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Name:South Head
Hill number:7735
Height:494m / 1621ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SK 06100 84556
Summit feature:large cairn
Col:456m  SK062846  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 144 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Hope to Chinley via the Great Ridge, Rushup Edge and South Head.RedAndy5408/04/2018
From Bowden Bridge car park. Mill Hill, Kinder Scout, Brown Knoll and South Head. Absolutely glorious day :)Alunrees3305/04/2018
On Peep o'Day- Chinley Churn- Chinley- Hull End- South Head- Mt. Famine walk with Pete. Fine weather by the time we approached South Head, easily ascended from base of wall to E on trodden path.pwheeler13/03/2018
Parked at Peep O'Day and climbed firstly Chinley Churn new and old then crossed the road and climbed Mount Famine and South Head. All pretty easy, pleasant and paths almost throughout.clivevilla08/11/2017
Definite top with large neatly constructed stone cairn and NT plaque.Superb clear views. Well used path. Returned via slopes of Famine Hill and to Chinley.Denise 05/11/2017
Path along ridge from Mount Famine, another great view point.RichardM05/11/2017
After Mount Famine on way to Kinder Scout.Minto04/11/2017
With Joe and Andy on a very foggy, boggy dayThe-Z-Man01/10/2017
Part of a circuit from Edale. South Head, Mount Famine, Kinder via the Three Knolls, and back down at Grindslow Knollhillexplorer18/09/2017
With Mart, Daisy and Lucky as part of a 12k yomp from Sheffield Road that included South Head and Brown Knoll, returned along the Pennine Bridleway. A day of glorious sunshine although awful weather was predicted.John Eley30/07/2017
From Hayfield/Trespass parking, Coldwell Clough to Mount Famine, South Head, detour to Brown Knoll Edale Cross, Kinder Low, Downfall, William Clough to The Sportsman, Very warm, good breeze, hazy long views.apricorum20/06/2017
Climbed with theDev as the first of three summits which included Mount Famine and Brown Knoll on a ten mile round out of Sparrowpit. Excellent 360 degree panorama of west edge of Dark Peak. Finished walk off with a brew, welsh rarebit and cake at the excellent 'No Car Cafe' at Rushup Hall.thedobber01/06/2017
Parking: Layby, minor road, by Peep O Day SK 04796 85007 for Chinley Churn, Chinley Churn (old GR), Mount Famine and South Head.David Evans29/04/2017
With RM in mist.Ashley28/01/2017
Famine Hill, South Head and Brown Knoll from the Lamb Inn car park. Thick fog and very cold but excellent paths.Campbell Singer26/01/2017
Edale - ChinleyAlex1759527/10/2016
With Jo, from Bowden Bridge: along riverbank to Hayfield, then up Highgate Road onto Mount Famine, South Head and Brown Knoll, returning down bridleway past the Edale Cross. Weather; sunny, warm with good visibility.amblerbob23/08/2016
Circular walk from Chinley: Chinley Churn Old GR/Chinley Churn/ Mount Famine/South Head. Great pub meal at The Cock in Whaley Bridge on the way back to Manchester.Lazylizzie09/07/2016
Nice snowy day ))Igor Mincenko24/04/2016
lovely walkpatch and nice dayjurijs goncaren24/04/2016
4/8 Fourth of great day in peak district (Chinley Churn/Chinley Churn Old GR/Mount Famine/South Head/White Low/Black Hill/Black Chew Head/Featherbed Moss)Fergalh19/03/2016
continued from Mount famine a quick up and down...the wife followed lower path around hill as it was so windy...nice small summit with cairnsteven ruffles07/02/2016
Hayfield (Near the Sportsman) - Over the Sett then along the flank Mount Famine circling but not ascending our prize today lies beyond - South Head - After the summit we descend to South Head Farm then the old road back down the valley to Hayfield. A brief welcome rest-bite between the storms.briandavies07/02/2016
Asked permission to park at the Lamb Inn (alt 951ft). From just outside the car park a good path starts by a stile and leads up to the summit. 2.3 miles, 90 minutes to include Mount Famine.moorsman28/01/2016
Circuit of valley with James . SnowAimless Rambler17/01/2016
Super walk but cold and very windy, with Ian, Louise, Gary. From Hayfield over Chinley Churn, lunch at Lamb Inn, over South Head and Mount Famine.mavero1001/01/2016
Solo - wild, wet and windy. Around to Downfall and then downAimless Rambler28/11/2015
Both Chinley Churn tops then Mount Famine/South Head from layby just south of Peep o' Day farm on the main road - can highly recommend the food from the burger van there too :)the_adam02/04/2015
3rd Sunday in a row we had full waterproofs on. Walked up from Hayfield taking in Mount Famine and Brown Knoll on a circular. Path to summit not on the map but quite clear. Great views from the top.W111KYB08/03/2015
494mThe Grouse08/02/2015
on a circuit from Chinley, on a blustery winter's day with sunshine and snow, with Steve and Sheena.Lou07/12/2014
With Dave as a circular from Hayfield - Mount Famine, South Head, Brown Knoll, Kinder Low, Downfall, The Edge, Williams Clough and Kinder ReservoirSkip23/11/2014
Chinley Station to Edale Station via Mount Famine, South Head, Brown Knoll and Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge).summitsup01/11/2014
Circular walk from Hayfield via Mount Famine and on to Brown Knoll on dry but very windy day.Good views from here,although marginally better from Mount Famine.With Bridget and Oscar.catman16/08/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge16/08/2014
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie16/08/2014
Part of a figure of eight route starting at Peep O Day and taking in Mount Famine, South Head, Brown Knoll and Chinley Churn (old and new tops). Clear dry day after working an early shift.BobHancock11/06/2014
Mount FamineAndySwift17/05/2014
Ascent from Chinley on round walk via Chinley Churnpwhitaker_196624/04/2014
Hayfield Round - Lantern Pike, Cown Edge, Mill Hill, Kinder Scout, South Head and Chinley Churn. 21 miles on a hot Easter Monday.nosdrahcir21/04/2014
Bagged this on an epic hike from Edale to Chinley Churn and back. Edale-Jacob's Ladder-Brown Knoll-South Head-Mount Famine-Chinley Churn-Chinley Churn Trig point-Edale Cross-Jacob's Ladder-Edale. It took me approx. 7 1/2 hours. Beautiful, sunny and warm day. The views from South Head were splendid!dromeas09/03/2014
Easy parking Peep O Day. Good tracks then bits of path.destaylor28/02/2014
On a rare sunny day from Chinley and the long way around past Chinley Churn. Nice top.simon and co02/02/2014
A night time ascent along the Pennine Bridleway from Bowden Bridge carpark.alistairpooler20/01/2014
Mynydd wander from the sportsman pubPepandJen01/12/2013
My third Hill of the day. The previous day got dark so I never saw any of the countryside around Hayfield. Having climbed Mount Famine I headed back onto the bridleway and climbed to the top. Good views although preferred Mount Famine! I headed back onto the bridleway and headed via a track to the A6015 allowing access to a track and foootapth to ascend Chinley churn.Dazingdale10/11/2013
Multiple previous ascents.ngthack02/10/2013
From Bowden Bridge up Stonehouse track returning by Oakenclough. Much of path from Edale Cross down to the valley very eroded.Ideal walking weather, warm with slight breeze.Grasmoor25/08/2013
Parked at Peep o'Day Farm. Did this on way to Brown Knoll following Pennine Bridleway.Aye Jimmy17/07/2013
Gorgeous day part of an 11 miler in the area with Rich.jobster25/05/2013