Name:The Cloud
Hill number:2825
Height:343.4m / 1127ft
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Cheshire East, Staffordshire
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Ethel, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,E,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 90445 63689
Summit feature:rock
Drop:181.2m
Col:162.2m  SJ 9370 6156  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 118
(1:25k) 268S
Observations:0.2m higher than rocks 30m NW at SJ 90423 63707. Ground by trig point on plinth is 0.8m lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 654 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Bosleyholtsd01/06/2024
With FinnWhiteFeather25/05/2024
Various paths from road / street parking to the south-west of the hill.willyross07/02/2024
A revisit to the Cloud summit with Alma Aurea.meltdiceburg27/01/2024
From the car park in Timbersbrook following the Gritstone way over The Cloud and on to Croker hill. Returned via Bosley reservoir and then the Cheshire ring canal walk. Seventeen and a quarter mile in total.WAYNE ROWLETT14/01/2024
On my own, HnZ, breezy, whilst staying at Don Whillans Hut on FRCC meet.alwaysinshorts30/07/2023
JEB, Bran HFB19/07/2023
Parked at Timberbrook car park (free). A cut through at the eastern end of the car park takes you onto the road and a subsequent flight of steps to the Gritstone Trail and the top. Wonderful evening views with the setting sun. Descended on the shared trail to the SW to rejoin the GT. Solo. Thursday night must be the mountain bike club night on the hill. Not sure why people feel the need to carve their names and visit date into the rocks at the top.richard6913/07/2023
With Mary. A quick out and back from the road.Glenelg27/06/2023
Free Parking at the East Cheshire picnic site in Timbersbrook. Followed the Gritstone trail to the top and down the other side to the road. Then made abeeline for the River Dane and returned via the Macclesfield canal.gbeniston27/03/2023
easy short walk up from the car parkcolinfielding26/01/2023
From 8960 6287underhill13/01/2023
lovely walk around on a tuesday. great views from the topdavert12318/10/2022
Part of 4 hill day cycling from Wincle, to Croker Hill, The Cloud, Gun and Hen Cloudsteveb200631/08/2022
From Weathercock Lane car park. Good view of Congleton Viaduct from summit.peter4lc15/07/2022
From Weathercock Lane car park at Timbersbrook via Gritstone Trail. Hazy views.vuirich08/05/2022
My 700th Marilyn. On Cloud Nine!summitter17/04/2022
With my 84 year old mum on her first Peak District outing for years- she loved it .Mark Sims03/04/2022
From Biddulph Valley Way in Congleton; Cloud 9 fell race recce.burwellian23/01/2022
The Cloud [S2651] from GR: SJ 89678 63029Hippster16/01/2022
The Cloud [S2651] from GR: SJ 89678 63029ronaldo33316/01/2022
With E. New Years Day walk. Parked in Weathercock Lane car park at Timbersbrook. Anti-clockwise circuit via Dial Lane, Bridgestones and The Cloud. Very mild with good visibility.Beeliner01/01/2022
Our local dog walking hill. Summit reached on many occasions over the past 8 years. This was our first sunset summit seeing the old year away with hot chocolate at the trig point.StaceyMcC31/12/2021
Parked at the free Timbersbrook Car Park and The Cloud is clearly signposted from the car park with 2 routes to choose from. I'd advise against the steps during the winter as they do tend to get rather boggy!jamiequackers25/11/2021
From Timbersbrook CP. Sunny Day but very cold and windy on top so didn't hang around long. Good views all around, visited the high point and trig.Jephcote8321/11/2021
With my daughter, from the picnic site in Timbersbrook followed the Grit stone trail to the top, trig point and the rocks nearby, back the same way.Walkingthedog29/08/2021
With H.Chris Ellis17/08/2021
Pleasant walk up, superb views from the top. 4/5 Marilyns today.paulhilder08/08/2021
On a 10.3km circuit from Timbersbrook car park, also taking in a stretch of the Cheshire Ring Canal. With MH,SB,SP and BC.Man of Kernow101/07/2021
Timbersbrook carpark signs to follow the Gritstone Trail up to this summit. Tiny bit of road walk then ascent through NT woodland where mountain bike co-existence nicely managed. Cheshire lies at your feet. Fine views of Jodrell Bank radio telescope, the skyscrapers on Manchester and even a glimpse of Liverpool Cathederal. Final bag following Hen Cloud, The Roaches and Gun. Enough for a warm day.Pete West30/05/2021
Walk up via walk from Timbersbrooke via Macclesfield Canal lovely Day with great viewsiannotts17/04/2021
Parked in Weathercock Lane Car park at Timbersbrook. Clockwise circuit of the Cloud plantation taking in the summitDave29/03/2021
been up here a few times Trig 2003 / Staffordshire Way this time.Deego14/02/2021
Lovely sunny morning with snow. From W. With Sarah after dropping Zoe off at airportdavechaffey03/01/2021
Nice scramble up from the road in some deep snow with Hannah, Megan Sammy Niamh and Matilda 🐶. Nice views from the top and easy walk back down the path to the roadbenji_willy29/12/2020
Stopped in for a quick run from Congleton when heading northsturuss28/12/2020
From the road up the steps.Stevooo19/12/2020
Rainy day with Sinead,Will and Jennymcarney01/11/2020
Just following the path, lots of people parked all over, so choose a quiet day! Stunning!Nicky C25/10/2020
Me & my dogs Kaiser & PearlMazari25/09/2020
From roadside parking near start of track to south-west. Pleasant woodland walk to open summit with lovely views.Janet M15/09/2020
Solo. Started just North of Timbersbrook Good path all the way.. Extensive views from summit. A lot of walkers about.mike.hoult28/07/2020
Walked up with Rachel from Timbersbrook picnic site.JK19/07/2020
Very sunny, bit windy, very very busy. It rained earlier in the day - so very clear - certainly could see Titterstonr Clee 50+ miles away to the SE and Liverpool Cathedral to the NW. Strange realisation that I've summited most of the hills shonw on the toposcope and visible today.M3WDD11/07/2020
Circular walk from Timbersbrook car parkDan Baddeley28/06/2020
From Timbersbrook CP. Headed south after reaching summit for circuitous route back. Woodland beautifully maintained by NT.hannah&steven07/06/2020
From SW, a few parking spaces on Tunstall Road.CJM07/01/2020
from Timbersbrook. Lovely day, very popular hill. Good views all round. 1 hour up & downIanHHill10/11/2019
With Jo, from Timbersbrook car park on a lovely sunny, warm morning. Good views all round.amblerbob20/10/2019
Awesome views at summit and pleasant enough walk.ironwolf25/07/2019