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Name:Mow Cop - Trig Point
Hill number:2826
Height:335m / 1099ft
Parent (Ma):2825  The Cloud
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Mersey, Trent
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:Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 85843 57544
Summit feature:trig point
Col:322m  SJ858575  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 118
(1:25k) 258 268S
Observations:trig point is c 2m lower than The Old Man 25m NW at SJ 85830 57561
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Hump and Tump moved to hill 18980 Old Man of Mow in Nov 2014
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 154 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
1000th hill bagged with this one today. Parked near folly and headed up towards trig point with family in tow. Surprisingly difficult to find - looked near masts and finally worked out we had to go back down and come up from below, going past the Old Man of Mow. Very windy and cold so we took a quick picture and scarpered.Wheelsy20/02/2020
With my dad, mum and big sister Libby on a very cold and windy day. My dad's 1000th hill.TLBW20/02/2020
With Jo, from Mow Cop Castle car park on a cloudy afternoon.amblerbob20/10/2019
From Acker's Crossing, took a little while to figure out trig was up small bank behing Man of Mow, great views.ironwolf14/08/2019
Dave McG08/08/2019
Walked up from Congleton canal .210 metre climb. Good views all around.D SID24/06/2019
Walked over from NT car park at castle. Steep final ascent past the Old Man. Great views, particularly to the west.Chingwakabungya21/02/2019
Watching a lovely sunset after climbing the Old Man itselfDenise 06/07/2018
Nice wander round village. Visited trig, folly and old manLongwojo11/01/2018
Here to bag the trig pillar and spy out the rock. Hadn't realized there was a bag on HB for the trig. Roadside parking to the W. Trig and rock easily accessible on a NT track.jonglew04/11/2017
Quick visit w Jenx and Bryher on way back north. Damp day so didn't dally. Castle CP, visited the folly then up to high point at trig. Good recce of the Old Man which will return to on a better day with the rope for a scramble up. Best access to trig in from track underneath rather than what would be through a garden from East.nordicstar11/07/2017
Pouring with rain. Had a good walk around the whole area to exercise the pup. Good to see the old man and folly too.jenx11/07/2017
Never knew the trigg point existed, have always just visited the folly.MRDC07/03/2017
From Castle car park at SJ 85698 57393. We were in thick mist and the Old Man looked menacing! As for climbing it - no chance. I wouldn't touch it with over a dozen 10ft barge poles!David Gradwell13/12/2016
Edwin Gradwell13/12/2016
Quick walk from the 'castle' car park. Lovely evening and great views. With Julie.David Evans22/09/2016
On Gristone Trailnickywood110/09/2016
Parked near Old Man of Mow - descended hill to Ramsdell Hall - Old Green House - canal tow path (nice wrought iron fence with acorn post tops as it crosses the front of Ramsdell Hall ) then ascended via Lower Bank Farm - The Bank - Mow Cop Trig Point (with a view over to the unattainable hill summit (top of the Old Man of Mow rock column).briandavies14/08/2016
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Once I'd figured out how to get to the trig we parked in the castle car park. I then walked over to the footpath for the old man and headed up the steep path to the trigpoint, a good leg stretch on the way back from Birmingham to Scotlandthejackrustles06/05/2016
Fine view of the Old Man, done in 70's with two of Leeds Uni all stars (JSy & RB-J).Aye Jimmy30/03/2016
Exploring Mow Cop with Rosie and Frankie.BobHancock25/03/2016
no i didnt, but one day the old man will fall over, then i will have!stig_nest21/12/2015
Late afternoon on way home from Biddulph Grange. Parked at pub, walked up lane then footpath to the castle. Back to lane then up footpath to the trig point.Skip20/10/2015
Previous ascent.ngthack06/10/2015
Short walk up from nearby caravan site to bag trig and YSM.Walker Dan03/06/2015
Visited trig and castleOzymandias10/11/2013
Took a dumpy level and tripod, the ground by the trig is c.1.5m higher than the rocks at the folly, but the Old Man is 1.5m higher stillGeorge Gradwell08/11/2013
Came to take a butchers at The Old Man while stopping at Maccesfield one night. Would need a second, definitely, preferably a leader.Eddie02/10/2013
Pete R19/07/2013
Mark Sims25/03/2013
A steep little climb but well worth the effort. Lovely views, particularly if you are lucky enough to have a layer of snow.JohnStoneham10/03/2013
With Macker and Burkie, very, very muddy and windy. Nice picnic at the folly. Good 8.5 miles, and 4.5 hours out.jobster27/01/2013
Alan Whatley09/12/2012
Trig visit only , left the Old Man for another day!!chalky195318/11/2012
With Minnie from the folly car park, wandered around the folly & rocky outcrops then to the Old Man & trig, abridge from the trig to the Old man would be usefull. Sunny & dry, good views.apricorum05/11/2012