Name:Bar Hill
Hill number:16773
Height:178m / 584ft
Parent (Ma):2825  The Cloud
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SJ 76341 43848
Summit feature:no feature: ground by hedgebank
Col:127m  SJ752418  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 118
(1:25k) 257E
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It would appear from previous comments that the hedges have been replaced by fencing. Strangely, the summit is easily identifiable when on site yet it conflicts with some of the other posters. Parking 100m down the track starting close to OS point 116. This is a public footpath. Continue north along the track until the first field boundary on the left. Follow this hedgeline left then jinking left and right as far as the wood. Gaps in the fencline allow access through the trees to a field at the other side. The top is in the second field but easily visible from where you leave the wood.moorsman27/04/2024
HP by lone tree at fence line in domed grassy field. Approached from road to south west via field and shelter belt not through woods. Sun trying to break through fog.Denise 14/02/2023
From road to south, gate into steep pasture, up beside the wood and then along its W edge of Holly with maize shelter crop for pheasants in adjacent field. Up through maize to large tree at edge of pasture and unmarked high point. Summit area all quite level and looks even higher to the NW until you get there! Working area on NW side of summit plateau probably best avoided. Sun breaking through clearing morning mists.RichardM14/02/2023
Parked on A525 verge just E of gate, at SJ 762435. Well wide enough and OK after a dry period. The easy fence was broken here and we entered the field and gained access to concrete farm road and gates into the summit pasture. On the way out, we were passed by two farm vehicles but ignored. We had thought of ringing at the farm gate to ask permission, perhaps we should have done. A nice surprise was that Bar Hill had been no problem. With brother, Pete.pwheeler15/10/2022
Parked to NE. N along ROW to second field on left, then field boundaries to wood. Up through wood to summit field. Hedge has long since gone so summit is a 'no feature'.PGCE03/08/2022
I had intended to follow Campbell's route but farmer in field so plodded up the nasty path and verge -less main road -squashing into the hedge as lorries passed, until possible to break right for safety up pastures. The 4 track wide overhead electified West Coast Main Line (one of Britains principal strategic routes for passengers and freight) whistles past the foot of the hill. No station here now but there used to be and oddly the Royal Train was stabled there between use. Things will get a lot busier and noiser here soon as the HS2 rail route is planned to cut alongside the east foot of Bar Hill through its woods then a tunnel heading north - removing Campbell's route option for good.Chris Pearson30/03/2022
1st of 7 tumps on a looping route from Madeley to Keele university. I alighted from the 87 bus at the Railway bridge stop, then over the muddy field to a track then over by a gate and through a hedge to climb upto the gate and ascent the extremely churned up track; it was like sludge at the top so went through the woodland and over the Bwf and then easily up to the top, that seemed marginally higher than the levelish broad ridge. 179m recorded on my gps. Descent obliquely through a gap in the holly then through bracken and bramble to bwf onto the busy road, heading for Madeley hill....Dazingdale30/11/2019
6 of 8 on 28 mile bike ride starting in Newcastle under Lyme. From the private country lane off bar lane dumped the bike then up through horse fields and through the woodsThe-Z-Man16/11/2019
As carole engel. 63m ascentRoguePulsar21/09/2018
From PROW to NE (parking). Track thru' wood @ SJ763441, then left to farmer's stile to summit areacarole engel04/02/2018
From ROW at end of houses on A525. Then up shallow valley and up track to open field. Turn left and over a couple of old bwf s adjacent to top line of wood and across open field to hp.Campbell Singer02/07/2017
With Cabe. Space to park at start of ROW to NE at end of line of houses. Then go up ROW 50 yards, over gate to left, across small field then angle into valley of large field heading west. Go through gate by trees then through barb wire to left. Up through woods to stile at top which gives access to top.simon and co29/04/2017
Another one with GOML . Parked by row of houses lower down hill then hazardous walk alongside A525 before breaking into field. Sheep nearly gave me away by following me and making a lot of noise.Mark Sims15/04/2017
Parking: SJ 76959 44173, by row of houses on A525. Route: As Aye Jimmy, and followed his suggestion to gain first field by short lane and gate from last house.David Evans03/04/2017
From Hidden Hills via Moor Hall. No one about so field margins and stiles (some of which were pretty rickety). Summit has a decent view. Now the walk back to Newcastle.stig_nest31/03/2017
As for RHWarranc19/02/2017
Six Tump loop from Keele village (Bar Hill, Madeley Hill, Heighley Hill, Knowl Bank, Alsagers Bank, Banktop Hill). Ascended from gate at approx SJ 7644 4371, north through field then NW up brackeny slope and across field to summit.davidpettit8407/01/2017
Parked to NE, end of lane to Moor Hall. Walked up road as RHW until awkward hedge can be penetrated and short field crossed into brambly wood. Up this then field to gateless gateway in hedge at summit. A small path runs parallel to the road inside first field, suspect this is used by locals to avoid lack of pavement on the road. Could be gained by short lane and gate from last house before path runs out.Aye Jimmy25/03/2016
Rang mobile number on sign on entrance and whilst speaking to the guy a woman came with a greyhound. Explained what i was doing and no problem with access.Alan Caine29/11/2015
From NE, along road (care after footway runs out), up bank and pasture to summit.RHW24/01/2015
Finally got up this hill. Left it to a damp and dismal day with a trace of snow. Parked at the big electronic farm gate and used my mobile phone to dial one of the three numbers listed on the notice on the gate. A very pleasant voice told me I was welcome to visit the hill and he gave me the 5 digit code to open the gate. Climbed over one gate to get into the summit field. The true summit could be anywhere on a fairly level top ridge, but I think the field corner has it. Had to use the code again to get out back into the road.GordonAdshead21/01/2015
Wycombe Wanderer01/03/2022
Martin R06/03/2020
andrew brown23/11/2016