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Name:Gandy Brow
Hill number:18898
Height:238m / 781ft
Parent (Ma):2820  Freeholds Top
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Rochdale (UA)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SD 88348 15833
Summit feature:grassy mound by garden wall
Col:208m  SD884159  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) OL21S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 31 users)ByDate of Ascent
Ample kerbside parking at SD88301 15913. Thru gate and followed path up thru pleasant woodland then turned left along wall to the summit. Good views of the South Pennines.With LuckyJohn Eley06/08/2019
Plentiful roadside parking to the north of the hill. Enter through a fieldgate and follow the track up to the wall. Turn left to follow the wall to the summit. The spot height is in a private garden but, looking over the wall, this appears to have been lowered for building purposed. Summit appears now to be on the access side of the wall, a raised tree stump.moorsman07/03/2019
Great advice from Aye Jimmy. (Rochdale Tumps completed).David Evans18/02/2019
Parked in Christís Church private car park. Didnít think Heíd mind for the few minutes there and back. Fp starts opposite cp entrance.Campbell Singer02/09/2018
Another darkness tump by torch light before heading homevegibagger08/01/2018
Parked by toilets at junction of A671 and Shawclough Drive.Through gate into wood and up relatively gentle path on right to top.With Oscar.catman25/08/2017
With Catman.oscarrosie25/08/2017
The gate off the B6377 to NWN is at SD883159. Thru' wood to wall ahead and left on good path.carole engel05/08/2017
2nd hill of 7 today on a route from Rochdale to Littleborough, climbing the urban summit of Bagslate moor linking fp's up in a NE direction passing Shawfield, Fern Hill & a beautiful track passing through Healey Dell then straight up to the top path through the woodland and out onto the summit by the wall. Descent onto A671 onto linking fp to Pennine B'way,next hill is Rushy Hill.Dazingdale08/01/2017
Via little path near church, with Mel.Wycombe Wanderer11/09/2016
Last hill on a breezy yomp from Todmorden to Rochdale via Tooter Hill, Freeholds Top and Brown Wardle Hill among others. Short climb up through the woods from the Shawclough Road.Jake99414/03/2015
A 9 mile walk around the TuMPs surrounding the village of Wardle. Rushy Hill (3); Ratcliffe Hill (2); Birch Hill (2); & Gandy Brow (2) + a visit to the trig point on East Hill at SD91881758joseph mitchell27/02/2015
From ESE, path from church car park. OS trig (buried block) should be nearby but I made no attempt to find it.RHW02/11/2014
Good path from parking near church to SEGordonAdshead11/10/2014
From Shawclough Road junction with main roadBramley11/07/2014
Parked in lay-by on the A671 then easily found the path to the summit near the wall and tree stump.Dugswell210/07/2014
Large layby on A671 to E of hill SD 8853.1590 near Healey church. Gandy Lane for 80m to 'Private car park for church' sign; opposite this track leads past railed-off compound containing mast. Keep R along grassy edge to wall and tree stump at top.Aye Jimmy06/07/2014
Parking on Shawclough Rd, Broadley at SD 88245 15917. Go through gate and follow path up to wall - turn left and keep beside wall (still on path) to highest point beside wall and tree stump at SD 88347 15832. Spot height is actually in garden but thankfully is obviously lower.David Gradwell04/05/2014
Mark Sims28/04/2016
andrew brown14/10/2015
Alan Caine24/05/2014
George Gradwell04/05/2014
Edwin Gradwell04/05/2014
Martin R31/12/1999