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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:Derbyshire (CoU), Kirklees (CoU)
County (CoH):Cheshire (CoH)
County (CoA):West Yorkshire (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, 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, Clem
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 684 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Crowden circuit returning via Pennine Way, approx 3hrs. Cloudy & dry.steve_a21/07/2020
From Crowden (Longdendale) climbed Featherbed Moss, Black Chew Head, Black Hill and White Low.mavero1014/07/2020
Day 2 of my Pennine Way journey. Always wanted to visit Black Hill and wonderful to see the results of the erosion control work. Cotton grass near the summit. Wonderful.morgs4mountains07/07/2020
2/62 Historic Country Tops England & Wales. Very misty morning but went early to avoid the crowds. Proper trig. Loved this one :-)SueJ15/06/2020
Revisit for relocated top. From A635 Very dry and hot.Bramley02/06/2020
New chew fell racesimonshrewsbury16/02/2020
From the Wessenden Head layby in snowy and icy conditions. Visited the trig and high point.NormanW12/02/2020
From N along Pennine Way. Plenty parking on A635. Visited summit and mound by trig point.CJM07/01/2020
Loop from Crowden CP up over quarry, Hey Moss, Westend Moss, White Low, up to Black Hill and back via Pennine Way.Eggletina07/12/2019
Walked up on the Pennine way from the A635. Nice little bimble out, great views from the top.dianepick19/08/2019
Harder than I had anticipated due to pretty severe weather. Summit nothing too special but crossing those streams was pretty fun.ironwolf09/08/2019
Parking near mast, over Holme Moss, past trig to probable real top. Difficult to see a difference.iangalbraith26/07/2019
12.2 mile circular from Woodhead reservoir dam, walked the long way around Torside reservoir because the shorter path is closed and up onto Black Hill via the Pennine Way (4th time bagged), quite busy on way up because there was a fell race going on, from Black Hill summit we descended over White Low (1st time bagged) and via Hey Edge trig back down to the dam. High cloud but with breeze could see Dales as well as Wales from summit of Black Hill.DanTrig21/07/2019
Solo. From where the Pennine Way crossed the A635. Route paved for most of the way. TP first then needed SatNav to find which grassy mound was true summit.mike.hoult20/07/2019
55km trail run - 3 weeks post-marathon.tsar.nathan28/04/2019
9m circular walk clockwise from Crowden. Visited true summit (grassy mound), then headed to the Trig for a pic. Fortunately all the boggy sections were dry.Jephcote8323/04/2019
Black Hill from GR: SE 07536 07187ronaldo33302/03/2019
Black Hill from GR: SE 07536 07187Hippster02/03/2019
with dogmy-list24/02/2019
with the dog only a visit to the trig as didnt have photos the trig is not the true summitDarren-44324/02/2019
Via White Low. Returned to Crowden via Pennine WayMrChris198009/02/2019
Trudged through (sometimes knee-deep) snow from Holme Mossjkl02/02/2019
Went here on Marsden to edale walkaxoree17/01/2019
Walked from Wessenden Reservoir. Walked up starting on the Kirklees Way and down on The Pennine Way.flockwatcher05/01/2019
After visiting White Low.Wheelsy27/12/2018
Second ascent / first running ascent.tsar.nathan24/11/2018
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
First ascent - walk with Lottie.tsar.nathan12/08/2018
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
As part of the Magnificent Peak District LDWA eventJoolz50006/01/2018
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 N 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