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Name:Hillswood Hill
Hill number:16685
Height:262m / 860ft
Parent (Ma):2823  Gun
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Staffordshire (CoU)
Catchment:Trent
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SJ 98483 58790
Summit feature:no feature: ground on N edge of coppice
Drop:56m
Col:206m  SJ987593  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 118
(1:25k) OL24W 258
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 21 users)ByDate of Ascent
The Cloud, Gun, Hillswood Hillkeithouk21/07/2019
Day walk from Meerbrook with L, John, and borrowed Josie the old and stiff Jack Russell who had a top speed of 1mph. Up and down the same way then walked to the magnificent Roaches to climb on the superb boulders.Chris Pearson16/06/2018
Congleton - The Cloud - Long Edge - The Bent - Gun - Hillswood Hill - Leek. Snow most of the day, 2-3 inches lying everywhere and hills in thick cloud.Mark Jackson09/12/2017
bit of bother with farmer's wife - note on windscreen, etc. as per Campbell Singer.arranc21/08/2017
4th hill of 5 today on a route from the Cat and Fiddle pub to Leek. I got the Ramblers Coach from Nottingham. Climbed Whetstone Ridge, Gradbach Hill and the Roaches and then a series of tricky paths to reach Meersbrook prior to which I had my own Buzzard screech and swoop routine. It must have had chicks nearby but got a great pic of it swooping towards me! At Meersbrook, I followed the Staffordshire Moorland walks path to North Hillswood using track that continues in a N Easterly direction before veering off a short distance to reach summit on edge of Scots Pine coppice. Descended NW over a wall then through woodland meandering through a path of sorts to reconnect with the Staffs Moorland walks and I followed this all the way into Leek, following route SE to Buxton road, heading for Kniveden Hill.Dazingdale09/07/2017
From North. Very straightforward. Reasonable views. Though the Resv is less visible than expected.stig_nest19/05/2017
Five Tump walk around Leek taking in Longsdon Hill, Hillswood Hill, Kniveden Hill, Revedge Hill and Ferny Hill. Traversed hill via footpath from Abbey Green, which passes almost over the summit. Good views over the reservoir to The Roaches.davidpettit8404/03/2017
Parked on the road to north near the reservoir then up muddy snowy path- top in small copseMark Sims14/01/2017
Parked at end of lane to Hillswood Farm. Forked right up fp to nice easy summit with pleasant views over reservoir and the Roaches.Campbell Singer03/11/2016
Parked at SJ98483 58790. With Julie.David Evans16/10/2016
Lane from NNE to farm then RH branch.Aye Jimmy15/03/2016
Parked to west then bagged trig and to summit by copse. Views over to the Roaches and Hen CloudAdrian27/09/2015
From NRobertP01/03/2015
From SJ988600.summitsup19/12/2014
SoloPeteF12/01/2014
summit at edge of pasture/copse, pleasant approach & view. public FP Long Trail, e.g. park on road to NE RHW09/05/2004
carole engel07/01/2018
Alan Caine13/04/2017
andrew brown16/02/2017
ngthack12/11/2014
GordonAdshead02/04/2014