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Name:Holly Bank
Hill number:7741
Height:308m / 1010ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Oldham (CoU), Tameside (UA)
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Tump (300-399m), Subhump
(Tu,3,sHu)
Grid ref:SD 96485 02985
Summit feature:ground by trig point
Drop:95m
Col:213m  SD967032  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) OL1W 277
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 49 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in lay-by to the west. Grassy pasture. No cattle.Campbell Singer11/11/2018
Parked in mini layby to west as others.Initial path blocked by frisky bullocks,so went south to pick up excellent Tameside Trail.Fine views from top,then on to Quick Edge.With Oscar.catman17/10/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie17/10/2018
Parked in layby SD9618403240 then fp SE to trig. Great views then down Holly Bank and up fp to Quick Edge. Minor detour off fp to summit. Met a man turning his horse out who didn't seem too bothered.John Eley06/10/2018
Train and then bus to Top Mossley - took footpath to side of The Goat - Cross then summit & trig. Mossley Organics for treats then a couple of pints at the Rising Sun before trekking homewards.briandavies30/06/2017
Parked at pull-in in Lane Head Road SD 96201 03076. On nearby ROW for one minute, then straight to trig.David Evans23/04/2017
Easy parking in a mini layby on the road to the west. The footpath can be followed from the layby (rather than climbing a bank 30m further on). Join the main track after 10m, go through a gate and soon the trig comes into view on the right. 10 minutes returnmoorsman19/02/2017
Walked from Mossley station to Holly bank, then Quick Edge and back to Mossley via the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Roaches (track of old railway line). Good views from the top, surprisingly few people around as it's quite an urban walkLazylizzie18/02/2017
8th and penultimate top of the day on a 17 mile walk from Marsden to Mossley station, climbing Pule hill, Ox Hey top, Harrop Edge, Delph hill, Badger Edge, Wharmton and Quick Edge dropping down to the road at the bottom. Head-torch on as darkness has descended. Took signposted fp up until reaching brow of ridge. Stiles allow access into fenced areas. Agree with D Gradwell summit on grassy mound.The lights of the conurbations sparkle below. Continued on ridge dropping down to reach Mossley road.Dazingdale29/10/2016
from Lydgate church, Quick Edge, Holly Bank, Luzley Brows, canal towpath then up Wharmton, back to start.joseph mitchell30/05/2016
A 3 Tump circular walk / jog -Quick Edge - Luzley Brows -Holly Bank. detour to Hartshead Pike tower - gang of 6th formers chilling out -most on their smart phones.. slanting fp back down NEChris Pearson05/08/2015
As for David Gradwell.arranc03/06/2015
Parked in lay-by to WNW, then up footpath to trig.Dugswell201/05/2015
out caching this evening . great views in great weather.AvidSockWearer31/07/2014
Sunday 14.26vegibagger08/12/2013
Parked fairly easily on road to west. Footpath and pasture. Stroll-.destaylor19/09/2013
Short walk from lane to W, when eventually found it. Bitterly cold on top.Aye Jimmy24/02/2013
Fairly grotty top. Went up from the road so the view was a bit of a surprise.simon and co20/04/2012
From west. Warm and hazy.Alan Caine24/03/2012
From road W of hill. adrianturner11/03/2012
Quick walk up from lane to the west, very small layby just after footpath sign. Pleasant enough spot,good views.citygent14/02/2012
convenient missing strip of barbed wire 50m short of trigBramley07/01/2012
Small lay-by on Lane Head Road at SD 96176 03248. Watch out for half hidden stile on high bank just south of lay-by. Summit is grass mound 4m N of trig.David Gradwell29/11/2009
Up and down from Mossley in an hour between trains. Lovely stroll with great views.Jake99415/03/2009
pasture summit, nice view. path from W, park briefly in gateway RHW20/08/2005
Used to live within a kilometre - often went up when walking the dog.Martin R31/12/1999
walked this route loads of timesemily01/01/1990
Iang29/06/2019
GaryJones19/03/2019
jimbloomer23/02/2019
stevent080919/06/2018
Andy West06/05/2018
Alan Whatley03/11/2017
Ozymandias26/11/2016
mart079706/08/2016
andrew brown12/07/2016
Mark Sims07/06/2016
ngthack14/12/2014
GordonAdshead06/09/2014
tim74717/05/2014
PeteF16/02/2013
Craig6718/11/2012
carole engel25/08/2012
asbown21/07/2012
George Gradwell29/11/2009
Edwin Gradwell29/11/2009
Mac.Hawk09/12/2006
andrew.allum01/01/2000
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