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Name:South Head
Hill number:7735
Height:494m / 1621ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SK 06100 84556
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:38m
Col:456m  SK062846  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 120 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
From Brown Knoll. The ascent is nice and steep, must be even more fun covered in snow!JohnStoneham28/04/2013
Great views on a very windy dayTigger424217/04/2013
from Breckend, hazy sun, calm, cool breeze on top still a fair amount of snow drifts aroundjoseph mitchell10/04/2013
3-Hump day trip from Cambridge by rail: Chinley stn - Chinley Churn - Mount Famine - South Head - Eccles Pike - Whaley Moor - Sponds Hill - Whaley Bridge. Impressive summit, good viewsMark Jackson22/02/2013
From Hayfield via Mount Famine.Wheelsy15/05/2012
From Mam Tor car park.adrianturner14/04/2012
9 mile circular walk bagging South Head, Mount Famine and re-bagging Brown Knoll.DanTrig01/04/2012
Peep o Day then Mount Famine to South Head then Brown Knoll. Cool blue sky with snow, ice and heavy frost.Dugswell203/02/2012
From Peep o Day farm. Nice walk up a clear path. Gets a touch steep towards the summit, but good views.The Team30/12/2011