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Name:Hen Cloud
Hill number:16533
Height:410m / 1345ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Staffordshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SK 00852 61576
Summit feature:large boulder
Col:348m  SK007620  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:rock 10m N at SK 00847 61585 is 10cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 175 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
As for the Roaches, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL20/01/2019
Parked in large layby to W. at 006615 - Along track towards Roaches House & shortly after sharp bend, up steep well-used path between crags to summit tor. Descended N. to col & followed path down to wooden gates, 30yd N. of layby. (S)gerrybowes07/12/2018
Walked up after a morning bouldering at the roachesDan Baddeley08/11/2018
With L, John and Josie the borrowed Jack Russel, after an absorbing hour's climbing on the Roaches boulders, during a circular walk from Meerbrook.Chris Pearson16/06/2018
From Upper Hulme via Ramshaw Rocks on a hot Bank Holiday. Great views. Peregrines nesting in the rock face. 80m ascentRoguePulsar07/05/2018
Roaches and Lud's Church Karl/Dale/GazNottsOutdoorLad07/05/2018
from lay-by to west. SnowyCoxswain06/02/2018
Large lay-by adjacent path from westcarole engel28/01/2018
Parked and ascended as gerrybowes. There was some snow and low cloud and part of the steep path had fallen away so the scrambling was, although no problem, a little more difficult than it might otherwise have been.clivevilla24/01/2018
Circuit from Roach End: The Roaches - Hen Cloud - Ramshaw Rocks - Gradbach Hill.Tony J04/11/2017
From Tea Rooms up path to N of ridge - along ridge to top. Nice cake and coffee afterwards.arranc21/08/2017
From Ramshaw Rocks via Gradbach Hill, Luds Church and The Roaches ridge. A really satisfying loop and a great way to finish off the Staffordshire Tumps. This summit was picked as the final one just because it had the cutest name. Though to be truthful it's as good a hill as any in the whole county. Watched a pair of climbers for a short while before leaving the summit for a couple to enjoy to themselves.stig_nest24/06/2017
Walked from Hen cloud to The roaches before it started to rain.Joel45126/02/2017
If parking on the road to the north west, after passing through the access gate dont go through the gate 100m on the right. This is a dead end. Climb to the col and it is an easy walk from there. 0.85miles return, 25 minutes, 315 ft ascent.moorsman20/01/2017
Parked at SK 00584 61927. Followed p/f in North-Eastish direction to col, then South-Eastish to summit.David Evans11/12/2016
Parked opposite tea shop and scrambled up the steep west face where there is a good path. Returned via Field House.Campbell Singer03/11/2016
Walked round from the track below The Roaches House. Some of the marked Footpaths on the OS seem not to exist - or to require ropes rather than boots! Great viewsMrChris198013/09/2016
Circuit from Gradbach, via Lud's Church, The Roaches, Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks. Quite windy.alistairpooler09/09/2016
With Jo, from Roach Road (Roaches Gate): Hen Cloud, The Roaches, then onto Back Forest before returning along road. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob06/08/2016
From Ramshaw RocksRuth08/05/2016
Climbed during supervising DofE bronze practice expedition. From road at point 407 to north across Roaches to Hen Cloud in south, then return across Roaches same way. Cool but sunny weather. Wrekin visible in distance. Lots of birdwatchers looking for peregrine falcons. Fine rocky little peak.jamessteel10023/04/2016
Been to the top many times from the Roaches and from Roaches old hall direction.Kniverbee08/04/2016
With Frankie.BobHancock13/03/2016
Sunny day but lots of mud. Circular 5 mile walk with the RoachesLazylizzie29/12/2015
With Cabe.simon and co17/10/2015
4/13 First 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
Solo wander up Hen Cloud from base, early morning in low cloud, great easy walkthe_jon_m30/04/2015
Walk on The Roaches and surrounding areahillexplorer03/10/2014
Plenty of parking on nearby road, took the fairly short walk up via a clear footpath, quite a steep ascent but shouldn't be an issue for most people. Superb views over the landscape.muzza221/09/2014
CUHWC White Peak (Roaches) Day Trip. With MT, TL & DH. Hen Cloud - Roaches - Lud's Church - Gradbach - River Dane - Orchard Farm - Axe Edge Moor (not Axe Edge...) - Burbage - Buxton - bus to Upper Hulme.AGWilliamson18/05/2014
Fabulous views from the top proves you do not need to climb 2000ft hills to get viewsphilhythe06/04/2014
The first summit of the day having parked on the road opposite The Roaches tea rooms. This was a 9.1mi circular. walk with my girlfriend Sheeba and her black labrador Biscuit. We took a fp directly up from the access land that meanders past the steep crags eventually leading to the craggy tors. The Wind was so strong and I had to edge myself on my belly onto the Summit Tor.Dazingdale16/03/2014
Visited the area many times and probably the high point, returned today to make sure.rhalstead26/12/2013
Multiple previous ascents.ngthack29/10/2013
Day walk with OM group (included Smoky, Katie, Simon, Miko, John J, Mick C and Mike). We started out at 9.30am from Three Horseshoes, Blackshaw Moor. Figure-of-eight route taking in Hen Cloud, Ramshaw Rocks, The Roaches ridge and Ludds Church. Approx fourteen miles in about seven hours walking time. Good weather, clear visibility.Skip30/06/2013
The Roaches & Hen Cloud, cold & frosty but dry.leeoohmaknee30/12/2012
up from luds churchMarkGD26/05/2012
Long narrow layby at SK 00377 62153 below Rockhall cottage. A near 10 mile walk including The Roaches, Hanging Stone, Lud's Church & Hen Cloud - awesome stuff!David Gradwell12/05/2012
From Upper Hulme.Wheelsy06/05/2012
with Brian and Steve,from Gradbach with The Roaches and Gradbach Hill.Lou16/03/2012
On the Big Walk (Day 2) Gradbach to Hen Cloud with Chaffeys, Chattos, Sophie, Nic and Tim.zoob01/09/2011
With The RoachesRobertP04/10/2009
Wet & Dry. several times since first ascent, always a good walk. good to take in Hen cloud aswell & if time allows, Back forrest & Lud's Churchapricorum21/07/2009
Interesting walk to The Roaches from Meerbrook.Fine little hill.With Bridget and Oscar.catman03/05/2009
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie03/05/2009
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge03/05/2009
Bagged with the RoachesAlan Caine14/03/2009
Parked at south end, went up to Roaches, along to Lud's Church and back along the ridge in beautiful weather. Took in Hen Cloud at the end.Mark Jackson16/02/2009
Lovely 9 miles walk on The Roaches and Hen Cloud.DanTrig12/01/2008