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Name:Cribden Hill
Hill number:16543
Height:401m / 1316ft
Parent (Ma):2820  Freeholds Top
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SD 79947 24039
Summit feature:no feature: ground immediately E of fence
Col:341m  SD798260  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
(1:25k) 287
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 51 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Lucky (dog) whilst self isolating. Stopped briefly at the Halo which looked like a complete waste of money and effort. Then along road E to fp at SD79943 23783 which contours W round hill then turns steeply E up to the summit. Pleasant enoughJohn Eley21/03/2020
From The Halo cp.Campbell Singer03/12/2019
From the old mill at Longshoot. First visited The Halo, then followed the track along Top of Slate and Cribden Side and the track along the side of the wall near Brow Edge to the track along the ridge which was followed to the summit with its non existent trig pillar. Followed wall West to track back to the carWayne Mac02/10/2019
Parked just below the Co-op in the free John Street Long Stay Car Park - Up to the top of John Street, right into Regent Street & then left into Church Street - Followed brown signs to 'Halo' & continued past mast to RoW junction at 799238 - NNW to wall & then RoW alongside walls to unmarked summit. There's a small car park near 'Halo' at SD 79274 23603, but road closed for resurfacing. (S)gerrybowes08/08/2019
10km trail run up Cribden and past the ski slopeByronHaywood15/04/2019
Outstanding views of all of the other Lancashire Hills and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Fountains Fell. Probably the most central hill in Lancashire. From the excellent Griffin Inn around Height End (superb panoramic walk) and up to Cribden End from just after the Ski Slope. Return via The Halo. Grand day out.Nick Caunt02/01/2019
Parked in the free car park next to the co-op and walked upto the Halo. From there walked along the wall to the top ridge and then along to the HP. the footpath was damp but not wet which was a nice surprise. Solobevandy11401/01/2019
So The Halo is a sculpture- had been wondering . Parked near then back on lane to reach ROW and steeply up to top.Mark Sims12/09/2018
Parked near The Halo. Wet and boggy in places after the steep part of the ascet.mart079702/02/2018
2nd hill of four today on my R01 Topo completion route from Hapton station to Whitworth climbing Great Hameldon and then continuing SW on an obvious track to an intersection of Footpaths at May road well, following fp Ese then boundary Wall South before cutting across to cross stream dropping into Mitchell's house reservoirs in an area known as Snipe Hole then across rough ground to meet Rossendale way following this to Sw edge of Goodshaw Hill before continuing on tricky fp through edge of Lane top Farm (with a vicious Airedale Terrier gnashing its teeth at my heels) continuing South across rough ground then Sse to reach Cribden Moor path beside wall, following this all the way to the summit-My GPs recorded 407m @ SD 79945 24040 but i visited both sides of the wall before heading down Ese to meet footpath dropping into Cribden End then footpath at head of several streams dropping steeply ENE. I used fp to pass beside a school then down Schofield road, Haslingden road to Rawtenstall stDazingdale10/12/2017
With Rosie walked from cp next to co-op. Followed signs for halo(not always obvious). Past halo keep going and hill is on left. Battled Storm Brian to get to the top.Longwojo22/10/2017
From lane near Halo along wall and cut across steeply to summit via kissing gateBramley03/05/2017
From free car park next to Haslingden Co-op. Followed brown signs to the Halo, then on to Cribden Hill summit. Solo.ADT02/03/2017
Parking area about 200m beyond the Halo parking area on Cribden End Lane(where a road/track goes off to the left). Alt 1059ft. Short walk along the road then over a stile and a bee line for the easy to each summit. 1.29 miles return, 255 ft ascent, 35 minutes.moorsman20/10/2016
With Jo, from Haslingden High Street: up Higher Lane to The Halo, then onto Cribden Hill, along the ridge to Cribden Moor before descending to the By-road past the recycling centre and back down Higher Lane from Slate Farm. Weather; generally, breezy, warm, good visibility.amblerbob04/10/2016
As marktrengove on pleasant warm summer's day.With Catman.oscarrosie15/08/2016
With Oscar.catman15/08/2016
From church with tower in Rawtenstall, through streets, up bw to Cribden End. Farmer followed us through farmyard, hid in trees and shouted at us to follow waymarks (we were following path about 10m off official route). Good summit - seems more than P60. Barking dogs - nice cat.Wycombe Wanderer23/07/2016
9/9 Last of Day County Tops and others (Howden Edge/Horse Stone Naze/Cartridge Hill/Scholes Height/Bull Hill/Cowpe Low/Hail Storm Hill/Hail Storm Hill (Boundary)/Cribden Hill)Fergalh14/05/2016
Parked off the lane near the path to The Halo sculpture at SD 79274 23575 - room for 3-4 cars. After visiting The Halo, took the lane and track east past the aerial, and then RoW over stile and steeply up by a wall to a small stile, then path north by another wall to the summit. With AT and JT. Repeated the ascent all the way from the car again, on realizing when we got back I'd left my GPS on the summit! Solo.Man of Kernow120/09/2015
Up from recycling site. Cairn on wall added to. Halo visited on way down.ngthack18/03/2015
From Rawtenstall bus station. Steep but pleasant climb via Cribden End. I built a small cairn on the wall at what appears the highest point, hopefully it will survive and grow. Continued along the rough wet ridge to Great Hameldon.Jake99413/09/2014
From Cribden Side to NW of hill, parked near local waste disposal site. Round back of this, then very muddy walk up. Route not recommended.Aye Jimmy23/03/2014
from road with Carolcitysyd06/02/2014
Climbed with Jack in the dark after visiting Halo. Good fun and excellent views up here on a beautiful night.meltdiceburg03/09/2013
(1) pleasant summit, Millenium beacon; 401m TP not found, understood to be gone; (2) grass E side of wall. (2) from SW, park by mast; RHW15/12/2012
Steeply up from the east. whist driving from the Dales back to Sheffield.Chris Pearson19/05/2012
Used to be a trig now removed.Alan Caine27/08/2010
Roadside parking just after junction at SD 78879 24479. Visited impressive panopticon (The Halo) on the way back.David Gradwell17/02/2010
Date is first visit. Notes from later...(1) pleasant summit, Millenium beacon; 401m TP not found, understood to be gone; (2) grass E side of wall. (2) from SW, park by mast; (1) from S, drive to gate 797237 (but no parking) then simple climb RHW09/03/2002
Climbed this hill 2-3 times when living and working in Rawtenstall for 18 months from summer of 1993.Dugswell230/06/1994
andrew brown06/09/2017
carole engel21/07/2010
George Gradwell21/03/2010
Edwin Gradwell08/11/2002
Martin R31/12/1999