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Name:Purdom Pikes
Hill number:15935
Height:454m / 1489ft
Parent (Ma):1928  Larriston Fells
RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
County/UA:Northumberland (CoU)
Catchment:Tyne (Newcastle)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:NY605919 (est)
Col:409m  NY592920  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 80
(1:25k) OL42W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 11 users)ByDate of Ascent
Cycled up access road towards Skyscape, turning left about 100m before it. Mountain bike trail crosses forest road and wiggles through the trees before becoming a raised wooden track over the rough tussocky heather. Left bike about 250m from the trig point.mae20/08/2018
Ascent mostly as Aye Jimmy - every bit as horrible as previous logs suggest! From skyspace followed track on 1:25k OSmap, which only exists on ground for 200m then is just a gap through the trees to NY6067,9263 then direct over brash, tussocks, heather and sudden holes in the ground to trig point. Summit could be anywhere - visited same points suggested by AJ. Descent was easier - strayed E and picked up a raised cycle track which I followed down to forest track leading back to Skyspace - further but vastly easier.Crib Goch29/07/2017
Walked up to Skyspace then about 250m beyond took track SW. This rapidly degenerated into undergrowth, small beck followed with push through spruce to emerge from trees. Then 700m of tussocks and deep heather to trig. Misery not quite over, reckon the ground 150m W near a boundary stone and wooden post is higher; or another slight rise in between the two.Aye Jimmy23/09/2016
Ran up from Kielder camp site. Best not to try to go via Observatory.stever28/05/2016
Parked in the Kielder Skyspace car park and followed the road up past it. Turned right at the subsequent junction. All OK so far.The fun really starts when to try and follow the SW running forest clearing to the edge of the forest. This has been logged and the clearing is a mass of brash which takes some clambering over. Then, when you reach the moor, it is very rough ground with ankle breaking tussocks and deep, hidden gullies. The trig point comes as little relief as you know that you have to face it all again on the return journey! Took me nearly 2 hours!moorsman01/08/2015
With Jo, walk from Kielder Youth Hostel on forest tracks past the Kielder Skyspace then through trees and across rough heather onto Purdom Pikes. Good views from summit. Returned past the Observatory and along MB trails. Weather, cloudy with occasional sunny intervals, mild, good visibility.amblerbob24/06/2014
Lewisburn to Kielder. A slow, rough plod from Larriston along the border - marked path not in evidence. Ground W of trig looks higher. Track from N edge of summit clearing to near Skyspace is not much easier to follow apart from last couple of hundred yards to Observatory road.Smudge15/03/2014
dullish summit, OK view, deep heather. RHW04/03/2004
Dave Geere19/02/2017
carole engel18/08/2016