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Name:Darlton Quarry
Hill number:19726
Height:256.9m / 843ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Catchment:Trent
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SK 21330 75803
Summit feature:vegetated rock
Drop:35.1m
Col:221.8m  SK 2118 7571  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24E
Observations:hill created by quarrying
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 8 users)ByDate of Ascent
Finally got to the top to recomplete Derbyshire for the Nth time ! Glorious warm dry day so I recruited my younger son Tim to join me to ascend the NE ridge. Parked at the bottom of the bridle way and crossed the second set of gates into the lower quarry floor and along to the corner at the bottom of the ridge. We roped up with 20m of rope and belayed to suitable trees in about 6 pitches. I had to carry my crutches to use at tho top, but I found it easier to get up the 40 degree slope on hands and knees. Although I was carrying my gloves I forgot to put them on when we reached the bracken and brambles, and the backs of my hands are still stinging like mad four hours later. I found descent very easy - mostly bum sliding. All in all I found it much easier than I expected. We retired to the Moon Inn at Stoney and celebrated with a most welcome pint.GordonAdshead31/07/2020
1st of three recently added Derbyshire tumps. I parked up in a cul-de-sac in Eyam and made a wonderful circular incorporating the top. I desscended via a fp near Furness quarry deviating to check out some wonderful wildflowers before continuing into Middleton dale through some woodland to reach the A6 then headed up through trees to break into meadow then onto obvious quarry track, descending left to pick up a safer route through the steep but well vegetated slope to reach the brambly top but also under adjacent Hawthorn tree a good contender. I descended via a similar route but then used the trees to descend back to the A6 to then walk through Cucklet Delf nature reserve,scrambling through the gorge to return me back to Eyam. Onwards to Dove Holes...Dazingdale18/07/2020
Wear thick trousers, long sleeves and gloves to minimise effect of bramble and nettles, possibly easier with less growth early in year? Parked at Lane Head road/ bridleway jtn to S. From BW, gate after c 200 m on w enables descent to quarry floor. Traversed nice ledge of impressive outcrop from w to E then scrambled up east ridge on loose boulders- not particularity recommended. Thrashed through thick vegetation west, as close to ridge as possible- blocked by trees, to high point by hawthorn. Descended NE- upper section is thick vegetation, then steep and loose but with hawthorne trees to help and then exited East via large quarry track back to bridleway , just S of A road. Descent route better.Denise 12/07/2020
An unexpected delight, the peak initially quite hard to spot. We start from the base of the impressive prow at the SW corner of the peak. Several nice looking bolted climbs start from here at around 6a,b,c standard (Hidden Quarry - Sit Down Buttress). Pick our way E along 'Gordon's Ledge' and then back W up the blast shattered blocky E ridge (not recommended) to the vegetated summit slope. Thrash around in the nettles bracken and brambles to various possible high points. Descend NE into trees and pick up path of sorts which emerges in quarry floor at SK21416,75866.(much easier than our ascent route). Quarry no longer worked and has been landscaped leaving impressive tiers of limestone.RichardM12/07/2020
What a torture! After turning into Farnsley Lane to the west of the hill there are two good parking areas immediately on your left. Follow the road upwards for 100m or so and look for an entry into the quarry on your left. This follows a good path right into the quarry bottom. The hill stands proudly straight ahead. Three faces, the south, the west and the east are sheer quarry faces and unclimbable withour proper equipment. The north face is half unclimbable but has a tree strewn weakness. This is the only access and is horrendous. Ascend at your peril. Steep faces which require clinging onto trees and branches more in faith than hope. Remember as you ascend, you have to come down. My last attempt at such a hill. Reached within 20 vertical metres of the summit but a sheer face ahead, so that will have to do. Descent is just as perilous.moorsman11/07/2020
From E, RoW, admired cliffs then across quarry floor to W side, picking up path but leaving it before Gordon's Ledge, keeping L then R up obvious steep grassy line (Brown's Spur), a little worrying in damp but likely nice in dry with proper studded fell shoes. Sizeable tree, fine prow above cliff, with highpoint on vegetated ridge, probably at this W end, followed brambly baggers path E 20m then descended N via Campbell's Bank, 40 degree mossy slope and clearly simplest safest route. Great little hill by the described route ideally in dry conditions.RHW08/07/2020
Parked to the south SK 212 750 and followed track north. Turned left over gates and into old quarry. Getting there is easy. Getting to the top is horrible. Nasty, vegetated, steep scramble up the west side is bad enough but the top is full of brambles, stinging nettles and bracken. Enjoy.andrew brown05/07/2020
Very interesting hill. But failed at this attempt. Parked on the lane to the SW at a wide passing place at SK 2100 7555. 15m back down the lane found a well used grassy track heading into the quarry bottom and also up a slope NE to the W prow of the cliff. There was no track round to the N side, which was too steep for me in crutches, and I realised that the path led up to a ledge running along the S face. I dropped back to the quarry floor and walked along to the E end of the cliff. I could not see a way up , but it did seem possible from the end of the ledge. I returned to the start of the ledge but the rain came on very hard and I decided that with crutches it would be wiser to return on a dry day.GordonAdshead03/07/2020
Far harder than I had bargained for. Parked on one of the many pull ins on the main road. Straight up steep limestone rock slope covered with moss. Trees to hang on to. Over a flat bit of quarry floor, west for 100mts and then more of the same followed by head high bracken and nettles. Covered in stings. Oh Joy!!Campbell Singer30/06/2020