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Name:Black Hill
Hill number:2810
Height:582m / 1909ft
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Kirklees (CoU), Derbyshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Cheshire (CoH)
County (CoA):West Yorkshire (CoA)
Catchment:Aire, Mersey
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Liverpool Bay, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top
Grid ref:SE 07698 04602
Summit feature:rough grass mound
Col:417m  SE140005  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1W
Observations:ground by trig point 140m NE at SE 07817 04688 is c 1m lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Trig point is the historic county top for Cheshire (in the panhandle), the hill summit location was in Yorkshire.
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  • West Yorkshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Cheshire historic county top
  • Kirklees current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 606 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From layby on A635. Hour and half round trip in cold but dry weather. Easy walking on Pennine way.Longwojo30/10/2018
Day trip from home in Penrith. Lots of hard roadside parking where Pennine Way crossed the A635, by the burger van (which sadly had gone by the time we finished our walk!) Along Pennine Way all way to top, mostly on large stone slabs. No bogs to cross but a couple of becks that may need detour in wet weather. On to Black Chew Head then return same way to car.Hillsidenick13/09/2018
Parked at Holme. Circled anti clockwise past Digley Reservoir to the Pennine Way. Reached trig pint and met someone who was on their second day of the Pennine Way. Made way to Holme Moss Transmitting Station but couldn't see anything due to low cloud and rain. Continued along edge past Ramsden Clough and descended to Yateholm Reservoir. Final ascent through the woods back into Holme. Total walk 13 1/2 miles and took 6 1/4 hours. Rained pretty much all day but finished off with a pot of tea at the pub which was very welcome.TractorBoy08/09/2018
With Jo, from Holme Moss car park, on a sunny, breezy day with good visibility.amblerbob25/08/2018
From Marsden to Hadfield via Crowden with my dog Tess. A problem free walk with a mixture of rain and sun. This is my first return to Black Hill since completing PW in 1989.adrian34523/08/2018
Parked on car park on A635 NW of Black Hill, very hard to find the footpath after climbing the style, then found large wooden post to follow, then lost path, found path, lost and found again. Nice deserted walk with only 2 people at trig point, easy to find high point then back, again lost path near car park.Walkingthedog21/06/2018
PW on LEJOGKatbus 2710/05/2018
From Crowden via Black Chew Head. Very hot day - fortunately I was back down by 11 to miss the worst of the heat.RedAndy5407/05/2018
Second ascent of Black Hill, this time from the north. Parked beside A635 at SE 051 062, walked south on original route of Pennine Way to Black Hill. Then followed current route north, crossed A635, passed Wessenden reservoirs, then west across Black Moss to pick up the original PW route back to the car. Wet underfoot after the snowmelt, dry cloudy-bright day. First outing for new boots. With Dave.Skip11/03/2018
From Wessenden Head layby. Lovely day but some tricky ice on the slabs. A Park Ranger was out there breaking some of it up.squeegs16/02/2018
With Katy. Over frosty ground with views.George Thompson19/11/2017
From the N along the Pennine Slab Way. River crossing slightly problematic, with 3 lovely Lancastrian ladies.Minto05/11/2017
From Holme Moss car park, repeat to make sure I've been to the new summit.Tony J05/11/2017
5/5M from the north pennine way arrived at top in fading light back down with headtorch.robertphillips03/11/2017
A rather purgatorial walk (especially on the descent over White Low) with CH and KF from Crowden: Pennine Way - Black Chew Head - Black Hill - White Low - Crowden.Mark Jackson24/10/2017
Dearne Valley Walking Group WalkSteveP21/10/2017
Afternoon walk in sunshine along Pennine Way from north.Winterfloodian28/09/2017
From near the mast at top of pass. Was dreading the thought of a waist deep forray through the peat but actually got there and back with no issues at all. I can imagine in poor visibility it could be a tad tricky but theres path all the way to the trig at least. Not the most inspiring place though there was a few other souls out and about.stig_nest03/09/2017
Pennine WayTaz3824/08/2017
Nice Walk from A635. Trig in good conditionTigger424222/08/2017
Lovely climb in glorious weather!Isambard28/07/2017
A quick, early out and back from the road. Long distance views a bit hazy but otherwise spot on.MountainTerrier09/07/2017
With E. From car park near Holme Moss transmitters along faint path NW above Hayden Brook. After Hayden Head W to Soldier's Lump and trig point. Wandered around with GPS to find actual summit location - several rough grass mounds among the peat bogs! Return same route.Beeliner13/04/2017
With Bill and Andy Nobo on the PWmick05/04/2017
Parked on A635 road and walked along the Pennine way to the summit and Trig which is on a plinth..jmistry8614/02/2017
Short round 3 Deweys on cold clear winter daywychwood27/01/2017
Crowden, Hoarstone Edge, Featherbed Moss, Black Chew Head, meteor crash site, Black Hill, White Low, Crowden. In snow flurries, frozen ground and thick cloud with Mart & Daisy. Done before.John Eley22/01/2017
We started at the lay-by on the A635, and set off following the path. The weather was pretty shocking tbh, but this was our 3rd and final attempt, lol as the previous 2 we had to turn round because of our kids. Successfully completed finally.cushy06/01/2017
A day out triaging in Longdendale valley walk up from Crowden and returned via Laddow rocks. Cold sunny day with good viewsNozzer05/01/2017
Parked on the A635 for our walk up to the trigpoint and back again.Delta6827/11/2016
Walked with Dave and Jim P from Crowden car park. Followed the Pennine Way to the summit of Black Hill then back south on a faint footpath passing White Low, Westend Moss and Hey Moss. Bit squelchy underfoot but great weather.Skip02/10/2016
Psrked at wessenden head lay by. Easy walk along Penine Way ills tone grit paved track to trig point at the top. Clear, dry sunny day...very pleasant 2.5hr gentle walk there and back to car.keithelliott22/09/2016
Return trip along Pennine Way from Wessenden Head laybyianandbarbara11/09/2016
Crowden HorseshoeAndySwift29/07/2016
Holme Moss Fell Racerichardsun24/07/2016
County top reached via the pennine way from Crowden a ten mile walk there and back. The car park in Crowden is free and the Camping and Caravan site at the start sells hot and cold drink plus ice lollies.WAYNE ROWLETT17/07/2016
Part of a circuit that included Bleaklow Headhillexplorer05/05/2016
Up from the A635 and a roundabout way back via the Kirklees WayMountainTerrier23/04/2016
From north along Pennine way. Good path, just watch for river crossings if wet.geralddavison18/04/2016
Approached along Pennine Way from A635 to north. Luxurious stone slab path to walk along. Very grateful for it considering the boggy ground it crosses and hidden holes in the peat.eyesofthenorth26/03/2016
From parking area on A6024 near comms tower. Bit wet and boggy in places. Trig and high spot on hags.mart079719/03/2016
6/8 Sixth of great day in peak district (Chinley Churn/Chinley Churn Old GR/Mount Famine/South Head/White Low/Black Hill/Black Chew Head/Featherbed Moss)Fergalh19/03/2016
White Low, Black Hill, Mouselow Castlekeithouk13/03/2016
Climbed alone along Pennine Way from Crowden car park. Cold but mostly sunny winters day. Muddy/rocky path over Laddow Rocks to Little Clough. Thereafter delightfully easy on the paving slabs. Bagged trig point (the county high point of the real Cheshire) but not the possibly higher peat hags nearby in Yorkshire! Returned same route ... Saw a guy climbing with his son to camp on the tops at 4pm (very brave!). Time 4.5 hours.jamessteel10018/02/2016
4th hill of 5 on a testing today of rain/sleet and strong winds. Starting from Mossley station, to reservoir, Hoarstone edge, Featherbed moss, Black Chew head across to the Pennine way (veering off where Cloughs have submerged the path. Bless those slabs! On approach to Trig climbed grassy mounds as realised that summit had moved. Also touched trig and then took bearing to White Low.Dazingdale08/02/2016
My sencond and last Hill on my Spine Challenger atemps of 2016Yanndroid16/01/2016
Spine Race 2016 - Pennine WayRichCranswick09/01/2016
Summited as part of Spine Racedc9609/01/2016
A joint SOTA activation with Dave G3TQQ & Pete M0HQO & dogs. Quite difficult crossing a stream that was in full flow.G4OOE09/12/2015
2mFM Radio ativation. SP-002. Both dogs. very windyPetem0hqo09/12/2015