Hill number:5336
Height:323m / 1060ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Ethel, Clem
Grid ref:SK 29396 55340
Summit feature:vegetated rock on W side of fence 20m SSE of trig point
Col:219m  SK289555  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24E
Observations:carved boulder 20m SSE at SK 29406 55328, and ground by trig point on man-made circular plinth at SK 29386 55356 are both lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 218 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Bagged whist on the LDWA's Starkholmes Stagger Challenge Event route High Peak group walkdazedemon15/06/2024
From Black Rock car park, returning from Expo 2mm 2024Jim T12/05/2024
Parking spot on Oakerthorpe Road to S at SK 29525 54872 then took ROW to summit. Nice little walk. No views at summit due to trees. Found the summit rock OK. With FelixRoguePulsar04/05/2024
Parked on the side of the road, walked down road then crossed it, walked up thin, steep stairway to a little green, walked into wood to the top. With Dad.speedyclimber04/05/2024
Easy and straightforward walk from Black Rocks car park. Last Ethel for us, finished at sun down on the Winter Solstice and walked down in the dark.Lazylizzie22/12/2023
Relatively easy and straightforward walk from Black Rocks.emylou09/12/2023
nice circuit from car parkholtsd18/11/2023
As others, from cemetery. Straightforward.matty1971b29/10/2023
From Black Rocks car park by the paths to the trig point and on to the summit. Continued on the path S, and down to the minor road to complete a circular walk back to the car park.LizH22/08/2023
On own. From Black Rocks car park following footpaths up through woods to trig point and summit.Beeliner11/08/2023
A 23 mile walk from the picnic area north of Brassington to reach five Ethel's Harboro rocks, Bolehill (Cromford moor), Blakelow hill (bonsall moor), Aleck low and Minninglow hill, with 3660ft of ascent, pub stop Winster after five hours.WAYNE ROWLETT17/06/2023
Parked beside road. It must get very busy here, glad to avoided the crowds. Lovely walk over Black Rocks.Malcvolm16/05/2023
Include trig point and boulder high point. Prev evening mountain bike ride trig point only (02/01/2017) and poss before as well.steveb200628/11/2022
Bolehill [S1716] from GR: SK 29006 55623Hippster18/10/2022
Bolehill [S1716] from GR: SK 29006 55623ronaldo33318/10/2022
First of my day, before bilberry knoll and scarthin rockAJH09/10/2022
Quick up and down from sw. Very pleasant woodland walk before heading to matlock for the canoeing competitionNicky C02/10/2022
Fourth of four Humps picked up on the drive from Miller's Dale to London. Parked on Oakerthorpe Road to the W and made a circuit of it, ascending via the very impressive Black Rock.Mark Jackson02/10/2022
Black Rocks with family visionset31/07/2022
A quick out and back from the disused railway track.Glenelg01/05/2022
Black Rocks & Shining Cliff CX - Ride (via Strava) visionset10/04/2022
From Black rock cpLongwojo05/02/2022
Trig bagging with R.Dan Baddeley29/01/2022
From Cemetery parking in heavy snow, followed path up to trig and to HP other side of fence.PeterD06/12/2021
Circular walk from/to Black Rocks Car Park. Steep ascent up past Black Rocks to the summit 'plateaux' and trig. Descent to Sheep Pasture Top then along the High Peak Trail. Trees obscure some of the views from the top. Mast present. Enjoyable walk with Katie and Emily.praenterprise14/11/2021
Walk up with Izzy in the gloaming from the car park which seemed to have some sort of adult event taking place. Actual summit if it is the West side of fence must be hidden in bushes. Time taken 34 minutes for 1.5 miles. Saw a few Bats and some Cows In the twilight that scared Izzy senseless.isabelle01/08/2021
With H.Chris Ellis05/07/2021
On 15-mile circuit from Blackbrook via Midshires Way to Black Rocks, back over Bole Hill and Alport Height.mavero1007/04/2021
From Black Rocks CP nice chilly wander around the area bagging the summit and TrigJephcote8324/12/2020
With Toby from High Peak Junction via Sheep Pasture Incline.Wheelsy31/08/2020
With my dad from High Peak Junction.TLBW31/08/2020
From Black Rocks CP on High Peak Trail. FP up passing to right of the Black Rocks. Multiple paths through woods. Path through ancient quarry and crags leads up to edge via gate. Head on level path to summit. Return along same path but continue on beyond gate. Down through woods again to top of black rocks and hairy photo opp. On down past alien face rock. Ssssh dont wake the monster. One of the most pleasant bags. Shady woodland incredibly welcome on the 30+ degC day. With Tiarnan.Pete West31/07/2020
Parked at the road junction on the hill at 291554. From the path at 259 spotheight and a lovely walk through the woods. Solo in 25 minutes. Great views.bolton11/03/2020
From roadside past the Cafe to the trig and backM6KIO06/03/2020
Mon night run. Probs been up here > 20 times before.davechaffey21/10/2019
Night walk with Dez and Dan.NottsOutdoorLad08/03/2019
Interesting hill with the Black Rock to explore too. With B and R.jenx14/02/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from free parking by cemetery at Black Rocks. Good paths all way. Scrambly fun on Black Rocks on way back.nordicstar14/02/2019
As others, from cemetery. Straightforward.PGCE23/11/2018
Parked in layby at 290 556, left along the old railway then right up through the lead mine workings and keep going up and right along the ridge.clivevilla04/11/2018
Parked in small layby next to cemetery at SK29013 55616 - Along bridleway (former rail line) to fingerpost & took path signposted Cromford Moor - Up path past old lead mine to trig point & then 20m further on climbed fence to moss covered rock which lies under a clump of brambles about 1m from fence. (S)gerrybowes17/08/2018
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Parked by cemetery. Followed path up and took a wee detour to the rocks where some children were rock climbing, round the old quarry. Pillar sits on a roughly circular rough stone plinth, great wee trig to start the day.thejackrustles06/07/2018
A 2nd visit on a 5 hr walk up from Cromford with L and newly retired Viv and her curly haired cockapoo. Continued to visit once again the National Stone Centre, and its dry stone wall collection, then up the steep incline to visit the old Midleton Top station ( getting unexpected horse racing tips from a local on the way) The Cromford and High Peak railway which skits below Black Rocks is an engineering marvel from 1831 crossing the high Pennines to link the canals either side. Stationary steam engines hauled the trucks up steep inclines.Chris Pearson14/06/2018
Looped around to the summit via the high peak junction, finishing at the trig point, on a freezing dayJoel45129/04/2018
Ascent (and parking) as moorsman. We then followed blue route E over moorland (cleared plantation) to forest road shown on OS map at about SK299556, followed it to bw, then fp, to Intake Lane and Sheep Pasture Incline (now part of the High Peak Trail), which we walked up to return to Black Rock. A 2.5 h walk full of interest, that could easily be extended to include more of the fascinating industrial archaeology in good countryside. With brother, Pete. On fine afternoon after wet, misty morning.pwheeler16/03/2018
If there are any spaces in the layby as you turn into the car park to the NW use these rather than pay for parking (alt 218m). Pass behind the refreshment building and look for a path leading uphill to the right. This leads to the summit trig (the summit itself is over the fence 20m furthjer south). 1.93km return.30 mins. 171m ascent.moorsman10/03/2018
Solo. I parked up the road to avoid car park charge at Black Rocks cp.Dangerous Dave05/03/2018
Parked in large layby by cemetery - parking charges in the CP. Small confusion on entering the old quarry - the path runs up through it so no need to find away around it, like I did... Trig pillar with a number of adornments at the top.jonglew24/01/2018
A day out on the bike bagging hills.simonshrewsbury23/12/2017
Not every day you find a Sri Lankan elephant called Matt sat next to a trig.Alex C21/11/2017