Name:Chinley Churn
Hill number:5628
Height:457m / 1499ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Ethel, Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,E,Cm)
Grid ref:SK 03694 84369
Summit feature:single stone in grass
Drop:127m
Col:330m  SK048850  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110
(1:25k) OL1W
Observations:mound by trig point 700m S at SK 03549 83647 (hill 5328) is 5.5m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Chinley Churn (Final).doc
Comments:Replaces hill 5328. Surveyed height is 457.0+/-0.1m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 253 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
5 Tumps/Ethels with wife visionset08/05/2024
Chinley Churn, Chinley Churn, Mount Famine, South Head, Kinder Scout, Grindslow Knollkeithouk17/03/2024
The single stone at the summit is still there.Ranger10119/02/2024
Parked in Chinley, opposite war memorial. Came up via a quick visit to the trig at the Old GR. Solo.Dangerous Dave16/12/2023
Parked in lay-by just north of pub on A624. Followed FPs on round of South Head, Mount Famine and both Chinley Churn tops on a cold and clear day with great views.PeterD02/12/2023
in a round - Eccles Pike -> Chinley Churn -> Mount Famine -> South Headrachelcawley18/11/2023
Parked at Peep-O-Day farm. Walked to both Chinley Churn summits, then back and over to Mount Famine and South Head. Around 7.5 miles.justin_j_evans30/04/2023
Mount Famine - South Head - Chinley ChurnThe Playful Pig16/04/2023
South Head & Chinley Churn walkIainPeeks16/04/2023
parked at SK0480 85021 Easy walk up.colinfielding08/03/2023
Circular walk also including Mount Famine and South Head.KevPalmer30/10/2022
From waterside campsite in Edale (Car parking would be from the end of the minor road to Upper Booth 10754 84725) a Sixteen mile route taking in Six Ethel summits Grindslow Knoll, Kinder Scout, Chinley churn, Mount Famine, South head and Brown Knoll just over 4000ft of ascent and taking Eight hours.WAYNE ROWLETT07/08/2022
An evening walk from the Peak 200 day 3 camp on N side of plateau. Also visited trig point.steveb200615/06/2022
From Peep o Day. Very Windy on top so didn't linger long. lovely walking along the path belowJephcote8309/04/2022
From Perp O’Day Farm parking at farm but also large Layby south bound side of pass. Nice easy track up ridge and path. Good views to Kinder Scout. 2/7 HuMP. Light intermittent rain but clear views.N.Morters05/02/2022
Chinley Churn > Chinley Churn (old GR) > Mount Famine > South Head from GR: SK 04934 84719. Better parking at SK 04837 85015.ronaldo33330/01/2022
Chinley Churn > Chinley Churn (old GR) > Mount Famine > South Head from GR: SK 04934 84719. Better parking at SK 04837 85015.Hippster30/01/2022
On Bullock Smithy 2021PhilipChaston04/09/2021
6 mile walk from hayfield with the ladsThe-Z-Man13/08/2021
6 mile walk with my familyCodyZ13/08/2021
My first hillwalk in a long time.lifeathighaltitude05/06/2021
From Peep O'Day. Very pleasant ridge walkclimbingkershaw27/04/2021
from layby on a624, Both points on Chinley Churn, South Head and Mount Famine. 11km in just over 2 1/2 hrsNicky C01/11/2020
22.7 miles 2732ft, start Hayfield to New Mills Peak Valley Canal to Bugsworth Basin, Whaley Bridge, Toddbrook Reservoir, Combs Reservoir, Eccles Pike, Chinley and Chinley Churn, return to Hayfield Campsite.stephenbuda14/10/2020
Up from New Mills Central, via Laneside Road. Down to Whitehough and lunch at the Old Hall, and back from Chinley station. No cairn at the summit now.Peter_W_Mitchell 24/09/2020
Enjoyable walk from Peep o Day farm.Janet M16/09/2020
From A624 layby close to Peep o day farm.Longwojo26/07/2020
Run over Cracken Edgesturuss09/07/2020
After trig point. Nice airy ridge walk then back to Peep o' Day.Wycombe Wanderer20/06/2020
With E. From Chinley.Beeliner21/03/2020
First hill of 2020 from Peep O Day Farm. Single Rock left where summit Cairn used to be. Continued along the upper ridge path returning on the lower one, 3m.Jephcote8302/01/2020
With Louise and Rachel.Chris Ellis29/12/2019
From Peep O'DayClach Liath12/10/2019
Peep o'Day and backM6KIO14/09/2019
From Peep o'Day.PGCE23/06/2019
While recceing the British Middles Orienteering. Grey, chillydavechaffey08/03/2019
From Peep o day,with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL14/02/2019
Circular walk from Chinley including Chinley Churn (both GRs), Mount Famine, South Head, Brown Knoll and Lord's Seat.welshyboyo24/11/2018
From the parking at Peep O'Day. After Chinley Churn we climbed Mount Famine and South Head. With JT.Sprog20/10/2018
7.7 miles, 1317ft walk.stephenbuda12/10/2018
Parking area below bend by Peep O' Day at 048850 - RoW past Whiterakes and then a short climb up a decent path to the overgrown small summit cairn. En route passed a bench into which a pleasant short poem had been engraved. (S)gerrybowes21/08/2018
From parking at Peep o day. Interesting scenery and good paths to top then across to trig. Too hot for Bryher!jenx07/08/2018
From good parking at Peep o'day, pleasant tracks on a scorcher of a day, continued on to the trig and returned with but boots and shorts!nordicstar07/08/2018
Last of a circuit of 3 Humps from Chinley station, after Eccles Pike and Whaley Moor. A satisfying walk!IanHHill21/07/2018
Supervising DofEJK12/05/2018
On Peep o'Day- Chinley Churn- Chinley- Hull End- South Head- Mt. Famine walk with Pete. Start at 1110 to allow rain to clear and cloud base to lift. It would be more satisfying to do the walk from Chinley but the high start gave us shorter options if needed. We missed a more direct route to Hull farm which would have been preferable. Summit very interesting, on top of a gritstone crag, long abandoned, interesting quarries below.pwheeler13/03/2018
Parked at Peep O'Day and climbed firstly Chinley Churn new and old then crossed the road and climbed Mount Famine and South Head. All pretty easy, pleasant and paths almost throughout.clivevilla08/11/2017
On gritstone edge- superb views in dramatic clear light, cold wind. Amongst former quarries, now sheep pasture. Accessed from Chinley station ( free carpark). Trig is c 1 km south along Edge.Denise 05/11/2017
Ascent from Chinley, stunning views with dramatic bands of grey cumulus contrasting with valley fields bright green in the sunshine. Cool in the moderate NW wind.RichardM05/11/2017
On Chinley to Edale walk - easy paths from station, good views all roundJOHNS04/11/2017