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Name:The Cloud
Hill number:2825
Height:343m / 1125ft
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Staffordshire (CoU)
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3)
Grid ref:SJ 90424 63706
Summit feature:rock
Drop:177m
Col:166m  SJ937615  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 118
(1:25k) 268S
Observations:rocks probably higher than trig point 60m SE at SJ 90469 63661
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 353 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the public carpark in Timbersbrook. A footpath leads through the picnic site onto the road. Short section on the road and then followed the Gritstone Trail. Really pretty path and fantastic views. With baby Ross.islamidget05/04/2017
Short walk from The Cloud road up the 68 steps, great views to Jodrell Bank dish and the rolling Pennines. Sunny day.N.Morters07/02/2017
Walked up from Timbersbrook car park. Very foggy, so no view today. Also bagged trig and cache.Chingwakabungya08/01/2017
Walked up in thick mist with Suzie and Lucky, then did a circular walk that included the Bridestones. Been up the Cloud years ago to check out the rock climbing.John Eley07/01/2017
no view fogcjo07/01/2017
Midnight ascent for New Years celebrations. Panoramic views of the North West & fireworks. With Osian. Parked in lay-by approx SJ907633Rotorslap01/01/2017
Glorious day to re-visit The Cloud with Lisa Mountain. 13.40vegibagger29/12/2016
Very pleasant walk up from Timbersbrook car park. Easy route to follow. Even though it was after 3pm there we quite a few families about. The weather was cloudy but the local hills were all visible. The summit was I believe the rocky outcrop a short distance from the trig point and direction indicator. I heard plenty of birds but only saw a few Meadow Pipits. Time was 50 minutes for about 2.25 miles.isabelle13/11/2016
lovely Autumnal day walk with Sal and Sarah from Rudyard Reservoir.Denise 13/10/2016
Runner to the topdentalchimp09/07/2016
With son, fine weather and good views across Cheshire plain.steve_a01/06/2016
From railway station, along the canal then along footpaths; easy navigation on a beautiful spring day. Views north twds Cat and Fiddle good, but hazy westwards over the Cheshire plain. Returned via Timbersbrook. A very pleasant walk from a hill oft seen from the train, well worth the efort.JOHNS28/05/2016
Popular.mike.hartley03/04/2016
Day of five summits. With K. Unexpected landscapes and views.Ashley20/03/2016
Parked at side of rd to east SJ 908634. Short walk to trig and rocks. Great views.mart079720/03/2016
Easy walk with my dog from from Timbersbrook village to one of my local humps. Sunny day with lots of visitors on the hill. Rather muddy paths. Great views from the escarpment higher up once you get past the woods, with Shropshire Hills and Clwydian range visible. Jodrell Bank prominent. Time 1.5 hours.jamessteel10014/02/2016
Nice cold sunny day when we left home but misty when we go to the top. Popular place for families and dog walkers. Great views all around.W111KYB27/12/2015
Figure 8 walk from Timbersbrook car park. With Frankie.BobHancock16/11/2015
Pleasant walk from Timbersbrook picnic area. Great views from the summit.Tony J09/11/2015
Left Sonja at Biddulph garden, parked by a gate on lane immediately north of hill. Followed distinct well-trodden path up through bracken to trig point. Bit hazy but great views.Skip20/10/2015
Completed this hill towards the end of the day. Although overcast the views from the summit across the Cheshire Plain were great. Walked up from Timbersbrook.Neil Haslewood17/10/2015
Last of three SOTA activations on 145-fm.G4OOE12/10/2015
2/8 Second of long day again old Man of Moy/The Cloud/Croker Hill/Gun/Burbage Hill/Combs Head/Black Edge/Bole HillFergalh20/09/2015
J and OMartin6601/09/2015
Rushton Spencer - Rushton Bank - Church - Woodhouse Green - Bridestones Burial chamber - Gooseberry Hole Lane - The Cloud - Staffordshire way to the A523 - Gritstone trail / Dane Vally way - Thompson - Rushton Spencerbriandavies09/08/2015
Area big enough for 3/4 cars at circa SJ 907636. Farm track leads up beside house before footpath/right of way to top. This is probably the shortest route for those looking for a quick bag.bowlesy16/05/2015
Followed Staffordshire Way from Rushton Spencer and returned via Woodhouse Green.SteveSmith11/04/2015
With SteveGinaSmith11/04/2015
Out-and-back from the car park in Rushton Spencer. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-cloud-and-rudyard-reservoir.htmlGayle24/11/2014
First Marilyn climbed! Woo hoo!choz2508/08/2014
A very pleasant walk through the woods. Fine views.Gill01/07/2014
Done solo in excellent weather. Good wildlife area.Aimless Rambler19/06/2014
A lovely walk from Timbersbrook along the Macclesfield canal then the serious business of the climb up to the cloud.steven ruffles25/05/2014
From Timbersbrook car park. Visited trig point and summit.dilysbowes08/03/2014
Parked at picnic area and car park in Timbersbrook Followed Gritstone Trail and then track up ridge through woods to trig point and nearby summit Descended the Gritstone Trail. (Solo)gerrybowes24/02/2014
Visited on a walk from Macc to Congleton and I got my first proper soaking of the year.Alex C31/01/2014
With Maggie. Set off from T. Up steps and along wooded ridge to top. A good route but at present a bit muddy. Views superb. Cold wind at top.iredale04/01/2014
Walked from car park at Timbersbrook.Back via Goooseberry Hole Lane and The Bridestones ancient burial site.Lazylizzie02/01/2014
More recent adventure, with Jenx. Up the 68 steps! Feel I was up here in mid seventies but didn't have exact date so replaced with this one.nordicstar17/11/2013
Up from Timbersbrook car park on glorious sunny warm autumn day. Superb vantage point. With Bridget and Oscar.catman29/09/2013
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge29/09/2013
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie29/09/2013
Climbed up from Dial Lane via the Cycle path. Amazing views of Lancashire and Cheshire to be had from the summit.b2dan03/08/2013
Spectacular views over Cheshire after a very steep ascent.Mako V12V03/08/2013
Very quick up and back from small parking area to E.squeegs29/06/2013
Included in walk from Congleton to Sutton Lane Ends nr. Langley. Pleasantly warm day with good views from summit.dubmill04/05/2013
From car park in Timbersbrook following Gritstone trail, 40 mins each way. Dull,overcast & cold. Would be a fantastic view on a clearer day.ianandbarbara24/02/2013
Rhododendrons are taking over!mindlessflogger02/02/2013
Simple 10 minute ascent from small parking place near a house just below summit.sotabagger25/01/2013
A lovely little hill with extensive, interesting views from the summit. If it was closer to home I would be climbing this one frequently.JohnStoneham06/01/2013