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Name:Hanchurch Hills
Hill number:16734
Height:220m / 722ft
Parent (Ma):2825  The Cloud
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Staffordshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:SJ840397 (est)
Col:154m  SJ808441  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 25 users)ByDate of Ascent
Construction is curently underway to replace the Victorian era summit reservoir with a £8 million super reservoir to continue supplying The Potteries area. The water will still be pumped up here from the pure water found in the sandstone aquifer under the Mill Meece Valley to the south ( where the old steam driven pumps still have open days). The geology up here (and surrounding hills) of Bunter sandstone has many beautifully rounded pebbles, many of quartzite, belived to have been laid down after prolonged transport in large turbulent rivers with much powerful abrasion. A lad on a unicycle mountain bike (!)was filming himself trying to ride the small paths on the open summit heathland to the NE of the reservoirs. He seemed surprised to meet another visitor ( albeit on 2 legs).Chris Pearson06/04/2019
Walked around perimeter of secure construction site-new reservoir being built to replace old (1929) one. Tree creeper seen in woodland. Note that the motorway bridge South of Park Cottages/ South East of Hanchurch- shown on map -is blocked by barbed wire.Denise 26/12/2017
Walked from Trentham Gardens, the M6 providing something of an obstacle. Levellish hill top with new reservoir being built to the SE to replace the existing one.RichardM26/12/2017
Land nearest to reservoir.RoguePulsar08/12/2017
Short walk from car park.rhalstead20/08/2017
From the adjacent CP. Visited reservoir perimeter points - difficult to distinguish ground that might be higher. Raised ground (cleared woodland) at SJ 8407 3985 seems the best candidate - and has a view.summitsup30/04/2017
As for clivevilla.arranc01/03/2017
Car park then around reservoir with a dusting of snow coating the ground then a look a AJ's high point.Dugswell214/01/2017
Car park SJ 83967 39922. Walked around reservoir enclosure and also to Aye Jimmy possible natural high point.David Evans12/12/2016
Eight-tump circuit west from Trentham Gardens: Oulton Heath - Coombesdale Hill - The Ridding - Berth Hill - Camp Hill - Whitmore Heath - Hanchurch Hills - Kingswood Bank. Highest ground is artificial bank of reservoir in secure compound. Followed tracks around the perimeter and also visited possible natural highpoint mentioned by Aye Jimmy.davidpettit8423/10/2016
No way over the fence but everything within looks man made so I am claiming it.clivevilla22/07/2016
Car park to NW, walked right round reservoir, no real high point, took reading at NW side by track. However an area of trees to NE of reservoir has been cleared, exposing what may be a new natural high point?Aye Jimmy06/03/2016
Whilst off baby duty at Stoke hospital. Visit in the dark. Must be mad.stig_nest20/12/2015
From cp as RHW. Summit within res. enclosure. Walked round it.ngthack18/11/2015
flat summit occupied by large Swynnerton Res, amidst extensive open access on FC & Lord Stafford land. track E from car pk 840398 RHW16/12/2001
carole engel04/02/2018
Campbell Singer02/07/2017
andrew brown13/07/2016
Mark Sims13/05/2016
Alan Caine26/12/2015