|Height:||167m / 548ft|
|Parent (Ma):||2714 Burnhope Seat|
|RHB Section:||35A: The Northern Pennines|
|Class:||Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem|
|Grid ref:||NZ 26925 60217|
|Summit feature:||ground beside mast and res|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 88|
|GPS data:||show GPS entries for this hill|
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 100 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)||By||Date of Ascent|
|Early evening walk in the dark from Newcastle city centre, taking in Redheugh Bridge on the way out and the Tyne Bridge on the way back.||campagvelocet||02/01/2020|
|Newcastle drive about and rest day.
2 of 5.
Genuine drive up to reservoir and radio mast compound opposite care home.
Ground within compound is higher but man made.
Looks like highest point is ground next to SW wall behind lamp post||SteveSmith||10/12/2019|
|Large concrete parking area by resr compound. HP most likely by the compound gates, opposite care home.||jonglew||31/08/2019|
|As much as I could manage today due to a stomach bug. With Oscar.||catman||30/03/2019|
|By secure comms enclosure, near covered reservoir in Bluebell Gardens, opposite care home. Walked round adjacent residential streets and nothing higher. Not inspiring.||Denise||17/03/2019|
|We parked at the bottom of Bluebell Close in an attempt to make at least a token jesture of a walk of this hill. High point at gate to comms mast, or as good as.||RichardM||17/03/2019|
|Drive by, parked below the care home then up to enclosure wall... breezy||N.Morters||23/10/2018|
|Parked in front of gates to mast compound, a metre or so from the high point (fence junction). The banking against the wall is higher, but like the earthworks around the reservoir, it is man-made. (S)||gerrybowes||24/09/2018|
|Drove up and bagged on way home from work, reservoir wall makes the experience a little underwhelming.||mrs_ts7||27/12/2017|
|Drove round Bluebell Close to both sides- it's one of those reservoirs that's about the same height at each end. Then saw Gateshead 1 Tranmere 0...times have changed since 5 years ago at Oldham Edge.||Pete R||18/11/2017|
|An easy revisit after Whitehills, that clearly a 'better' hill, at least for the view||nordicstar||06/07/2017|
|Gateshead bagging on the drive up to the Cheviot. This one seemed a bit pointless, but got to tick it off anyway||the_adam||24/06/2017|
|Sad circumstances to be be up here today for my cousins funeral, though the walk over this way did help to break the day up.||Alex C||03/05/2017|
|Easy drive up parked by compound. Not the best hill to complete the UA.||PeterD||08/04/2017|
|Why get out of car?||carole engel||31/03/2017|
|Drove and parked in the entrance to the phone mast. Walked around for 30 secs||madaddo||05/02/2017|
|With K. Whee this is fun||Ashley||21/12/2016|
|10/11 Tenth of eleven (Thorpe Larches/Whelly Hill/Dere Street/Pentoop Pike/Currock Hill/Westerhope/Camperdown/Whittingdon Fell/Whitingdon Hill/Sherrif Hill/The Moors)||Fergalh||26/06/2016|
|Parked by mast, got out of car, got back in car...||rhalstead||27/03/2016|
|Not very inspiring for the Gateshead completion. Made up for by the nearby Whitehills, which is well worth a visit.||ngthack||26/02/2016|
|Pretty unsatisfactory summit with reservoir compound. Walked round west and south then up the bank on the east at the end of Blue bell close, which seems to be the highest ground. Not much in way of views.||vegibagger||02/09/2015|
|Large parking area. Reading taken just to R of front gates. Mound to right just inside trees seems slightly lower.||Aye Jimmy||27/05/2015|
|From Angel of the North via Team Waggonway and Old Durham Road.||afoster||25/02/2015|
|Easy tick but not very satisfactory.||Dugswell2||31/08/2014|
|HB with HB #4. (Hill Bagging with Horse Box) Plenty of parking available. Most exciting thing was spotting a taxi parked up waiting for a shout (as noted by Father Ted in 2008).||Minto||13/06/2014|
|Rather unsalubrious estate - I wouldn't visit at night. Easy parking at reservoir. No access to compound.||mcbiydw2||29/03/2014|
|Just walk around to shop.||Almaver||01/03/2014|
|Visited by bike in a round from Newcastle station to Sunderland and Chester le Street. Summit uncertain due to covered reservoir and wall but ground by wall was a good candidate.||fasgadh||18/06/2013|
|Sheriff Hill is now a suburb. High point is outside a barricaded enclosure around a small covered reservoir near the hospital.||arranc||09/06/2013|
|Left A1 at the Gateshead(S) A167 junction, but took the B road to and through Wrekenton. After Wrekenton, tower blocks are visible on R when approaching a set of traffic lights. First R after lights (Bluebell Close) takes you to the summit. Afterwards, take the A167 to visit the Angel of the North then continue over the Tyne Bridge and the splendid A167(M) - more interesting than the Hump.||mae||22/02/2013|
|Hmm, hill bagging, strange pastime isnt it.
Ahem, 'bagged' this one following a meeting in Newcastle. Got out of the car, walked about a bit and got back in the car as I was getting very wet in my suit and tie, which isnt really the hill bagger attite, I know.
'Summit' is at the top of a road. Highest point is the man made, locked reservoir. Probably the crappest high point so far and thankfully the Wainwrights make up for this kind of place.||RichieRambler||26/11/2012|
|Managed to get round the east side of the reservoir which seemed higher at NZ 27028 60214 and climb up onto top.||DARRENG||26/09/2012|
|Bit of a duff hill behind some flats - with cabe||simon and co||25/08/2012|
|Parked by reservoir and walked around compund. Ground by gate looks high point, not including reservoir earthworks. Dullest hill of day!||nordicstar||20/07/2012|
|Parked on road. Got out of car and took a couple of pictures. That's about it really. Walked about 15m each way!||destaylor||23/06/2012|
|Not bad for a start I had not been there since my teens when it was all heather hill||jim bird||06/06/2012|
|Parked beside the Res.||chrisbien||25/08/2010|
|Brisk morning wakener in Gateshead, Not the prettiest, but bagged(sort of)resevoir is a bit of an obstacle)||robbosem||07/11/2009|
|Drove through Newcastle centre from Nothumberland with aid of TomTom. Parked in the glass strewn area frequented by taxi drivers waiting for a shout. Could not access resevoir itself but natural high point may be outside on the grassy area anyway.||Father Ted||16/10/2008|
|Unable to gain entry to the "possible" high point as it's a covered reservior. Stood next to the wall. Biked it to location.||Jhimmy||02/06/2008|
|housing estate/resr, highest point is Built, for natural highpoint take your pick. TP is mapped but not on OS.db & not found on site, poss fiction or in resr compound. rdside: housing estate||RHW||17/11/2002|
|On way back to Sheffield with Lesley after Edinburgh Festival. Clem bagging.||Chris Pearson||25/08/1997|