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Westerhope 131m (430ft)

Summit Feature: Ground by fence c 1m from trig point
Classification: Hill Trigpoint, County-tops-current, Hardy, P30 Tump.
OS Grid Ref: NZ188668 (10 figure Grid Ref: NZ1886266896).
UK Area: 33 - The Scottish Border to the River Tyne (OS Maps 1:50k 88. 1:25k 316W.)
Latitude: 54.996295, Longitude: -1.706726, Height: 131 metres (430 feet)
Prominence: 52 metres (171 feet)
Unique Waypoint POI Name: 0131.- (DoBIH Hill ID: 5521)

Associated Parent Hill:
   Tosson Hill (441m, p248)

Associated Trigpoint:
  TP6270 'Westerhope' Grid Ref: NZ1885966895 Separation: 3m from Hill grid ref.

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Data courtesy of the Database of British and Irish Hills

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Member's Comments on Westerhope...

  • afoster says...
  • Name: Westerhope is the name given by OS to the trig pillar. Westerhope village lies about half a mile to the north of the summit and was the name adopted by the Northern Allotment Society for the village in 1893, as this was to be ‘the 'hope of the west’'. The Scout Association'’s '‘House on the Hill'’ adjacent to the summit and the reservoir was originally shown on the six inch map as a farmhouse named Denton Hill Head and probably predates the village of Westerhope. Denton Hill Head could be an alternative name for the summit although it’s no longer used locally. County/Unitary Authority Top Classification: Westerhope is in the historic county of Northumberland. It lay in the former Newburn Urban District from 1894 and 1974 -– a lower tier administrative area of the former Northumberland Administrative County established in 1889. These were abolished on 1 April 1974 and the Newburn UD area was incorporated into the newly established Newcastle upon Tyne Metropolitan District -– a lower tier administrative area of Tyne and Wear Metropolitan County. Tyne and Wear Metropolitan County Council was abolished on 1 April 1986, although Tyne and Wear Metropolitan County was not, and Tyne and Wear also exists as a Ceremonial County. Strictly speaking therefore Newcastle upon Tyne is neither a county nor a unitary authority but due to the abolition of the County Council Westerhope is included in the Current County/Unitary Authority Top classification. Height: The height of the hill is that assigned to the height of the trig point as shown on OS maps. The reservoir immediately to the south of the trig point was constructed in the mid-1980s to increase the water pressure to nearby housing estates that had been constructed in the area in the 50s, 60s and 70s. The top of the reservoir is about 2 to 3 metres higher than the trig point.
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Westerhope has been climbed by...

afoster Alex C Andrew Brown bramley Carole carolml cjo Colin Crawford Des Taylor Dugswell2 Earby Rambler Graeme Griefmiester Hbomb jonesy kevgbl Newyork13 ngthack Nick Wakelam nordicstar oakesave painterman PM rhayader_wanderer rhw scotty299 stevent0809 Ted Richards


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Data courtesy of the Database of British and Irish Hills