|Win Hill from Lose Hill|
Prominence: 144m (472ft)
Region: Peak District Dark Peak
Summit feature: Trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
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Rushup Edge, The Great Ridge & Win Hill - 03/07/2016
|A trig pillar commands an excellent view|
On top of Win Hill lies Win Hill Pike, locally known as the Pimple.
The hill's counterpart, Lose Hill, lies to the west. In relatively recent times, the two hills' names have prompted a fanciful tale concerning the outcome of an imagined battle. There is no historical basis for the tale whatsoever, and no evidence of any battle ever being fought here.
Win Hill was originally recorded as Wythinehull, meaning "Withy Hill" or "Willow Hill". Fragments of willow can still be found in the otherwise largely coniferous plantation on the approach from Yorkshire Bridge.
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