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Name:Silverhill
Hill number:5478
Height:204.3m / 670ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:Nottinghamshire (CoU)
County (CoA):Nottinghamshire (CoA)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SK 47068 62124
Summit feature:ground by miner's statue
Drop:44.3m
Col:160m  SK470620  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 120
(1:25k) 269
Observations:landscaped colliery spoil heap; ground in 5m radius of statue flat
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Highest Point Nottinghamshire (Final).doc
Comments:Official County top of Nottinghamshire according to notice boards
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 99 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Great to find a summit without fences and reservoirs to contend with - even if man-made. Really quite a delightful place and view point. The summit statue is particularly fine. Lunch in warm sunshine. Cycle from Derby to Sheffield.RichardM07/02/2017
Easy walk from car park, much better than the real county top.Tony J04/12/2016
From car park.mart079725/08/2016
Solo.Dangerous Dave30/06/2016
with Katy. Circuit with Newtonwood boundaryGeorge Thompson23/05/2016
Remarkable what can be done with an old coal tip. pleasant walk from car park to the west. Summit is a great vantage point.Campbell Singer02/02/2016
Climbed with my shared dog, Lexi Rue. Started at Glapwell alighting from Pronto bus. Wked through estate and then fp linking to minor lane leading to boulevard inside the Hardwixk park estate. Stopped for soup at Stables cafe and then into Lady Spencers wood, climbing down over one fence to skirt Dovedale wood,clambering over stream through Willow carr vegetation and out into a field again crossing stream and climbing up thickly vegetated slopes, backtracking N about 20 metres to find faint path traversing the hillside which eventually led to gravel track which we followed to the summit. Fantastic views!! Descent by continuing on track to FackleyDazingdale20/10/2015
A smoothly landscaped hill with trails made from the spoil of the former Silverhiil Colliery. On top is a detailed sculpture of a miner testing for gas. When built five extra metres were added to the top to make it the highest point in Nottinghamshire -(as still claimed on sign below) but detailed surveying (see data base of British hills) has calculated the honour goes by 30cms to Newtonwood Lane. The surveying did not include the large rocks placed on top at the points of a compass or under the statute.Chris Pearson08/08/2015
From car park to south. They've made an excellent job of landscaping that's for sure. Nice spot apart from dog muck.Aye Jimmy23/10/2014
Nice 10 minute walk up from the car park. Good views all around.bolieve23/08/2014
Family trip up the Teversal trailCaddy200031/05/2014
Went up to get photos of the sunset.Wheelsy27/02/2014
Walked up Silverhill to the Miner and then over to Newtonwood Lane. Interesting views from Silverhill in all directions (unlike Newtonwood Lane).callumorr12/01/2014
Easy parking on road to SSE.destaylor20/09/2013
With Natmagirob20/09/2013
After Newtonwood Lane. Because it's there.Newton Maximus18/09/2013
Done with CM, PB, CW on our way to Leicester.bolton16/04/2013
From the car park walked along paths to summit sculpture 'Testing for Gas'. Then a drive to Newtonwood Lane to bag the county top. (S)gerrybowes21/12/2012
Ran from Newtonwood Lane to this one, just to make sure! :)madaddo19/12/2012
Despite being man-made and lower than Newtonwood Lane, decided to bag anyway for completeness. Good car park, paths and miners summit at top - certainly the best slag heap I have ever seen! Gt Grandad worked at Pleasley Colliery (now museum), which you can see from the top. Great uncle and namesake died at nearby Glapwell pit in 1924.Hillsidenick31/10/2012
Very nice small hill. Good amount of parking in the car park and good views at the top.Daddy and Greg20/10/2012
Parked as others and jogged up slope. Bit strange, the spruce is growing up nicely, although bronze miner and views are nice its clearly artificial, nearby Whiteborough hill (Newtonwood Lane) is real and therefore preferred.nordicstar11/09/2012
.Martin R27/06/2012
Nice even though slightly fake county top, walked up disused railway from Blackwell. Better than the true county top of Nottinghamshire.DanTrig15/01/2012
Actually rather beautiful, even if it is man made. Could make out Lincoln Cathedral quite clearly from the top, so it's a hell of a view. Someone has decorated the miner with lipstick...DanHolme21/08/2011
Not sure of date, walked with sks and 'rentsdsas05/05/2011
I agree, nice top with big view.simon and co08/02/2011
Quick bag to view the bronze miner....lovely and good photo Tony.Dugswell230/01/2011
Pleasant walk up beautified slag heap. Nice statue on summitcitygent19/01/2011
Ascended during orienteering event.JohnW09/01/2011
Better top than Newtonwood. parked in public car park then short walk (in fog) on paths through country park to summit. Good place to walk with family.Argentum6629/12/2010
From Teversal Visitors Centre. Robin Hood Way event.Richard Gunn07/11/2010
didn't realise how many collieries there wereDARRENG07/07/2010
5 minute walk from the car park to the top. Nice statue and good views.The Team05/04/2009
Just over the road from the campsite. Did a circular walk link this top with Newtonwood Lane.Overthehilljill14/11/2008
Easy stroll from car park to the south.Nice miner with bird poo on head.electricratman02/06/2008
Nice walk to top.Excellent views and statue is superb.chris creedy25/05/2008
Nice place to walk the dog or have a picnic. Good views from the top and the miners' statue is very well made.Nick21/04/2008
A simple walk up from the nearby parking. Interesting statue.kaapiovuohi13/01/2008
Visited as a stop off on the way to Leeds, much more interesting than the other toprhalstead26/10/2007
Visited the then county top of Herrod's Hill (as given by Paddy Dillon's County Tops of the British Isles) on rest day of the Trent Bridge Test v India in 1996. Revisited area on 29/9/07 to go to both Newtonwood Lane and Silverhill.andy29/09/2007
Marginally higher than the rival Herrod's Hill or Newtonwood Lane, but man-made (does it count?). This will be a very nice stroll once all the trees have grown a bit, but I hope they don't obscure the excellent view. Very busy, even on a cold day.wheresthepath27/04/2007
cauntonshirley pbgv18/12/2006
Best 'non-mountainous' county top I've done - superb view, superb artwork (bronze miner 'testing for gas' in tribute to the miners of the Notts Collieries, all 65 of them from 1819-2005) plus a tricky little mantleshelf if you want to pat his helmet!signyred17/08/2006
Out of the carpark head up the old spoil heap to the miner statue at the top. (Takes about 5 mins) Views are excellent on a clear day.y8c15/04/2006
Pleasant family walk to the top of the spoil heap. The place was swarming with tiny insects, but excellent views towards Hardwick estate. Can't be many counties with a man made highest point!Cirrus9uk18/08/2005
Landscaped colliery spoil heapwebmaster11/04/2005
Using GPS for first time. No statue on my visit. Also went to Newtonwood Lane and a monument at Strawberry Bank with best view.arranc11/02/2004
Bingfasgadh18/04/2003
It was once a colliery but has now been reclaimed. The hill has been vegetated with grass and trees only the rough ground belies its former state. The route up was from the car park on the SW side.garyhoney21/09/2002