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Name:Hoghton Tower
Hill number:16772
Height:179m / 587ft
Parent (Ma):2819  Winter Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SD 62304 26444
Summit feature:no feature: NW corner of lawn in walled garden
Col:110m  SD620247  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 102 103
(1:25k) 287
Observations:square lawn planar. Possibility that original, natural, summit might sit beneath the NE portion of the adjacent tower building
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 43 users)ByDate of Ascent
Duly paid the £2 admission charge. Coffee and scone afterwards.David Evans08/09/2019
Easy access on open days ... see websitemoorsman09/03/2019
4 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
At the end of an interesting 8 mile circuit of the hill. £2.20 for grounds admission, but I arrived about 4pm (shuts at 5pm) and there was nobody to take my money.Nick Caunt10/09/2018
Did a tour of gardens and the historic Hoghton Tower with a group of former work colleagues and collected a few benchmarks.Dugswell229/08/2018
With Simba on a grey day. Lovely place.Wycombe Wanderer19/08/2018
With Wycombe Wanderer.Simba19/08/2018
With Liz. £2 each!jimbloomer25/06/2018
Roadside parking (SD 6194 2681). Easy wall at SD 6202 2658, then up through woodland, round W and S sides of property to access gardens at SD 6235 2640. Although closed at least 2 properties are lived in and were occupied, so stealth mode required. HP seemed to be far NE corner of lawns. With Carole Engel on a Christmas day round of 13 hills and a pile of pillars.jonglew25/12/2017
Over wall at path junction to NW with stile and fencing to help SD 620 265. Careful walk round front of walled area to south of top to climb low wall at SD 623 263 and up thru' woods to gate into garden areacarole engel25/12/2017
With Jo, whilst visiting Hoghton Tower on a dull, wet day. Take the word of others that the summit is where indicated.amblerbob19/10/2017
2nd hill of 5 on a route from Mill hill station to Chorley climbing to Bog Bank 1st continuing via Broken stone rd, Witton Weavers way climbing steeply up near viaduct through Rhododendron jungle to High Wall with Yew trees. Was contemplating climbing over but walked around and wall height lower enough to haul myself over to explore summit on lawn. Climbed steps past Private sign to parapet withg great views too! Closed today. Walked around tower and walked down long drive to take fp to Ridley green where I had soup and a cappuccino.Dazingdale16/09/2017
Sat on lawn with Yvonne to watch Wind in the Willows. How English can you get.Longwojo20/08/2017
£2 entry to walled gardenBramley14/06/2017
With Gill.ADT02/05/2017
house and gardens closed today so we walked round the back, not sure if we should be there, I think there was some filming going on insidebardolph05/02/2017
The grounds were open so I walked up to the house by the long main drive. Quite an impressive abode and well worth a look around.Jake99427/11/2016
Went to visit farmers' market but it had packed up by 1.45.Entrance to grounds free,though,today.With Catman.rosiebridge20/11/2016
With Bridget.catman20/11/2016
Visit to Hoghton Tower, and took in Wilderness Garden to rear via path to north of house: summit somewhere there! Impressive view down from the house along the drive towards Southport, used by the Luftwaffe in WW2 as a guide for their bombers to hit Liverpool Docks (yes I took in the tour)!JOHNS01/08/2016
Beautiful Good Friday walk from Riley Green. Met the Lord of the Manor as we left down the drive (which you're not supposed to do!). He was very friendly though, and I will go back to have a look round when it opens for the summer season. The Royal Oak in Riley Green is a great place to eat afterwards.Lazylizzie25/03/2016
From nnw, late Fri eve a bit of an adventure. Folks may be intrigued to find set of footprints in snow around NE corner of lawnRHW04/03/2016
Paid £2 to visit the grounds. Impossible to say which is the highest point of the Wilderness Garden.ngthack04/10/2015
Open for Farmers' Market Day, only £1 to park. Tours of grounds not taking place but ways can be found to the snowy summit lawn... 'Bleak House' might have been a better name today.Aye Jimmy18/01/2015
From the large visitor car park. Normally £2.20 to visit the gardens (only way of reaching the highest point) but today there was a falconry display and it cost £4 each for me and my dear wife. The summit is the lawn on the first walled garden you enter (Wilderness Garden). The lawn is quite big and very flat so settled for visiting the 179m 10k geograph spot height at the southeast corner of the lawn at SD 62356 26419. Maybe higher ground somewhere on the lawn but it would need some finding especially as you are requested to keep to the walkways and not wander onto the grass. Also payed for a tour of the house for my wife's benefit but actually quite enjoyed it.David Gradwell06/07/2014
Parked near the ruined chapel over the railway bridge then through the woods and around to the front approach to Hoghton Tower and a good explore around what is not private property including gardens. It was the Motorcycle Sprint Event today. An eighth of a mile in around 7 seconds. Will book a Hoghton Tower tour on a rainy day.Dugswell214/07/2013
My closest p30 - 2 miles from home.Alan Caine23/03/2008
On visit with David from Stonyhurstcitygent05/06/1989
Mark Sims24/01/2019
Wayne Mac07/05/2018
George Gradwell14/07/2015
Martin R26/04/2014
Edwin Gradwell25/09/2013