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Name:Raw Head
Hill number:2828
Height:227.1m / 745ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Current County/UA Top, Submarilyn
(Hu,Tu,2,CoU,sMa)
Grid ref:SJ 50846 54844
Summit feature:ground by trig point
Drop:148.4m
Col:78.6m  SJ 52872 43925  
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
Notes:
  • Cheshire West and Chester current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 228 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
Climbed with Bulkeley Hill and Larkton Hill, from BulkeleySprog25/10/2014
Summitted this morning as part of a trail run from Duckington to Delamere forest. Bright white trig at the top. Great views over the countryside from all along the trail.Chris92027/09/2014
Round trip from layby on A534, via Coppermine Lane, Sandstone Trail, etc. Warm, sunny spells, nice views from rocky outcrops along ridge to summit.ianandbarbara27/07/2014
A very clear path to follow from the road to the north. The trig point is very visible.JohnStoneham13/07/2014
Most recent of many visits. Easy access on the Sandstone Trail or other public footpaths. Great views to west and north-west.mikh4326/02/2014
Parked near top of lane going east from Harthill (508542) Easy and pleasant ascent through wood then right along the edge. Return same way. A pleasant half hour.ijpowell20/09/2013
Parked at SJ514539 and walked along Sandstone Trail to top. Delightful little hill and well worth the detour (on way to Snowdonia).Jacqdaw10/09/2013
With Lesley and Sue from Droppingstone Farm along the Sandstone Trail on a very warm evening. Excellent views and interesting sandstone cliffs.Newton Maximus19/07/2013
Numerous - 1986- onwardsDexter terrier01/05/2013
From Burwardsley.lenman07/04/2013
Second day on the Sandstone trail, in Blizzard conditions. Not long after I took a picture of the Trig point i fell over in a snowdrift near the edge, my ordnance survey map was blown over the precipitous edge. It took me an hour to trudge 100 metres as the snow was on average 21/2 foot deep. Two Australians used the tracks i had created to get through and we found the path to get another 200 metres but then i carried on as they descended down to the road and their car. I managed to get onto the field adjoining the path and then swing down onto it from a tree about 300 metres further on where a conifer wood had prevented the snow from building up too much. I managed to get down to the road eventually and i got a lift from a friendly local to my accommodation in Tilston.Dazingdale23/03/2013
One of many visits whilst in the Sandstone Trail area. Thought it was a Marilyn!Phreerunner03/10/2012
Walk from pub on a glorious day.bolton01/09/2012
Gravel lay-by on A534 opposite the end of Coppermine Lane Up Coppermine Lane for approx. 200m Path into Wildlife Conservation Area Sandstone Trail Raw Head Sandstone Trail to junction with upper part of Coppermine Lane Track past Grig Hill Fm Sandstone Trail over Bulkeley Hill Down tracks & Coppermine Lane back to car. (Dilys)gerrybowes01/07/2012
Lay-by on A534 opposite the end of Coppermine Lane Up Coppermine Lane & path into Conservation Area Sandstone Trail Raw Head.dilysbowes01/07/2012
Third time I have been up it but not logged before. Nice mile and a bit up from the parking on the Sandstone Trail to the north. Lovely sunny day with good views.simon and co03/06/2011
Circular 7.99 milesmikependergast14/05/2011
Trig above interesting cave.PeteF03/01/2011
From Higher Burwardsley. adrianturner17/05/2010
Nice 3.5mile circular walk from layby on main road. http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses12/03/2010
with Tony and Elaine CiathosM0YDH11/08/2009
Done whilst geocachingtonibunny05/08/2009
easy walk from coppermine lane, good views.asbown04/07/2009
From the road to the north, follow the clearly signposted footpath. Nice 10 minute walk to the top and good views for a small hill.The Team30/05/2009
With Laura on sandstone trail in warm up for Braemar trip. SS01/05/2009
SOTA activation - easy walk on Sandstone TrailG4OWG28/03/2009
Got completely lost getting to the start-the Bickerton Poacher pub-but after that were fine. Along the Sandstone trail to Higher Burwardsely then back along the ridge to Raw Head. Lovely walk, lovely day, great views-despite the hail and sleet!WELSHHATTER200008/03/2009
Trig pillar, fine viewswebmaster07/02/2009
On Sandstone Trail weekend backpack with Lynseyalistairpooler31/01/2009
Regular new year walk when back in the north with familyPepandJen01/01/2009
Visited whilst caching.simocity11/11/2008