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Name:Cartridge Hill
Hill number:5322
Height:402m / 1319ft
Parent (Ma):2819  Winter Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Blackburn with Darwen (UA)
Catchment:Mersey, Ribble
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:SD 67125 19911
Summit feature:no feature: ground 4m from fence and 25m NW of cairn
Drop:110m
Col:292m  SD664192  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) 287
Observations:cairn is at SD 67147 19896
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 109 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Chris on circular walk from Roddlesworth Visitor Centre (Vaughns cafe). Continued to Darwen Tower which is open to ascend.citygent04/10/2018
Started walk to this hill from the car park on the side road near Catherine Edge. A wet day after 40 years of sunshine, which only started to brighten up as we finished the walkWayne Mac13/07/2018
As usual car park on west side gated and bolted. Layby 300m further north was used. Easy tracks to summit on solo walk. 50 minute return.bolton29/03/2018
Walked from Winter HillIanHHill24/03/2018
Car park marked on my 1:25k map was closed. Layby 350m further N. Took a direct line up to the top over partially frozen ground.jonglew25/02/2018
Solo. Car park next to Royal Arms. Cartridge Hill then Jubilee Tower above Darwen.ADT25/02/2018
Climbed on ascent to jubilee tower above Darwen. Started from Belmont road then dropped through woods to Royal Arms pub and info centre then went up path from there.Magellan7619/02/2018
6th tump plus 1 boundary of the day, climbing Haigh Hill, Blackrod, Roscowe Lowe Hill, Winter Hill boundary, Winter Hill and Spitler's Edge then wild traverse across Bromiley pastures to pick up track to Belmont road, taking minor road up to edge of access land, a track leads to fenceline with eassy access then rough climb beside Coneyrigg plantation climbing over the 1st barbed wire fence making my way directly to the summit. Explored high point indicated plus other side of the fence, it is fairly flat for about 25m but cairn is lower. It was very cold on top and had started to snow so didnt dally. I continued Nnw on edge of access land picking up footpath to New Barn then cut across pasture to intercept road to Rydal fold, heading for Winter Hill....Dazingdale25/11/2017
Wander in bright sunshine from Crookfield Road car park. Glorious views of Winter HillIWC29/10/2017
Quick up and down from layby a few 100m beyond closed car park.rhalstead20/08/2017
With Rosie from RoyalLongwojo09/04/2017
Parking place to NW closed and securely gated off but managed to squeeze onto the verge alongside the barrier (alt 1000ft) . A good path leads all the way to the summit cairn without having to cross any virgin moor. 1.85 miles return, 42 mins, asc 324 ftmoorsman21/10/2016
Parked by Sunnyhurst Woods and took in Darwen Hill and the Jubilee Tower on the ascent. Most of the paths around the area are cobble stone or gravel but the bridal paths around the summit were quite boggy. Was a bright day but quite windy.Stormcrow12/09/2016
3/9 Third of Day County Tops and others (Howden Edge/Horse Stone Naze/Cartridge Hill/Scholes Height/Bull Hill/Cowpe Low/Hail Storm Hill/Hail Storm Hill (Boundary)/Cribden Hill)Fergalh14/05/2016
From Belgrave park curving track up to trig pillar and folly tower. 25 concrete steps to first platform. 40 further spiral stone steps up to final tight 17. metal spiral up to top. Hill summit is further 2km further swvegibagger07/04/2016
With K. After hazy/misty day visibility improved as we reached the summit at sunset with views to Snowdonia, the Peak District and the Forest of Bowland.Ashley26/03/2016
Beautiful Good Friday walk from Tockholes taking in Darwen Hill and Tower, Cartridge Hill and Hollinshead Hall.Lazylizzie25/03/2016
With Jo, from Information Centre: Darwen Moor Trig and Jubilee Tower (great views from top), then followed paths onto Cartridge Hill. Weather; generally sunny, cold wind, good visibility.amblerbob13/02/2016
From layby to west. Followed prw to north on good track then muddier track beside fence along ridge to cairn and high point. Then across moor to Darwin tower and trig on good tracks. Plenty of benches about.mart079721/01/2016
Started from Victoria Hotel on calm,cold,sunny day.Due to hopeless map-reading,walk became longer than it should have been.Still enjoyable ,though,and reasonable views from top.With Oscar.catman20/01/2016
With Catman.oscarrosie20/01/2016
Solo with Darwin Hill/Tower for good measuredentalchimp21/03/2015
Visited on run from home to look at new cairn. It's very smart and quite tall. Good views all round.George Thompson24/09/2014
Not first visit, but first since new tall cairn appeared earlier this year.KatyT28/07/2014
out for a wander with Chris, parked by the Belmont road, did Great Hill laterbardolph22/02/2014
Climbed after Winter Hill on a long circular walk from Bolton.Alex C30/01/2014
Up from SD665214 and did a loop via Darwen Tower on the returnChris Peart18/12/2013
With Bev. Went up from the concessionary path to the south which was fine apart from a couple of barbed wire fences to deal with. Back down the east onto the marked track which is all well trodden and straight forward.simon and co12/12/2013
with Tony from Crookfield car park a bit boggy underfootcolinfielding20/09/2013
Walked from easy parking, pub and café at SD665214 thro' New Barn. Not on public right of way but path provides problem free access. Returned via Jubilee (Darwen) Tower and Earnsdale Res. Leisurely 5 mls 2.00 hrsCurly & Shirley19/05/2013
Nice long hike from Adlington past Winter hill, Anglezarke moors, Great hill, then cross over to Cartridge hill.Ronald02/12/2012
In the last of daylight quickly up moorland from west. w/e York to Southport to see DadChris Pearson14/05/2012
An obvious summit, easier to approach from the south than the west.JohnStoneham07/04/2012
Visited Darwen tower (372m). Followed a good path around the moor to highest part. Crossed a BWF to a small cairn at 16.30.arranc21/03/2012
Came up from the nearby car park on a bitingly cold day. Funnily enough the wind seemed stronger and colder on the track up than it did on the tophillhiker04/02/2012
Visited quite a few times. Not much effort needed once Darwen Tower has been gained and it's much quieter. Some rather friendly cows in the fields to the west.Jake99426/10/2011
Carpark at SD 666.192. Access gate at corner of road, took different path to that on map, went to L of Y-shaped wood. Cairn not at highest point.Aye Jimmy28/08/2011
Easy parking SSW. Or parking for 1 by a gate to the W.destaylor15/07/2011
From car park on Belmont Road. adrianturner29/04/2011
Parked on the road 300m north of the CP which is locked at 17:30. Follow the track to a gate at 375m then along the w side of the fence.chrisbien01/03/2011
Car park to north west is Pay and Display. However, the machine was out of use. 50p for 2 hours when it's working.chriswatson07/07/2010
Evening walk.marktrengove30/06/2010
Walked up from the car park to the NW along with lots of others on a sponsored walk heading for the tower. Top near apex to fence? The small cairn about 20 meters from apex may not be highest point but still visited it.Father Ted23/05/2010
On a cool frosty bright afternoon...probably done before with SB when exploring Darwen Moors.Dugswell215/12/2007
wretched tussocky flat summit, view dull (Darwen much better). car pk 666214 (OS103), circular route incl Darwen Hill RHW09/03/2002
used to live near here - an awkward top to find from the better darwen tower- wait until after the heather has been burned!!gigglejon01/01/2000
BaggerGutt18/09/2018
carole engel15/08/2018
softsquare01/02/2018
kitp31/12/2017