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Name:Mow Cop - Trig Point
Hill number:2826
Height:335m / 1099ft
Parent (Ma):2825  The Cloud
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU)
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 123 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
Quick walk from the 'castle' car park. Lovely evening and great views. With Julie.David Evans22/09/2016
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
Fine view of the Old Man, done in 70's with two of Leeds Uni all stars (JSy & RB-J), no pics however to prove it. Will have to come back on a warm dry summer evening to get the tick.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
maxine tom and indy. we got lost and had numerous run ins with cows, maxine not impressedsnuff12/08/2012
Pillar only.Dusty31/05/2012
Had to settle for the trig. Have vowed to come back and climb the old man.The Team13/05/2012
Visited castle and climbed to top of trig point but don't have the skill or nerves to ascend the Old Man of Mow.Father Ted24/03/2012
With Tony and Devon. start of the Staffordshire WayStuart Hyde02/01/2012
Bagged after The Cloud.DanTrig23/07/2011
14/6/11 Old Man; 6/2/00 trig: fine view, true summit is Old Man, c.100mm higher than trig top, VS (& v slimy) rock climb, 'out of bounds' - only Folly & TP visited to date. RHW14/06/2011
Congleton - Mow Cop - Congletonhomebuilt05/06/2011
Staggered up in Bank Holiday rain from Kidsgrove train station. Mock Castle first, then along accurately named High Street to the Old Man and trig. Back down the same way.DanHolme30/05/2011
Visited trig & highest point by castle (which my gps said was higher than the trig!) on what would have been my son's 30th birthday. We did Gun & The Cloud together Jan 06 - great memories.signyred24/05/2011