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Name:Great Hameldon
Hill number:5321
Height:409m / 1342ft
Parent (Ma):2820  Freeholds Top
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Catchment:Ribble
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 79417 28928
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:107m
Col:302m  SD830291  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
(1:25k) 287
Observations:cairn 100m away is lower
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 128 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Good parking at New Laithe. Did the trig on Hameldon Hill first and then over to Great Hameldon. Under 90 minute return solo in hot conditions.bolton16/06/2020
With Lucky (dog) whilst self isolating. Good parking at SD78529 28446 then N along fp to May Road Well then cairned fp leads NE to summit. Good views N to Pendle HillJohn Eley21/03/2020
From main road (A682) at Clow Bridge - Clow Heights - Road to the masts (Hameldon Hill) - Great Hameldon Summit (and trig) - Hameldon Common (Great Slack) - Quarry - Windy Harbour - past reservoir near May Hill Well - Higher Moor - Snipe Hole - Hameldon Hill (trig by Radar Station) then back along road to A682briandavies18/01/2020
Started from Clowbridge Reservoir to the trig on Hameldon Common before moving on to hereWayne Mac28/02/2019
From Clowbridge res car park, with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL02/02/2019
From Hapton, up the Lane to the col and followed a clear path to the top. Came down via the quarry workings. Tracks wet but some frozen so not to boggy. Great views of the surrounding hills.bevandy11417/01/2019
A beautiful day, chill and bright. Good from the road end at New Laithes. Belted Galloways showed no interest in us or the dog. Both trigs visited.jenx08/01/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from by Clowbridge reservoir, then access road to point below masts. Track to those and the prosaic Burnley way to top. Both trigs collectednordicstar08/01/2019
After Hamledon Hill and followed by walk to Peel Park above Accrington. Tough uphill return to car all the way back to the Met Station.Nick Caunt19/12/2018
Large parking area W. of reservoirs at SD 78669 27322; quick & easy access from A56 Southbound - RoW down & across former quarry & then bridleways to junction at 787284 - E. along RoW to stile & gap in wall & then good path/ATV track to summit trig point. (S)gerrybowes07/09/2018
visited when triggingNozzer26/07/2018
Parking near end of the road at New Laithe. Hameldon Common trig pillar first then on good track/paths until last 500m over rough tussock grass.jonglew20/06/2018
HP c 24 P east of Trig, on grassy hummock but all fairly level tussocky grass- luckily frozen. From Clow bridge, parking at end of roadDenise 24/02/2018
From road end an New Laithe where there's room to park a couple of cars. Stony track to Hameldon Hill then over frozen moorland to Great Hameldon. Clear skies and a cutting NE wind. Frozen ground 20m E of trig higher than base of trig today (Abney) Freeze effect?RichardM24/02/2018
From layby on A679 to the north by the Burnley Way. Followed this which was wet,boggy and muddy in placesmart079702/02/2018
1st of four hills today on my Topo section R01 completion walk (The South Pennines from Liverpool to Nottinhgam). This walk started at Hapton station (Train from Blackburn) on a cold icy day, walking through village then continuing South on track to quarries, a fp ascends through the quarry workings and I then found a track continuing South towards Hameldon Hill until I arrived at the Trig, at first exploring the high ground to the East as it looked higher than the Trig. I calibrated my GPS at the trig and then wandered around again but still got a higher reading 60m S-East of trig, I got 411m at SD 79462 28913 and SD 79468 28896. Pretty cold and visibility reduced by lower snowy clouds so i continued South-south-west on a defined stony track heading towards Cribden Hill with an empty reservoir to the Nnw. Pretty Stark solitude!Dazingdale10/12/2017
Parked on large pavement next to Hameldon Woods. Enough room for 2/3 cars. Walked through woods on bridle path. Meandered my way up through the crags. From here the summit is obvious, the path isn't. At the top the path down is obvious. Wandered back down the crags the same way I came. 60 mins there and back.Longwojo29/09/2017
From Clowbridge Reservoir car park. Solo. Hameldon Hill/Common & Great Hameldon.ADT02/09/2017
From Lane Ends to north . Followed track ( Burnley Way?)which became path and veered steeply right to back end of quarry and picked up thin boggy path all way to trig . Good views.Mark Sims03/08/2017
Circular walk from Clowbridge Reservoir on a bitter snowy day. Fantastic 365 degree panoramic views of the Lancashire Hills. Nice Chinese restaurant at near the reservoir for a warm meal afterwards.Lazylizzie10/02/2017
K Quick hill fix on an FA Cup weekend heading to Bolton this afternoon. Quarries on N edge of hill are major earthworks.crazy04/12/2016
Easy parking at the final bend on the road north of Stone Fold (OL287 787274) at an altitude of 928ft. This is a public road, though if approaching off the A56 you may need to open a gate. To find the path north, head 50m west from this bend and you will clearly see it leading off the road. Waymarks and signs lead to May Road Well from where a path leads up to the summit. 3.32 miles return 90 minutes, 626ft ascent.moorsman20/10/2016
From the N - the quarry was much more interesting than the summit.Chris Peart17/07/2016
5/6 Fifth of Day County Tops and others (Withins Height/Withins (Boundary)/Whernside/High Pike/Great Hambledon/Thievley Pike)Fergalh15/05/2016
With K. After five hills in mist, it was wonderful when the weather cleared for this. Views to Wales. We parked in layby on dual carriageway - walking along dual carriageway not recommended.Ashley02/05/2016
Dodging trial bikes on the way up to the weather station, otherwise a pretty enjoyable jaunt before dropping down to Burnley and my train home.Alex C19/03/2016
The bleak moors above Accrington have there own beauty. Started ascent from Hapton.dazedemon10/10/2015
Solosimon and co02/09/2015
With Jo, from Clow Bridge: Burnley Way (BW) to Hameldon Common Trig, then onto Great Hameldon, returning via Hameldon Scouts Quarry and BW. Weather; cloudy, sunny intervals, mild, good visibility.amblerbob23/05/2015
From the north along Burnley way, then strike off west over very tussocky ground. Back down through quarry & ramp.Warning. Path shown on OS map at 794295 does not exist. Goes over a sheer drop.ngthack18/03/2015
Walked up from Burnley Road. Nice obvious summit with a trig point. Bit marshy in places.b2dan06/07/2014
visited while cachingbardolph04/02/2014
Walked up from reservoir via weather station road then (thanks to recent weather)incredibly dry path.Hot but misty so limited views.With Oscarcatman22/07/2013
With Catman.oscarrosie22/07/2013
Parked in the car park in Childers Green. Followed Burnley Way then unmarked path to summit. Descended via quarry.Sprog14/04/2013
Marsh thrashing almost all the way. Farmer said that in the annual fell run the winner takes 38 minutes - there and back! I took three hours from a housing estate in Accrington!arranc04/11/2012
From New Laithe road end 2km to east. Followed the Burnley Way then up tussocky grass. return same way at a jog and added the lower 2nd trig of the outing on Hameldon HillChris Pearson19/05/2012
Set off from New High Riley and followed the obvious straight-ish track to the summit. Very wet underfoot after last nights rain, yet bizarrely Hameldon resi was empty. The plug must have come out! Great views to the North from the summit.hillhiker27/04/2012
some cloud, sunny periods, from Dunnockshaw res.joseph mitchell23/07/2011
You will need to engineer a deviation from the Burnley way or The Hynburn Clog to access the peak.Curly & Shirley03/04/2011
Parked at 795305. Went up E side of fence and round the houses and farm buildings then onto the Burnley Way. Took steep track to above the quarry and across pathless wet ground to top. Back E to BW by path.chrisbien02/03/2011
Accrington to Todmorden. Thick mist made for frustrating going. Much better on my second time when climbed from Rawtenstall via Cribden Hill.Jake99431/01/2011
Parked immediately off the main road at 7804 2847. Good track.destaylor11/11/2010
Climbed as part of a geocaching trip. Started out at the parking area on the A679. Not the best of weather today, but still great views from the top. A bit boggy in places.Dan198014/03/2010
Found a geocache by big Wicker here, lovely views and decent paths too, isolated and awesome.PopUpPirate01/03/2010
A boggy ascent from the east, a simple descent through an abandoned quarry to the north. http://mrsts7.wordpress.com/2009/10/mrs_ts731/10/2009
From Clow Bridge track to trig on Hameldon Hill, then boggy continuation to Gt Hameldon, made even more squalid by trail bikes. Trig on top in bog.Aye Jimmy12/10/2008
Parked near Hameldon Woods, then walked through them and old quarry workings onto forzen moorland to summit in subzero temperature. Clear and sunny.Dugswell221/12/2007
West Pennines 10kmJim B28/08/2005
With: ib sb ab; Helen Baines09/02/2003