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Name:Billinge Hill
Hill number:2829
Height:179m / 587ft
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:St Helens (CoU)
County (CoA):Merseyside (CoA)
Catchment:Mersey, Catchment Boundaries, Ribble
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top,
Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,1,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 52560 01431
Summit feature:ground near trig point
Drop:155m
Col:24m  SD607007  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 108
(1:25k) 285E
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Merseyside (1974) administrative county top
  • St Helens current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 378 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Quick stop off on route to the Pennines, starting from the lay-by on Crank Lank. Pleasant walk through the woods and decent view from the summit.Jephcote8302/08/2019
From the mast road past Beacon farm and round the caravan storage compound.NormanW08/07/2019
With Val. From lay-by on crank road. Short stroll to summit. Went to North top after.mike.hoult11/05/2019
solo after north top from main rdcolinfielding01/04/2019
Solo from small lay-by on Crank Rd at SD 52118 01679. Billinge Hill (12 mins to summit) & Billinge Hill N Top (13 mins).ADT19/03/2019
On own. Parking possible at NW end of Beacon Road just past The Old Vicarage where road becomes a track. Easy walk up to summit and trig point then continued on muddy paths past Beacon Farm, over Crank Road to Billinge Hill North Top. No crops on my visit but could be difficult at another time of year. Pleasantly surprised by good views from here. Return along path next to golf course.Beeliner11/03/2019
For both Billinge Hill and Billinge Hill North Top, parked in gateway of communications tower SD522018.David Evans08/03/2019
Walked up from small car park off Rainford Rd to south, bright and cold with a bit of snow lingering on ground, great vantage point with views to Irish Sea, welsh hills, central Manchester and the Penninessteve_a02/02/2019
Almost dark but very calm and peaceful looking down on the lights in all directions.gettingonabit06/01/2019
Part of a lovely post-Christmas walk with Iz and Jenna.MrHallorann29/12/2018
With Pete and Joe on way back from Scotlandpenbet14/11/2018
KeithByTheC12/08/2018
Started from Upholland train station and made our way via field paths and woodland to the trig and beacon, and then headed for the North Top. Then back via field paths again passing the 3 air shafts for the railway tunnelWayne Mac27/04/2018
Parked at end of a street in Billinge then walked up alley way passed a methane vent and up on the summit.jmistry8603/04/2018
With Keith Foster in late afternoon sunshine. 5th ascent.IWC12/02/2018
2 of 3 starting in pimbo road in kings moss. Including crank hill, billinge hill and the north top. Very pleasant walk up until bumping into about 30 fox hunters. Horrible little menThe-Z-Man13/01/2018
Short muddy walk from convenient layby on well used RoW to obvious square and squat brick tower with trig behind. HP is an outcropping rock on the flattish grassy summit area.Extensive views of urban Manchester with snow dusted Pennines beyond. Also some aerials and Woodland trust woods nearby.Denise 27/12/2017
Billinge Hill from Orrell station including the North TopMark Jackson22/12/2017
2/4 crank hill, billinge hill, billinge hill North top and Melling mount. Sunday afternoon bags.Longwojo19/11/2017
Parked at end of Beacon Rd. Short walk on a good track.jonglew05/11/2017
Short and drizzly walk up from the northdavidpettit8420/10/2017
Climbed from Crank Roadadiosboss17/09/2017
4th top of the day on a route from Wrightington to St. Helen's station climbing Harrock Hill, Ashhurst's Beacon and Billinge Hill North top taking fp to Crank road then following it past Transmission towers to the Beacon and Trig, the highest point is either around the tower or on some stones between the trig and the tower, aonther high point is about 1m from the trig. Descent South, Sw and South onto minor lane to meet Rainford road. Next and final hill: Crank,Dazingdale17/09/2017
Parked in layby on Crank Road, easy stroll along well trodden path through harvested fields with just stubble left to trig point. Beautiful 360 views! Great views out towards Liverpool Docks and Wind Farms at sea.Hippy7726/08/2017
No. 1 of seven M6 Marilyns on a Bank Holiday Saturday. Almost no effort required to climb this hill, from the parking area by the mast on Crank Road. Scruffy hill, but nice enough views.Gill26/08/2017
from end of beacon road early morning onroute to wales.robertphillips05/08/2017
cycled from stretfordarmetelko21/05/2017
Parked in Beacon Road and strolled to the summit and back. It's a little bit industrial, but there are great views from the top. With baby Ross.islamidget04/04/2017
On a visit to many county high points around Manchester and Liverpoolmagirob16/03/2017
Walk with daughterdentalchimp05/02/2017
MTB with Simon from his placeJohn Lee04/02/2017
Came up through the woods. Nice little Sunday stroll with Eire & Evan.Dangerous Dave29/01/2017
On the way back from doing Stirling Castle fireworks display.Clachaig01/01/2017
First time we've climbed Billinge Hill. The kids didn't find it at all strenuous. An overcast day but clear views from the top. Much easier than our last hill climb at Moel Famau.mattfarmer56131/12/2016
Park in the small lay by on Crank road just to the north of Billinge, The folly on top of the hill is visable from the lay by and will guide you across the two fields to the base of the hill only a ten minute walk so one for a clear evening.WAYNE ROWLETT15/12/2016
Parked at the top of Beacon Road. A very easy bag but a great viewpoint.hillsman09/10/2016
Parked on bend of Crank road. Straightforward. Trig has been vandalised but the view is pretty exceptional for such a diminutive hill.stig_nest07/10/2016
Ok summit.jenx30/09/2016
Walked up from the mini industrial estate. FP not marked, parking in gateway to water compound just inside the lane off public highway. No improvement since last visit!nordicstar30/09/2016
Short walk to top, but very cloudy/wet day so no views.JOHNS29/07/2016
Parked at 520 017 for an easy walk to take in the Marilyn & County Top.Cas-gwent04/07/2016
From Roby Well Way followed the footpath (often a private road) to the top. Good views then to Wigan's heighest peak and back. Nice Sunday afternoon stroll.Walkingthedog03/07/2016
Short walk from top of beacon rd. Very warm and humid. Hazy views.Mark8607/06/2016
Parked on Beacon Road and follow footpath into the field to the west then up the hill. Then took the path north in to the woods coming out in Longshaw then followed the B5206 back to the car. Pleasant day with great views out over Liverpool, Wigan and Warrington.Stormcrow10/04/2016
With K. Short stroll.Ashley26/03/2016
10 min walk up from Crank Rdbevandy11421/01/2016
From Beacon Rd, Billinge Hill and NT.rhalstead30/12/2015
From end of Beacon Rd. M6 southbound J24 best.squeegs11/10/2015
Parked next to track to Beacon Farm,then strolled up to widespread views.With Oscar.catman15/09/2015
With Catman.oscarrosie15/09/2015