Name:Merryton Low
Hill number:16488
Height:489m / 1604ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
Class:Tump (400-499m), Ethel, Clem
Grid ref:SK 04135 61002
Summit feature:trig point
Col:436m  SK029668  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 131 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Short walk from north via path. Poor visibility.desperate dan20/05/2024
Via Path from the north. With LottyDave10/05/2024
Parked below The Roaches for a Sixteen and half mile walk taking in Five Ethels Hen Cloud, Ramshaw rocks, Merryton Low, Gun and The Roaches returning to the car in Seven hours.WAYNE ROWLETT11/02/2024
Third on 3 Tump circuit over Hen Cloud, Ramshaw Rocks and Merryton Low.KevPalmer09/01/2024
From road junction to N.PGCE11/08/2023
From Hen Cloud on my own, showery day, whilst staying at Don Whillans Hut on FRCC meet. Heading to Ramshaw Rocks.alwaysinshorts29/07/2023
2nd Ethel of the day .. Was last here 21/06/03 for the trigpoint (Blake Mere)Deego30/04/2023
Short walk to from layby below. Number two of a day bagging 5 Ethels.Lazylizzie22/04/2023
With E. Short walk to tp from minor road to E.Beeliner02/03/2023
As per summiter. En route home from ethel bagging. Would be rude not to get another one in!Nicky C12/02/2023
Two very very short walks the Revidge and Merryton Low.Glenelg28/09/2022
First of 4 hills with Hen Cloud ,Gradbach Hill (used bike) and Ramshaw Rocks.steveb200626/08/2022
From the car park near the top. The path was surprisingly wet after all the dry weather recentlyclimbingkershaw03/08/2022
Saw the trig from the road .... so had to bag it.summitter17/04/2022
Pull-in for 1 car to WSW (SK 0402 6097).jonglew21/03/2022
Merryton Low  [Blake Mere 2989] from GR: SK 04246 61042ronaldo33316/01/2022
Merryton Low  [Blake Mere 2989] from GR: SK 04246 61042Hippster16/01/2022
Amazing temperature inversionmavero1019/12/2021
1 of 3 on 8.3 mile hike starting near ye olde rock inn pub. Tough slog up hill with no path in biting cold November morning.The-Z-Man22/11/2021
Circular with R, foggy and wet. Warslow - Hill House trig - Merryton Low - Revidge - Warslow.Dan Baddeley25/09/2021
My 100th bag! Parked at SK 04246 61042. Spectacular all round views for such an easy tump. With whole family.RoguePulsar13/06/2020
Amazing view at the top but very flat and short. I was with my family.speedyclimber13/06/2020
With H.Chris Ellis10/06/2020
On the way back from Parkhouse, easy walk from the road. Still obvious signs of the big fire from 2018.Kniverbee05/04/2020
In fading light from Road junction to NNW. Track led all the way to trig,PeterD29/11/2019
On holiday with Rosaidh, she sat this one outBigNick04/09/2019
From small layby by model plane flying field - short stroll to Merryton Low Summit and trig - path to Lower Fleetgreen - Lane below Lum Edge - Lane below Revidge - Lane past Cuckoostones to summit of Redvige and trig (great views) - from here we drop to low point of walk 2548 (near Brownlow) - Lane to Lower Elkstone - then Townhead - Path to Breechs - Hill House - then back along the lane towards the Mermaid (Old Inn) and the car.briandavies02/06/2019
Parked in layby at SK0405561279 then followed path S for 5 mins to trig with memorial plaque. Great views and a lovely spot that is nearly recovered from the fire. A mountain hare passed in front of the car as I drove off.John Eley01/06/2019
Parked to NE on minor road and strode up to summit. Recently burned ground, with Jenx and Bryhernordicstar15/02/2019
Sadly a bit ruined by recent fire.jenx15/02/2019
Parked to the west in a layby at 03828 60668, walked up the road from where a path leads directly to the summit trig which is also a memorial to the Leek Home Guard. Snowy with low cloud.clivevilla24/01/2019
As others, parked on hardstanding by junction to N. at 041623 - Decent path to trig point. As mentioned by Ormonde, the approach to the summit is badly scarred following this summer's moorland fire. (S)gerrybowes07/12/2018
A long walk from Warslow, the ground around the point is burnt from a previous fire, but the views are fantasticOrmonde08/08/2018
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: In the midst of a still smouldering moor which has recently seen an extensive fire. Parked not far from start of track and headed up to trigpoint. The smell was very strange, we read later that the blaze had burnt for four days.
After walking the quarry circuit with Lesley from Cauldon where i ascended Hemmings Low for the 2nd time and after a drink in the 'fammous Yew Tree Inn' we headed onto the A5023 the took the Morridge road, parking up as others on a pull-in next to the intersection of roads then a 5 minute saunter to the trig. Great views from the road of Hen Cloud, Ramshaw Rocks and the Roaches.Dazingdale08/04/2018
A great view point and trig with Alex.Dugswell203/11/2017
as per Campbell Singer.arranc21/08/2017
With Josh and Cabesimon and co07/05/2017
Cheat really, as bagged from road close to the summitMrChris198004/05/2017
Staffordshire really is a county of contrasts.. easy wander from bottom of ge trig track. A fine view.stig_nest17/04/2017
Starting just east of high point / TP, 4.7 mile circular dropping down to Swainsmoor, then back up along the edge of the MOD firing range to return to the car via Morridge road.BobHancock31/03/2017
Short walk up the road from The Mermaid in thick fog, right onto boggy path direct to trig. Freezing cold, snow on the ground, visibility of thirty feet, but the first bag of 2017 is done.Stuzinho01/03/2017
Parked to the east. Five minutes up and down. Delightful road along ridge with good views of the Roache and other rock outcrops.Campbell Singer03/11/2016
Parked at SK04049 61271. Followed path SSE for about 5 minutes. Very thick fog. With Julie.David Evans30/10/2016
Parking to the west and a 5 minute return job. Too windy to consider stopping to look around.moorsman28/01/2016
9/15 Ninth 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
12th hill of the day :) Easy walk up to trig from the junction to the north, plenty of room to park here toothe_adam30/07/2015
Short walk to trig from road junction to N.Aye Jimmy15/07/2014
Nice views from the summit.Wheelsy22/12/2013
Not too far to walk to the trig and top.Walker Dan14/10/2011