Name:West Nab
Hill number:3647
Height:501m / 1644ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Kirklees
Catchment:Aire
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Ethel
(Tu,5,Dew,E)
Grid ref:SE 07637 08782
Summit feature:tor 15m SSW of trig point
Drop:50m
Col:451m  SE073071  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1W
Observations:rock tor is 1.2m higher than trig point (SE 07644 08794)
Survey:Abney level
Survey of West Nab (final).doc
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Good 20 mile bike circuit with Wessenden Head descent then steeply up to Pule Hill. Low cloud and drizzle initially improving nicely. East to Meltham Cop then Swinny Knoll (prickly ascent from S) and finally the long climb back to final hill - West Nab - my penultimate Ethel.steveb200604/01/2024
Pule Hill, Meltham Cop, West Nabkeithouk29/12/2023
From small parking area on the road, quick visit to the summit rocks. Nice summit with good views. Experienced a lovely sunset.Lazylizzie22/10/2023
From layby to south. Walk along the road and then straight up and down 3km in 40 mins. Just ethel baggingNicky C08/10/2023
Trig point among rocky summitVulcan08/08/2023
From Wessenden Headholtsd02/07/2023
From Cock Crowing Stone. Return via Raven Rocks and lower slopes.Nick Caunt22/03/2023
Climbed in a blizzard short walk from the road but tough conditionscolinfielding08/03/2023
From the road to the ENE. Summit is a big boulder perched on some rocks.clivevilla15/02/2023
Climbed up from Pennine Way to SWPhil299709/10/2022
Climbed with Ed whilst bouldering. Freezing wind but sunshine + super routes. What more could I ask for?John Eley25/09/2022
1/5 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
With Jenson, 4.3 miles walk. Jenson's first hill on the goal to climb all Peak District.gadiem15/05/2022
Diversion off Pennine Way (approx 1.5km each way). Visited summit and trig.PGCE07/04/2022
On own. From Meltham along Calmlands Road which becomes a rough track. Past small reservoir, across Wessenden Head Road to summit with trig point and rocky tors. Great views on a lovely spring morning. Return same route.Beeliner28/03/2022
Short walk up from east with Rick and dogs.jenx22/01/2022
Quick up from road w Jen and co. Frozen underfoot, cold wind still. Didnt hang around after trig and Tornordicstar21/01/2022
From east, pull in for one car, faint track to top. Cairn by trig no longer there. HP on rock.PeterD11/10/2021
With H.Chris Ellis13/08/2021
From verge parking to the S quick visit to the summit rocks. Very windy on top.Jephcote8313/08/2021
From Digley Reservoir CPSlash301/08/2021
With Tilly and Jack who enjoyed the different boulder shapes surrounding the trig. . Short walk up from the road. Enough space for 1 car at the road side by the start of the path.mazz19/09/2020
As part of a Holme - Black Hill - White Low - West Nab - Meltham walkamn90502/09/2020
From Deer Hill Brow to north. A path of sorts to follow through heather until Muddy Brook, but then had to bash through knee-high heather from then on. Hard work.Wheelsy21/08/2020
A short diversion up the permissive path to the summit of West Nab from the circular walk of the Meltham Way. Just clear of the cloud on the summit, but the view still a bit restricted. With Eric, Geoff and Steve.silveracorn_alan16/07/2020
From roadside park for a short up and down.rhalstead14/06/2020
From car parking just off A635. 1/2 mile road walk and then straight up permissive path. Very windy great views, no picnickers.Longwojo28/12/2019
roadside parking up permissive path to summit which was busy with picnickers. nice boulders.cjo03/08/2019
Tourist route from East with Miranda. Sat and gazed awhile atop the summit.Wycombe Wanderer03/08/2019
As gerrybowes.David Evans03/06/2019
in driving rain the weather was awful but only wanted a photo of the trigmy-list16/03/2019
West Nab from GR: SE 08081 08808ronaldo33302/03/2019
West Nab from GR: SE 08081 08808Hippster02/03/2019
Parked in the area on Wessenden road near the junction for A635 not shown on my map. Walked up road to wooden notice board where the permissive path leads all the way to the summit, there was a snack wagon parked on the A635 near the junction if you need a cuppa (don't know if its only there in the morning!)WAYNE ROWLETT17/02/2019
By headtorch from highest point of road sw out of Meltham. Lovely rocks on the summit along with the trig. Last night of the long dry spellvegibagger06/01/2019
Walked up fp from layby. Great views over the surrounding moors. With Lucky (dog).John Eley30/10/2018
Parked on a small layby straight up on the summit and trigjmistry8614/03/2018
Tricky roadside parking due E of hill. Direct route up, permissive path not found although quad tracks found higher up. Nice rocky top with a trig pillar and rivet benchmark on a nearby rock.jonglew27/12/2017
Parking difficult. Pleasant hill with millstone grit summit. Good views despite the dull morning. Cold biting wind a sign of things to come.Campbell Singer05/12/2017
As part of circular walk from Meltham also taking in Shooters Nab. Straightforward ascent from the parking area, bit wet in parts but can be avoided. Stunning views - cant think of a better spot in West Yorkshire? Descended via Raven Stones to Wessenden Valley also well worth a visit. Weather overcast but very mild for October despite strong wind.AJL198014/10/2017
Access point on road to the SE not shown on OS Explorer Maps leads straight to summit, which is 10m W of trig point.IanHHill07/09/2017
K A simple ascent to a worthy hill top with a fun playground of gritstone outcrops topped by a trig point. Roadside parking (watch for some lage holes) and a clear path which is easy and bouncy when conditions are dry, though squelchy if the peat is sodden. Good views.crazy18/06/2017
Short round 3 Deweys on cold clear winter daywychwood27/01/2017
Parked 080087 in a small space south of the larger parking area. 25 minute solo return in clear, sunny weather.bolton28/12/2016
2nd summit of three today on a loop from Berry Brow station to Brockholes, climbing Meltham Cop and then following the Meltham Way until it starts to head SE and then i took footpath that drops onto road. Took concessionary path to the summit and then climbed on all potential rocks including a quite tricky one about 20 metres away I re-traced steps to road and then headed Nw on a fp towards Meltham.Dazingdale06/11/2016
With Alfie.Dangerous Dave23/06/2016
From layby to east.mart079717/04/2016
7/12 Long but pleasant day Seventh of twelve (Wold Newton/Normandby Top/Saxby Wold/South Field/Great Wold/Wooley Edge/West Nab/Idle Hill/Cown Edge/Robin Hoods Picking Rods/Mellor Moor/Eccles Pike)Fergalh23/01/2016
Solo. Some snow. Cloud closed in for summit. No views.Aimless Rambler19/01/2016
From Wessenden valley on a walk from Marsden to Hadfield.alistairpooler25/10/2015