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Great Hill
381m (1250ft)

The South Pennines and The Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, England


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Walk Great Hill walking UK Mountains in The South Pennines and The Forest of Bowland  Lancashire, England

Great Hill Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd

You can find Great Hill & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The South Peninnes and The Forest of Bowland


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

287 West Pennine Moors, Blackburn, Darwen & Accrington


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

109 Manchester, Bolton & Warrington


Great Hill on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Map:

See Great Hill and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:


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See the location of Great Hill and the walk that climbs it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Great Hill by using this easy‑to‑follow route map:
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Walk l176 Great Hill from White Coppice

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:1,230ft (375m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Hill Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Hill

Adrian Howard walked up Great Hill on January 30th, 2023 [from/via/route] From the car park just off Belmont Road, cross main road to start of path up to Great Hill, then on stone pavement across to Spitlers Edge.

Carl Tillotson climbed Great Hill on June 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] White Hill & Great Hill circular [with] June

Claire Kirk bagged Great Hill on March 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] Rivington [with] Phil [weather] Dull

Gill Bates hiked Great Hill on July 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] from White Coppice

Christine Shepherd summited Great Hill on May 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked from White Coppice l117 [with] Jenny [weather] Fine & dry. - A walk with familiar views having grown up only a few miles from this fell.

Margaret Richards has conquered Great Hill [from/via/route] Great Hill from White Coppice (with Jess, 8 miles, grade 5, l176) [with] Don and Jess - very wet

Leon Harvey scaled Great Hill on February 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] Great Hill/Spitlers Edge [with] Solo [weather] Cold windy (snow/ice on the Ground but the clear day so Sun out :)

Syd Barnes walked up Great Hill on February 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Road [with] Alone [weather] Sunny but cold wind

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Hill

Great Hill and Spitlers Edge from Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Great Hill and Spitlers Edge from Winter Hill (Rivington Moor)

Photo: Mike Walker (12)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (5)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (2)

Great Hill from Spitlers Edge

Great Hill from Spitlers Edge

Photo: Christine Shepherd (791)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (4)

Looking towards Blackpool from the lower slopes of Great Hill

Looking towards Blackpool from the lower slopes of Great Hill

Photo: Mark Atkinson (3)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (12)

SW from nr the lower slopes of Great Hill

SW from nr the lower slopes of Great Hill

Photo: Mark Atkinson (2)

Jubilee Tower on Darwen Hill (Darwen Moor) from the summit fo Great Hill

Jubilee Tower on Darwen Hill (Darwen Moor) from the summit fo Great Hill

Photo: Christine Shepherd (790)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (10)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (11)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (1)

Looking towards Chorley from the lower slopes of Great Hill

Looking towards Chorley from the lower slopes of Great Hill

Photo: Mark Atkinson (4)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (9)

Looking towards Preston with Barrow beyond from Great Hill summit

Looking towards Preston with Barrow beyond from Great Hill summit

Photo: Mark Atkinson (5)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (3)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (6)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (8)

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Great Hill, Withnell Moor

Photo: Paul Darbyshire (7)


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