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Name:Westernhope Moor [James's Hill]
Hill number:2736
Height:675m / 2215ft
Parent (Ma):2714  Burnhope Seat
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Durham (CoU)
Catchment:Tees, Catchment Boundaries, Wear
Watershed:Wearmouth, Tees Bay
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge,
Grid ref:NY 92318 32568
Summit feature:peaty knoll 10m NE of trig point
Col:608m  NY897331  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91 92
(1:25k) OL31E
Observations:knoll is 30cm above base of trig point and same height as flush bracket
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 264 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Swinhope Head.PGCE17/05/2020
With Joe from Swinhope Head. Black Hill, James's Hill and Outberry Plain. Completing the Durham Tops. Decent via Westernhope Burn and old quarries, past Fairy Holes to Weardale and our second car.John Lee22/01/2020
From Black Hill. Glad of tail wind and partially frozen ground. On to Outberry Plain.Wycombe Wanderer18/01/2020
Parked at cattle grid NY 89856 33186 at Swinhope Head. Followed fence line and wall all the way across flat moorland, occasionally very boggy. There and back in 85 minutes. In low cloud all the way.Campbell Singer05/01/2020
From Swinhope Head [Black Hill > James's Hill > Outberry Plain]RobB02/01/2020
From cattle grid at Swinhope Head: Black Hill -> Westernhope Moor -> Outberry Plain. Then retraced steps back to car before attacking hills on other side of the road. Rough ground from Westernhope to Outberry, mainly peat hags, worse on other side of road though.jonglew02/09/2019
andrew brown09/08/2019
From cattle grid on minor road to west. Out and back to Black Hill,Westernhope Moor and Outberry Plain. The walk from Westernhope to Outberry was terrible. In and out and over peat hacs ditches and bogs.mart079708/08/2019
Nuttalls route via Chapelfell Top and Fendrith Hill. Unremarkable summit, still a bit wet underfoot despite a couple of dry warm daysGary Heath29/06/2019
with the dog walked from Swinhope Head GR NY 89839 33173 a layby at the cattle grid heading over to Fendrith Hill passing the top of the sky lifts one a good day you can see this quite boggy and lots of peat hags about summit is a fe meters from the OS trig the headding over the hags to get to the summit of Chapelfell top 2 summits hear and unsure which was the true one to can carry on down the ridge and then head for the road i opted to go down the side of the fell as no visibility could soon see the farm and the road thinking that looks tough trust me the road is miles easier than the walk itself back to the parking spot to refill with water and off over to Westernhope moor this is the boggiest part of the walk stick to the fence and walls unlike meDarren-44318/05/2019
Nuttall route. Decent dayIanHHill02/11/2018
A Peckish02/10/2018
Gavin Theobald28/09/2018
Carrs Hill (Racketgill Head) > Outberry Plain > Westernhope Moor (Jamesís Hill) > Newbiggin Common pt. 2099 from GR: NY 95447 29236ronaldo33309/09/2018
Carrs Hill (Racketgill Head) > Outberry Plain > Westernhope Moor (Jamesís Hill) > Newbiggin Common pt. 2099 from GR: NY 95433 29246Hippster09/09/2018
From summit of road at Swinhope Head.Winterfloodian18/07/2018
Ben Rinnes29/06/2018
Parked at Swinhope Head then bagged Black Hill, Westernhope Moor and a soggy Outberry Plain.Dugswell212/05/2018
Parked at Swinhope Head, then followed he rough, intermittent path by the wall/fence to the summit. With JT.Sprog07/05/2018
cumbria mammoth05/05/2018
Drove to Newbiggin and took the minor road from there to Swinhope Head. Rain turned to snow as the road climbed to 2,000 feet. There was a three mile out and back walk to Jamesís Hill, also known as Westernhope Moor. Visbility was poor in the snow, but route finding was stratightforward, following the fence to the summit. There were peat hags to negotiate, and in one of them my left leg went straight through snow and was stuck under ice. After a couple of worrying minutes, I managed to hack the snow away with my right foot, and, slightly shaken, walked on to the trig point. The mist started to clear on the descent.peter4lc29/11/2017
On from Black Hill to this onemadaddo29/09/2017
After Black Hill from Swinhope HeadAlan Caine25/06/2017
Final top boggy ground plenty of snow and occasional hail solocolinfielding21/03/2017
Snow fell yesterday giving a soft covering above 500m. Ascended from Harthope Head following the line of the fence. A drainage channel lead from the final corner of the fence north to the top. Snow hid the bog so I sank more than in previous days when I could see where to avoid. The trench takes you all the way to Fendrith Hill with good views south. Turned east following the fence past the ski tow and over Dora's Seat then down to the road crossing at Swinhope Head where I stopped behind a wall for lunch sheltering from the wind. Sun at times felt quite warm! I followed the fence gently uphill then cut the corner following buggy tracks at the 630m contour. The topic Westernhope Moor was very wet. I was tempted by the wooden track built for the buggies but it was very slippery and sunken into the water in the worst spots, so I went back to bog jumping. On the return I followed the line of the fence all the way which was Ok. Once back on the road I walked back to Daddry shield takinaxe.stephen24/02/2017
Walked on my own from St. John's Chapel. Warm but the mist swirled around me all day. As the weather was deteriorating and I could hardly see the fence I made the decision to retrace my steps from this summit back to the road at Swinhope Head and went down from there instead of going over Black Hill.flockwatcher14/09/2016
Out for a walk around 3 trig points from Swinhope Head. Never saw anyone all day.Walker Dan10/08/2016