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Harrop Edge 348m (1142ft)

Summit Feature: Ground a few metres N of stone gate post
Classification: P30 Tump.
OS Grid Ref: SD998084 (10 figure Grid Ref: SD9982508439).
UK Area: 36 - Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines (OS Maps 1:50k 109. 1:25k OL1W.)
Latitude: 53.572566, Longitude: -2.00412, Height: 348 metres (1142 feet)
Prominence: 43 metres (141 feet)
Unique Waypoint POI Name: 0348.- (DoBIH Hill ID: 16614)

Associated Parent Hill:
   Black Hill (582m, p165)

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Member's Comments on Harrop Edge...

  • Chris Pearson says...
  • Harrop Edge lies above Diggle with its 4 tunnels (3 rail, 1 canal)through the Pennines to Marsden. The 1st built was the 1881 5 km canal tunnel, only wide enough for one narrowboat to save on cost.The boats had to be legged through the tunnel – boatmen lay on the cargo and pushed against the roof or walls of the tunnel with their legs which took three hours with a full load. Only the 1894 rail tunnel is still operational although all three rail tunnels are still maintained. The 1848 tunnel provides an emergency escape route for the other tunnels and has been made accessible to fire engines and ambulances.
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alan caine Andrew Brown Areluctant-triggeR bramley Carole Chris Pearson chrisd101 David Evans Denise Dugswell2 Hippster moorsman ngthack oakesave Phil Newby PM rhw Ronnie Bowron SeanyG


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