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Name:Whetstone Ridge
Hill number:3633
Height:547m / 1795ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Cheshire East (CoU)
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SK 00194 70873
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Drop:40m
Col:507m  SJ998733  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:ground 30 NW at SK 00176 70896 is nearly as high; very flat summit area
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 169 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Whetstone Ridge > Shining Tor from GR: SK 00111 71894ronaldo33317/03/2019
From Cat & Fiddle, BW then boundary posts to indistinct top. Came back down direct to join BW to SW by gate. Would have been easier ascent route.PeterD05/10/2018
Whetstone Ridge, Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Burbage Edgekeithouk30/09/2018
With RO Transitions group. From Grin Low via Turncliff, Brand Side, Axe Edge, Danebower. Very quick bag from the path to the Cat and Fiddle. Then on to Shining Tor, back via track north of the A537 to Canholes.Owen B15/09/2018
Sunday morning stroll from the Cat & Fiddle. Yellow goblet-shaped fungi everywhere along the path below the summit.Nick Down102/09/2018
From Cat and Fiddle prior to Shining Tor. Horrible squally rain. With Rosie.Longwojo27/08/2018
With CPgarth8724/06/2018
Park opposite Cat and Fiddle followed by a yomp across heather moor. Would have been a struggle in the wet.Ramblingpaul17/06/2018
Silver NNAS Assessing with GarethJK17/02/2018
From parking opposite Cat & Fiddle (closed) took bridleway S to stile them NE to unmarked summitclimbingkershaw05/11/2017
1st of 5 hills today on a route from the Cat and Fiddle to Leek. Took fp South then soon veered off to climb to summit. Ground 25-30m North of given summit appears as high. Nice views and feel with abundant Cotton grass present. Descended Sw to follow fp next to Danethorpe Brook over A34 to flank of Cut-thorn hill. Next hill: Gradbach.Dazingdale09/07/2017
From Cat & Fiddle along Row to a gate then up to boundary posts on ridge and the summit.mart079704/02/2017
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
Same as gerrybowes.David Evans25/12/2016
From the Cat and Fiddle. Followed the right of way and looked for the path marked on the map that climbs to the summit. We never found it so went across the rough, boggy moor to the unmarked top. With JT and HT.Sprog27/11/2016
Slushy snow and fog. From Cat & Fiddle. Easy hill despite conditions.Campbell Singer09/11/2016
Easy walk up from The Cat and Fiddle. With Alfie.Dangerous Dave06/10/2016
First of three summits - visibility very poor, low cloud, windy and wet. Walked around what looked like the 'summit' area for a while before returning to Cat and Fiddle and onwards to Shining Tor.JOHNS19/08/2016
From the Cat and Fiddle pub. Under a half hour and under one and a half miles. Solo in sleet and driving snow.bolton28/04/2016
Epic 23km walk with Alan. Partially sunny and very dry.dromeas20/03/2016
On a moorland walk from Whaley Bridge to Buxton. Dry and overcast.alistairpooler19/03/2016
Cat and Fiddle Jaunt with Rossiespare.tyres24/09/2015
With Jo, from Cat & Fiddle: Whetstone Ridge. Weather; cloudy, windy, mild, good visibility.amblerbob05/08/2015
with Silver Dof E Groupemily11/07/2015
Parked at Clough House car park at SJ 98708 69882 - free parking. Took stony track east past Cumberland Cottage, turning left at path junction to ascend onto the open moor. Where path joined another along edge of escarpment, continued for a short way up through heather and bilberry to flat summit. To return, took track north to the Cat & Fiddle pub, then side of A53 and track to tea rooms. Then down minor road, turning left on RoW past Turgate Farm. Then down through pasture and track from a cottage to the minor road in the dale, following it south back to car park.Man of Kernow109/06/2015
Parked opposite the Cat & Fiddle (Room for about 10 cars) – S along bridleway for about 700m to the gate – ESE across trackless moorland for about 300m to the unmarked summit. (S)gerrybowes04/06/2015
As per moorsman- easy stroll from Cat & FiddleMark Sims27/05/2015
With les Barcellos and his Labradoodle dog, Lion, from theSE track on the vastly improved afternoon weather.vegibagger18/05/2015
Great 13 mile circular over 4 summits. Parked at road south of Derbyshire Bridge up to Burbage Edge, down to Erwood reservoir dam, along west bank of Fernilee reservoir, up to the Windgather rocks and along ridge to Cats Tor and Shining Tor, across and back to Whetstone Ridge, heading back to the start point via the Cat & Fiddle pub.DanTrig10/05/2015
7/11 Parked in cat and fiddle pub car park did as part of double follwoed track and headed for high point not so impressive as shining torFergalh04/05/2015
Shining Tor and Cats Tor from Cat & Fiddle, then back and quickly across to Whetstone Ridge on the way back - this one doesn't appear to have any path leading to it although a route across from the main footpath is shown on the map, hard going when there has been recent rainthe_adam02/04/2015
Parked at Cat and Fiddle. Easy walk along ridge to featureless summit.chriswatson24/03/2015
Parked at the Cat & Fiddle then used track initially before moorland following remains of a line of fence poles to flat moorland summit.Dugswell212/07/2014
Leading a DofE group from Errwood Reservoir, passing Cat and Fiddle pub, lots of fliesthe_jon_m24/06/2014
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
Bit of a moto-cross picking off Whetstone Ridge, Axe Edge Moor and Oliver Hill before lunch and a shopping trip to Chester! Bit misty but got decent views to the south at times. Nothing inspiring here though.SS15/03/2014
With Rosie.BobHancock09/03/2014
Shuttingsloe, Whetstone Ridge and Cat and Fiddle from Macclesfield Forest. DS.Fred Windsor15/02/2014
Ascent from Derbyshire Bridge on Walk the Hills Circuit of Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill and Danebower Hollow.pwhitaker_196604/12/2013
From Cat and Fiddle, easy walk along big path in the mist then long grass up onto hill.Aye Jimmy21/07/2013
From Cat & Fiddletim74705/03/2013
Dropped rucksacks at the car at Cat & Fiddle and had a 20 minute detour for Whetstone Ridge after Shining Tor and Cats Tor with JC, Dan and Ben. Ridge is somewhat of an over statement; rather a dull 'summit' and it is difficult to pinpoint the highest point without GPS so walked about a bit on the crisp, semi frozen plateau. I would recommend all whom read this to make sure you bag this after a good spell of cold or dry weather as this would be an unpleasant bog trot.RichieRambler13/01/2013
Part of 16 mile circuit with party from Chipping Norton ESU - brave soulswychwood24/11/2012
Summit is 15 minutes from the parking area at the Cat and Fiddle pub. Solid stoned path as far as the gate then a mainly dry 300 yd unpathed walk across the moor.moorsman22/09/2012
Track from tha Cat and then heathery hop around where i thought the highest point might be.gav77728/07/2012
Bagged with Josh from the Cat & Fiddlesimon and co28/07/2012
from cat & Fiddle west thro forest, over Shutlingsloe then over Whetstone Ridge, glorious weatherjoseph mitchell27/03/2012
Start~ 001718, The Cat & Fiddle. Sheltered behind large sign to get waterproofs on, strong wind and heavy rain. Followed track most of the way before taking to the bog to find the summit. With Wombourne.steve hudson09/01/2012
Easy parking opposite Cat and Fiddle. Good path all the way apart from about 400m - heather.destaylor30/12/2011