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Name:Raw Head
Hill number:2828
Height:227.1m / 745ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU), Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Flint), Catchment Boundaries, Mersey
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Current County/UA Top, Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 50846 54844
Summit feature:ground by trig point
Col:78.6m  SJ 5287 4392  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 257W
Observations:from field (SJ511550) both trig point and 220m contour at SJ510551 can be seen; trig point is a few m higher.
Survey:Abney level/Leica 530
Survey of Raw Head Final.doc
Comments:Demoted to Submarilyn following survey. See Database Notes
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Cheshire West and Chester current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 294 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From an area just before the entrance to Droppingstone farm where the footpath leads straight to the summit, reached and returned in twenty minutes.WAYNE ROWLETT05/07/2020
Met Lindsey at Broxton roundabout picnic area for a sunny day out in Cheshire. Drove to Harthill and parked by the church. Walked up to Raw Head following the footpath past the activity centre, crossed the lane to Droppingstone Farm, then followed the ridge to the trig point. Retraced our steps to the lane then followed it back to cars. Pleasant hill on the Sandstone Trail with good views.Skip21/06/2020
From Harthill with Emholtsd17/06/2020
From Higher Burwardsley on a circular walk first visiting the Tump on Bulkeley Hill, then onto this pillar and topWayne Mac12/06/2020
Sandsstone Trail from coppermines lane to Bickerton and returnLancylass01/06/2020
Good parking at the end of the public road to the north. Path starting almost opposite the parking area which leads up to the summit. Pleasant seat for a rest at the top.moorsman06/03/2020
Part of a circular walk from SW of Larkton Hill, walking part of the Sandstone Trail over Raw Head back to the car park. Pleasant paths if a bit muddy in places. Good views.LizH14/11/2019
From Bolesworth castle... carfest morning walk. Up to Harthill then along to Droppingstone Farm where a path up into to woods joins the Sandstone Way onto Trig Point. DampN.Morters27/07/2019
Parked up on Coppermine Lane and followed Sandstone Trail to Trig point. Retraced steps.M6KIO27/02/2019
Parked at side of road to S where there is a phone box marked on the OS map (no sign of it) then followed Sandstone Trail N along interesting path to summit. Would have been nice to make it part of a circular walk but I was in a rush so went back the way I came.Wheelsy20/01/2019
Pleasant paved summit area with trig and bench and cave underneath, on the popular Sandstone Way. Windy. Later realised it was a reascent-ex Marilyn- first done with the late Claire on her 40th birthday.Denise 13/01/2019
Pleasant stroll along footpaths from Harthill church. Solo.Dangerous Dave03/12/2018
On the 'Pub Walks in Cheshire' circuit from the Pheasant Inn. (One of many ascents.)Phreerunner16/11/2018
With E. Sunny autumn day. Parked at The Pheasant pub in Higher Burwardsley and followed the Sandstone trail via Bulkeley Hill to Raw Head. Great views across Cheshire, River Mersey, Liverpool Cathedral and into N Wales. Returned across fields onto Sarra Lane and past Cheshire Candle & Crafts Workshop to finish with pub lunch and a pint.Beeliner02/11/2018
From Peckforton Point. A pleasant walk around the sandstone trail and on to Larkton Hill. This didn't feel much like a hill, but was a decent walk nonetheless topped off with a pleasant white trig point. Happy to get some more done in this area, having had lots of trouble with Peckforton point.tumpawumpa30/10/2018
Parked at end of New Lane near open gate. Good path all the way to Trig point.PeterD07/10/2018
Continuation of walk from Burwardsley Hill. Followed RoW west to Droppingstone Farm and then steeply up through woods to the summit. Returned to Upper Burwardsley. With MH and SB.Man of Kernow129/05/2018
Nice that there is a sign by the trigpoint pillar telling walkers that this is the highest point on the Sandstone Trail.Alancache23/04/2018
Parked at NT cp Allman's Lane then Larkton Hill, Rawhead, Bulkeley Hill, Peckforton Point and back via Hart Hill (a cracking little summit). Fine views and plenty of caves to explore, with Ed.John Eley20/02/2018
With Keith Foster. 2nd Ascent.IWC13/02/2018
Peckforton point/bulkeley hill/rawheadLongwojo22/01/2018
7.2 mile walk from Gallantry Bank across the fields to Larkton Hills unmarked summit on heathland, then along the ridge to Raw Head trig and onto Bulkeley Hill searching for the top in the trees then back down to the car via Coppermine Lane. Drove to, Paid excessive price for and bagged Beeston Castle Hill afterwards.DanTrig13/01/2018
Parked next to church in Harthill at 10:30 pm. It was an eerie ascent in pitch black and thick fog. Owls hooting from the woods.thenomad18/12/2017
From Higher Burwadsley, out and back along Sandstone Trail dodging hailstorms. Better views from the crags about 500m north of the summit.Jake99425/11/2017
Short walk up from end of New Road on a good track. Some good views to be glimpsed through the canopy.jonglew05/11/2017
Parked at The Pheasant pub and followed the Sandstone trail, great views across Cheshire and into N WalesSihuws15/09/2017
spur of the moment decision to walk up to grab a county top and a trig while at Beeston Castleey up me duck04/08/2017
Parked at spaces just before (open) gate into Droppingstone farm. Follow track to woods, turn right at top of rise to trig. Overcast, mild, windy and good views.iangalbraith11/06/2017
Enjoyable circular walk from the top of Coppermines Lane-Harthill-Larkton Hill-Raw Head-on pleasant Spring day.With Catman.Oscar and Bonnie.rosiebridge23/04/2017
With Bridget,Bonnie and Catman.oscarrosie23/04/2017
With Bridget,Bonnie and Oscar.catman23/04/2017
On a round mostly on the Sandstone Trail from HarthillJim.Fothergill31/03/2017
With Minnie, from parking by Bickerton pool, up easy paths to Larkton Hill/Maiden castle, then Sandstone Trail to Raw Head & slight detour to Bulkeley Hill & to Stanner Nab for views & down to P at Beeston castle, Sun & some cloud, dry & breezy.apricorum20/03/2017
Short walk up through the trees from the north on a cold raw day. Surprised by the number of people about.Walker Dan22/01/2017
Parking: Lay-by SJ 51770 54197 on A534. Go NW through big gap in hedge past obelisk type structure to fence, then SW to Sandstone trail. Follow Sandstone trail on good footpath through woodland to summit.David Evans29/12/2016
Parked on triangle in minor road jct off A543 at Gallantry Bank and simply followed the Sandstone Way to the top. Escarpment views, including sandstone cliff made one want to do more of this way but this was a quick visit on the way home to Warwick from N.Wales. With, brother, Petepwheeler21/09/2016
On Sandstone Trailnickywood118/09/2016
Bagging YOSM YSM642 Raw Head. Lovely walk up to this along a good trail. Good view from the top.thejackrustles06/08/2016
Stonehouse Farm - Bulkeley Hill - Dropingstone Farm - Rawhead - Bulkeley Hill - Sandstone Way to Higher Burwardley - Peckforton - Stonehouse Farmbriandavies26/06/2016
With K and RM. Wonderful area we would never have found without hill bagging. Sandstone cave immediately below summit.Ashley26/05/2016
Parked on verge to the north of moss farm and took pf up to Sandstone trail. Handy flight of steps at steep point.mart079729/02/2016
Quick out and back from nearest roadhead. Wooded path well graded but muddy. Lots of walkers with free range dogs. Trig top. Super views.stig_nest27/12/2015
2/9 Quick walk up from entrance to forest. just up from village of Harthill. interesting feature on trig pillarFergalh09/05/2015
Highest point reached on a day out with the bike from Chester train station. A bit too hazy for the really long distance views but otherwise pleasant here today at lunchtime.Alex C07/02/2015
Larkton Hill, Hartill, Bulkeley Hill and Bickerton Hill Cold but Cleardentalchimp24/01/2015
Walked as a group part of West Bromwich Mountaineering Club Mitches Meet. Went into Pickerton Poacher public house.Baggieboy04/01/2015
As part of a 6 mile circular walk Raw Head and Bickerton Hill. Beautiful sunny conditions with snow on the ground. Meal at the Bickerton Poacher pub to finish off the day.Lazylizzie29/12/2014
With Jenx, parked up the lane before farm track. Pleasant path rises through woods to edge, followed to trig and superb viewpoint. Shame not still a Marilyn, better than most of those so called down south!nordicstar26/10/2014