Name:Alvanley Cliff
Hill number:19643
Height:139.7m / 458ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire West and Chester
Catchment:Mersey
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:SJ 51028 73868
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:30.8m
Col:108.9m  SJ 5154 7399  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 267
Observations:summit is in trees
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 39 users)ByDate of Ascent
From the north. Good parking for several cars at start of fp. I turned up too soon and encountered a lot of brambles and bracken along the ridge unnecessarily. Came down more directly path. Far easier.Campbell Singer01/09/2023
The summit itself isn't accessible on the public paths, but there are good views from the footpath.justin_j_evans19/08/2023
Being smart decided to ignore previous comments re. Bracken. Though not the worst Bracken I have been through it would be easier earlier/ later in year.TK17/06/2023
Solo. From good layby to north. The high point is directly above the 4th kissing gate including the one next to road (metal, wood, metal, metal with nearby bench seat). Cross fence to left and directly up the slope. No visible path today due to deep bracken.Nick Canute02/06/2023
Parked at N.sclater16/01/2023
From north, up path to gate then up through woodland to top.PeterD17/10/2022
Roadside parking by Shepherds Houses for a circuit of Woodhouse Hill, Alvanley Cliff and Birch Hill.PGCE22/09/2022
Good lay-by at the start of the track due north of the summit. Follow the track south across a field. At the second metal gate, the first being at the start, look to the left and across the easy wire fence, there is a small track leading directly to the summit.moorsman05/05/2022
A through walk from Frodsham to Helsby stations. From Birch Hill, lanes to NE, then up edge of harvested sweetcorn field. Easily into wood and summit. W to footpath, then N, only observing the back of a sign.Minto13/11/2021
A tour on foot from Frodsham Station: 1. Beacon Hill; 2. Birch Hill; 3. Alvanley Cliff. A bit of a fight approaching from Woodland Trust's Wheeldon Copse.summitsup30/10/2021
Parked to the North in lay-by SJ509741. Headed South on P/F until about opposite summit, then steep climb through, the still plentiful, bracken. With J.David Evans25/09/2021
Alvin Lee was a guitarist in 60s combo, Ten Years After.Martin R10/08/2021
Parked at 50993 74182, south on Sandstone Trail then over a fence into private woodland. The last bit was quite difficult as there was no path and the bracken was well over head height. It would be easy in winter.clivevilla13/07/2021
short walk from road to the NJK04/06/2021
Small level wooded area with ring of pines and cairn/ fire-ring. Slopes to west are brambly with oaks, not too bad. Foggy.Denise 29/11/2020
From path (Sandstone Trail) to W. up through dead bracken to flattish summit cairn in ring of Scots Pines and CCTV notice. Open Birch woodland to E.RichardM29/11/2020
Up the route of descent mentioned by jonglew. Parking area to N. at SJ 5100 7418 (space for about 7 cars) - S. along RoW for about 500m & immediately after 4th kissing gate, over the loose section of barbed wire fence - ESE up to a bit of a col & then picked up a decent path N. & then NW to the summit cairn. Back same way. (S)gerrybowes21/11/2020
From the road to the north where you can park easily. Signs on display telling you to keep out for your own safety, CCTV etc. Recently erected I think. Solo.bolton07/11/2020
F/p from N. Ascended the wood about 100m beyond a gate, weakness in bracken and a scramble past a small sandstone 'cave' to flattish cairn.Aye Jimmy20/09/2020
Parked on road to the N then ran down fp South until due W of summit then skipped over fence and fought through the bracken to the summit cairn. Lovely spot, great countryside and well worth doing before climbing at Harmers Wood. With Mart.John Eley17/09/2020
Dirt roadside parking to N. Ascended when due W of summit, dense head high bracken; dropped due S for 140m on the descent, much easier route.jonglew16/07/2020
Recompletion with Alex C with Charles E providing cup cakes and whisky from a suspicious looking bottle plus plastic shampoo glasses.Dugswell214/07/2020
With Alex Cameron & Douglas Law as they complete Cheshire West and I climb back up to Minus One.vegibagger14/07/2020
Incorporated into a circuit from Alvanley village,branching off from the Sandstone trail and approaching from the North through attractive woodland .Bracken is now quite high. Summit is a ring of scattered stones with a more substantial cairn a few metres away but ground between two pines set back also high. Found a strange stone man lying in between the bracken on the descent, in a foetal position; its not something you come across often on bagging trips. Cheshire West re-completed! Headed over for Halton Castle afterwards...Dazingdale31/05/2020
From north. Cheshire West and Cheshire re-complete.Alan Caine23/05/2020
From N, stay on main trail until almost due W of summit before ascending, to minimise bramble action. Cairn at HPRHW23/05/2020
From N. Several tracks or badger tracks lead up to small stoney cairn with good view.GordonAdshead20/05/2020
I did this along with Helsby Hill, Birch Hill, Frodsham etc. Up and down from the Sandstone Trail to the top. Can't remember that much about it.Jake99411/12/2010
Detour while doing part of Sandstone TrailFlatfield23/09/2006
Late 1980'sFlatfieldblank
Matt04/12/2022
Mark Sims15/07/2022
burwellian20/03/2022
Dawn Oldham17/02/2022
Wycombe Wanderer26/09/2021
Bag For Life26/09/2021
PM27/02/2021
carole engel17/10/2020
Alex C14/07/2020
andrew brown04/06/2020