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Name:Soles Hill
Hill number:16609
Height:356m / 1168ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Staffordshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:SK 09793 52497
Summit feature:cairn on rim of old quarry 10m S of trig point
Col:293m  SK100503  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 40 users)ByDate of Ascent
With whole family and the Thompsons. Approached from N via Soles Hollow. Steep but straightforward climb from ROW to summit through pasture. 189m ascent.RoguePulsar04/01/2020
as for Aye Jimmyarranc17/06/2018
Met the landowner as I was walking to the summit. A great chap. Has no problems with people visiting the hill provided they use the gate from the lower path and don't climb any walls. Very easy walk with the aforementioned gate leading into the field which leads uphill to the top. 2.99 km return. 45 minutes 147m ascent.moorsman09/03/2018
Unhindered access up pasture from Soles Hollow then along delightful grassy ridge to summit. Fine views. High point 12m S of trig pillar.RichardM22/02/2018
Made this a lot harder than it needed to be. Decided to visit Old Park Hill and then got brambled to death on the way down to the Manifold Way. Followed the muddy 'Other route with public access' south until it left the woods then headed up W to the ridge where it was possible to stay out of sight of the farm all the way to the top.Wheelsy31/12/2017
Tump and trig with Alex after parking passed Throwleymoor Farm then down the footpath then over 3 gates keeping away from farm.Dugswell203/11/2017
3/10 parked at entrance to farm. Headed back to the cattle grid and looped around out of sight. A fine summit.stig_nest26/05/2017
Same as Chris Pearson.David Evans26/03/2017
Approached from road entrance to Woodhead Farm. Was watched for most of the way by someone in a car that stopped part way down that road.Adrian18/12/2016
From the south via fp and then up steep pasture to fine ridge summit.Campbell Singer03/11/2016
As per Aye Jimmy . Overlooks farm. Nice top.Mark Sims23/10/2016
Used f/p going N starting to SE of Throwleymoor Farm. Much activity around farm meant going further N than desired before ascending to ridge. Fine summit at top of quarry wall with trig nearby.Aye Jimmy17/03/2016
From Weags Bridge along the beautifully lush, narrow, meandering Manifold Valley to a slippery limestone footpath up through a wood and encroaching nettles to open pasture for a steep climb to a grassy summit ridge. The Manifold cycle track was once The Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway - built to a 2 ft 6 inch narrow gauge to reduce construction costs. It mainly carried milk from dairies and also provided passenger services to the small villages,most of which were high and steep climbs up above the valley-bottom stations (e.g Grindon).Chris Pearson26/07/2015
Parked 103517: Up through gate at 102523: Down through gate at 099520GordonAdshead09/08/2014
Completed this along with Dove Dale in a 13.5 mile walk.DanTrig14/05/2011
From Weag’s Bridge car park at SK 10002 54210.David Gradwell06/03/2011
On a 'figure of 8' walk with Pete, based on the Manifold Valley: Weag's Bridge- Beeston Tor Fm.- Mere Hill- Soles Hill- Soles Hollow- Weag's Br- Wetton valley to Manor House- Wetton Hill via SW Top- Wetton- Thor's Cave- Weag's Br. Full of interest, in showery but overall pleasant weather. When we did this walk, I'm not sure there was permitted access to this hill, but we crossed a stile from Soles Hollow and went straight up: the N ridge was the highlight, though I think where it steepens, we doubled back to Soles Hollow.pwheeler06/04/2004
pleasant hill: well-defined summit ridge. Ilam: anticlock via Wolfscote, Wetton RHW24/11/2001
Alan Caine27/05/2019
Nick Canute15/04/2019
Alex C03/11/2017
andrew brown18/03/2017
Neil Haslewood03/07/2016
carole engel29/01/2012
Edwin Gradwell06/03/2011
George Gradwell06/03/2011
Martin R31/12/1999