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Name:Birchenough Hill
Hill number:16500
Height:459m / 1506ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU)
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SJ 99388 67953
Summit feature:no feature: rough grass
Drop:42m
Col:417m  SJ997683  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 118
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:ground 160m SSE at SJ 99464 67814 may be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 46 users)ByDate of Ascent
Roadside parking on minor road to N. at 9912 6835 - SSE along RoW before heading E. over rough grass, heather & some bilberry to the unmarked summit. Headed SSE for 160m to the other possible high point. (S)gerrybowes17/07/2019
steve1856624/02/2019
Whetstone Ridge, Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Burbage Edgekeithouk30/09/2018
P at bend. Spot height 432m. Along lane then RoW. After wall headed up. Rough ground with lots of snow. Visited both possible tops then down the wall S of summit.chrisbien11/12/2017
mae30/11/2017
Martin R05/11/2017
andrew brown07/07/2017
Track and open hillside from NWvegibagger24/04/2017
Gradbach car park,Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill then Gradgach Hill. Great day, sunny with frozen ground. With Mart & Daisy. Great views of Shutlingsloe from Birchenough Hill.John Eley29/12/2016
Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill, Gradbach Hill. With John & Daisy. Parked at Gradbach car parkRotorslap29/12/2016
Parked on the minor road opposite the fp from the A54. The fp goes close to the obvious top.clivevilla13/12/2016
Parked at SJ 99131 68289 (on minor road). Followed path SSE almost to top, then veer off eastwards. Concur with RichardM that summit is at edge of island of cut vegetation.David Evans05/12/2016
Had to adjust plans for the day as the Staffordshire Moorlands were plastered with snow. Parked on the minor road to north and followed the snow covered fp almost to hp. 15 minutes up and down.Campbell Singer09/11/2016
Summit at edge of island of cut vegetation, I assume Grouse moor. Memorial to crashed Flying Fortress on ridge top to SE.RichardM14/10/2016
With Jo, from Gradbach cp: easily followed footpaths all the way. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob01/09/2016
Mark Sims20/07/2016
A long walk covering Shining Tor, Dane Valley, Birchenough Hill, Shutlingsloe, and Macclesfield Foresthillexplorer22/05/2016
petey25/02/2016
First bag of the new year. Started off as a circular but walked back because I couldn't find the path in the snow. Walked up the track from the main road in the end. Good views though and always better when covered in snow.W111KYB17/01/2016
Walked up from the road and back in driving rain, my 100th new hill/mountain of the year, Bagged Weaver Hills earlier in the day, drove to and bagged Teggs Nose after in improving weather.DanTrig10/12/2015
With Rosie and Frankie.BobHancock04/10/2015
8/13 Eigth of long day Castle Ring/Meir Heath/Overmoor/Hen Cloud/The Roaches/Ramshaw Rocks/Oliver Hill/Birchenough Hill/Shutingscloe/High Moor/Ely Brow/Sponds Hill/Ashley HeathFergalh19/09/2015
MM09/09/2015
carole engel05/07/2015
RobertP07/02/2015
IainT21/12/2014
Alan Caine02/08/2014
From NW, junction with minor road. Stile and f/p then short slope to grassy summit. Went to another summit that lies about 150m further to SE (contour marked on OS Outdoor Leisure 24 White Peak). Similar in appearance and GPS height.Aye Jimmy15/07/2014
Ascent from Gradbach leading DofE groupthe_jon_m25/06/2014
Richard Gunn17/05/2014
Approach from Gradbach leading a DofE group, sunny and simple ascentthe_jon_m30/04/2014
GordonAdshead02/04/2014
Anton01/04/2014
SoloPeteF12/01/2014
From Gradbach, out and back via same route.rhalstead26/12/2013
My final summit of the day, having bagged Whitehills Brink, Teggs nose, High moor and Shutlingsloe. I walked up from Wildboarclough on minor road to A54 jct and a nice track leads up onto the moor, the fenceline curves around to the East/NE and I climbed up onto the highest point although that is somewhat difficult to determine. Nice expansive views though, great for sunsets. Looking South you see the dome of Tagsclough hill. I walked around the summit area just to mnake sure and then followed fenceline down to pick up footpath heading North, that then profiles around Robins Clough and from there it arrives at Cut-thorn, a nice track leading to Three Shires head.Dazingdale08/12/2013
ngthack20/11/2013
Parking only available on the minor road to Wildboarclough. From here a simple 20 minutes walk along a good track with a small detour to reach the summit.moorsman19/03/2013
With Whetstone Edge.David Gradwell28/11/2010
Edwin Gradwell28/11/2010
Squidgey20/04/2010
davidpettit8429/03/2009
Fine walking country and Shutlingsloe looks stunning from the top. Fairly easy climb from Wildboarclough, then on to Whetstone Ridge.Jake99426/08/2006
Up and down from minor road across main road to N. bagging 400m topsChris Pearson01/09/2003
OK summit & view. FP from road jct to NW (parking on minor rd) RHW25/01/2003
andrew.allum01/01/2000