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Name:Dow Low [Brier Low]
Hill number:16514
Height:437m / 1434ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Catchment:Trent
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SK 09320 67569
Summit feature:rocks on quarry edge
Drop:39m
Col:398m  SK085687  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 55 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Earl Sterndale, ticked off 3 hills (Dow low, Hind Low, Upper edge) on a cloudy but warm summers day.Joel45130/07/2018
Edge of steep working limestone quarry on track but actual HP is over double fence. Hazy views. Back to Hartington via Sheen Hill.Denise 04/06/2018
Remaining high point is on very edge of old quarry face guarded by 2 friendly BWF's. Great views of the extensive operational quarry.RichardM04/06/2018
Part of a circuit of hills south of Buxton Lime Quarry. Starting and finishing at Brandside Parish Hall.BobHancock20/11/2017
Earl Sterndale circular with Steve G.Smudge04/11/2017
climbed over wire fence. with Gill S.Adrian20/08/2017
Large parking area where the footpath starts just south of west of the hill (alt 1164 feet). After passing through the fence half way up, it is possible to cut diagonally across the field directly to the summit, where a gate gives access to the fencing alongside the edge.0.75 miles return. 20 minutes.moorsman19/01/2017
Parking: Lots of room at SK 08983 67478, about 30 yards from start of public footpath.David Evans31/12/2016
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
Good parking adjacent to start of fp opposite Jericho Farm. Fp starts in beautifully kept garden. Owner has built attractive steps through a rockery. Steeply upwards and onto track along the edge of well fenced huge quarry.Campbell Singer11/10/2016
There is now a new 6 foot high barbed wire fence running all the way along by the side of the track so the broken wall with cairn is now, to say the least, difficult to get to!Alan Caine05/08/2016
Part of a hill bagging session around Earl Sterndale in cold & clear weather.Dan Unwin28/02/2016
Up track from village and over a couple of fields to fence line top by quarry track.Mark Sims04/12/2015
6/15 Sixth 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
Walked up the track from the B5053. Great views to the west of Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill. Don't bother looking east at the quarry. Dropped down into Earl Sterndale.W111KYB06/04/2015
On bus-pass day walk from Earl Sterndale to Buxton. Pleasant start to day but more excitement in view.Martin R17/02/2015
3RD hill of 9 today, after High Wheeldon and Aldery Hill We Took Track from Earl Sternedale leading to Track overlooking quarry and summit is on wall (a few stones mark the position). Really interesting view into quarry and Track from village has great views of Chrome &Parkhouse Hill looking back.Dazingdale04/10/2014
Large parking area at Earl Sterndale at NW end of village near Jericho Farm. F/p leads up hillside, the start of which is covered in profusion of beautiful strongly scented flowers. Across field at top of slope to track along head of quarry. Raised grassy banking on quarry side of track.Aye Jimmy22/06/2014
Parked SK089675 large parking area just to right of house and footpath.Anton19/02/2014
Along the track from road, heavily eroded by the variious groups of bikers speeding past... Third summit of the day, fine views of the whole Upper Dove Valley. Walked out onto the big spoil heap too in case it was higher (it wasn't).DanHolme16/02/2014
Parked in Earl Sterndale opposite the Quiet Woman at SK 09046 66992. A fabulous Peak District walk taking in some fine shapely hills. Hitter Hill - Parkhouse Hill - Chrome Hill - Parkhouse Hill N Top - Brier Low - High Wheeldon.David Gradwell26/06/2011
Up from Earl Sterndale. What would have been a fine hill half destroyed by the quarry. Quite sad.Jake99405/10/2005
Finished D of E work at Thorbridge so went bagging 400m tops around Buxton. Beautiful colours and light. Quarry interest.Chris Pearson21/03/2003
green lane from NW, driveable to col RHW21/12/2002
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jimbloomer07/08/2019
DARRENG19/04/2019
Andy West08/04/2019
Nick Canute18/03/2019
holtsd02/07/2018
mae05/11/2017
SteveG04/11/2017
Archie30/07/2017
KathW30/07/2017
andrew brown09/07/2017
ianwatson19/08/2016
kev6520/12/2015
Neil Haslewood04/12/2015
MM25/08/2015
RobertP19/04/2015
carole engel12/03/2015
PeteF29/12/2014
IainT23/11/2014
GordonAdshead11/01/2014
ngthack28/09/2013
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Edwin Gradwell26/06/2011
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