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Name:Pike Lowe
Hill number:16731
Height:222m / 728ft
Parent (Ma):2819  Winter Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Catchment:Ribble
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SD 62550 22123
Summit feature:no feature: grass beside ruined wall
Drop:56m
Col:166m  SD634219  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 102 103
(1:25k) 285E 287
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 47 users)ByDate of Ascent
A pleasant stroll along the track.Play2End08/07/2020
Up path from Withnell Fold to summit plateau. Then hopped across fence in field corner to approach the heavily fortified covered reservoir that contains trig point. Settled for high point being broken wall to the sw of the trig. KeithByTheC15/05/2020
Diversion off Lancashire Way. Circumnavigated the compound. Walk about 100m to NW of compound to grassy much better viewpoint. Healey Brow & Moel Famau to SW, around to Blackpool Tower, Lake District Southern Fells, Bowland, Pendle and Darwen Moor to the SE.Nick Caunt27/04/2020
parked on sandy lane followed path to the rightcolinfielding08/02/2020
Parked on Sandy Lane, which I then followed past the substation and approached the to from the West over open field.bevandy11409/12/2019
Parked to SW, then up FP to reservoir and around fence. HP possibly near wall if not inside compound which was man made.PeterD24/09/2019
Parked to the SW in the wide part of Sandy Lane at SD623217. Approached summit from SE then descended to the SW. Much better route on the descent.David Evans08/09/2019
6 of 6 on 32 mile bike ride including roscoe Lowe, blackrod, haigh, healey nab, hough hill and pike lowe. Left bike at fence and walked across grass summit not reachable as surrounded by fenceThe-Z-Man27/03/2019
Nice disused quarry with tarn and conifers.Wycombe Wanderer15/03/2019
From Sandringham Drive in Brinscall. Roadside parking where the footpath leaves the road. Follow this round three sides to the summit but cut straight back direct on the way down. Natural summit appears to be outside the reservoir on the ridge to the west. Inside the compound the ground appears artifical.moorsman09/03/2019
Boxing Day strollssstevesreeves26/12/2018
From Sandy Lane - what are keeping in there ? It's more like prison security.Mark Sims25/09/2018
I followed a skip hire lorry into the outer compound on foot. Had pleasant chat about the merits of Lancashire with a UU employee who was only too happy for me to access the trig point in the inner compound when he realised I was harmless. I suspect that the defences are to stop kids walking on the roof of the covered reservoir and falling through and drowning. I don't bother with trig bagging but am happy to swap my achievement for Stac Lee.Campbell Singer26/02/2018
Natural HP seemed to be to SW and outwith the reservoir compound. With Carole Engel on a Christmas day round of 13 hills and a pile of pillars.jonglew25/12/2017
4th hill of 5 today on a route from Mill Hill station to Chorley, climbing Bog Bank, Hoghton Tower and Hough Hill, using fp to Breworth Fold Farm and Withnell Fold, over Chorley road heading SE past Snape's Heights then Sw to climb over fence to walk alongside Reservoir perimeter fence. Forestry work was going on in woodland nearby, Highest natural ground appeared to be right next to fencepost at SD62513 22131. Ground falls away inside forested area (from that position). Other high point is as stated next to wall, next to the perimeter fence.Dazingdale16/09/2017
Nearest to my house. Been all round it, but unable to get to highest point because is UU fence.Longwojo12/07/2017
blimey, what do they keep in here!bardolph05/02/2017
Parked in Sandy Lane, Brinscall. Solo.ADT18/12/2016
'Fort Knox'. Impressive double fence with high electric inner fence and security cameras - all around a covered reservoir (and a trig). Incredible that AJ gained entry- a fine achievement. Possible alternative high point on mound in trees on west side of quarry (hidden from sight from main summit compound). With DarrenChris Pearson05/11/2016
Having accepted the wisdom that the Trig sits on made-up ground I surreptitiously circumnavigated the compound.summitter26/05/2016
As AJ. Asked workers at reservoir site if I could access the trig pillar. Was told no way. Would have to write to UU to get permission. You can get to within a few metres outside the double fence.ngthack04/10/2015
Rough track from NE until past houses, over fence and up field. Highest point outside Boardman's Heights reservoir compound seems to be by broken wall on W side. Was also allowed rare access to the trigpoint that lies securely within the double fenced compound, courtesy of gentleman working on site who turned off alarms and electric fence. Used reservoir access road for return. Pics on TrigpointingUK (triggers call it Boardmans Heights Resr).Aye Jimmy28/07/2014
Patiently waited for half an hour admiring views to Great Hill until the farmer had finished making hay bales in the field then popped up to the reservoir compound. Had a walk around the perimeter fence and considered it done.Jake99405/07/2013
I started the ascent of this hill from a private car park but there looks to be room to park at the end of Sandy Lane at SD 62383 21940. From here go north on the public right of way for c200m then turn right and pick up a rough track that ascends the hill beside a fenced off overgrown quarry. This is not access land but you are soon away from prying eyes. The track peters out but the terrain is okay. At the top I was faced with a double row of barbed wire fences but I found them easy to climb over by use of a long fence post next to a locked and barbed wire topped gate in the first fence. It sounds daft but I was easily able to stride across from one fence to the other on the top most barbed wire strands by keeping one hand on the post. I then walked about 50m along the ruined wall to the centre of the small 220m contour ring at SD 62550 22123. I can't be certain there isn't higher natural ground inside the heavily guarded compound but I was fairly happy to call the hill bagged!David Gradwell07/06/2013
Boardman's Heights Reservoir also known as the hill Pike Lowe, 222 metres and a P56 hill with a rather well secured trig point. Photo on Geograph.Dugswell211/02/2012
Trig behind fence - walked round edge of compound.Alan Caine28/06/2008
covered resr, spiky fence, unclear where natural summit is. track from E, RoW then rough pasture RHW27/11/2005
Ben Rinnes05/11/2019
Andy West19/03/2019
PM16/03/2019
chevyfire09/11/2018
mart079709/10/2018
Anton17/08/2018
jimbloomer05/06/2018
carole engel25/12/2017
daviemore16/09/2017
Wayne Mac12/06/2017
Martin R28/03/2017
andrew brown07/06/2016
GaryJones17/05/2016
IWC05/05/2016
PaulineC05/05/2016
GordonAdshead23/08/2014
Jim.Fothergill07/08/2014
stevent080917/08/2013
Ozymandias12/11/2006
Edwin Gradwell01/11/2002