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Name:Hoar Stones - Howden Edge
Hill number:5482
Height:514m / 1686ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Barnsley (UA), Sheffield (CoU)
Catchment:Don (Thorne), Trent, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:SK 15854 98319
Summit feature:no feature; peat hags
Col:507m  SK158980  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1E
Observations:much ground in summit area is of similar height
Comments:Spot height on boundary
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Barnsley current county/UA top

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Came from Fairholmes CP and High Stones. Continued to Horse Stone before dropping down into valley.PGCE23/06/2019
With E. Clear and dry. From King’s Tree car park (Howden Reservoir). Along forest road to stone footbridge at Slippery Stones then footpath above and beside River Derwent passing Swine Side, Oaken Bank, Lands Side, Humber Knolls, up Hoar Clough. After crossing stream path becomes very indistinct. Across Featherbed Moss and used GPS with 10-fig OS grid ref to find featureless summit. Very flat area. Tick. Continued across boggy ground over Harden Moss past Outer Edge trig point, path still indistinct. This would be tough in bad weather. From Cut Gate End with its large cairn down steep bridleway where a lot of erosion repair work is taking place with stone slabs and steps, to stone footbridge and retrace steps to car.Beeliner11/04/2019
Picked up while on route to the Dewey Horse Stone Naze. Parked in the lay by on the A628 near the Dog and Partridge pub and followed tracks to reach a point due north of top then pathless moorland to find grid ref but there is a white cairn five meters away on the next peat hag? Nine mile walk in three hours.WAYNE ROWLETT17/02/2019
Woodhead pass to Margery,high stones, bull stones,crow stones , horse stone, shepherds stones, lady cross. 15+miles. with gregAvidSockWearer23/09/2018
From Langsett Reservoir via Laund Clough, on to Horse Stone Naze.RedAndy5415/07/2018
2/2 14km hike with John. Parked at Upper Derwent Res. lay-by before King's Tree (Made use of mid week access). Winter conditions on Howden Moors, with deep drifts. Navigation practice.Rotorslap28/12/2017
From Howden Reservoir via Stainery Clough to Horse Stone Spring and up to Horse Stone Naze in thick snow (saw quite a few mountain hares here and nearly stepped on one). Across to Howden Edge then down Coldwell Clough and back along River Derwent. With MartJohn Eley27/12/2017
From Milton Lodge on the A628 where there is parking at the start of Swinden Lane. Via good tracks to Hordron Clough and beyond before cutting south over heathery moorland. Not as bad going as feared and remarkably dry underfoot for December. Prematurely white hares around the summit area.Campbell Singer05/12/2017
From parking on A616. BW to Margery Hill, High Stones, Upper Hey, Outer Edge, Hoar Stones, Horse Stone Naze and back via Outer Edge. A couple of possible HPs, but settle for the small pile of stones.PeterD04/09/2017
Very flat summit area amongst the hags- 5th of a 6 top roundMark Sims07/05/2017
As part of a long 23 mile walk around the Derwent Valley skylinehillexplorer28/04/2017
From junction with minor road at Woodhead Pass over to Lady Cross then cross country on very wet terrain to Barnsley unitary top and on to High Horse Naze (nice little tor). Returned same way but came down Long Grough near end.SS04/09/2016
6th. and penultimate top of 7 today on a great route from Fairholmes visitor centre to Dunford Bridge via Upper Hey, Howden Edge, Margery Hill, Outer Edge and Horse Stone Naze. As I had mistakenly veered off the route to Horse Stone Naze too soon it meant that I had already explored this top. Visited small cairn and higher Peat Hag about 30m away. Went back to bag Horse Stone Naze too as an out and back from here (avoiding the worst Peat Hags)Dazingdale23/08/2016
A bit difficult to find the peak (well there is not any to start with). Part of a nice long circular walk with Rob. Langsett Reservoir-Howden Edge-Horse Stone-Crow Stones-Outer Edge-Margery Hill-Langsett reservoir. A few showers.dromeas09/08/2016
with Vas from Langsettrkid8409/08/2016
1/9 First of Day County Tops and others (Howden Edge/Horse Stone Naze/Cartridge Hill/Scholes Height/Bull Hill/Cowpe Low/Hail Storm Hill/Hail Storm Hill (Boundary)/Cribden Hill)Fergalh14/05/2016
Solo. Cloud and freezing rain/snow for company. Not particularly testing but little reward for the effort - but as part of the high ground loop it was okay.Aimless Rambler30/04/2016
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. From the A628, passing Lady Cross and up over Round Hill.Dangerous Dave09/04/2016
As others, via Lady Cross and Round Hill. Lost welly in peat bog at bottom of many. UGH! 4 hours of my life!arranc01/04/2016
Good parking at Windle Edge road. Decent, but wet tracks to Lady Cross then SSW and over Round Hill before going east to the remote summit. Extended to Horse Stone Naze. 6 miles and 2 and three quarter hours with GB.bolton03/03/2016
As amblerbob. Parked at junction of Windle Edge & A628 at SE14100 00560 (Space for 5 or 6 cars) – South along TPT & then ESE up the 18th century ‘Old Salt Road’ to Lady Cross – SSW, mainly along ATV tracks, to boundary cairn at 144987 – Followed boundary east (some tracks) to unmarked Top – Continued to Horse Stone Naze. (PM)gerrybowes03/03/2016
From Langsett car park, onto the saddle below Margery Hill (fell in a peat bog! ) then up to Outer Edge, Howden Edge, Horse Stone Naze. Back via The Porter / Little Don River valley.BobHancock27/02/2016
Visited while working in the area.magirob17/09/2015
With Jo, from A628/Windle Edge Road: track to Lady Cross, faint path over Round Hill to Howden Edge, then onto Hoar Stones – Howden Edge and Horse Stone Naze. Returned same way to Lady Cross, then bagged South Nab trig. Weather; generally cloudy, warm, good visibility.amblerbob12/08/2015
On trip to Crow StonesMypoorblisters07/06/2015
Parked by end of the Windle Edge road, then walk to Lady Cross -> Round Hill -> Hoar Stones -> Horse Stone Naze -> Outer Edge -> Margery Hill -> High Stones, then attempted to find Upper Hey (proved quite hard from above!) before going back the way I came. Back to the car then a quick trip up to Dead Edge End too before coming home (thanks moorsman for the suggested route :) )the_adam28/05/2015
As part of Derwent watershed walk.Wheelsy30/03/2015
Ciruict of Upper Hey, High Stones, Margery Hill, Outer Edge, Hoar Stones, Horse Stone Naze.PeteF28/09/2014
With Simon and Judith. Shuttle bus from Fairholmes car park then up the River Derwent valley, up Hoar Clough and across heather moors and Howden Edge.Newton Maximus18/04/2014
Fairholme car park, Derwent reservoir, Hey Bank, High Stones, Margery Hill, Outer Edge, Howden Edge - Hoar Stones, Horse Stone Naze, descent via grouse butts to Derwent Valley, and along vehicle track all the way back to the car park. Warm and bright or sunny. Boggy on the top of the edge.PaulH01/04/2014
From Outer Edge dodging the bogssimon and co14/03/2014
With 3638. Easy parking at end of road to S. Probably best to follow track to 1510 9688 where 4wd tracks to shooting butts - saves a lot of heather bashing. Some heather but not desperate. Plateau a stroll apart from the wet gullies.destaylor20/09/2013
From near Salter's Bridge on A628. Boggy at the start as far as Lady Cross, then more bog (but frozen) to Hoar Stones, and dreary summit. Only points of interest: some large boulders and peat hag version of the Grand Canyon to SW of summit.Aye Jimmy02/03/2013
Part of the Grin and Bear it Fell Race.Mick299106/10/2012
Approached from the north, footing better than expected.JohnStoneham28/04/2012
Misty low cloudWhithaugh26/02/2012
Straight slog up from the road to the north. Hard going in places and no paths. Luckily there had been no rain in a few days.The Team04/06/2011
From A628 with easy going due to frozen ground. Small cairn and lower stone with plaque at bottom of peat hag appear close to highest point.Dugswell230/01/2011
Evenibngs walk with a few pals from Woodhead and along Howden Edge. Got as far as Outer Side trig point before retreating to the pub.Flipperfeet11/05/2010
Out with Ian and another couple of mates.Not as boggy or rough as expected. A rainy start was rewarded with a spectacular sunset.simocity11/05/2010
Climbed solo from Cutthroat Bridge via White Tor, Dovestone Tor, Back Edge, Howden Edge, Margery Hill and Outer Edge. Continued to Horse Stone Naze and returned via the Upper Derwent valley.dhbond16/05/2009
Walked up from A628 via Lady Cross. There's a well-used path (not shown on OS maps) from Lady Cross over Round Hill onto Featherbed Moss. Ridge path to summit is a mite boggy in places...wheresthepath18/04/2009
Reached Hoar Stones from Outer Edge Rocks along Howden Edge. Very muddy.primedminister19/10/2008
Date estimatedJames Hickman06/08/2007
First done from King's Tree - Swain's Head - Horse Stone Naze - Crow Stones Edge - King's Tree.Jake99401/12/2003
Various Derwent Watershed visits, dates t.b.d.RHW01/06/2000
From Fairholmes.Richard Gunn20/08/1999
Dry, overcast, mild, low fog on hill. Steady walk interesting lightjoseph mitchell30/01/1999
1 of 2: From Flouch Inn via Featherbed Moss. With Karen.ChrisR31/01/1994
HPM again. Grim. Dense wet mist all night and sinking through a soft icy crust into ankle deep bog all the time. heavy slow going - 14 hrs for the 40 miles. A shock for James who had kindly stepped in to replace John at last minute, without realising fully what to expect.Chris Pearson06/03/1993