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Name:Birch Hill
Hill number:16798
Height:158m / 518ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire West and Chester (UA)
Class:Tump (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:SJ 52212 73819
Summit feature:mound below pylon
Col:78m  SJ549704  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 267
Observations:ground c.65m S may be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 42 users)ByDate of Ascent
Walked up from the crossroads where we parked in drizzle and mist on a Friday evening after swimming at Hatchmere. Strangely, there was no-one about. The overhead pylon was very noisy. With Mart.John Eley07/06/2019
No embarrassing drama thankfully unlike tumpawumpa two months ago. Same short route from N along fp (Delamere Way) to gain pasture. I did have a drama way back on my first orienteering event as a 13 yr old schoolboy in Delamere Forest which this hill abuts. I can remember not being able to find the flags, losing all sense of where I was and having my first taste of the impossibility of trying to push through small dense Christmas trees. A great adventure!Chris Pearson29/03/2019
A true tumping disaster with Nwormgage. Found our route to the highpoint, whilst in muddy field considering how we would navigate through 6 inquisitive horses, I became aware of a herd of cows in the road about to be directed into our (not ROW) field! We ran back but the cows just beat us, the farmer advised us to stay put. Quite embarrassing being caught with your pants down like this by 4 disgruntled farmers. It seems the cows weren't even meant to be going into that field, but had followed us in... We quickly got out of there and went for lunch at Travellers Rest in Frodsham, where the food and booze were a bit poor, but the barmaid was nice and enquired as to what we were doing in the area. It was hard to explain.tumpawumpa03/01/2019
From Bushells Lane. RoW due S initially then across a rough, partially gorsey, hillside paddock to base of a pylon.jonglew23/11/2018
From north like others.Moorponder18/06/2018
Along narrow path from North,then easily over fence.Didn't stay long at top,as a horse took a shine to me!catman02/02/2018
Parked at start of footpath in fairly wide driveway at 52046 73632, up driveway, left along path then over a couple of easy fences the final short distance to the top.clivevilla30/11/2017
I parked on the road to the north then used the very narrow RoW. Summit area unexciting, marked by pylon line and horse jumpsColin Crawford06/10/2017
Another forgettable one.. parked at entrance to Birch Hill Cottages and ran up. Says it all if i managed to run it! Pylons dominate the view.stig_nest23/07/2017
Solosimon and co13/03/2017
4th hill of 6 today on a route from Tarporley to Helsby station via Summerhouse Bank, High Billinge and Pale Heights, dropping down from track heading North to join Sandstone trail near Eddisbury lodge and followed this through Delamere forest (stopping for lunch on a bench)branching off on a forest track at SJ534722 heading NW past Eddisbury Way onto New Pale road, also hosting the Delamere Way, East and then North on a bridleway but climbed over fence to explore summit, used for horseriding, 158m on Gps, woods to South explored but nothing higher 65 m South however it did look just as high if not higher at SJ525733 but I didn't have time to explore, the landowner has dropped some large rocks nearby so climbed those too before dropping onto bridleway to continue to Woodhouse hill.Dazingdale04/03/2017
Parked: Junction of start of P/F and New Pale Road SJ 52046 73632. The summit field is a horses playground, luckily none out in the fog.David Evans07/01/2017
Up short cul de sac to no.1 Birch cottages, left along r.o.w over fence under pylons to high point.vegibagger27/07/2016
Short walk up footpath then off-piste to bag mound near pylon.Dugswell222/02/2016
Verge parking in road to SW, lane past houses to sharp left turn through new gate, f/p then up field. Bump under overhead cables but field to S may be as high.Aye Jimmy08/01/2016
Parked in crown green bowling club c/p on Manley Road. Up the Birch Hill houses drive. Along footpath for 100m to end of new fence. Then straight up.ngthack16/12/2015
Made the ascent from Manley Road walking along footpath and then New Pale Road before turning up the lane below the summit - the final footpath was blocked by a local residents horse wagon but easily skirted around to access the stile - a well trodden trail lead up to the summit - despite the wet weather the views in all directions were superb - the remaing part of the trail off the hill is becoming overgrown but passableLittleowl108/07/2015
Run from Helsby to Birch Hill. Access is up what looks like someones drive but there is a small fence to pop over and the summit is at top of hill. No marking to say its there. Great spot all the same. Views over Cheshire countryside.Chris92004/10/2014
Most unsatisfactory top under power lines.PeteF27/10/2013
P start of lane SW of hill.chrisbien08/10/2013
From Helsby via Helsby Hill. Met some friendly cows atop. The roads around here are unpleasant to walk along, some people drive far to fast for comfort.Jake99411/12/2010
This is one of many visits. Pity about the pylons but worth it for the view. Easily accessible from Manley FP 11 that runs just below the summit to the west. I would estimate the summit as SJ 5219 7380.mikh4328/10/2007
pleasant view. from stile at 522737 RHW19/01/2002
In days around Frodsham, walked/ran/cycled the area and hill topsnordicstar10/06/2001
I became very ill, the day I came here, with pleurisy and meningitis (that lead to permanent deafness of my left ear). So, no fond remembrances about Birch HillMartin R01/05/1975
carole engel11/02/2018
Mark Sims14/07/2017
andrew brown10/06/2016
Alex C19/01/2015
Alan Caine26/01/2014
Pete R26/06/2012