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Name:Appleton Park
Hill number:5557
Height:105m / 344ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Warrington (UA)
Class:Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:SJ614842 (est)
Col:54m  SJ725804  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
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  • Warrington current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 71 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
After Alvanley Cliff and Halton Castle. Parked up in Pewtersgreen cul-de-sac then went on 3 mile circular branching off fp and using trees as cover, waiting for golfers to move off. There is a tree that might prove useful when combined with logs.. Strange to have a monument totally out of bounds and then a spot height on an artificially high reservoir top. Still..what needs must...Dazingdale31/05/2020
A second visit, two days before the course reopens following a 7 week closure. W. along RoW for about 200m & then up tarmac path to NE corner of enclosure; this path is used by golfers coming down from the 7th tee. Clockwise on track around perimeter fence to what appears to be the natural high point. This route is shorter than the one taken on previous visit & should ensure less contact with golfers. Excellent views of Winter Hill, the Peak District, the Mid Cheshire Ridge & the Clwydian Hills. (S)gerrybowes11/05/2020
My only available bagging opportunity during the coronavirus lockdown (course currently closed). Headed W. along waymarked RoW for about 400m to pond & then up gentle slope to the NW corner of reservoir enclosure. Made way alongside 2m steel mesh security fencing to S. end of enclosure where the natural high point appears to be around SJ 6142 8422. The Grade 2 listed obelisk is a folly & was erected in 1874 by the Lyon family who lived with their 18 servants in nearby Appleton Hall (demolished mid-1960s). (S)gerrybowes29/04/2020
Parked down Fairways, across the road from the barriered entrance to the golf club. Straightforward walk along a road to a storage area. Go left, behind it and you can get as close as possible to the summit, although it is behind iron railings. However, summit appears man-made and the highest natural land is easily spotted to the south of the fencing.moorsman05/03/2020
Run out from hotel. Footpath round edge of field to the golf course, up track and along perimeter fence. Near enough for me.Mountain Goat19/10/2019
Parked off main road. Walked through golf course to perimeter fence. Razor wire and surveillance cameras prevent legal access to the top.Argentum6609/07/2019
With E. Access arranged with United Utilities. Parked in Warrington Golf Club car park and walked up access road to compound to meet United Utilities workers where gate opened. Excellent (and unexpected views) from top looking W towards Mersey Estuary and coast. Impressive monument although one of the four lions at the base has seen better days.Beeliner15/08/2018
In the dark on the way home from whitchurch vs alsager.Longwojo17/02/2018
Used footpath then went off-piste. Got as high as possible without climbing fence and trespassingrfoster20/01/2018
Parked roadside on A49. RoW through GC. Tracked round N and W sides of large and secure covered resr to probable natural HP on S side of compound. Then over gate into compound for the actual HP at the trig pillar and monument.jonglew29/12/2017
Parked in 'Fairways' opposite club house. Used p/f to North to access golf course, then south up to summit. Surprisingly large number of cars on golf club car park as still very dark (7.45 am).David Evans10/12/2016
Helped by the logs, I scaled the fence and stood by the obelisk, while golfers plied their trade below. One of the stone lions is poorly, and has stepped down from his plinth.Nick Down112/09/2016
Golf course enclosed in reservoir compound. I climbed over the fence with the help of stacking some logs either side of the fence.vegibagger27/07/2016
Walked through golf club car park and up to compound. HP outside the well fenced compound seems to be adjacent 17th tee.Campbell Singer17/03/2016
Parked on main road opposite FP. Short stroll around compound. Tree and pile of logs useful.mart079702/03/2016
From FP, then walked all way around fence.PeterD26/08/2015
A few high points visited while in the Chester areamagirob30/07/2015
3/5 As the others quick walk up to the fence beside telecommunications towerFergalh10/07/2015
Managed to gain access to the monument and reservoir as a united utilities guy had opened the gates for his visit. I asked why the fence had gone up and he said , so people couldn't pollute or poison the water supply. Golfing competition was in full swing and I got asked what I was doing off the footpath.DARRENG20/06/2015
Parked in side street opposite Warrington Golf Clubhouse. Couldn't use CC's method as seat had been moved and golfers about; but old oak in trees to east were found useful. Trig S2732 and monument dated 1874; one of the monument's four lions is lying on the ground.Aye Jimmy19/06/2015
Not so hard. A summer seat to the south west gave the necessary leg up to get over the fence. And the bolts on the inner side allowed sufficient grip with a stiff sole for the return trip. I don't think that this clandestine entry was witnessed by any of the golfers. It may not have been necessary as the trig and monument clearly sit on artificially raised ground.Colin Crawford14/03/2015
Left the footpath to the north and got as close as could reasonably be expected.Newton Maximus17/09/2014
Water board have really gone to town here. No access to trig or monument. 16.00.arranc25/05/2014
Round the fence as summit is no longer reachable, presumably due to North West Water.SS29/12/2013
Easy parking on main road outside golf club. Stroll. No access to top. Substantial fence.destaylor29/08/2013
As others, parked nr golf CH and used FP to gain hill. Trees and vegetation give cover to high ground. Substantial fence surrounds top. Circuited this and back our via CH car park.nordicstar16/06/2013
The summit area is now behind a high padlocked fence.JohnStoneham23/09/2012
From London Road via public footpath North of Golf Club, across two fairways then up the track.adrianturner25/03/2012
very odd monument, wear chinos and a polo shirt they take you as another golfersimon and co04/05/2011
Bagged this in the dark on the way back from a weekend in Wales. Parked in side street facing the golf club - as I drove off stopped by police because 'an area of high burglaries'. Got even more suspicious when I answered their question'what you been doinMartin R30/01/2011
Stopped off on the way to Dad'sstever22/01/2011
A brief stop off on my way to Liverpool to collect my son. Can not find anything about this monument on Google which is unusual. It is a great thing to greet you on a low lying County Top.Father Ted16/12/2010
Amazing idea to construct a monument in 1874 on top of a reservoir! I wonder what date the trig point was? Great views for such a low height & the golfers were too posh to notice a solitary 'bagger'!! 1 lion unfortunately beheaded.signyred05/09/2010
As Jason Leon approach to this strange but pleasant summit which also has a trig point near the monument. Lovely dry sunny October day.Dugswell207/10/2009
Monument with four lions on top of covered reservoir. Approached from A road via public footpath to north east. Excellent views of mid cheshire ridge, winter Hill and the clywd hills.PeteF23/09/2009
Parked opposite the enterance to the golf club, then it,s a 5 minute walk to the top. decent views for a small top and a nice lion statue.The Team13/04/2009
parked on side street and walked through golf course car park, 1 section of resr railing broken so no problems with access, good views.asbown27/02/2009
Improbably grand looking monument on top of covered reservoir on Warrington Golf Coursewebmaster08/02/2009
Parked on grass verge just opposite RoW on main road - golfers didn't look my way.agentmancuso24/05/2008
out and back from roadsideRhayader_wander25/05/2005
There was a big hole in the reservoir fence (right hand end from golf club house) when we were there. Nice surprise at the top - monument surrounded by lions.wheresthepath16/04/2005
Golf course near WarringtonChris Pearson07/05/2003
Nomad Perkins09/12/2019
Alex C17/07/2018
Andy West28/06/2018
Alan Whatley02/04/2018