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Name:Blackrod
Hill number:16791
Height:161m / 528ft
Parent (Ma):2819  Winter Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Bolton (UA)
Catchment:Mersey, Catchment Boundaries, Ribble
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:SD 61331 11059
Summit feature:no feature: ground by church wall on small car park
Drop:48m
Col:113m  SD641099  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 62 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked by the station and made a bit of a walk of it.bevandy11414/10/2019
Parked on Nightingale Road in Blackrod and made the short walk to the summit. We then followed rights of way to Haigh, which made a pleasant walk. With JT.Sprog16/06/2019
2 of 6 on 32 mile bike ride including roscoe Lowe, blackrod, haigh, healey nab, hough hill and pike lowe. Had 5 minutes rest on the wall summitThe-Z-Man27/03/2019
Can park on the summit!!!moorsman08/03/2019
Park on summit.David Evans04/03/2019
Easy win. Parked next to wall.Ramblingpaul07/12/2018
As others before.Wheelsy07/08/2018
Bagged this Urban Tump Along with the Haigh tumpWayne Mac15/06/2018
Church boundary wall. Uninspiring in the extreme.jonglew25/12/2017
2nd tump of 7 today plus 1 boundary. Alighting from 575 bus in Aspull I explored Haigh hill then took footpath towards Freezeland farm veering off on footpath past Copperas house continuing into Blackrod to stand on car park edge next to church wall. Continuing to Winter Hill boundary. Bolton completed.Dazingdale25/11/2017
Wednesday night on way to quizLongwojo09/08/2017
Collected on way to airport pick up, nice car parknordicstar21/06/2017
A modest stroll across the car park to the church wall, and a little further afield to see a bit of Blackrod.Nick Down115/03/2017
Driven by this church hundreds of times not realising it was a summitbardolph05/02/2017
parked down the street, so at least had to walk uphill to church. highest point appears to be by wall in carpark.Hippo07/11/2016
Parked in small car park opposite.clivevilla09/10/2016
Church highest point. Another unsatisfactory urban bag.vegibagger08/10/2016
Church car park.Campbell Singer03/06/2016
Nice views round the back of the churchmcbiydw218/02/2016
On way home from work.mart079716/02/2016
With Evan, Sail, Danu & Coel.Dangerous Dave23/01/2016
At least it proves they used to build churches on top of a hill.Minto01/01/2016
In the church car park, after much discussionTor worth it11/10/2015
Parked in church car park and there it was.PeterD10/10/2015
Blackrod stands on an important Roman road from London to the North.Situated on high ground with a commanding view it is believed that a Roman Fort was built here. Blackrod was once a major coal mining centre with at least seven pits in the village and over a thousand miners. Today the summit church stands out when travelling along the M61.Chris Pearson31/07/2015
I walked around the church and I think I did it.Play2End05/06/2015
Doesn't get any easier than this.Good views over to Winter Hill from side of church.catman19/05/2015
Almost a drive by.arranc17/05/2015
Parked in small car park at side of church, so didn't have to walk far. First summit I have visited to the sound of hymn singing (Sunday morning).ngthack01/02/2015
Edge of church car park. Flagstaff on church is a trig (intersected station) - which I already visited earlier this year - doh.RHW05/09/2014
Wall on SE side of St Katherine's Church carpark. On way here passed Roscoe Lowe Hill but couldn't find a suitable access or parking spot so gave up.Aye Jimmy28/07/2014
Also visited the 160m ring contours at Pennington Hill and the top of Dark Lane. Both felt a little higher and were better viewpoints.Jake99406/03/2014
Parked on new car park across the road from church. Highest point is against church wall on small car park at SD 61331 11057.David Gradwell15/06/2013
St Katharine Church, Blackrod, 161 metres, a P48 hill. http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1721216Dugswell204/02/2012
On the White Bear Walkphilhythe21/06/2008
With: muhc; Passed through here on every one of Five Bogle Strolls I walked with MUHC for Manchester University Union. This was date of my first one.Ian Baines14/02/1975
Ben Rinnes07/10/2019
Wycombe Wanderer03/12/2018
Pat196715/06/2018
jimbloomer05/06/2018
carole engel25/12/2017
holtsd28/07/2017
GaryJones19/03/2017
PM18/03/2017
the_adam17/12/2016
IWC18/09/2016
PaulineC18/09/2016
Moorponder14/07/2016
andrew brown07/06/2016
Iang24/02/2016