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Name:Axe Edge
Hill number:3631
Height:549m / 1801ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Mersey, Trent
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:Subdodd, Clem
Grid ref:SK 03244 69290
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Col:522m  SK 03020 70095  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:ground 12m NW at SK 03254 69285 is lower
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Axe Edge (Final).doc
Comments:Deleted Dewey following line survey
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 136 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
on unmapped path on access land en route to Axe Edge Moor. Extensive views.Denise 09/06/2020
With HelenChris Ellis08/12/2019
Second hill of the day, from Dane Head - summit not easy to locate.DanMaisieBex31/08/2019
With Minnie from Dale Head roadside parking, plod accross grassy heath to Axe Edge Moor trig, then easy to follow path to Axe Edge-vague top but good views, back to go down minor road a bit then easy track to Cheeks Hill wall/sheep pen, mostly cloudy but warm, some Sun, wet in places but not squelchy bogginess.apricorum21/08/2019
Parked in Flash and climbed Oliver Hill, Axe Edge,Axe Edge Moor and Cheeks Hill. With JT.Sprog10/11/2018
From north after Axe Edge Moor. Path /sheep tracks to top.PeterD05/10/2018
Whetstone Ridge, Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Burbage Edgekeithouk30/09/2018
From Flash. Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Axe Edge Moor. Set off in clear, fine weather, but the rain closed in we got completely soaked.Lazylizzie11/08/2018
With CPgarth8724/06/2018
Parked on minor road also bagging Axe Edge Moor and Cheeks HillRamblingpaul17/06/2018
Parked on A53 in a layby just past level with the hp and climbed straight up to the ridge and along the path on it to the summit.clivevilla08/11/2017
From parking at SK026704 to Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge and Axe Edge Moorclimbingkershaw05/11/2017
From N.jimbloomer06/10/2017
Parked beside minor road at grid ref SK 026 702 then followed a distinct footpath south to Cheeks Hill. From there we walked southeast across unpathed grass to the unmarked summit of Axe Edge then back to the car. With Lindsey; sunny, breezy day.Skip07/05/2017
Parked at Cat & Fiddle, Whetstone Ridge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge with Mart & Daisy in strong winds.John Eley26/12/2016
Whetstone Ridge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Axe Edge, Five Stones. With John & Daisy. Parked opposite Cat & Fiddle. Strong winds 30 km/h & gusts 50 km/hRotorslap26/12/2016
Parked on minor road in lay-by for 2 cars. Failed to find path until virtually at the summit. Descent a lot easier on the path, which led virtually back to the car.David Evans19/12/2016
Direct line from Axe Edge Moor. Solo.Dangerous Dave01/12/2016
8.9 mile walk from parking at old piece of road at Cisterns Clough. Walked SE down single track road following paths to Fairthorn farm, up to Thirkelow Rocks, then along single track roads to High Edge, down lane to Booth farm up onto Hollins Hill (good view of Chrome Hill), along lanes to Tenterhill farm and along small roads through Hillend farm down Manifold Trail (fairly unused)to Black Bank farm, across main road to Northfield farm and Flash, up to Oliver Hill and across to Axe Edge (small path) back to car. Sunny for most of the time until we got to Oliver Hill then we thought we'd get soaked (no coats) but the rain was pathetic in the end. Then drove to Grin Low to bag and Combs Head to bag. 12 miles all together, nice day.DanTrig23/09/2016
Derbyshire Bridge car park-Axe Edge Moor-Axe Edge-Oliver Hill-Three Shires Head-Cat&Fiddle-Derbyshire Bridge car park. 19km walk with Alan and Vlad. Not the best weather conditions; quite a bit of rain. Nice views from the edge despite the adverse weather.dromeas21/08/2016
As part of walk organised by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.Wheelsy20/03/2016
Part of a hill bagging session around Earl Sterndale in cold & clear weather.Dan Unwin28/02/2016
Ascent Parked in single space on minor road between Axe Edge and Axe Edge Moor just west of A53. Gate onto moor with path upto trig point and summit of Axe Edge Moor, return to road cross stream and up onto Axe Edge where a path leads up to summitmart079728/01/2016
With Jo, from Derbyshire Bridge cp: roads and ProWs to Cheeks Hill, then across moorland to Axe Edge, Axe Edge Moor and Burbage Edge (top and trig). Weather; generally cloudy with sunny intervals, warm breeze, good visibility.amblerbob03/08/2015
Layby parking at 026703, then down the path to Cheeks Hill. Walk across moorland from here to Axe Edge, then there is a well-trodden path along the top leading back up towards Axe Edge Moor. A similar path goes up to the trig point from the road, it starts slightly further to the eastthe_adam30/07/2015
5th hill of 8 today starting from A5270 JCT with Chelmorton,'Nether Low, Parkhouse Hill North top, Nabend and walked along minor roads past Hollinsclough then climbed Oliver Hill,taking a bearing to Minor road and around to hamlet of Hilltop, thrn bridleway to access land and bearing across the moorland to the vegetated summit. Keep to the edge for the best views.Dazingdale11/06/2015
5/11 Parked on road in small layby room for one car did as part of double axe edge moor and axe edge.Fergalh04/05/2015
Walked from Hawks Nest in Dane Valley, circuit of Whetstone Ridge, Axe Edge Moor, Cheeks Hill and Axe Edge. Nice start to day, turned rainy at the end.mavero1026/05/2014
Ascent from Derbyshire Bridge on Walk the Hills Circuit of Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill and Danebower Hollow.pwhitaker_196604/12/2013
Oliver Hill, Axe Edge and Cheeks Hill from Flash in the snow. DS, WS.Fred Windsor08/12/2012
Ascent from road where it meets S path from AxeEdgeMoor, steep heather. Came across 'path' over the edge and guessed highest point.gav77728/07/2012
foggy all day didn't get any views, from Flash via 3 shire headsjoseph mitchell14/03/2012
Easy parking to NNE.destaylor20/01/2012
nice roundeddy27/09/2011
After the higher summit, bagged this one, then headed across to Cheek's Hill.DanHolme28/07/2011
Completely nondescript "summit"Smeggers04/06/2011
From car park by Errwood Reservoir. adrianturner22/05/2011
Parked on minor road to NNE to bag this deleted Dewey on a frosty freezing Friday before collecting Cheeks Hill sheep pen and the proper Dewey Axe Edge Moor.Dugswell226/11/2010
Sunshine and showers all afternoon from Cat and Fiddle to Buxton via Whetstone Ridge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge and Axe Edge Moor.nosdrahcir15/07/2010
Climbed with Steve on a hayfever day. Path in from the north (see my log on Axe Edge Moor).simon and co02/07/2010
A bit of a non event !heavyhorses17/04/2010
Evenings hill bagging with Dan and the dogs.Flipperfeet06/04/2010
Hill bagging with Ian and the hounds.simocity06/04/2010
Climbed solo from parking at Cistern's Clough.dhbond20/04/2007
Followed a GPS bearing from Axe Edge, rough track can be followed all the way. Undefine spot at the top, too foggy to see very much.rhalstead24/12/2006
On way back from couple of County Tops further S. Grassy summit with no features.Aye Jimmy02/09/2006
Makes a fine ridge walk with Axe Edge Moor and Oliver Hill with a visit to Three Shire Heads and Cheeks Hill on the return.Jake99414/05/2005
Peak District Dewey bagging, walk 6/7; Axe Edge Moor and Axe Edge (no right of way) from 030702. RHW20/12/1997
'Wild Walks' run from Hen Cloud to Buxton with Alan & Robin.Then picked Lesley up & up to Lakes for BG dinner at Shap Wells Hotel.Chris Pearson08/10/1994