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Name:Cown Edge
Hill number:16531
Height:411m / 1348ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SK 02147 92030
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:326m  SK023909  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 94 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Last ascent of the day, about 10pm and still light. From popular parking spot to north.Wycombe Wanderer15/06/2020
From Rowarth car park, up via Rocks Farm, down via Near Slack.Peter_W_Mitchell 13/06/2020
12.7 mile circular from layby on A624, followed footpaths onto Cown Edge, walked along the edge then headed for Knarrs (very easy to bag with no walls/fences in the way), descended to road then followed path to Kinder Reservoir, climbed steeply up onto Sandy Hays, then went to the downfall which was completely dry, turned back up to The Edge trig point then across dry moors, descending Kinder and onto Mill Hill (4th time bagged), then headed back to the layby via Mill Hill plane wreck and Harry Hut trig. Clear and sunny but hot, plenty of people about, good views north to the South Pennines, Pendle Hill and you could just make out Ingleborough on the horizon, views west over Manchester and towards the Clwydians in Wales.DanTrig02/06/2020
Only on a 7 hour walk today - unlike the last time I came up here 36 years ago when it was on a 9 hour walk! Today with L and the spaniels on a circular from the door in Bredbury -all glorious countryside-on this urban/ rural fringe surrounded by old mill towns and their terraced houses in the deep valleys. Looking at the vast magnificence of Kinder and Bleaklow from here you can see why they became a magnet for the workers from Manchester at weekends in the 1930s and the freedom to roam campaign.Chris Pearson15/05/2020
HP apparently large stone in grassy field, great views east over the Cown Edge. Thirsty and weary after first walk for 7 weeks due to lockdown.Denise 14/05/2020
Path from N crosses the ridge line. Fine weather and views. No sign of the cairn the top of the large gritstone rock higher than all surrounding ground (Abney)RichardM14/05/2020
From Knarrs. Sunny, really clear.davechaffey22/12/2019
From Monk’s Road with EA, AG , Auntie Wendy and Uncle Mikevictimofmathema20/04/2019
17,2 miles, 2638ft Pennine Bridleway and Cown Edge Way walk.stephenbuda10/10/2018
From lay-by on Monks Road, up through pasture to HPPeterD06/10/2018
Lantern Pike, Matley Moor, Cown Edge and Robin Hood's Picking Rods. From Rowarth car park.BobHancock13/03/2018
3 of 4 today lantern pike, Matley moor, cown edge, robin hoods picking rodsThe-Z-Man31/10/2017
A lovely evening stroll from the north, where it is possible to park. Along the top of Cown Edge and out to RHPR. The clocks went back two days earlier and it seemed much later than it really was. Dark at five pm! The lights of Greater Manchester looked good in the distance with a regular stream of aircraft on the descent path to the airport. Somebody was having an early firework display in the city.thenomad30/10/2017
Solo. Wandering about and killing time.Aimless Rambler23/09/2017
Car Park on Monks Road for about 8 cars, SK 01924 92392. Walk on road for a few minutes then track (start SK 02187 92242) straight to summit.David Evans23/04/2017
From layby on Monks Road up slopes to summit. Thick fog so nothing to be seen. With Mart.John Eley19/02/2017
Good parking a few mts to the west of the high point of minor road. Superb views of the pollution over Manchester and the clear air over the Pennines.Campbell Singer05/01/2017
With Jo, circular walk from Rowarth mainly on rights of way and by-roads: Robin Hood's Picking Rods, Cown Edge, Matley Moor (Knarrs), Lantern Pike (and nearby trig). Weather; mixed day of sunshine and showers, cool breeze with good visibility.amblerbob09/08/2016
With Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/07/2016
From road to east (easy parking) along Penine B/way to Robin Hoods PR then back and along Cown Edge way to Cown Edge summit.mart079701/05/2016
9/12 Long but pleasant day Ninth of twelve (Wold Newton/Normandby Top/Saxby Wold/South Field/Great Wold/Wooley Edge/West Nab/Idle Hill/Cown Edge/Robin Hoods Picking Rods/Mellor Moor/Eccles Pike)Fergalh23/01/2016
With G. From Glossop > Whitfield > Gnat Hole > Chunal > Matley Moor (Knarrs) > Robin Hood's Picking Rods > Cown Edge > Glossop via Hobroyd Fm.RT197028/12/2015
2nd hill of four today on a linear route from Hayfield to Glossop, climbing Matley Moor (Knarrs) then visiting the Robin Hood's picking rods and following Cown edge way to where a bridleway drops down across the hill and I walked up past the quarry to the fenceline and across to the summit. Lovely views to the moors. Returned to the Cown Edge way, following it all the way to Charlesworth.Dazingdale19/10/2015
Walked up Cown Edge way from Gun Road on the way to via Robin Hoods Picking Rods. Glorious sunny day. Great views of the high peaks.W111KYB27/09/2015
Park near Butchers Piece Farm - we climb up to the Cown Edge summit - follow ridge of hill to Rowarth - then onto the slopes of Lantern Pike turning to contour the hill taking the track to Brookhouses - then round the edge of the common back to Butchers Piece Farm.briandavies19/07/2015
Nice edge, really enjoyed exploring the disused quarriesMypoorblisters21/06/2015
Peak bagging after work - Robin Hood's Picking Rods, Cown Edge and Knarrs. Sadly ran out of daylight after that!the_adam20/03/2015
Parked in lane at top of hill to NE, easy stroll gently upwards past corner of wood. Level grassy ridge with small boulder and nearby small cairn.Aye Jimmy27/04/2014
Hayfield Round - Lantern Pike, Matley Moor, Cown Edge, Mill Hill, Kinder Scout, South Head and Chinley Churn. 21 miles on a hot Easter Monday.nosdrahcir21/04/2014
Parked SK 02185 92240 small pull in just South of path which takes you straight to the top.Anton01/04/2014
Circular walk from Rowarth via Robin Hood's Picking Rods in glorious sun(after journey down from Yorkshire in rain).Good views throughout.With Oscar.catman26/02/2014
With Catman.oscarrosie26/02/2014
Date approx - with KAshley01/01/2014
great views from the ridge tothe east. Repeat visit 04/02/2017Adrian01/12/2013
Multiple previous ascents.ngthack23/11/2013
quick bash up too the edgeAvidSockWearer15/06/2013
Short circular walk from layby on minor road (Monk’s Road) at SK 01931 92397. Cown Edge - Cown Edge E Top - Robin Hood's Picking Rods - Mares Back.David Gradwell12/05/2013
Quick walk u[ on a bitterly cold winters day. Parking area at summit of road.moorsman30/01/2013
done with Robin Hood's Picking Rodsjoseph mitchell21/09/2011
From Bowden Bridge via Mill Hill.Wheelsy30/01/2010
Been here a few timesFlipperfeet15/03/2009
With G. Glossop > Cown Edge > Little MillRT197027/08/2007
As part of the Dark Peak summits. Walked up from Glossop, then back down towards Hollingworthall Moor. The valley to the north down from the summit is a great swooping bowl, very impressive.DanHolme19/02/2007
First time end of Oct 2006 then many times since, usually as a circuit from Broadbottom or New Mills. Looks most impressive from Glossop.Jake99421/10/2006
OK summit (in mist: probably a good Edge). FP from pull-in to N RHW22/02/2003
On a 25 mile 9 trigs in 9 hours solo circuit from Edale I had devised. There was a trig up here when I came this way. Up from Glossop after Cock Hill and then next to Harry Hut trig. So hot I was down to shorts and bare top (and not joking despite the date). Model aircraft being flown from top.Chris Pearson01/04/1984
Bag For Life15/06/2020
Nick Canute05/08/2019