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Name:Fir Hill - Harthill Field
Hill number:5534
Height:157m / 515ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:Rotherham (UA)
Class:Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:SK 49448 79709
Summit feature:no feature: ground by covered reservoir
Col:134m  SK498781  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 120
(1:25k) 269
Observations:summit is 100m NW of trig point
Comments:Hill 16804 could be equal height making it joint Rotherham UA top
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  • Rotherham current county/UA top
  • Gate locked - access from gate 100m N

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 87 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With E. Parked at gates and walked round padlocked gates up track to covered reservoir. Nipped over fence to visit trig point as well. Crops growing but was able to follow tractor tracks and avoid any damage.Beeliner22/04/2019
Ground at SW corner covered resr a good contender.jonglew11/04/2019
Passing by road. Parked in layby next to village entrance sign. As others, walked around the edge of the fence up to the top. Spotted the trig point in the neighbouring field.jedthehumanoid24/03/2019
Parked at the entrance to the underground reservoir, gate padlocked so walked round and it only take five minutes tops.WAYNE ROWLETT17/02/2019
Parked by reservoir entrance.Uninspiring top.With Oscar.catman20/01/2019
With Catman.oscarrosie20/01/2019
Nice quick stretch of the legs.Live27/01/2018
A day trip down to Birmingham to collect a speaker cabinet...and 15 new hills completed on the journey :) All done by the simplest methods already given by othersthe_adam27/01/2018
Same as Campbell Singer. No more than 5 minute's.David Evans07/01/2018
From layby next to village sign. Strange to see a big fence and gate you can just walk around?rhalstead02/12/2017
Parked at the reservoir gate. Easy access to the right of gate. No need to scale it. Easy walk up to reservoir and environs . Walked round and onto top.Campbell Singer08/11/2017
Parked in nearby lay by and walked around gate as per other visitorsRamblingpaul29/06/2017
Parked at entrance to reservoir. Walked around gate up to and over reservoir to summit.mart079724/03/2017
Stopped but there was some kind of work going on just beyond the gate, needs a revisit!the_adam03/12/2016
Parked by locked gates and walked south. No hedge to impede access. quick walk to HP and also top of reservoir.PeterD26/10/2016
Parked at the locked gate and walked around it! -the hedge has been cut down! Walked up drive to reservoir. Solo.Dangerous Dave05/05/2016
From the parking space on the road. Quickly climbed over the gate and a couple of minutes walk to the top.SEMC16/04/2016
1/15 First of fifteen on a wet and very windy day (Fir Hill/Foredales Head/Bee Low/Chelmorton Low/Nether Low/Dow Low (Brier Low)/High Wheeldon/Revidge/Merryton Low/Wolfscote Hill/Wetton Hill/High Edge/Upper Edge/Thirkelow Rocks/Sir William Hill)Fergalh29/11/2015
Next to covered res. Also visited trig. No crop.ngthack09/09/2015
Found a previous bagger's whistle on lanyard caught on the spiky hedge gap. Funny to find evidence of others playing this odd game. Picked up a million or so grass seeds stuck in my socks wading over the summit reservoir meadow and across fence to edge of wheat field but stopped as no runnels led to trig.Chris Pearson30/07/2015
Parked in a small area downhill from the access gate to the reservoir. There is a gap in the hedge uphill from the gate. A short solo walk to the alleged high point.bolton24/07/2015
Went through gap in hedge about 25m south of reservoir entrance and then up access track. Went over to look at the trig in the field but didn't fancy tramping through the farmer's crops.Wheelsy13/07/2015
The 8th of 9 county high points todaymcallmar08/04/2015
From NW, parked in layby, entered R of resr gate, came back along ridge to mast and down to field gate, easier. Natural highpoint probably under resr (undefended) towards S edge, 'official' spot height is at fence.RHW21/12/2014
From gate at side of road. Path a little overgrown in places to get to top. Not bad views for little top.bolieve16/08/2014
Park at entrance to reservoir. Through gap in hedge 25m to south and through trees on feint path in grass to summit bu edge of reservoir. Didn't bother with trig as lower, but would have been easy to bag over fence from reservoir compund.Hillsidenick31/05/2014
Trig in field of winter wheat. High point is presumably man made (reservoir).arranc19/04/2014
Stopped on the way home from Yeadon, Leedsmagirob27/03/2014
Parked in lay-by then crept under metal barrier in hedge 100m to south of gated access to reservoir. Walked around perimeter of reservoir then carried on walking north around edge of field to walk back to car via public footpath which comes back out on main road 50m to north of laybaypwhitaker_196607/12/2013
Through the gap in the hedge just south of the reservoir gates. Looks pretty well used!Newton Maximus18/09/2013
From Whitwell Common.Richard Gunn09/09/2013
From layby just S of Harthill village. Gap in hedge has gate and track to communications mast. Short distance away is covered reservoir, highest point seems to be between this and a fence towards SW corner. Some distance away to SE in field stands TP.Aye Jimmy13/05/2013
Like others, went through hole in fence. Felt like trespassing, so quickly went on top of reservoir mound, and quickly down again.madaddo30/04/2013
Gate firmly locked - metal fencing goes a few metres in each direction. Gaps in hedge or from the gate to W of trig.destaylor20/12/2012
First top done with Greg and George (4 and 2) and the high point of my home town. From the lay-by over the gate and a 5 min walk to the top. Good views for a small hill.Daddy and Greg14/10/2012
On way home, parked at Water Board gate (just). Big fence, hole repaired. Down road 200m to gate into filed, new mown corn. To trig easily (as well mown) and then into back of reservoir compound over low fence. Cut back round near to way in through hedge.nordicstar12/08/2012
drive by on the way back from honrymoon with Bellamr bounce09/08/2012
Bagged on the way to Clumber Park on Saturday. Great view, especially across to Sheffield (and Wharncliffe Chase in the distance).DanHolme04/08/2012
Nipped up on the way home through break in fence.Glenelg23/03/2012
I too walked through the hole in the hedge by the lay-by. Loads of beer cans and rubbish on the top - must have been a party. Rotherham must be taking notice of this site as the potholes had been repaired!simon and co08/02/2011
Bagged the trig first then very easy access from cultivated field to south side of reservoir complex.Dugswell230/01/2011
Summit in water board compound access, by hole in the hedge just beyond the locked entrance gate.citygent19/01/2011
parked by reservoir gate - gate open so walked in - on way back spotted man in van leaving and locking gate - had to find gap in hedge to get out - suspect I might have been trespassingPhil M13/01/2011
Pothole in the layby is really bad, my car went over it with a real bang. Shame about all the rubbish dumped up the pathway as well. Good view from the top.The Team05/04/2009
Ditto chris creedy.Nice reservoir.electricratman02/06/2008
Parked in layby and walked through gap in hedge.Very pleasant for a covered reservoir and decent views.chris creedy25/05/2008
Came through spinney just North of the reservoir. Fence comes to an end.alwaysinshorts06/03/2008
good views and a trig what more could you want from a topjohnfwoolley22/12/2007
Walked up track thru the gate north of reservoir entrance and thru hedge at the top. Easy and very nice views from top of reservoir, higher than trig point in next field. There are now 2 potholes in the layby!!Nick16/12/2007
Got to top of reservoir easily but thought trig had gone missing until I spotted it's top just sticking out of the nearby cornfield.signyred10/08/2007