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Name:Oliver Hill
Hill number:3642
Height:513m / 1683ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Staffordshire (CoU)
Catchment: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:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SK 02718 67582
Summit feature:tiny cairn near aerials
Drop:45m
Col:468m  SK029681  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:knoll 65m NE at SK 02765 67625 is 40cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 144 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in Flash and climbed Oliver Hill, Axe Edge,Axe Edge Moor and Cheeks Hill. With JT.Sprog10/11/2018
Whetstone Ridge, Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Burbage Edgekeithouk30/09/2018
With Jo, circular walk from Flash: parked opposite pub and followed footpath onto Oliver Hill and then continued forward to Knotbury and Three Shire Heads. Returned past Wicken Walls and Far Brook. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob28/09/2018
A short walk from Flash, following the vivid yellow footpath sign over a stile, then ascending through field gates and over a low wall corner to the summit by the remains of the aerials.Nick Down102/09/2018
From Flash. Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Axe Edge Moor. Set off in clear, fine weather, but the rain closed in we got completely soaked.Lazylizzie11/08/2018
KF The joy of access land making hills available. Round footpath from Flash via car graveyard to back of hill and straight up rough pasture. Small pile of stones on one hummock presumably to claim its title of summit. Trailer up here too. No sign of life at the pub in Flash. Easter snow flurry.crazy01/04/2018
Parked on verge just beyond the community centre. Went up the public right of way on the west side of the village. After 4th stile turned right to the summit. With Marli.bolton04/08/2017
Path from road to the northAdrian09/07/2017
Parked by Comm. Centre and walked into village to make a circular walk of it. A mighty view. The approaches from the North are rough heather whilst that to the south west is generally grassy. Trailer still there. Some sort of radio aerial toostig_nest19/05/2017
Row from SSW and various grassy fields. Abandoned long vehicle trailer on summitvegibagger24/04/2017
Part of a circular walk starting in Flash, going up to the summit, then heading over to Nield Bank to take the hill profile picture. With Rosie.BobHancock04/03/2017
Gradbach car park,Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill then Gradgach Hill. Great day, sunny with frozen ground.John Eley29/12/2016
Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill, Gradbach Hill. With John & Daisy. Parked at Gradbach car parkRotorslap29/12/2016
Same as Dangerous Dave (Including the fog).David Evans19/12/2016
Parked opposite the pub in Flash. Easy route up public footpath and onto Access Land. Dense fog. Solo.Dangerous Dave01/12/2016
Parked in lane just along from New Lodge Farm to north of hill. Wet snow and deep heather. Not made easier as I had transposed the grid reference incorrectly so had to go back to instinct in the fog.Campbell Singer09/11/2016
8.9 mile walk from parking at old piece of road at Cisterns Clough. Walked SE down single track road following paths to Fairthorn farm, up to Thirkelow Rocks, then along single track roads to High Edge, down lane to Booth farm up onto Hollins Hill (good view of Chrome Hill), along lanes to Tenterhill farm and along small roads through Hillend farm down Manifold Trail (fairly unused)to Black Bank farm, across main road to Northfield farm and Flash, up to Oliver Hill and across to Axe Edge (small path) back to car. Sunny for most of the time until we got to Oliver Hill then we thought we'd get soaked (no coats) but the rain was pathetic in the end. Then drove to Grin Low to bag and Combs Head to bag. 12 miles all together, nice day.DanTrig23/09/2016
Derbyshire Bridge car park-Axe Edge Moor-Axe Edge-Oliver Hill-Three Shires Head-Cat&Fiddle-Derbyshire Bridge car park. 19km walk with Alan and Vlad. Not the best weather conditions; quite a bit of rain. A detour to bag this hill. Not very inspiring.dromeas21/08/2016
As part of walk organised by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.Wheelsy20/03/2016
Great views 360. Snow and winter made it look spectacularAristotle Chip15/01/2016
eyenose26/09/2015
7/13 Seven of long day Castle Ring/Meir Heath/Overmoor/Hen Cloud/The Roaches/Ramshaw Rocks/Oliver Hill/Birchenough Hill/Shutingscloe/High Moor/Ely Brow/Sponds Hill/Ashley HeathFergalh19/09/2015
Last one of the non minors in my next door county-good views-from Flash village- highest in England apparentlyMark Sims11/08/2015
Parked around 027673 - there is a building with an open carpark marked private, I took the safe option and used the gravel by a gate opposite instead! Short walk to Flash from here and up the path to the west of the hill. There looks to be no access to the top without crossing some walls/gatesthe_adam30/07/2015
4th hill of 8 today starting on the A5270 near Chelmorton &then climbing Nether Low, Parkhouse hill North top, Nabend and then folloeing minor road to Hollinsclough and continuing onto the Knights Inn where i refuelled before taking track linking upto access land and then followed path past aerials to fenceline and just over a small cairn.Dazingdale11/06/2015
Parked opposite the New Inn in Flash Up road to public footpath NNE along footpath for about 400m After 4th stile headed ENE across moorland to small summit cairn (Aerials dismantled & on the back of a nearby trailer) (S)gerrybowes04/06/2015
Parked by Flash shop. Onto hill using RoW and then an easy stroll to the top.chriswatson24/03/2015
Parked on the edge of the private car park to the SE then over 2 gates to the summit.Dugswell212/07/2014
Bit of a moto-cross picking off Whetstone Ridge, Axe Edge Moor and Oliver Hill before lunch and a shopping trip to Chester! Bit misty but got decent views to the south at times. Nothing inspiring here though.SS15/03/2014
Along with Cheeks Hill from Flashtim74712/03/2014
From Flashrhalstead26/12/2013
.ngthack19/10/2013
Followed public path up from W end of Flash village. Untidy summit of delvings and tatty masts.Aye Jimmy21/07/2013
Parked on road to SSE. Then an open gate. Advise that if you are crossing a fence with electricity cables that you do not hold on to a metal gate to help balance - particularly when its very wet and icy and your clothes are wet.destaylor14/12/2012
Oliver Hill, Axe Edge and Cheeks Hill from Flash in the snow. DS, WS.Fred Windsor08/12/2012
Part of 16 mile circuit with party from Chipping Norton ESU - brave soulswychwood24/11/2012
parked in the earily deserted Flash,then up on the path through village up and across boggy fields to the the mast via some large rocks.gav77704/08/2012
From A53.adrianturner31/03/2012
foggy all day didn't get any views, from Flash via 3 shire headsjoseph mitchell14/03/2012
Parked at the Traveller's Rest, walked up the side road towards Knotbury and then across the access land to the top. Nice to have a bit of snow beneath the feet, and nice to spend ten minutes on the hill and twenty minutes in the pub after!DanHolme29/01/2012
Start ~ 030674, layby. Went up RoW next to New Lodge Farm, then up onto hill. Filthy weather, with Wombourne.steve hudson09/01/2012
petey22/10/2011
Not the clearest of paths, had to jump over a few walls. Nice views from top.The Team10/07/2011
divert to summitSmeggers04/06/2011
See Clever Hilldianepick22/05/2011
The path was not clear on the ascent.JohnStoneham07/11/2010
easy walk from flashjohnfwoolley27/10/2010
Easy walk up from villageheavyhorses14/10/2010
Climbed with brothers grim on a midweek hill-bagging session. Occupantless white 4x4 parked on summit beneath the aerials but no sign of 'Severn Trent Reservoir'!??David Gradwell07/07/2010
Climed with Steve on a hayfever day. Summit is not by the masts but on the open access land close to the Severn Trent reservoir.simon and co02/07/2010