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Name:Ossoms Hill
Hill number:16626
Height:334m / 1096ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Staffordshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:SK 09217 55340
Summit feature:no feature: ground on W side of wall
Col:291m  SK088551  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
In gloom, rain and low cloud and met no one. Grassy summit by wall. Parked at free Grindon church car park. From fp to N.Denise 26/12/2019
From Grindon church, lane, farm track and pasture in gloom of rapidly approaching night. Permissive path signs have been removed from the grassy hill track.RichardM26/12/2019
From parking by church, along road, then up access land to topPeterD01/12/2019
Parked at free car park SK0849954538 then walked up road then farm track to summit. Upon return was confronted by farmer who told me that it wasn't access land and that the public never shut gates. 2.2 km 30 minsJohn Eley01/06/2019
Starting at Wettonmill, a circuit of Ossoms Hill, Wetton SW Top, Wetton Hill, Narrowdale Hill, Gratton Hill and Wolfscote Hill. Returned via Wolfscote Dale and the villages of Alstonefield and Wetton. With Jon Collingwood.BobHancock23/03/2019
Parked at lane end (SK 08751 54942) bags of room.DC11main06/07/2018
Parked near church at Grindon and followed footpath to bottom of hill. The obvious track on the ground has 'Farm Access Only' written at its entrance but slightly further north the track that can be seen on the OS map has a permissive access map at the start. This takes you towards the summit but you have to cross a wall with barbed wire to get into the field with the highest point in it.Wheelsy24/06/2018
With my dad.TLBW24/06/2018
as for Dugswell 2arranc17/06/2018
IMPORTANT. The whole of the hill is owned by the National Trust and has dedicated public access. No need to seek permission from anyone. All walls have stiles or gates and many locals use it regularly. Walk from Wetton Mill (tea shop and cafe) has stiles over every wall and presents no problems.moorsman09/03/2018
Walked up from the church.Dugswell213/01/2018
Could park at end yellow road to south west - flat, wide, grassy verge - seemed pretty firm. However, today road was covered in sheet ice, even at 2.30pm on a sunny daycarole engel07/01/2018
4/10 From church car park at Grindon. Much the same as others.. another fine view though the summit itself is a bit nondescript.stig_nest26/05/2017
Parked Grindon Church SK 08516 54518. Same route as Campbell Singer.David Evans06/03/2017
Parked at Grindon Church and walked along lane. A farmer on a tractor kindly advised of the permissive path which branche off uphill just before Ossom's Farm. Nice gentle climb.Campbell Singer30/11/2016
2nd hill of the day on a circular Walk with my daughter Katherine from Wetton village. We Climbed past the Wetton hills to get to Ecton hill and then dropped down to Wetton mill tearoom for sustenance before climbing the footpath that climbs up the flanks of Ossom hill. Once past a herd of cows We Followed the wall up to the wall that then goes All the way to the top. I Climbed over the gate to check both sides. We Climbed over one fence and made our way down towards Thor's cave which We explored before taking the footpath back to Wetton.Dazingdale30/07/2016
Parked at Grindon church, took road directly past farm, all quiet at 6pm after hard day in the fields. Then huge track to gate on skyline, summit by wall not far away.Aye Jimmy17/03/2016
From Grindon church then straight up the obvious track with fingers crossed not to be challenged(no ROW) for 2 fields passing a St George flag half way(?). Nobody in sight at the farm. The same dustbin lorry that had blocked the road an hour ago now forced me off the track as it accelerated up the steep track behind me whilst walking back to Grindon.The severe winter of 1947 brought particular hardship for moorlands villages like Grindon. Relief was brought by air drop, but one RAF Halifax aircraft crashed into the moors near Grindon during a severe blizzard.Chris Pearson26/07/2015
Parked on grass verge on minor road to SW at SK 08677 54789. This Tump looks private on the map but the hill is actually on National Trust land. The required track at the end of the minor road has a sign saying FARM ACCESS ONLY but the farmer was nearby on his tractor and we were granted permission to use the track and visit the summit with strict orders not to go into the field on the other side of the wall where there were lambs and sheep. It was fortunate the highest ground is on the west of the wall so we didn't to to climb over, not that we would after promising the farmer!David Gradwell31/03/2015
Simple walk starting from near Grindon ChurchRobertP01/03/2015
Parked 087459: Farm Track leads straight up the hill to gate near topGordonAdshead05/07/2014
337M, 2m, pasture W side of wallRHW18/03/2012
Martin R04/12/2019
Alan Caine09/03/2019
andrew brown28/02/2017
Mark Sims02/01/2017
Edwin Gradwell31/03/2015
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