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Name:Plover Hill
Hill number:2785
Height:679.9m / 2231ft
Parent (Ma):2783  Pen-y-ghent
RHB Section:35B: The Central Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Ribble, Wharfe
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Liverpool Bay, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
Grid ref:SD 84925 75207
Summit feature:cairn
Col:621m  SD840742  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 98
(1:25k) OL2W OL30S
Observations:very flat summit area
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Great walk today, started from Horton in Ribblesdale and after the main top of Pen-y-Ghent went over the north ridge and on to Plover Hill. Then descended from there along the track to Hull Pot which was dry today, then back to HortonWayne Mac01/09/2018
From Blaydike Moss then back to Foxup. Skies surprisingly quiet today. 3 hoursWycombe Wanderer14/07/2018
There is a footpath to the west of the wall from Pen-y-ghent; this is notoriously wet and boggy, but today it was snow-covered and the bogs were frozen. It dropped sharply from the plateau and I veered off left to avoid the steepest slope. There was a ladder stile nearly halfway to Plover Hill and the the wall turned right to head for the summit. At the three-way wall junction there was a ladder stile which led to the north of the east-west wall. The actual summit was on the south side of this wall, and to the east of the wall which I had followed up. It was marked by a small pile of stones. Hill baggers attain the summit by climbing over the wall, but even in dry, non-icy conditions, this would be tricky and might damage the wall. I walked alongside the wall for a few hundred yards but there was no stile. So I satisfied myself by standing by the wall as close to the summit as I could, hauling myself up onto a ledge, and looking over the pile of stones.peter4lc27/12/2017
Nuttall walk in reverseRuth17/09/2017
3/3 (Pendle Hill/Pen-y-Ghent/Plover Hill)Fergalh11/06/2017
With Jameschristall31/05/2017
With Jacqui on a clear,sunny but cool April day from Horton-In_Ribbesdale. Pen-Y-Ghent via Dub Cote and Pennine Way, across the bogs to Plover Hill, steep descent to old Stainforth track and back to Horton via Hull Potpatriciagill23/04/2017
With Tedzaul_uk22/04/2017
Horton - Brackenbottom - Pen-y-Ghent - Plover Hill - Foxup Road - Horton. with Tammy, Fudge, and Sid.Hippo17/04/2017
From pen y Ghent and back. windy and foggy.Malcvolm10/02/2017
Pen-y-Ghent, Plover Hill, Blaydike Moss, High Green Field Knottkeithouk22/01/2017
combined with pen y ghentjon283627/12/2016
parked at helwith bridge, long lane, very quiet, over pen y ghent and returnbardolph01/10/2016
Continuation of walk from Pen-y-ghent. Continued north, following the wall to the boggy col, then up to summit, scaling the wall to reach the cairn. Continued to Blaydike Moss. NW office walk.marktrengove16/09/2016
no special. trekked from pen-y-ghent. nice sunny dayIgor Mincenko30/05/2016
From Horton a round of Plover Hill, Blaydike Moss and High Green Field Knott. Start busier than expected with the 3 peaks fell race in progress.rhalstead30/04/2016
with ann and martin not bad today even thought weather was ment to be pantsDarren-44324/04/2016
Did the hill after Darnbrook fell from near the cattle grid before PYG house to the south. Tried following 4x4 tracks past grouse buts. These soon petered out and it became a slog over ankle spraining tussocky heather and wet grass, then boggy walk on summit plateau to cairn. Probably not best choice of route.mart079709/04/2016
From Horton in Ribblesdale. Found it less boggy on east side of wall.Alan Caine31/03/2016
Done solo. The glorious, crisp cold start made the bogs easy. Golden Plover were both vocal and clearly visual against the sprinkling of snow.Aimless Rambler25/02/2016
Horton in Ribblesdale - Pennine Way to Hull Pot (the waterfall in full flow)- Horton Moor - Swarth Gill Gate - Foxup Moor - Plover Hill Summit(Grey - Misty - Snow still banked against the walls)- Pen Y Ghent Summit (last off the hill today)- Pennine Way back (as the skies darken to night)to Horton in Ribblesdalebriandavies23/01/2016
Martin's Birthday weekend, Halton Gill. With Jon, Dom, Bob & Laura M.Grinner19/09/2015
Pen-y-ghent and Plover Hill from Horton in Ribblesdale with Jody, stopping at Hull Pot on the way backthe_adam01/08/2015
Sunny day but dark clouds not far awayStobbers25/07/2015
Climbed with Karenaussie196125/05/2015
from pen y ghent very boggy underfoot best left till a long dry spell following nuttall route 12.4colinfielding13/05/2015
From Pen-y-Ghent.JohnStoneham19/04/2015
Up pen-y-Ghent then on to plover hillBertha484808/02/2015
Another wet day with Team Bob. From Horton via Horton Scar and Hull Pot to Plover Hill and Pen-y-Ghent and back to Horton. Steady rain and mizzle all day - clearing only when we arrived back at Horton Station! Typical!!nosdrahcir06/09/2014
Long walk: Horton - Plover Hill - Penyghent - Fountains Fell - S Top - Darnbrook Fell - Litton - Arncliffe - Kettlewell. The ridge from Plover Hill to Penyghent is boggy - better progress by following quad bike tracks on the SE side of the wall. Summit very uninspiring, requires wall climb.Mark Jackson01/09/2014
from the aptly named rainscar via PYG. Foul weather following wall. caught up with 3 other walkers at style. disagreed with summit position and found the Cairn some 5 mins later. descended direct to road in torrential rain over very rough pathless terrain to Giants cairn.stig_nest04/07/2014
Completed in the Yorkshire Three Peaks with SodexoJoel21/06/2014
Made use of old fencing to get over wall to summitNorthender30/05/2014
Solo ascent from Horton-in-Ribblesdale via Pen-y-Ghent following dry stone wall running across ridge. Boggy in places. Climbed ladder style then had to clamber over dry-stone wall to reach small cairn. This is made easier by an old wooden gate propped against the wall in far corner of the field. Descent via Foxup Moor and Hull Pot.pwhitaker_196617/05/2014
Pen-y-ghent - Plover Hill - Pen-y-ghentronaldo33301/04/2014
With party from HF Guesthouse, Newfield Hall. From Helwith Bridge. On track to Churn Milk Hole and north on Pennine Way to the summit of Pen-y-ghent. Continued on path with some variations to west of wall to reach summit of Plover Hill - some wall climbing needed. On path north to Foxup Moor. Down path to Horton in Ribblesdale with deviation to look at the impressive Hull Pot. A little rain and some mist.pwbellarby02/01/2014
Plover Hill to Penyghent in a snow blizzardOwain G01/11/2013
Extra whilst doing Three Peakstomd429/09/2013
680mThe Grouse08/09/2013
With Lisa mountain day after the Marhofn dinner at Giggleswick.vegibagger01/09/2013
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave07/08/2013
From Pen y Ghent. Nice enough. Got soaked in a thunderstorm on the way back to Horton.simon and co26/07/2013
doing 3 peaksClachaig07/07/2013
Climbed from Horton, Pen-y-ghent, Plover, Cosh on 19 mile circular. Great weather and views today.meltdiceburg07/07/2013
Evening walk from Dale Head Farm over Pen-y-ghent to Plover Hill finishing in Fox Up. Poor visibility and mizzle. Walked with Mark, Claire, Graham and Ruben.karencooke29/06/2013
From Horton-i-R down Ribble Way to Helwith Bridge, up Long Lane to Milk Churn Hole, steep onto Pen-y-ghent, accross to Plover Hill, down Foxup Moor to Horton Moor to Hull Pot, Horton Scar to Horton-i-R. Some cloud but v warm & also dry underfoot(bonus).apricorum09/06/2013
Starting in Horton in Ribblesdale we went onto Horton and Foxup Moor before ascending Plover Hill and then Pen-y-Ghent.Ginger Dave26/05/2013
Not actual date as no log kept. Pen-y-ghent, Plover Hill, Darnbrook Fell, Fountains FEll South Top, Fountains Fellijpowell02/05/2013
climbed with Pen-y-gent.andyshairyback21/04/2013