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Name:Featherbed Top
Hill number:3634
Height:544m / 1785ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Mersey, Trent
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Liverpool Bay, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Ethel
Grid ref:SK 09053 92089
Summit feature:no feature
Col:511m  SK088928  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1W
Observations:large flat summit area
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 267 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Part of Edale to MarsdenWhiteFeather01/06/2024
Parked on Snake Pass, walked up. Wind and pouring rain.justin_j_evans15/07/2023
Diversion off PW on way from Mill HIll to Snake Pass. Remarkable how featureless this hill is. Uniformly wet grassland but not too wet anywhere after snow melt and showers. Featureless isn't so bad when it means no peat hags! With Pete.pwheeler18/03/2023
PW then a beeline for the summit of Featherbed Top then linked up with PW further in before heading to Mill Hill. The PW is paved all the way which makes it quick but detracts somewhat too. 1h 54m 5.87 miles.clivevilla14/02/2023
From parking spot on Snake Pass on a windy December day with great visibility. Diverted off Pennine Way to Featherbed Top then aimed for east side of upper gate clough to pick up shooters path down to the Snake Path to Mill Hill. Pennine way back to the start.Lazylizzie29/12/2022
In a circuit including Alport Moor (not a Tump) from A57 at Upper North Grainsteveb200620/12/2022
10th and highest of 13 Tumps on a circular drive from Kilnhurst.Mark Jackson01/08/2022
From the Snake summit with Nell the dog. Along the PW to 08455 92161 then up to top (marked with a small stick) via a faint path to the south of a stream. Back to the PW and along to Mill Hill then back to the Snake.Glenelg09/07/2022
On own. From A57 Snake Pass summit along slabbed Pennine Way then across moorland to indistinct summit.Beeliner23/05/2022
A short stroll across the bog, close to the slabbed Pennine Way, from Snake Pass (roadside parking). HP- indistinct tussock. Sheep and lambs. Not too wet today. Wild views.Denise 07/05/2022
From Snake Pass initially S along the paved Pennine way before heading SE over rough but smooth grass to the gently domed summit. High point marked by short cane with red and white tape.RichardM07/05/2022
From Snake Pass. Took direct route, followed vehicle tracks but no real advantage as just as boggy as everywhere else. Nice spot on a sunny day, but very windy due to Storm MalikRoguePulsar29/01/2022
From Snake pass, after Mill Hill, with Rick and dogs.jenx16/01/2022
With jenx and pups. From parking on Snake pass road. PW to Mill Hill, return w diversion over Featherbed Top. Cloudy all way but generally dry.nordicstar16/01/2022
Roadside parking where PW intersects Snake Pass (SK 0880 9290). PW south for short distance then across the moor. On to Mill Hill.jonglew23/11/2021
Up in Leeds for a hen-do and decided the best way to shake off a hangover was via some walking in the peaks on the way home. Did a few miles north of the reservoir at Crowden before driving south to pick up this hill. Heavens opened just as I got out the car with sideways icy rain, and stopped just as I returned soaked to the core. Oh well, another hill done.MysteriousSue03/10/2021
Started at Snake Pass. It was sunny and cool perfect walking weather. This was primarily a revisit to Bleaklow. Last time I was here was nearly 30 years ago on a wet and windy day with zero visibility. I remember spending ages trying to find the summit and being uncertain hence the revisit. Today was a simple walk along the Pennine Way to Bleaklow. On route I saw plenty of Red Grouse, Meadow Pipits and Ravens. As I arrived at the large cairn I saw Golden Plovers and a beautiful Short Eared Owl. I must have got lucky as with the early start I was on my own. I visited the large cairn and found the tiny cairn marking the true summit. I visited the neighbouring vegetated peat hag as well. Great views to Manchester and north to the South Pennines and Yorkshire Dales. On the way back I went via Higher Shelf Stones where I saw a few lone walkers. There were lots of Wheatears and Meadow Pipits in the rocks. I headed back to the Pennine Way via the crashed Superfortress. When I got back to the isabelle03/08/2021
On way back from Silver DofE Climbed from Snake PassJK14/07/2021
Bagged on route whilst completing my 3 Peak challenge. 35km bagging Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinderdazedemon10/07/2021
Directly up easy ground from high point of Snake Pass. KeithByTheC12/06/2021
K Nothing on the boggy summit apart from birdlife (a pair of golden plovers); some pools and the remnant of a single post nearby. Up from summit of the Snake.crazy29/05/2021
Glossop-Doctor's Gate- Higher Shelf Stones-Featherbed Top (easy walking) - Mill Hill - Harry Hut - Glossoptrimarc215/10/2020
With Mel and Helen.Chris Ellis14/08/2020
On return from mill hillLongwojo26/07/2020
From Snake Pass on the way to Mill Hillclimbingkershaw21/07/2020
Plenty of roadside parking where PW crosses A57 (SK 087 928). Along PW to approx SK 084 921, then E over moor to Featherbed Top to tramp around on all possible high points. Back to PW and along the paved route to cairn at track junction at summit of Mill Hill. 10km with only 120m ascent in 2 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan22/06/2020
From roadside parking on snake pass to the North East, just under Six miles in Two hours using the Pennine way and a little diversion to pick up Featherbed top, continued onto Mill hill.WAYNE ROWLETT23/05/2020
Solo, on the West Bromwich MC coach day trip to the hills. These outings once a month, great value. Long may they continue!JtwoUD08/12/2019
A figure of eight walk from A57 taking in High Shelf Stones, Bleaklow Head, Featherbed Top and Mill Hill on a beautiful September day.Ramblingpaul19/09/2019
Featherbed Top and Mill Hill from Snake Pass, while walking a section of the Pennine Way.rhalstead04/08/2019
Featherbed Top from GR: SK 08815 92912ronaldo33309/06/2019
Debs and Talisker from top of Snake PassMountain Goat09/11/2018
16.9 miles, 2159ft Pennine Way and Kinder Scout walk.stephenbuda11/10/2018
From top of Snake Pass on sunny afternoon to top of Mill Hill,then back along Pennine Way to easy ascent of very dry Featherbed Top.With Oscar.catman31/08/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie31/08/2018
From Snake Pass Inn via Ashop Clough, with Mill Hill. Return via Lady Clough. Bog factor = outrageousRedAndy5415/04/2018
From Snake pass. Featherbed Top, Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow Head and Alport Moor. Grey and Windy.Alunrees3306/04/2018
Followed the Pennine Way from the Snake Pass for a short while and then broke off up to the summit. Descended down into Ashop Clough and then followed the path in Lady Clough back to the car.Wheelsy03/12/2017
Easy bag from top of Snake Pass. No path.ijpowell29/09/2017
Circular from Glossop, up via Doctor's Gate and PW. Real bog-trot this and with low cloud quickly moved onto Mill Hill.JOHNS11/08/2017
Parking for Featherbed Top and Mill Hill SK 08761 92930 on A57. Featherbed Top first, then down to paved path all the way to Mill Hill.David Evans30/04/2017
From the Birchin Clough car park on the A57. Took the track through Lady Clough forest into Ashop Clough, then track up the dale. Left it at its highest point for a heather slog up to the summit. Walk continued to Mill Hill. With AT and JT on a fine day.Man of Kernow126/03/2017
From roadside parking on A57. Not very far but rain, thick fog and driving wind meant navigation by compass and GPS hard as we quickly got wet trousers. Should have put on waterproofs earlier. With MartJohn Eley19/02/2017
Fog and frost. Indeterminate summit but at least the bog was frozen solid. Then along Pennine Way to Mill Hill.Campbell Singer26/01/2017
Indistinct summit but wandered around the area on return from Mill Hill to car park on A57 Snake road. Solo.bolton28/12/2016
Just a bogAlex1759529/09/2016
With Rob. Ashop Clough-Mill Hill (after being knee deep in a bog)-Featherbed Top- through the plateau- Ashop Clough. Epic, boggy and heathery. ;)dromeas13/08/2016
with Vas from Ashop Cloughrkid8413/08/2016
With Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/07/2016
Quick up & down from Snake pass.Featureless hill.mart079710/04/2016