatson09/04/2015
Richard Gunn21/03/2015
Bramley06/03/2015
GordonAdshead23/07/2014
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