Name:Marl Hill Moor
Hill number:16642
Height:310.6m / 1019ft
Parent (Ma):2822  Easington Fell
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Class:Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:SD 69552 46700
Summit feature:no feature: E of wall
Col:278m  SD700473  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 103
(1:25k) OL41W
Observations:ground 720m W at SD 68835 46702 is 0.7m lower
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From NE & used ronaldo333's route which worked well. Apart from first 40m or so, along decent concrete/cinder track & parked in small quarry at 703477; few passing places - Past farmhouse to gate at end of track & then beared left along ATV track to kissing gate on Crag Stones - Then as ronaldo. High point on E. side of wall accessed via wooden fence in wall corner.gerrybowes16/03/2024
2 of 4 starting at the car park on main road. From waddington fell a lot of rough ground then found a path that took me over cabin hill to the top. Took a route back to the road going over crag stonesThe-Z-Man30/09/2023
Evening walk, parked at Newton Fell car park and walked around the quarry to Waddington Fell summit, then trig. Then made a circular route to Marl Hill Moor summit over the open access moor, no paths spotted. I had enough time for a quick detour to Cragstones after this summit before walking back. My first time exploring this moor. /Dmeltdiceburg13/09/2023
5/6 in the area around Clitheroe, visiting Worsaw Hill, The Ridge, Waddow Hill, Beacon Hill, Marl Hill Moor, and Clitheroe Castle Hill. just room for a car to park near the cattle grid at the entrance to the farm track to Stone Fold, then followed Ronnie's helpful guidance on the easy approach from the NE. A round trip of 6.4km with 210m ascent in 1h 40m. (S)silveracorn_alan17/01/2022
Twice today actually! 4/4 Easington Fell, then along North behind the woodland to Beacon Hill (walks nicely along there) then back through woodland to car park area over the road to Waddington Fell then down off piste, to the track to climb via Stone Fold and Quad Bike Tracks to Crag Stones and eventually hill number 4 Marl Hill Moor. Then yomped a direct line home over Waddington Fell again - which was tough terrain but better than predicted 5 hours.nickywood115/01/2022
Crag Hill > Marl Hill Moor from GR: SD 70870 48391Hippster05/06/2021
Crag Hill > Marl Hill Moor from GR: SD 70870 48391. With new summit position for Marl Hill Moor (abney Level confirms) a much easier approach from the NE. Road/ track to Stone Fold (could drive to here and park up) then quad bike trail over Crag Hill to kissing gate at SD 69653 47523 (Crag Stones) then further quad bike trail to Gate/ stile at SD 69287 47014 for straight forward ascent to summit. Abney Level confirmed this is the higher summit even from slightly lower ground west of the wall.ronaldo33305/06/2021
Circuitous walk from top of Waddington Fell road. Via Shooting Cabin and Crag Hill. Rough and tussocky, but not especially wet.Nick Caunt30/03/2021
Parked by end of Crimpton Farm lane.Confused by various suggested routes,but after boggy start eventually found track on access land leading all the way to the undistinguished eastern top.At least there were good views today of the Three Peaks.catman29/09/2020
parked near the trig followed road then wall very wet under footcolinfielding29/01/2020
Frosty glorious early morning. Field was frost solid as opposed to bog. Confronted by a big bull. I won the stand off.Campbell Singer19/01/2020
Soggy traipse after visiting the trig pillar near where I parked car to west of the hill.vegibagger26/11/2019
Passed Spire trig pillar along a good track past farm with a herd of docile cattle with a few young calces. Then boggy crossing via forest to high point in tussockscjo24/11/2019
Solo. Parked in a lay-by at the viewing point above Whitewell (GR SD 6687 4669). Out via Higher Park Gate, back via Crimpton. Visited both tops, neither particularly inspiring. Large boulder about 100 mtrs below western summit.ADT07/10/2018
From layby near trig to west at spot height 294. Track to farm and on to access land. S side fence at SD 6848 4684 easier going - drier and no reeds. Think alt. top at SD 69516 46683 highercarole engel01/09/2018
Circular walk from Crimpton to Spire Farm.Andrew Pearson21/06/2018
Parked near gateway to Spire Farm. Walked pas farm then followed the wall on the left to the summitLongwojo31/05/2018
Two grassy tummock summits of similar height, not sure which is higher, too far to use Abney. Boggy approach from Crimpton Farm entrance.Denise 06/01/2018
From the W over rough grass moorland. Both 'summits' visited. Cold and bright.RichardM06/01/2018
Marl hill mire. Woman with cockney accent at Spire Farm very friendly. Asked me in for a cup of tea. The bog less friendly.Martin R03/04/2017
Same as ngthackbardolph24/02/2017
Via the Spire Farm vehicle track. Both summits.jimbloomer24/09/2016
Up boggy footpath & cow hoof pockmarked field to Spire track then to west of wood.ngthack27/04/2016
From e, spire farm track. Soggy snow, wellies good choice.RHW05/03/2016
Parking for a single car opposite the entrance to Crimpton Farm. Do not go through the gap in the fence alongside the parking place otherwise you will finish up ploughing across virgin, boggy moor. Find the footpath which will lead you to a vehicular track which gives easier walking to the summit. Visited both tops so no revisit necessary if summit changed.moorsman23/10/2015
Track due E from Crimpton Farm end to second style, interesting posted line through tussocks, almost a stream after heavy rain yesterday.GordonAdshead25/05/2015
Parked opposite track to Crimpton Farm. Close by is stile and track that goes almost all the way to the top, though indistinct early on because of the grass, sedge, thistles. Once over second stile track is more obvious. Very drab hill, the only point of interest being an odd gritstone outcrop about 150m from summit.Aye Jimmy19/08/2014
Parked near entrance to farm just off the road for this easy trig bag called Spire Farm before bagging both tops of the nearby TuMP called Marl Hill Moor as second one is in a different Geograph square..Dugswell204/09/2013
Parked on small lay-by on B6478 SD 71049 48354. 311m spot height 730m east is lower (Abney).David Gradwell20/11/2010
Part of planned bespoke coast to coast walk (yet to be completed). Stage 3: Chipping to Slaidburn. Chipping > New Laund Hill> Whitewell > Marl Hill Moor > Waddington Fell > Newton > R Hodder to Slaidburn. W/- TMgary.jones424/04/2010
Wycombe Wanderer18/06/2017
Alan Caine02/04/2015
Edwin Gradwell20/11/2010
George Gradwell20/11/2010