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Name:Idle Hill [Werneth Low]
Hill number:5338
Height:279m / 915ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Tameside (UA)
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 96883 93002
Summit feature:grassy mound
Drop:112m
Col:167m  SJ979940  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) OL1W 277
Observations:mound is near compound containing communications masts
Survey:obvious summit
Comments:known locally as Werneth Low
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 134 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Werneth Low Country Park car park.Clach Liath12/10/2019
from Werneth Low memorial along trans pennine trail KeithByTheC07/06/2019
With Jo, from Visitor Centre on a cloudy day, colder than expected. Good Visibility. Continued to Etherow Country Park for a longer walk.amblerbob26/03/2019
From Compstall - Etherow country park - Etherow Goyt Valley Way. With Ellie dog.BLACKHILL14/02/2019
Walked through splendid woods from Etherow Visitor Centre,then various paths to top.With Oscar,Lily and Bridget.catman21/10/2018
With Grandma,Oscar and Catman.lilyrosieives21/10/2018
With Lily,Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge21/10/2018
With Lily,Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie21/10/2018
Parking area to E. of Golf Club entrance at SJ 96723 93003 - Short walk along road & bridleway to locked metal gate - Over gate & then less than 20yd to summit mound. (S)gerrybowes21/08/2018
Parked on road. You don't even have to jump the gate but can squeeze bewtween the gate post and the fence. The mound looks likely to be man made.clivevilla15/05/2018
Nice start to a 5 day break in Peak Dist, from free car pk in dis Uplands Quarry to cenotaph viewpoint (Manchester, Hyde and mts- even Clwydian, classic of Mottram church between Pennines either side of Longdendale), top of Apple Street, then along road to bag HP- a bit scrappy and views not as good as from cenotaph. Lots of people (and dogs) enjoying walk on a nice afternoon. With Petepwheeler11/03/2018
Bit of rough ground outwith the compound. Almost a drive by.jonglew23/01/2018
Nice hill shame about the golf course!thenomad30/10/2017
Parking: Pull-in at SJ 96591 92979. One gate to clamber over.David Evans23/04/2017
Parked in lay-by at SJ 96593 92985 and dawdled along past golfers and dag-walkers to the uninspiring summit. With AT and JT.Man of Kernow126/03/2017
Parked on road then went past dog walkers and golfers, jumped gate and onto grassy mound. Mart looked embarrassed!!As usual fog and cloud so no views.John Eley19/02/2017
1st hill of 5 today on a route from Hattersley station to Stalybridge. Through edge of houses to TPT then Track up past farm becoming Tameside trail to masts. Climbed over gates to grassy knoll and Also explored opposite side and Climbed over barbed wire fence into dense thicket of brambles and Rosebay willowherb But found this to be no higher So Grassy knoll wins! Pleasant views and surrounding area worthy of exploration. Descent via Tameside trail via Back wood with fantastic atmospheric green lane to Botham's hall.Dazingdale10/09/2016
En passant.summitsup29/06/2016
With K. Lots of middle class leisure seekers about.Ashley17/04/2016
Another stormy day with snow on the high peak (Kinder Scout & Shining Tor). We head for something lower. From the country park car park we follow the lane up to the masts & summit once conquered we retrace our steps but overshoot to pick up the trig further along the hill. objectives achieved its back to the car as the next shower sweeps in.briandavies28/03/2016
8/12 Long but pleasant day eight of twelve (Wold Newton/Normandby Top/Saxby Wold/South Field/Great Wold/Wooley Edge/West Nab/Idle Hill/Cown Edge/Robin Hoods Picking Rods/Mellor Moor/Eccles Pike)Fergalh23/01/2016
Revisit near the end of a 24hr TuMP walk from Sheffield to Stockport via Meltham Moor.Alex C18/07/2015
After a do in Buxton, picked up three Humps on way home, like this one easy roadside ascents.nordicstar21/06/2015
Radio masts and golf course on eastern end top of this hill. On the western end of this bill I'd the Birthdate trig flush bracket number s2752 so starting point of the Alan Dawson trig walk of life. Looks like white dental filler on the trig top NW side plus a fabulous array of differently coloured pebbles on the concrete mix giving it a wonderfully knobbly pebbly top.vegibagger17/05/2015
Walked up from Ethrow Country Park and did a 6 mile circular. Amazing views of the whole of Manchester below and hills all around. As stated below, deserves more than a quick 'bag' from the car park. Don't miss the nearby Hare and Hounds for a post walk pint, its even dog friendly.Lazylizzie24/10/2014
Nice little walk - 1.8 miles up and down - free parking at the Visitor Centremikependergast09/04/2014
Estimated date. With JCS.JOHNS01/02/2014
been up here numerous times as im fairly local.AvidSockWearer15/03/2013
Jumped out of car near masts and had a wander while Liz waited in the layby. Lovely day, lovely view!DanHolme18/02/2013
Parking at track junction close to summit.moorsman30/01/2013
From parking on the nearby road. I came up here then wandered down to the memorial.Easiest summit I've ever bagged..hillhiker21/12/2012
Easy walk in the dark.Simba18/11/2012
On a long circuit from New Mills via Lantern Pike, Werneth Low and the Peak Forest Canal.alistairpooler03/07/2012
Easy drive by which seems to be higher than the trig S 2752 a bit farther down the road.signyred08/06/2012
Walked from car park, should have driven!tim74708/05/2012
Drive by bagsimon and co20/04/2012
Cycled upmaildaz0901/04/2012
From road. adrianturner18/02/2012
5 minute walk from car.The Team30/12/2011
By golf course. Over a locked gate to stand on a raised area confirmed by GPS to be the top. 14.15. Most of Manchester in view.arranc16/10/2011
car park just West of Wernath Low Memorial hill. Over hill, SW onto road, left S past Romley golf course, Left past Gothic Farm, Left and across road, Right on path then Left to road near Compstall, across road path to either go North, Far Benfield; or Njoseph mitchell04/10/2011
P at Jnct of road and track beside top. Over gate to hump and then onto overgrown verge of track to make sure.chrisbien04/10/2011
Two minutes from parking area next to Werneth Low Golf Club. Over gate and in field next to mast is grassy summit bump. At side of nearby lane two massive concrete posts looked as high.Aye Jimmy15/09/2011
My first 'top' of 2011. Beware, do not approach along Apple Street from the north east (Hattersley), a dreadful single track. potholed lane which is CONCRETE near the top! Better to approach from Gee Cross, nice wide roads. Good views across Greater Manchcitygent17/01/2011
Top could be anywhere. Mound by the transmitter manmade presumably. Probably in the brambles. The edge of the brambles by the barbed wire is as high as anywhere.destaylor11/11/2010
From lower car park then up to Cenotaph then up past golf course to gain road and soon over gate to bag top. This area deserves a longer walk even on a dry grey morning. Natives friendly.Dugswell231/10/2010
5 minute stroll from carGeorge Gradwell08/08/2010
Parked on road at SJ 96728 93000. Summit is obvious grassy mound over a metal gate which is easily climbed.David Gradwell08/08/2010
Sunday afternoon stroll from Gee Cross. Shame the weather was overcast as the view from the nearby cenotaph should be huge!nosdrahcir07/02/2010
Less than two miles from home, I ride my bike here regularly.simocity06/08/2008