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Name:Knowsley Park
Hill number:5510
Height:100m / 328ft
Parent (Ma):2829  Billinge Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Knowsley (UA)
Catchment:Mersey, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:SJ 45637 94347
Summit feature:grassy mound 200m E of trig point
Col:42m  SD462010  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 108
(1:25k) 275
Observations:trig point is at SJ 45445 94327
Comments:100m spot height on Vector mapping and 325ft contour on 1955-56 1:10560 scale map - replaced trig pillar as high point in Jan 2012.
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  • Knowsley current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
Planned visit arranged through estates office and taken to trig, highest point and Hag Brow by security in a 4x4. Many thanks to them for the visit.Alan Caine17/02/2019
Entered the safari park for free with their ‘foot safari’ and made our way to the tapir viewing platform and then along the south of the boating lake. As the place was pretty busy it didn’t seem the right time to ask for favours so pro tem that will have to do.Newton Maximus28/12/2018
Thanks to all in the estate management office for granting access and to Chris from the estate security team for taking me around. First time bagged summits driven there in a 4x4! Visited trig point, nearby summit and Hag Brow. Can’t think of another time when camels visible from a summit! Lovely afternoon. Sunny but biting cold wind.Beeliner13/12/2018
The Kirkby Milers were holding a 10 mile road race in the grounds. Paid £5 entrance fee to park in the grounds for a walking Safari ticket and made my way to tower, trig and high point in that order. Good views.PeterD07/10/2018
With Alex C, covert ascent under cover of darkness.Tony J14/07/2018
Delightful parkland overlooking the safari park.Campbell Singer31/05/2018
Should have used wellies as Dugswell, lower parkland very soggy and muddy. Trig first then the others.Aye Jimmy26/01/2018
Tourist route with wellies and head torch before the forecast rain and wind arrived. Grid ref recorded at summit was SJ 45634 94345. No Peter Collins on view.Dugswell223/01/2018
With Carole Engel on a Christmas day round of 13 hills and a pile of pillars. Parked on South Ave, off Manchester Rd. Accessed the park at SJ 4595 9323. Through Riding and Stand Woods. Trig pillar first, then the hill via White Man statue. On to Hag Brow. No access into safari park needed. Couldn't recommend this route during working hours as estate workers likely to be encountered; night assault probably best.jonglew25/12/2017
Wall easy to scale with help of cross fencing at SJ 5495 9323carole engel25/12/2017
AGENT VICTOR PORN! Recover Ten forest Emus. Gps recorded summit as SJ45636 94347.Dazingdale08/12/2017
I concur with Dugwell's post. A lovely evening had by all in a beautiful location.Alan Caine11/08/2017
Driving along the M57 or around the safari park doesn't get you near the trig or Tump summit. I have visited the safari park on many occasions as a government vet to monitor the carnivores to check how they are fed and how their food is obtained and stored. This got me into locations where the public are not allowed including the former joint county top. Tonight I went to Knowsley Hall to see an open air play on the lawns beside the hall with Alain Caine and Jane Holland. The Hall is around 1 km from the trig and Tump. Trig, Tump and Culture at Knowsley Hall but with proper planning it was no comedy of errors. We got in earlier than planned. Then Alan Caine quickly located the head of security and the rest is history. Back in time for a Peter Collins cocktail and the play. Thanks again Jane Holland for keeping our places near the front. Just so lucky to get in early.Dugswell210/08/2017
On a visit to many county high points around Manchester and Liverpool, got as near as i could without paying to go in the safari park.magirob16/03/2017
Bagged! How you ask, does he know the Lord? No, but I am a member of a running club and the Northan Cross Country Championships were run here, the route put on their website goes within 50m west of trig point, short walk, trees stop views apart to Billenge Hill, runners warming up at lower levels, cost £5 to park the car. Check their website for next years race?.Walkingthedog28/01/2017
Emailed the estate but official access denied on two occasions. They told me it was time consuming for their rangers. Any solutions?bolton23/10/2015
Revisit for the summit: had only been to trig pillar previously. Hag Brow too plus trig revisit.RHW20/03/2015
Drive by - lions! 11.45.arranc12/06/2014
Many thanks to Liz at the estate for organising access for us, and to Mark the security guard for taking us to the high point in torrential rain. Gorgeous mansion & estate grounds. Apply through the estate office email address on the Knowsley Hall website - apparently they only allow 6 bagging visits per year.wheresthepath16/07/2012
Thanks to special permission & security guard Chris, I was able to walk to trig (BM S3516), high ground to E + Hag Brow with Darren G. GPS peaked at 103m at 1st two & 102m overlooking zebras in Safari Pk. Highest spot seems E of trig @ SJ 45637 94346signyred30/03/2012
trig pillar in the grounds of knowsley hall, many thanks to those who helped with access, not least the head of security who very kindly gave a guided tour to some of the grounds.asbown15/04/2009
Estimated date - during tour of parkmcbiydw201/05/2006
Group visit to Trig but didn't know about Tump. We were 200m away and 3m lower so not ticked.RHW29/09/2004
My attempts at access were all rebuffed.David Purchase04/07/2004
Alex C14/07/2018
Alan Whatley31/05/2018
andrew brown31/12/2017