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Name:Woolley Edge [Beacon Hill]
Hill number:5555
Height:176m / 577ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Wakefield (UA)
Catchment:Aire, Don (Thorne), Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top
(Tu,1,CoU)
Grid ref:SE 30675 13433
Summit feature:no feature 10m SSE of trig point
Drop:56m
Col:120m  SE298138  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110 111
(1:25k) 278N
Observations:ground along escarpment is of similar height; tree cover
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Notes:
  • Wakefield current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 110 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
On own. From viewpoint car park a short walk through woods to trig point and adjacent hp.Beeliner11/08/2019
Plenty of roadside parking 150-200m N. HP a few metres S of the trig pillar, in woodland.jonglew23/07/2019
I was driving past so popped up. It seems to be higher further south along the wall. Solo.Dangerous Dave31/12/2018
Took 5mins from car to trig point! Ideal place to watch the sunset- and see Emley Moor transmitter. Made sure we salvaged something from a disappointingly wet start to the day as we left the Lakes for home.Peak Rambler26/09/2018
Pleasant stroll through woodland to top of this hill.RobertP03/06/2018
Parked in a layby walked through the wood to trig and summitjmistry8619/03/2018
Emley Moor mast part shrouded in mist. Imagine this must be an incredible sunset spot.jedthehumanoid11/03/2018
From viewpoint, easy access on woodland track to trig.rhalstead02/12/2017
From the car parking along Woolley Edge. A delightful viewpoint in autumnal sunshine. Pleasant walk through woods to trig. Met a lady collecting chestnuts for her mother who claims she owes her longevity to them. Amazing what one learns when out hill bagging.Campbell Singer02/11/2017
From carpark through wood to the trigRamblingpaul24/10/2017
From the viewpoint where there is plenty of parking. Short but pleasant stroll through wood on well defined path to summit.mart079724/03/2017
Quick stroll up from Woolley Edge viewpoint lay by. Cold!Nick13/02/2017
Walked from Kettlethorpe, round the edge of Newmillerdam woods and through Woolley village to reach the top, total climb about 150m.IanHHill29/12/2016
From layby - a quick stroll to the trig point. My last Wakefield UA top with all 5 completed in just over 2 hours and that was with getting stuck in traffic in Featherstone.PeterD26/10/2016
4th hill of 5 today starting from Dodworth station and climbing Dodworth hill, Pool hill easily on road to Hoyland hill and then down over Motorway and upto crossroads. Took Track through woodland to reach trig and agree that highest point is on ridge about 10m away.Dazingdale08/10/2016
With Alfie. Pleasant walk up through the openly accessible oak woods to the trig.Dangerous Dave22/04/2016
6/12 Long but pleasant day Sixth 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)Fergalh23/01/2016
Yet another rainy day, looking for destraction headed for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park but could not resist this current County Top (of Wakefield)on the opposite side of the M1 just above - Parked at the viewpoint and headed up through the mature blackened rain soaked woodland (Oak and Sweet Chestnut we think) to collect the trig and nearby summit.briandavies02/01/2016
Wakefield tump day under dark skies and sometimes drizzle.Mix of town and country.Up from lay-by.Looked to be some good views from road further south.With Oscar.catman29/10/2015
With Catman.oscarrosie29/10/2015
10 minute ascent through the woods from the view point lay-by.Newton Maximus21/09/2015
Parked in the layby near the cross roads. A short solo stroll of 10 minutes to the trig point.bolton24/07/2015
Easy parking on the road. The summit is in the woods rather than the nearby field.destaylor29/09/2014
Short walk into woods by lay by easy point to find trig at summit.Haygalzer17/08/2014
Up to trig from road. Best views from road.arranc21/04/2014
Stopped on the way home from Yeadon, Leedsmagirob27/03/2014
Easy parking available at the viewpoint shown on the map. Walk across the road and into the trees. After 20m turn right on the obvious track which leads to the summit trig pointmoorsman16/08/2013
Nipped up whilst on a bike rideJwestead19/06/2013
Short walk from viewpoint on a very windy day.Aye Jimmy13/05/2013
Another visit, this time to justify this entry. Have visited many times before.jcb170502/01/2013
climbed from services on the way back from honeymoon (on my own!)mr bounce09/08/2012
A short stroll through the woods from the viewpoint car park after working nearby. Clear and sunny.PaulH09/06/2011
Up from the lay-by same as the restsimon and co24/05/2011
Parked at crossroads and walked thru woods to trig. Best view is now from road below since trees block the view now.citygent18/01/2011
Easily accessible from viewpoint car park.stever25/09/2010
From good view point to trig in trees, clear wide views.Dugswell201/04/2010
Climbed solo from nearby road.dhbond18/02/2010
Shame it was so foggy today as there could have been a good view from up here! At least there was a definite high point!signyred19/01/2010
lovely viewpoint.found trig point in treessteven ruffles21/05/2009
5 minute walk from the layby.The Team13/04/2009
easy walk up from lay-by.asbown14/03/2009
parked in layby and walked up to the edge nice viewsjohnfwoolley06/05/2008
Short walk through wood to trig point that is circa 10 metres within the wood itself.Glenelg09/09/2007
Walked to from Services to stretch legsSteve 2E0KPO19/08/2007
Short stroll through woods from parking at nice viewpoint. With a bit of effort you can turn the final approach to the trig into the tiniest of scrambles...wheresthepath27/04/2007
Darton to Dewsbury trigging (Barugh-Wooley Edge-Lower Snapethorpe)Mac.Hawk17/11/2005
RHW07/02/2004
Trig pillar on brow of hill just within the trees near edge of fieldwebmaster25/07/2003
On Michelle Hogg's 29th birthday and with trig pillar with flush bracket number s1785 which in 26 days time became the 86th birthday trig in the 'trig walk of life'of trig Pillocksson!! Born1/7/99.vegibagger05/06/1999
done while climbing/bouldering on the edge with Karen Kevanjoseph mitchell22/05/1992