Add marker to map:              help
Marker Notes X

To add your own marker to the map, click on the appropriate symbol below the map, then click again at the location required on the map (using the crosshairs).

Logged-in registered users only...
When you add a marker, a pop-up box should then appear on the map - fill in the elevation (if known) and a brief description of your marker, then click [save].

To view previously saved markers which fall within the bounds of the map, click the show link (you may need to repeat this if you zoom or pan away from the current position on the map).

Name:Cheeks Hill
Hill number:5472
Height:520m / 1706ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU), Staffordshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Staffordshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Staffordshire (CoA)
Class:Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top
Grid ref:SK 02610 69906
Summit feature:most northerly end of wall by sheep pen
Col:520m  SK026699  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:best evidence from current mapping indicates that the wall and not the fence represents the county boundary
Change log:show changes for this hill entry
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Staffordshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Staffordshire historic county top
  • Staffordshire current county/UA top

Show Map
(Please be considerate with your usage of the OS map pages, as there are daily limits)

View on: Geograph  OS Maps  Streetmap  Magic  NLS  OSM

Full screen map
Switch to Bing Maps view
(Please be considerate with your usage of the Full Screen/Bing Maps pages, as there are monthly limits)

Resize map: portrait / landscape / reset

Map Help, This page uses the Ordnance Survey OpenSpace API
which does not include Explorer (1:25000 scale) mapping.

Show/hide GPS File for mountains/markers shown

Show/hide GPX File for mountains shown

No summit photo available
Hill summit
No portrait photo available
Hill portrait

To contribute a summit or portrait photo for a hill
please contact the hillsummits website

N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way.  Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass, and mention the hill number and hill name.

Logged Descriptions  (logged by 258 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Derbyshire Bridge via Stakeside, Shining Tor, Danebower Hollow, Tinkers Pit on a very wet and windy day.johnkenyon27/11/2018
Parked in Flash and climbed Oliver Hill, Axe Edge,Axe Edge Moor and Cheeks Hill. With JT.Sprog10/11/2018
From minor road to north, path all the way to sheep pen.PeterD05/10/2018
Whetstone Ridge, Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Burbage Edgekeithouk30/09/2018
Another county top, probably not really worth visiting for any other reasonjkl25/06/2018
With CPgarth8724/06/2018
Parked on minor road also bagging Axe Edge Moor and Axe EdgeRamblingpaul17/06/2018
Parked car on the ben in road easy short walk to the wall/sheep pen/summitjmistry8630/04/2018
From parking at SK026704 walked over Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge and Axe Edge Moor. Heavy overnight rain had increased the sogginess.climbingkershaw05/11/2017
From minor Rd to N. Wet path, then open moor to fence and wall corner.Minto04/11/2017
Easy walk on a nice day!Isambard27/07/2017
From the minor road. Not sure what to make of this.. I mean, yes its the highest point in Staffs but.. you know.. Very accessible and only one stream to hop over. Is it a hill though? Have you reached the summit if its not a summit?stig_nest19/05/2017
Parked beside minor road at grid ref SK 026 702 then followed a distinct footpath south for 400 metres to Cheeks Hill where two stone walls define the border between Cheshire and Staffordshire. From there walked southeast on unpathed grass to the unmarked summit of Axe Edge then back to the car. With Lindsey; sunny, breezy day.Skip07/05/2017
Parked at Cat & Fiddle, Whetstone Ridge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge with Mart & Daisy in strong winds.John Eley26/12/2016
Whetstone Ridge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Axe Edge, Five Stones. With John & Daisy. Parked opposite Cat & Fiddle. Strong winds 30 km/h & gusts 50 km/hRotorslap26/12/2016
Parked at small lay-by SK 02650 70369. Headed south on good track.David Evans05/12/2016
Came down from Axe Edge in dense fog. Solo. Easy walk back to the van at Dane Head.Dangerous Dave01/12/2016
A quick county top walk there and back from the minor road linking the A53 and the A54 near Axe Edge. Park the car in the car in the layby and follow the footpath you cant miss the sheep pen.WAYNE ROWLETT17/07/2016
Parked Car on the A53 (Near minor road over flank of Axe Edge Moor) - Axe Edge Moor & Trig - Moss Chain - Dane Head - Cheeks Hill (then flank - Highest point in Staffordshire by Sheepfold) - Orchard Farm - 3 Shires Head - Knotbury - Wolf Edge - Oxenstitch - Hilltop - Axe Edge End - Axe Edge (fantastic Curlew display) - Carbriandavies17/07/2016
With my daughter and the dog, a simple 400+ metres from a layby on minor road crossing Axe Edge Moor, SK 027 703, where the public footpath runs to the top of the hill, no problems feel like a cheek to do this hill this way!Walkingthedog14/07/2016
easy walk up from the lay by on the side road near a537/a64 junction. weather excellent, amazingviews...shining tor looking tempting!keithelliott22/06/2016
Parked at a layby on the minor road crossing Axe Edge Moor and initially followed the posts marking the Dane Valley Way. Quite boggy. Where it met the footpath we doubled back up to Staffordshire's county top by a sheep pen. Incredible sightings of curlew, on the ground and performing aerial acrobatics. Straightforward route north back to the road and right to reach the lay by.Paul Eaton19/06/2016
Short circuit from the road to the northrlee504029/05/2016
Sunny but strong East wind. With KatyGeorge Thompson09/05/2016
On a moorland walk from Whaley Bridge to Buxton. Dry and overcast.alistairpooler19/03/2016
From layby on minor road north of hill. Well defined path to sheepfold.mart079728/01/2016
Parked in the lay-by on the minor road on Axe Edge, then a short boggy walk up to the sheep pen and walls that mark the county boundary and top.Biffin15/10/2015
Circular walk from Poole's Cavern on warm day with strong,but warm,wind.Back just before rain.Grin Low-Cheeks Hill-Axe Edge Moor.With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge23/08/2015
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie23/08/2015
With Oscar and Bridget.catman23/08/2015
From layby on A53 at SK 03505 69852; path initially then directly over rough boggy moorland. On to Axe Edge Moor after.jonglew10/08/2015
With Jo, from Derbyshire Bridge cp: roads and ProWs to Cheeks Hill, then across moorland to Axe Edge, Axe Edge Moor and Burbage Edge (top and trig). Weather; generally cloudy with sunny intervals, warm breeze, good visibility.amblerbob03/08/2015
Layby parking at 026703, then down the path to Cheeks Hill. Walk across moorland from here to Axe Edge, then there is a well-trodden path along the top leading back up towards Axe Edge Moor. A similar path goes up to the trig point from the road, it starts slightly further to the eastthe_adam30/07/2015
6th hill of 8 today although Hill is a misnomer, it is the highest point in Staffordshire without actually being a hill!Included as part of a long walk starting near Chelmorton; Nether Low, Parkhouse hill North top, Nabend, Oliver Hill, Axe Edge and then took a bearing to reach county boundary at end of a wall.Dazingdale11/06/2015
6/11 Quick walk along track to where you veer off for summit not as impressive as the axes just besideFergalh04/05/2015
On MACH4 race with ZoeJim T11/04/2015
Late evening - sun setting over the moors to the west and moon rising over the grassland to the east. Lots of grouse.M3WDD07/03/2015
Walked across very wet land to reach this top, best part was calling in to the Cat and Fiddle pub for lunch afterwards wearing wet and muddy boots.Tony and Karen18/02/2015
Top of my home county - walked up hill from Three Shire Heads after bagging the tripoint there. Odd that the county top is not really top of anything else (this particular field...).Chingwakabungya21/12/2014
Don't often walk down to a county top, but if you arrive from Derbyshire, that's what you do! Walked from Harpur Hill, past empty Stanley Moor Reservoir, past rather sinister place near Turncliff (Health and Safey Laboratory?) and from Dane Head to the corner of the wall which marks Staffordshire.callumorr21/09/2014
quick run up from the road after school on bounce12/09/2014
Walked from pull-in on road across Axe Edge Moor. Threatening weather.Argentum6630/08/2014
Short walk on footpath to top from minor road .Haygalzer16/08/2014
County Top no.51. Circular walk from holiday flat in Buxton via St Ann's Well > Solomon's Temple > Axe Edge Moor > Cheeks Hill > Harpur Hill > Buxton. Distance 10.1 miles; climb 1403 feet; time 3:32.Warm, mostly cloudy with a very light shower on Cheeks Hill.(Temp 16 deg C)alan.65to7008/06/2014
Walked up from Cat and Fiddle pub via Danebower Hollow and 3 Shires Head. Highest point is marked by a sheepfold. Lovely meal afterwards at the Stanley Arms, just below Wildboarclough.Lazylizzie26/05/2014
Walked from Hawks Nest in Dane Valley, circuit of Whetstone Ridge, Axe Edge Moor, Cheeks Hill and Axe Edge. Nice start to day, turned rainy at the end.mavero1026/05/2014
All night run with EliseJoolz50001/04/2014
Along with Oliver Hill from Flashtim74712/03/2014
Little more than 500 yards along a clearly defined path from the minor road to the north. Didn't take long.Newton Maximus16/12/2013