Name:Black Hill
Hill number:2810
Height:582m / 1909ft
SMC/RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire, Kirklees
County (CoH):Cheshire (CoH)
County (CoA):West Yorkshire (CoA)
Topographical area:EP07 Kinder-shining
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Aire, Mersey
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:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Ethel,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Clem
Grid ref:SE 07699 04603
Summit feature:rough grass mound
Col:417m  SE140005  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1W
Observations:ground by trig point 140m NE at SE 07817 04688 is c 1m lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Trig point is the historic county top for Cheshire (in the panhandle), the hill summit location was in Yorkshire.
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  • West Yorkshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Cheshire historic county top
  • Kirklees current county/UA top


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Test hill log for Black Hilldavetestuser02/05/2024
a training run up from Tintwhistle.. Many, many previous ascents over the decades!Shutterlag24/04/2024
Out and back from the butty van on the A365MountainTerrier13/01/2024
A great 9.2km walk with stunning views and beautifully varied terrainSlopingOff26/10/2023
From Black Chew Head, down to rocky footpath which runs alongside Crowden Great Brook. Probably my favourite view in the world. Stone path, interrupted by boggy patches and a few stream crossings, all the way up to Black Hill summit and trig point. Soldiers Lump (in Derbyshire) seems to be higher.hillbagger9114/10/2023
Tried a few of the mounds but the small ring contour marked Soldier’s Lump was highest by GPS. Trig point a good 100m awayVulcan10/08/2023
Parked in the parking area immediately S of the Holme Moss mast. Followed clear path to the trig and hp and back. Blustery morning with low cloud - the mast was in cloud most of the time. Solo.richard6912/07/2023
Cycled over from Glossop to Crowden then walked up the Pennine Way route. Returned via Westend Moss and Hey Edge. Saw two people all day. Then cycled along the Trans Pennine Trail to Penistone.pclyndes09/05/2023
With Pete and Finn Crowden car park Round walk 5 hoursWhiteFeather29/04/2023
parked at the Holme Moss Transmitter and walked on the rough path to the summit, returning the same way. several warning signs of soft peat on the path. the pennine way route is paved.gbeniston17/03/2023
Park Crowden Pennine way to Laddow Moss out and back to Featherbed Moss tp then Black Chew Head return to the Pennine way to Black Hill then return south surprising good path but navigation still required very flat top to White Low and Hey Edge tp return path on edge of quarry.underhill11/01/2023
Wet circular from Crowdensturuss25/11/2022
High point of todays walk from Crowden with Rob and Frances.colinfielding12/10/2022
With LJanet M13/09/2022
Out and back from the layby A635Phil299706/08/2022
From the car park near the top of the pass by the Holme Moss transmitter. Bogs very dry againRockdoctor23/07/2022
Pennine Way from Crowden, back down old Pennine Way over White Low.Flatfield28/06/2022
Revisit number 2 the first was 57 years ago. From Crowden Up the Pennine Way to the Black Hill Trig then back via White Low..Glenelg15/06/2022
2/5 (Revisits 3 today) From Wessenden Head we walked along the road to collect West Nab then back onto the Pennine Way up to Black Hill (Revisit) and followed it down towards Crowden to use as a ramp up onto Black Chew Head and along easy path to Featherbed Moss. Then back u to Black Hill (Revisit of the Revisit) and out on the Footpath South West to get White Low which looks miles but walks out and back very well in under an hour. So therefore we Revisited the revisit of the revisit of Black Hill (getting a bit silly now) and finally decided to go home. A lovely round in a very cool June wind.nickywood104/06/2022
LDWA Transpennine 100 - Sweep Team RAYNET operator Shift #1, CP4 Holmbridge to CP6 Dinting Vale. Had a slow descent from Black Hill to CP5 Crowden via Laddow Rocks.higlett03/06/2022
On the LDWA Transpennine 100. Swigged some squash here.PhilipChaston03/06/2022
Did West Yorkshire's County Top with my cousin via Issue Clough which had a wide waterfall. We went up a little 20m scree to go around it and carried on up the river too end of the valley uphill. Then, walked too the Trig and Summit of the hill and county top. Walked back down a different way through lots of bog before going back to the car.DavidHiner09/05/2022
Finally, my final English Marilyn- with a group from Crowden via White Low, descent via Black Chew on the Pennine Way. With cake and whisky. Thanks to all who came to celebrate with me and also the good wishes from Pete Ellis. The weather was kind and it was not too damp underfoot.Denise 08/05/2022
A great revisit after a walk up from Crowden via Hey Edge trig and White Low for Denise McLellan's 333rd and final English & Welsh Marilyn.Dugswell208/05/2022
From Upper Heyden via Holme Moss to the trig point and summit, with MR, to join DMcL's last English Marilyn celebration. Return by outward route. 5.5km, with 75m of ascent.Man of Kernow108/05/2022
Great outing with the gang to join in the celebrations with Denise. Much more interesting coming in from the south than it was from the north the previous time.Twice Shy08/05/2022
Out and back from Torside Reservoir w/NadiaPatrick Molloy02/05/2022
On Pennine Way. Visited summit and trig. Hope you have a good day, Denise!PGCE07/04/2022
Out and back from the A635MountainTerrier26/03/2022
Parked on road next to Pennine Way to N. Straightforward walk on good path most of the way. Second visit after mistakenly assuming trig was the summit last time! With Tol and Felix.RoguePulsar22/01/2022
Out and back from the A635MountainTerrier15/01/2022
Trigger 2022fellie09/01/2022
19.17 miles 2538ft walk. Start at Crowden campsite, Pennine Way to Bleaklow, Bleaklow Stones, Grinah Stones, Barrow Stones and Round Hill, return by Trans Pennine Trail back to Crowden campsite.stephenbuda14/10/2021
19 miles 2960ft walk. Start at Crowden campsite, to Hay Edge, White Low, Black Hill Black Chew Head and Featherbed Moss, back to Crowden campsite.stephenbuda10/10/2021
From Brownhill reservoir car park.Stevooo12/09/2021
Did the straightforward walk from Wessenden Head Road Car Park and started early due to scorching 29 degree heat.edmundjohnson08/09/2021
From the high point of the A6024, path to summit starts at a wooden gate and stile.Topographer5701/09/2021
From Holme Moss Summit. Started in cloud, which had lifted by the time I got back. Flushed a Red Grouse on the way up.paulhilder09/08/2021
From CrowdenSlash331/07/2021
First peak of my 3 Peak challenge. 35km bagging Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinderdazedemon10/07/2021
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With Dean, Sue, Tessa, Ian and Chris from Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club. Parked at Holme Moss Car park, down to Ramsden reservoir through Holme and ascent up Issue clough. Finish with couple of aircraft wrecks.alwaysinshorts23/05/2021
Clockwise loop from Crowden car park.Dan Baddeley24/04/2021
10 mile loop from crowden cpbardolph13/04/2021
loop from Crowden car park. Thankfully not as wet as forecast. White Low, Black Hill, Black Chew Head and finally Featherbed Moss. All on decent tracks and paths, with a few damp bits, but nothing too wet. 17.2km, 4hrs 15 minsNicky C08/04/2021
MC from east. Peat bogs fairly dry.Martin6607/04/2021
Out and back from the A635MountainTerrier19/12/2020
With Sal and Leeds crowddavechaffey10/10/2020
With TimJoel20/09/2020