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Name:Thirkelow Rocks
Hill number:16504
Height:451m / 1480ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SK 04936 69156
Summit feature:grassy rise
Col:417m  SK047693  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 56 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
quick bag on way back from Shining Torholtsd24/05/2020
Straightforward ascent from the road to the N.DanMaisieBex31/08/2019
Parked in the end of the driveway to the farm to the north and made the short walk up to an attractive top with good views.clivevilla23/07/2019
Parked on grass verge at start of the track to Thirkelow Farm at 0485 6934 - SSE over close-cropped sheep grazed pasture to the unmarked summit hump. (S)gerrybowes17/07/2019
Thirkelow Rocks - Booth Hill - Hollins Hill - Chrome Hill. Started from near the main rd at Axe EdgeWayne Mac30/03/2019
Bus pass walk so followed a disused rail line from Harpur Hill and wondered what goes on in the Health and Safety place to be secretive/dangerous. Plenty of snow.Martin R15/12/2017
Part of a circuit of hills south of Buxton Lime Quarry. Starting and finishing at Brandside Parish Hall.BobHancock20/11/2017
Easy bagging from the convenient footpath to the W of the hill. Both tops visited. Great views.Gill20/08/2017
with Gill S.Adrian20/08/2017
Easy roadside parking (alt 1384ft) and a footpath to the top to boot! 500m 10 minutes return. 121 ft ascent.moorsman19/01/2017
Parking: For both Thirkelow Rocks and Booth Hill - Tight by fence at about SK 049694. Thirkelow Rocks, a quick up and down from track.David Evans01/01/2017
Parked at side of road- Thirkelow Rocks, High Edge, Hollins Hill, Chrome Hill, Nab End, Parkhouse Hill, North Top, Aldery Cliff, High Wheeldon, Dow Low, Hind Low, Upper Edge. On overcast day with Mart & DaisyJohn Eley03/12/2016
21km/13 mile walk with John & Daisy. Thirkelow Rocks, High Edge, Hollins Hill, Chrome Hill, Nab End, Parkhouse Hill, Parkhouse Hill North Top, Alderley Cliff, High Wheeldon, Dow Low [Brier Low], Hind Low, Upper Edge. Missed Booth Hill. Parked on roadside grass approx SK 0496 6939. 6°C AVG, 7 km/h AVG, overcast. Entered concrete bunker on High Edge which provided 3 great framed views. I was unaware of the water res. underneath Upper Edge, John boldly started to walk across fibreglass roof & hurriedly ran off with at the loud sound of cracking.Rotorslap03/12/2016
From start of farm track to Thirkelow Farm. Outcrop summit. Avoided free range horses on descent.Campbell Singer11/10/2016
8.9 mile walk from parking at old piece of road at Cisterns Clough. Walked SE down single track road following paths to Fairthorn farm, up to Thirkelow Rocks, then along single track roads to High Edge, down lane to Booth farm up onto Hollins Hill (good view of Chrome Hill), along lanes to Tenterhill farm and along small roads through Hillend farm down Manifold Trail (fairly unused)to Black Bank farm, across main road to Northfield farm and Flash, up to Oliver Hill and across to Axe Edge (small path) back to car. Sunny for most of the time until we got to Oliver Hill then we thought we'd get soaked (no coats) but the rain was pathetic in the end. Then drove to Grin Low to bag and Combs Head to bag. 12 miles all together, nice day.DanTrig23/09/2016
Limestone outcrop. Nettles.Denise 04/07/2016
Rock outcrop.RichardM04/07/2016
Easy from minor road to north - nice little top - blowing a gale !Mark Sims11/12/2015
14/15 Fourteenth of fifteen on a wet and very windy day (Fir Hill/Foredales Head/Bee Low/Chelmorton Low/Nether Low/Dow Low (Brier Low)/High Wheeldon/Revidge/Merryton Low/Wolfscote Hill/Wetton Hill/High Edge/Upper Edge/Thirkelow Rocks/Sir William Hill)Fergalh29/11/2015
Route from Grin Low car Park near Buxtondrwroberts08/02/2015
7th of 9 hills today on circuit with brother from Longnor. After High edge We Took the road that skirts the flanks and We Climbed to the top not far from the cattle grid. There Are Two bumpy summits vying for attention So I Climbed up both and then dropped down onto a nice fp and Track leading towards Booth Hill.Dazingdale04/10/2014
Short walk from road to N. Furthermost of two bumps seemed highest. Grass and limestone summit.Aye Jimmy25/06/2014
From road, near cattle grid on NE side, there are no fences, and a quick jog to the summit made this my eighth hill of the day. Being able to look back over all the other summits was a very pleasant moment. Down to Buxton then via the Mines Research.DanHolme16/02/2014
Longnor - Nab End - Brand End - Thirkelow Rocks - High Edge - Upper Edge - Parkhouse Hill - Aldery Cliff - Longnordavidpettit8426/10/2013
Dramatic twin topped peak, airy drop southwards and fascinating view over the complex topography of the heads of the Dove + Manifold valleys. Easy stroll up from the road to the north.Jake99402/02/2013
D of E supervising. 4 x 400 tops around Buxton.Chris Pearson03/04/2004
fine limest summit, Parkhouse but less so (fog). tk from NW RHW21/12/2002
Andy West08/04/2019
Nick Canute18/03/2019
andrew brown07/05/2016
Alan Caine22/05/2015
carole engel12/03/2015
Alex C13/07/2014