|Height:||372m / 1220ft|
|Parent (Ma):||2812 Shining Tor|
|RHB Section:||36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines|
|Grid ref:||SK 07543 48783|
|Summit feature:||grassy knoll|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 119|
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 16 users)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Sunday morning: Up yellow steps, past parked lorries, follow track to the south, then north, steep climb up to firstly false summit, then easy walk to top.||David Evans||24/03/2019|
|With Judy. Parked at foot of yellow steps and from top of these headed up the old road South then North to just below the high point. Managed to ascend and skirt round the summit anticlockwise (fairly steep grass with briars catching my crutches.) Could only get up the final 4 metres using hands and knees. Well worth it to recomplete Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire on the same day.||GordonAdshead||24/01/2019|
|To recomplete Staffordshire- Bank Holiday so no problem-up the yellow steps and round to the right on the track which switches back, then very steeply up to the summit ridge||Mark Sims||27/08/2018|
|One to put aside for a Sunday. The yellow steps lead up to the edge of a lorry park which I presume will be wick with people midweek. After following the road to the right and up round the bend to the stones blocking it, you start to be visible from the quarry. My visit, on a Sunday, was totally unobserved as the quarry ewas not working.||moorsman||05/08/2018|
|Re-completion of the Staffordshire Tumps. Parked at village hall to south. Over two barbed wire topped gates, then easy access via track and grassy south ridge.||davidpettit84||24/06/2018|
|If it looks like a quarry and it feels like a quarry, then its a quarry. Danger, keep out signs, hard hats and yellow vis jackets. Very busy.||arranc||17/06/2018|
|Introduced local friend J to the world of Tumps on this oddity. Ironically despite his former role as Global Head of Health & Safety for a multinational mining company he rather enjoyed the challenge of sneaking on to this one, which we did late evening on a walk from Waterhouses , whilst J ,with unhelpful timing,recounted various sobering mining / quarrying accidents from around the world. Undaunted we circled around the summit peak which we climbed via a short scramble up a grassy 'Hillary Step'.||Chris Pearson||13/06/2018|
|From the minor road to the west of quarry. Parked in wide entrance road to Aggregates depot. Up yellow metal staircase and turn south through gate on track. 300 mts and then turn up steep slopes to pinnacle of summit at SK 07537 48778. No views due to thick mist at dusk.||Campbell Singer||11/04/2018|
|Parked at Aggregates' quarry entrance to W of hill, lorries coming and going. Undergrowth then steep slope leads to track S through old part of quarry. Up to summit, fine pointed grassy knoll on top of cliff overlooking vast active quarry.||Aye Jimmy||05/04/2018|
|Circuit from W of summit to follow up D's recent discovery; hand-levelling confirmed Cauldon Lowe to S to be clearly lower - I made my way to CL and hand levelled back to HL to confirm. Nice find!||RHW||17/03/2018|
|On a route from Middle Mayfield to Leek,having climbed Weaver Hills and Cauldon Lowe, I spotted this top descending to the A52 and although not on my list I thought it could be a potential new tump.
I negotiated many pits protected by brambles and hawthorn bushes in order to profile around the private house guarding the quarry access track then easily up on the track and then a short scramble to gain a grassy ridge to the top, recording 372m in elevation. A great view of the quarry awaits. Descent via series of ridges to gain road to the West taking fp to Moorend then West to reach minor road leading to Ipstones Edge. Hemmings Low is my first ever newly found tump.||Dazingdale||17/02/2018|