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Name:Mellor Moor
Hill number:5544
Height:327m / 1073ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
Alternative top: (Robin Hood's Picking Rods)
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Stockport (UA)
Class:Tump (300-399m), Current County/UA Top, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 98678 87254
Summit feature:trig point
Col:247m  SJ999891  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) OL1W
Observations:alternative summit 215m NE in pasture at SJ 98791 87437
Comments:County Top twinned with 5545 Robin Hood's Picking Rods
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  • Stockport current county/UA top (joint)
  • Nearest access at end of Bogguard Road, but parking near Cross is tricky

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From the junction of Bogguard road and Primrose lane followed ROW up the lane then turned right to the gate leading up to the trig. Thirty minutes tops for the one and half miles.WAYNE ROWLETT05/07/2020
Via byway to west. Included NE top but seems lower.Wycombe Wanderer15/06/2020
Repeat visit. A long morning's walk with L and the dogs on another sunny day from the door. Lots of lovely wooded countryside and industrial historical interest around Marple with the canal / aqueduct / flight of 16 locks, railway cutting, and ruins of Samuel Oldknows cotton mill and Roman Lakes by the River Goyt - then a good stiff pull up past the scout camp, manicured golf course, to the cross(newly replaced 2 years ago and well guyed down)on the gritty spoil nose from the small gritstone quarry behind, then to trig summit with fine views to Kinder -clear as bell views today and also over the sprawl of Greater Manchester. Also went to alternative field summit. Then walked all the way home again.Chris Pearson20/04/2020
Nice route through Roman Lakes and Mellor Golf Course.SB106613/04/2020
with Sophie, Marc, Helen, Alfie and Beinn from theirsamcvey27/12/2019
With E. Pleasant Boxing Day walk. From Strines.Beeliner26/12/2018
Enjoyable walk from The Oddfellows(recommended)via Mellor Moor(learned about Neolithic ring cairn surrounding the Trig)-Roman Lakes-Mellor Church(more archaeology).With Oscar and Bridget.catman25/11/2018
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie25/11/2018
With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge25/11/2018
Parked on Primrose Lane to NE and followed by ways to gate which led to trig. Good views as weather started to improve.PeterD06/10/2018
Pleasant walk from the Devonshire Arms.clivevilla15/05/2018
There and back again from the Devonshire Arms.BobHancock13/03/2018
Parked at very end of the lane, where it says 'No Parking', local dog walker said it would be ok... What a strange 'cross', it's actually a 'T', heavans knows what it's supposed to be. Trig pillar at summit.jonglew23/01/2018
Parked at the south end of the lane and left Barbara to tend to the car in case anybody local complained. Lots of No Parking and Private signs. However, it was dusk on a Sunday so nobody about. Along the lane, over a wall, an electric fence with no power on, another and then to the trig. Far easier way back down a muddy path. and up the road.Campbell Singer26/11/2017
Circular walk with John from his house in Marple Bridge that also took in the Picking Rods. Lovely day, shame about the mud...Richard19/11/2017
No parking at end of lane, so park in lane near Hay for Sale, but not opposite the access gate and walk 200m to crossroads below the cross. Up very Stoney track, through metal gate to trig. Back via cross.Minto04/11/2017
Parked on lane to north west of summit where there is a short widened section. Seems to be for vehicles turning right out of farm opposite but it seems to be long enough to park at the farthest end and still allow for farm vehicles turning. From here a very short stroll.ijpowell30/09/2017
On an evening walk with 27 SWOG members.Phreerunner07/06/2017
A short deviation from the Pennine Cycleway. Easy access from Black Lane byway via gate in wall. Trig point at high point in 12m diameter circle of rocks. Good views. Also visited field with 327m spot height on N side of lane.RichardM06/05/2017
Parking: Bogguard Road SJ 99737 88183. Route: Pole Lane, Primrose Lane, Black Lane. Went to alternate summit and trig. Back to car by way of Bogguard Road. Time taken 1 hour 20 minutes.David Evans16/04/2017
A ramble from Strines Station.briandavies02/04/2017
On a visit to many county high points around Manchester and Liverpoolmagirob15/03/2017
As part of 19k hike Roman Lakes-Mellor Moor-Lantern Pike-Rowarth-Roman Lakes. Set off in early morning gloom and driving rain, thick cloud at summit. With Mart and Daisy.John Eley15/01/2017
3rd and final hill of the day and significantly completes Stockport Co on a route from Romiley station to New Mills via Turncliff wood, Marpleridge and this hill approached from South-west via Strines station then a series of linking bridleways heading NE until veering off across 2 fields then taking fp N heading directly god trig after passing quarry. Climbed over fence and was at trig. Visited alternative spot height just off Black lane then took Primrose lane and Pole lane taking fp to the Packhorse Inn where i got collected by Pam for my Airbnb stay in New MillsDazingdale10/12/2016
With the dog and my daughter, parked in Mellor by the pub and followed newly tarmaced roads then footpath to top (small garden type gate gives access to small open access area on map to trig point). Nice circular walk.Walkingthedog27/08/2016
On tracks from North end of Pole Lane.rhalstead20/08/2016
Parked a little west of Primrose Lane, then Primrose Lane and along Black Lane. Pedestrian gate in wall would appear to intend access to trig.Newton Maximus13/07/2016
Parked at road end to east. Walked on good B/ways to gate in wall and very well worn path to trig. No farmer in site. Also visited Broadhurst Plantation A wood run by Cheshire wildlife trust.mart079701/05/2016
11/12 Long but pleasant day Eleventh of twelve (Wold Newton/Normandby Top/Saxby Wold/South Field/Great Wold/Wooley Edge/West Nab/Idle Hill/Cown Edge/Robin Hoods Picking Rods/Mellor Moor/Eccles Pike). Please note parking is not easy here as farmer has signs everywhereFergalh23/01/2016
Finally parked at the road junction - 997882. Walked WSW - then Primrose Lane - Black Lane. There is a metal gate off this track and a short path directly to the summit. Great views of N. Cheshire and Manchester.bolton07/10/2015
Parked near farm gates and dashed up past the cross, through the quarry to the trig point. No view unfortunately as the morning mist had not yet cleared.mcallmar27/09/2015
Walked up from the Roman Lakes. Fond memories of camping at Linnet Clough, made a mental note to hire a buggy if ever to play golf at Mellor. Had lunch by the cross with great views out over Manchester. Even better views of Kinder and the Peak District from the trig. Probably not been up there for 30+ years but will visit again.W111KYB20/09/2015
Visted trig and surrounding area, and alternative top in nearby field.RobertP13/09/2015
Save this one for a late summer evening and it helps to make up for all the county tops that aren't worth doing. Great hill.andrew brown07/09/2015
Nice circular walk up from Mellor, visited trig point and possible alternative summit in pasture. Nice meal in the Oddfellows Arms in Mellor afterwards.Lazylizzie30/11/2014
Walked up narrow road to cross them took rutted track uphill then through the gate and up to the top for nice views .Haygalzer16/08/2014
Nice little moorland top - shame the parking is awkward.simon and co05/06/2014
Parked on narrow lane in lay by. Mountain bike tracks to column. 13.45.arranc25/05/2014
nice views all roundAdrian01/12/2013
Multiple previous ascents. My closest tump. No problem with parking, as 20 min. walk from home. Bronze Age site. See Mellor Archaeology web site for further information. The cross has lost a bit from the top. It is now a T.ngthack20/08/2013
hague bar loop!AvidSockWearer19/08/2013
Easy parking on wide road to NNW before the T junction. Possible alternative/joint top is in a pasture field with gates.destaylor30/05/2013
Second visit in a month this time to make a trig top cast with Trig Pillocksson in attendancevegibagger26/05/2013
Walked from Robin Hood's Picking Rods via Gun Road and various bridleway and then back to campsite at Strines. Lovely walking weather and great views.Overthehilljill25/05/2013
Cobden edge trig pillar s2770 18th birthday trig in the Alan Dawson trig walk of life.vegibagger10/05/2013
Parked ‘considerably’ on the wide road, did not meet Mr GOML.tim74701/04/2013
Parked down lane about 400m away to avoid upsetting locals. Simple ascent past large cross and small quarry to trig. No views at all today.Aye Jimmy26/02/2013
Beware ... one local (claimed to be the landowner) hates visitors "blocking the road with their inconsiderably parked vehicles". Told me that he didn't know his land was open access (the map is wrong) and he was going to fence the bloody area off and shoot any buggers who tried to go on it! Humoured him and told him that, if he had any problems with the road being blocked, it was a police matter. Telling him that he fact that he didn't know it was open access was his fault for not consulting the draft maps didn't exactly help! Told me that the hill was called Cobden.moorsman30/01/2013
Easy walk up past cross to trig on a sunny afternoonBramley10/08/2012
Easy few yards from road. As an atheist I'm glad so few UK peaks have 20 foot wooden crosses near the summit!signyred08/06/2012