Name:Fordoles Head
Hill number:5498
Height:141.8m / 465ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
SMC/RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
Topographical area:EP07 Kinder-shining
Grid ref:SK 51322 93384
Summit feature:no feature 15m ENE of trig point
Col:133.5m  SK 5144 9388  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 111
(1:25k) 279S
Observations:ground is 0.3m higher than base of trig point
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Replaced by 19883 Cownhill as Tump and Doncaster UA top April 2024
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in Armory's Hill Way, back to Dale Hill Road. Turn right for a few yards and there is a track which goes along the ridge deviating to go around a house. It enters a field and hp is in the next field a short distance from the edge.clivevilla09/11/2023
From the SSE. Easy parking in Amorys Holt Way (SK 5191 9265) which lies 40m or so E. of start of track & then bridleway - A pleasant walk along along track which is bordered by an attractive area of woodland; popular with Maltby residents, especially dog walkers - Short distance over cereal crop to trig point & summit; crop still short enough to place feet between rows.gerrybowes06/04/2023
parked at Foredoles farm and along bridlepath to trig and summitgrumpy18/01/2023
3 of 3 on 12 mile walk starting in maltby. Approached from footpath in hellaby to the south then turn right after spiked fence ends at field corner and up the hillThe-Z-Man22/05/2022
bagged with seanjordanwalmsley198722/05/2022
Easy walk up bridleway from north. Pleasant views, very muddy.Nick Canute08/02/2022
Here for the trigpoint TP:UK log: With coinea. Easy enough walk from Fordole farm.thejackrustles11/10/2021
Surprisingly enjoyable! Bridleway from Addison Road.Nicky C10/04/2021
Foredoles Head from GR: SK 51239 94080ronaldo33307/07/2020
Evening sunshine feeling like late summer.Wycombe Wanderer19/05/2020
Parked in Lilley Hall Road then crossed Addison Road continuing down Lilley Hall Road past Lilley Hall Farm and on to Foredoles Head Road following field boundary to trig pillar.mntainman04/02/2020
On own. Parked on Empire Drive to SE. Short walk up Orchard Grove, footpath through woods then along Foredoles Head Lane to trig point and adjacent summit.Beeliner11/08/2019
Parked at Fordoles Farm, could have driven most of the way. HP and trig pillar not too far into an arable field.jonglew11/04/2019
Parked to the SE in Amorys Holt Way SK 519926.David Evans25/03/2019
Parked just after the last house on the bridleway that runs past Foredoles farm, Ten minutes tops from were I parked.WAYNE ROWLETT17/02/2019
Easy walk from Addison Rdjohnkenyon20/01/2019
Parked at start of short track. Easy 10 minute walk.jedthehumanoid26/08/2018
Reached on run from near Foredoles Farm, then on to Beacon Hill.stever19/03/2018
Bike ride from Wadworth, completing Doncaster Tumps, then on to Beacon Hill and Fanfield.IanHHill15/02/2018
From housing estate to SE, popular dog walkers route on a Saturday morning.rhalstead02/12/2017
Easy parking along Addison Road in Maltby to the SE of the unmade up road. Road appears to stop at a house but, in fact, veers to the left around it. Straightforward walk to the trig, about 15 minutes return.moorsman26/09/2017
From car on Lilly Hall Road to south in case parking at the farm was a problem. I was expecting to see the trig at the other side of the path for some reason, but having checked again it's definitely still where it should be!the_adam03/12/2016
Parked by farm and followed track to trig and summit.Ramblingpaul04/11/2016
From farm to SE.Wheelsy28/09/2016
Last piece of the Wakefield/Donvaster jigsaw leaving one in each for the 16th October track from north to trig on still incarcerated wheat fieldvegibagger23/08/2016
From Farm, just beyond trigPeterD20/06/2016
After pillar followed field edges into adjoining field which looked higher.Dusty23/05/2016
1st of three hills with Lexi Rue, my partner's Labradoodle on an 18+ mile walk from Conisbrough station to Rotherham. After briefly visiting Conisbrough castle to buy some nice Plum wine we headed on tracks and lanes to Clifton (past an Alpaca sanctuary) using a footpath to head for a transmission tower. Glorious day. We veered off on a bearing to take in the indistinct summit before visiting the trig but i first checked that the land about 300m away wasnt higher (where the crop changes there is a slight dip before reaching a broad track) but it was 1m lower. We carried on en-route to Beacon hill.Dazingdale21/04/2016
Parked on Lilly hall road. Nice 10 minute walk to the trig and then a few metres more to the highest point. Got back to car with very muddy boots.SEMC16/04/2016
Simple stroll from farm after interesting visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.catman10/04/2016
From Foredoles Farm along lane. Good views westwards.Campbell Singer25/03/2016
Parked up by the farm and walked south down the lane with Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/12/2015
2/15 Second 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
From Lilly Hall Lane to South.ngthack09/09/2015
Parked at Foredoles farm and had a 25 minute solo trip very close to the trig point. The field was high in fodder.bolton24/07/2015
The last of 9 county high points today...getting dark so time to head back to London!mcallmar08/04/2015
A revisit for Martin Richardson's Doncaster TUMP completion with cake and whisky so don't tell Rob Woodall.Dugswell222/11/2014
Hic, burp. Whoo whoo a completion - so exciting. A trig adds to the fun.Martin R22/11/2014
Walked to top from pathway starting in Maltby. Nice 15 min walk to top.bolieve16/08/2014
Parked on verge at start of Foredoles Lane by farm. Wide enough not to block lane. No one came out of farm or adjacent bungalow to complain. Pleasant walk along lane to trig, which is in a field with no fence. Trig in arable field, but tractor track meant didn't damage the crops.Hillsidenick31/05/2014
Parked on verge on road to the north. Walk down lane past farm. No sign to show where boundary crosses the field south of column.arranc21/04/2014
Stopped on the way home from Yeadon, Leedsmagirob27/03/2014
From Carr Lane (SK 514899). Walk around Maltby area.Richard Gunn07/12/2013
Been up here many times. Muddy as always.DGG23/11/2013
No obvious place to park near Foredales Farm so approached along Lilly Hall Farm Lane to the south.Newton Maximus18/09/2013
Parked at Foredoles farm, walked along lane. TP out in field but crop only just growing, runnels to walk along. Highest point appears to be slight brow just E of TP. Back to car in brief but torrential hail shower.Aye Jimmy13/05/2013
Reasonable views from here - not exactly sure of the high point, so went to all likely points, just to make sure.madaddo30/04/2013
Parking OK at Foredoes. Wide track all the way. Trig about 10-15m inside arable field.destaylor20/12/2012
Second top on my first day bagging with Greg and George. Parked at farm then 10 minute walk up track. Muddy in places.Daddy and Greg14/10/2012
From Foredoles farm, down the dry track (can see where mud can be!) and jogged up to field w trig in 4mins. Mown rapeseed this year. Funny field 100m to NE looks higher, strolled across it to make sure. Easy access from J1 on M18.nordicstar12/08/2012
Nice easy walk from Foredoles farm. The crop had been cut so the trig was easy to find.garyhoney21/08/2011
Quite a nice walk up from the farm. No mud but crops to contend with.simon and co19/07/2011
Well cared for trig (well the brass plate has been painted to make the lettering stand out!) in a field of winter wheat. Easy access from track to northsignyred14/02/2011
Eighth top today at dusk. Frozen ground meant cleaner shoes than some other baggers. Nice hill shape but flattish summit.Dugswell230/01/2011
Quick walk up muddy track from Foredales farm. My boots need cleaning!citygent19/01/2011
parked in drive near entrance to foredoles farm - quick out and back - very true about muddyPhil M13/01/2011
Mud and more mud, up lane by farmBramley30/12/2010
found the trig point today. last time i visited it was hidden in a field of oil seed rapesteven ruffles20/04/2009
Slightly muddy track. Trig easy to see this time of year.The Team07/12/2008
Parked on the estate to the south east and walked up the footpath from there. Not a bad stroll. The flush bracket on the trig is painted white for some reason.Father Ted11/10/2008
My first point bagged. Climbed with 10 month old Greg and our lass. Starting from the farm, this is a nice 10 minute stroll, but a bit muddy in places. Trig was easy to see when the crop has been cut.jason and greg08/09/2008
Nice walk but couln`t find trig as crop in field was higher than my wife.Nasty dog tried to eat my mutt on walk back to car.electricratman02/06/2008
Couldn't find trig pillar due to high crop but a nice local dog walker told me where it was and managed to find it.chris creedy25/05/2008
Nice views from around the trig pillar. Heavy duty mud though!Nick16/12/2007
Trig Pillar 30 Metres in field, the ground to the east may be a couple of metres higher? Nice sunny evening making the most of my trip home from work.Glenelg11/09/2007
nice views on a sunny dayjohnfwoolley02/09/2007
Trig point accessed by very muddy track (the sort of mud that adds several pounds in weight to your shoes). Reasonable sunset over the lights of Doncaster.wheresthepath04/12/2005
Trig pillar near Fordoles Head Lane (track)webmaster11/04/2005
Called by on the way back to Sheffield from a befuddling computer training course at DoncasterChris Pearson01/03/1992
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