Saturday, 1 July 2000

Mountain Profile: Black Hill

Black Hill seen from Bleaklow
Height: 582m (1,909ft)
Prominence: 165m (541ft)
Region: Peak District Dark Peak
Classifications: Marilyn, County Top, Dewey
Summit feature: Platform & trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Black Hill - 02/10/2016
The summit of Black Hill
Black Hill is the highest point in the historic county of Cheshire, but now lies on the border between the boroughs of Kirklees in West Yorkshire and High Peak in Derbyshire.

The top is peaty and thus very boggy after rain. The area surrounding the summit itself had virtually no vegetation and was very dark, giving the hill an appropriate name. However, recent restoration work has eliminated much of the exposed peat. Black Hill is crossed by the Pennine Way whose now-paved surface allows walkers to reach the top dry-shod even in the wettest of weather.

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