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Name:Larkton Hill
Hill number:7747
Height:212m / 696ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU), Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Flint), Catchment Boundaries, Mersey
Class:Tump (200-299m), Subhump
Grid ref:SJ 49753 52913
Summit feature:ground by tree
Col:122m  SJ510535  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 257W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 101 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A sunny day out in Cheshire with Lindsey. Met at Broxton roundabout picnic area and drove to a small carpark at SJ493525. From here clear footpaths ascend Larkton Hill. Great views northwest and the remains of Maiden Castle iron age hillfort.Skip21/06/2020
Parked in the free (sic) NT car park to the south west. Clear paths all the way to the top. 1.38km return, 30 minutes.moorsman06/03/2020
From the car park to the SW on good paths. Part of a circular walk including Harthill and Raw Head.LizH14/11/2019
16.45 glorious view. While sitting on the summit met a guy called Ben from Manchester and his girlfriend who had a wonderful head of curly ginger hair.vegibagger13/04/2019
From the free NT car park to the SW. Hill is known as Maiden Castle in Dewey's Notable Hills.Dangerous Dave03/12/2018
Large forest car park at SJ 5029 5308. Good tracks to the top.jonglew23/11/2018
Lots of paths up and around this one, making it a little confusing. A few false summits on the way up. The hill is pleasant looking enough, but I didn't like the atmosphere. The summit by the tree is a little unremarkable. An interesting hill on the Sandstone trail.tumpawumpa30/10/2018
1st of the day on a five Tump cycle from the Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle. From the parking area to SE, not sure I could have cycled up, however there was a National Trust sign prohibiting cycling, so I didnít get to try. Descended SW then via Tilston to Round Hill.Minto18/08/2018
Parked at NT cp Allman's Lane then Larkton Hill, Rawhead, Bulkeley Hill, Peckforton Point and back via Hart Hill (a cracking little summit). Fine views and plenty of caves to explore, with Ed.John Eley20/02/2018
From NT car parkLongwojo22/01/2018
7.2 mile walk from Gallantry Bank across the fields to Larkton Hill's unmarked summit on heathland, then along the ridge to Raw Head trig and onto Bulkeley Hill searching for the top in the trees then back down to the car via Coppermine Lane. Drove to, Paid excessive price for and bagged Beeston Castle Hill afterwards.DanTrig13/01/2018
From the NT car park to the SW. A surprisingly beautiful hill for the area.clivevilla30/11/2017
From the car park, did a loop taking in the north top and along the escarpment. Beautiful, extensive views as the sun set on a day of wintry showers.Jake99425/11/2017
From the NT car park to SW. Excellent path up to a great vantage point. Could see Merseyside very clearly after the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia had moved north.Campbell Singer17/10/2017
Lovely spot, cattle on the side of the hill, parking available in Bickerton.Sihuws15/09/2017
From little NT carpark at top of lane SW. A decent pull up to top with super views. Reminiscent of the Hawkstone Park tower, but without costing anything. Had a good wander around the numerous paths. Nice spot.stig_nest18/07/2017
Walked up from the SW NT car park.Dugswell222/05/2017
Enjoyable circular walk from the top of Coppermines Lane-Harthill-Larkton Hill(good views from edge)-Raw Head- on pleasant Spring day.With Catman.Oscar and Bonnie.rosiebridge23/04/2017
With Bridget,Bonnie and Catman.oscarrosie23/04/2017
With Bridget,Bonnie and Oscar.catman23/04/2017
On a round mostly on the Sandstone Trail from HarthillJim.Fothergill31/03/2017
With Minnie, from parking by Bickerton pool, up easy paths to Larkton Hill/Maiden castle, then Sandstone Trail to Raw Head & slight detour to Bulkeley Hill & to Stanner Nab for views & down to P at Beeston castle, Sun & some cloud, dry & breezy.apricorum20/03/2017
Parked in NT carpark SJ 49415 52560. Followed Sandstone Trail to summit.David Evans03/12/2016
On Sandstone Trailnickywood118/09/2016
Parked in large NT car park up track from middle of Bickerton. Heathland restoration being carried out.mart079729/02/2016
Used NT carpark to SW, fine little walk and views. Summit taken as earthy bump below lone tree.Aye Jimmy10/01/2016
Stunning view. Spent ten minutes on summit gorging on bilberries. Lovely.ngthack09/08/2015
From SW. Final Cheshire East P30, possibly the best til last, although Old Man of Mow is also on the Ches East list so I guess that trumps it :-)RHW11/04/2015
Nice hill. From car park to SW.arranc07/04/2015
Larkton Hill, Hartill, Bulkeley Hill and Bickerton Hill Cold but cleardentalchimp24/01/2015
Climbed with Bulkeley Hill and Raw Head, from BulkeleySprog25/10/2014
A lovely little hill. Parking in the car park to the South-West was a little tight due to the popularity of the place with dog walkers.JohnStoneham13/07/2014
Most recent of several visits over the years. One of the very best viewpoints in middle/west Cheshire with the added attraction of Maiden Castle (iron age camp). Access from the Sandstone Trail (either up the steep scarp to the SW or gently from Bickerton to the NE) or via other gentle paths from the SE.mikh4326/02/2014
P along track NW of Pool Farm. Nice hill.chrisbien09/10/2013
Parked in small clearing in wood maintained by NT (493531) room for 2 cars - narrow access via lane from Brown Knowl - keep going at end of lane on muddy track. Other NT car parks are probably better. Good waymarked paths for most part but no waymarks for the return path from north of summit in spite of being shown on information board at car park. Summit very pleasant but not really much to see in terms of the hill fort. Walk overall very interesting woodland and bilberry heath with good views.ijpowell20/09/2013
Numerous - 1986- onwardsDexter terrier01/05/2013
One of those for P30 sceptics. Proper hill with good viewsBramley08/04/2013
Walked via Sandstone trail in blizzard conditions. Its all a bit of a blur. Just epic! I fell into a snowdrift near Raw head and my os explorer map was blown over the edge.My gps actually picked up the 2o2 metre height. Now thats unusual! I will have to come back in different conditions.Dazingdale23/03/2013
Ground by tree - sounds painful. Who knows where the natural top is.Martin R28/12/2012
Nice views, three lumps might be the top so did them all to be on safe sidesimon and co20/10/2012
From P @ SJ 503 530.summitsup15/04/2012
On the sandstone trail and bilberry picking oft times before. One of the those low hill that have great views.PepandJen15/03/2012
Sandstone trailtim74722/01/2012
National Trust land parked at SJ 494525 well marked paths.heavyhorses29/12/2011
Along Sandstone Trail from NE.PeteF19/11/2011
On Sandstone Way/Trailmikependergast13/07/2011
Half hidden car park in wood to SW at SJ 49412 52529. Easy paths. Exact summit difficult to determine.David Gradwell07/12/2008
With KW on Sandstone trailJohnIvor02/03/1997