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Name:Featherbed Moss
Hill number:5610
Height:541m / 1775ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire (CoU), Oldham (CoU)
Grid ref:SE 04643 01173
Summit feature:trig point
Col:531m  SE051014  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1W
Observations:ground 100m SE is about 50cm lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Mistakenly thought to be a joint County Top
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 98 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
As part of lovely snowy trek with DazzJoolz50002/02/2019
On own. Parked at Dove Stones Reservoir car park. 60 pence for 3 hours, £1.30 all day. Chew Road > Chew Reservoir > Black Chew Head Oldham UA summit > Featherbed Moss trig point > Hoarstone Edge Tameside UA summit > Alphin Pike trig point > Dove Stones Reservoir car park.Beeliner24/10/2018
Up from Crowden on the Pennine WayTigger424223/08/2017
Crowden, Hoarstone Edge, Featherbed Moss, Black Chew Head, meteor crash site, Black Hill, White Low, Crowden. In snow flurries, frozen ground and thick cloud with Mart & Daisy.John Eley22/01/2017
Final home county hill of 141 - easier walk from Black Chew Head than we expected. With Neil HMark Sims10/10/2016
From Black Chew Head. Followed fence line SW to public footpath where small often indistinct track leads to trig.mart079719/03/2016
8/8 Last of great day in peak district (Chinley Churn/Chinley Churn Old GR/Mount Famine/South Head/White Low/Black Hill/Black Chew Head/Featherbed Moss)Fergalh19/03/2016
2nd hill of 5 today, starting from Mossley, to reservoir, on bearing to Hoarstone edge and then exploration of Stable stones brow and high land in between Hoarstone edge amd Alphin pike. Took bearing to near Chew Hurdles then Se to avoid worst of the cloughs and then on bearing to Featherbed moss. Beautiful white trig appeared in the wind and rain!Dazingdale08/02/2016
Spine Race 2016 - Pennine WayRichCranswick09/01/2016
On a walk from Marsden to Hadfield.alistairpooler25/10/2015
I parked at Crowden and then followed the Pennine Way, then North West to Laddow Moss, then Black Chew Head from there, there is no path!, so it is a time to test your map reading and walking on a bearing skills, particularly, when is pouring with irain and your are lost in cloud! Pillar good condition, very exposed at the base, no views at all today.griefmiester21/09/2015
Crowden -> Featherbed Moss -> Chew Reservoir -> Hoarstone Edge -> Black Chew Head -> Black Hill -> White Low. Not recommended in anything but dry weather, very boggy in places once off the paved path! From Featherbed moss I'm certain that heading north to the track by the reservoir rather than trying to cross over Windgate Edge saved a bit of time/discomfort, also allows you to walk along the edge itself which is far more interesting :)the_adam18/07/2015
With Black Chew Head from Crowdon via Pen WayPepandJen05/07/2015
Solo.Dangerous Dave04/06/2015
Done with Claire. Sunny day without any complications. This trig point is rarely visited and the location benefits from it. You have gotta like moors and bog trotting though.Aimless Rambler22/03/2015
Crowden car park N. along Pennine Way for a couple of hundred metres NW along track & then across Rakes Moss (not recommended) to trig point. (Solo) Continued to Black Chew Moss & met up with PM & CM.gerrybowes29/12/2014
With Jo, circular walk from Crowden: Laddow Rocks, Featherbed Moss, Black Chew Head (pole appears to be about 25m south of spot height on OS map), Black Hill (higher ground north of trig?), White Low, returning via Hey Edge trig and the interesting quarries. Weather; generally sunny with high intermittent clouds, cool breeze, good visibility.amblerbob04/08/2014
Walked from Crowden up to White Low, Black Hill, out and back to Black Chew Head and across to Featherbed Moss trig, walk south of trig on very hard terrain and eventually found the Pennine Way again, back into Crowden.DanTrig03/08/2014
From Dovestones Reservoir pay and display car park (£1.30 for all day parking). Hoarstone Edge > Black Chew Head > Featherbed Moss.David Gradwell24/07/2014
From Black Chew Head very isolated spot with OS trig point badly eroded at base .Haygalzer20/06/2014
From Crowden CP. Up to PW and followed through to Laddow rocks, w Jenx. FP to boundary fence, then back to get trig on Featherbed Moss. Black Chew Head 'post' on a day of scuttering heavy showers but reasonable vis inbetween. Onward to Black Hill, then a soggy moorland path to White Low and Westend Moss. Descent easily down good (if wet) paths to start.nordicstar11/05/2014
Walking Group walk. Walked as part of Peak District ranger walk - navigation grade C. Cloudy, mist came down in the afternoon. Started at Dove Stone Reservoir ascended Chew Road to Chew Reservoir then along southern edge to Green Grain. Used bearing of 142 from here to trig point. Distance = 10.5km. Average moving speed = 3.9km/h. Time moving = 2:43. Ascent = 273mpaulnewby8117/11/2013
With 3636. Easy parking Crowden. Pennine Way to gate then partly path for the 400m ish to Black Chew Head. Path mainly indistinct from the gate to Featherbed Moss.destaylor19/09/2013
Very sunny day up from Crowdensimon and co11/07/2013
Crowden>Featherbed Moss>Black Chew Head>Black Hill>White Low>Crowden. One of the hardest walks for the distance ever walked. Springy, boggy, lots of potential to twist ankles, lying snow in groughs so no way of knowing how deep they were and caught out a few times. I'm glad I have ticked this foursome off but I'm not sure I would return, the going is just so unpleasant. I hope the man we met on the top managed to get back OK, he didn't seem to know where he was going. Enjoyed the food, beers and whisky in Sheffield afterwards though.RichieRambler16/02/2013
If walking from Dove Stones reservoir look for a small path at the end of Chew reservoir heading towards the trig point. Although this quickly disappears amongst the peat groughs, if you continue on the same line it is a twenty minutes heather bash direct to the top.moorsman28/01/2013
From Dove Stones Reservoir. adrianturner11/03/2012
Across snow tussocks from Chew Reservoir. Hard work!citygent14/02/2012
sunny, warm. Dovestones res., Hoarstone Edge,this, Black Chew Head, Black hill, raven stones, Ashway rocksjoseph mitchell20/04/2011
From Crowden.Wheelsy12/12/2009
Headed upstream from Lad's Leap to visit this while walking along the edges from Crowden to Tintwistle. Very remote for the Peak District!Jake99401/04/2009
Visited on a snowy nights geocaching with Ian. Saw lots of mountain hare tracks.simocity06/01/2009
Walked up with the dog on a cold and snowy afternoon.Flipperfeet12/12/2008
Date estimatedJames Hickman14/09/2008
Trig visit. Not been to Chew Valley before - v impressive scenery below resr, moorland above. Faint path from NNW leaves mapped path just W of eastermost stream, avoiding deep peat hags. Plenty of planes c/o M'cr airport.RHW31/10/2007
Climbed as part of boring route taking in Black Hill, Black Chew Head and Featherbed Moss. Warmish June day, but 25m visibility in places. Also bagged West Nab.jester6912/06/2007
As part of the Dark Peak summits, on a round that included Alderman's Hill and Alphin Pike. Wish I'd bagged Black Chew Head as well - but I didn't, alas. Next time!DanHolme01/04/2007
From Crowden to Laddow Rocks, to Black Chew Head, then across to TP on Featherbed Moss. Peat bogs mostly dry so no real problem. Descended via Lad's Leap back to Crowden.Aye Jimmy16/09/2006
Started at Wessenden Head to Black Hill, Black Chew Head to Featherbed Moss with SB, very good visibility.Dugswell201/10/2000
from Dovestones as a circularemily01/05/1998
New Chew orienteering eventAndyS02/03/1997
Solo bog trot. Done after Black Hill and Black Chew Head.mikejacobs21/04/1996
with TonyWhithaugh21/02/1988
Solo on Saddleworth Five Trigs anytime challenge walk 20 miles, from Marsden Yh in same week as 20 mile Bog Dodgers Way and later YHA Peak 50 miles, and having cycled from home staying at hostels.Chris Pearson24/06/1981
During PW walkbeorwulf30/04/1980
Ben Rinnes14/08/2018