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Thorpe Cloud 287m (942ft)

Summit Feature: Rocky outcrop at SE end ridge (Survey: obvious summit)
Classification: P30 Tump.
OS Grid Ref: SK151509 (10 figure Grid Ref: SK1519250985).
UK Area: 36 - Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines (OS Maps 1:50k 119. 1:25k OL24E.)
Latitude: 53.05592, Longitude: -1.77478, Height: 287 metres (942 feet)
Prominence: 79 metres (259 feet)
Unique Waypoint POI Name: 0287.- (DoBIH Hill ID: 16656)

Associated Parent Hill:
   Shining Tor (559m, p236)

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Member's Comments on Thorpe Cloud...

  • Chris Pearson says...
  • Pointy and easy. Although not so easy on our ascent in a gale force wind and on the slippery polished summit limestone, where we had to “crab” along. Thorpe Cloud is an isolated limestone hill (a reef knoll) formed @ 360 million years ago, from the fossilised remains of sea creatures and corals under a shallow tropical sea. The name "cloud" is a derivation of the Old English word clud which means "hill". 1 million people a year visit Dovedale with over 7000 were once counted on a Sunday in August. A rare double sunset can be seen against Thorpe Cloud event when viewed from the top of nearby Lin Dale on and around the summer solstice. The sun sets on the summit of the hill, partially reappears from its steep northern slope and sets for a second and final time shortly afterwards.]
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Thorpe Cloud has been climbed by...

adoling afellrunner alan caine amblerbob Andrew Brown AndyKDQ areelle Carole Chris Pearson chrisd101 Colin Crawford DanTrig dave.farrant David Evans David Gradwell Denise Dugswell2 edgradwell ESharratt fitzydan IainT IainT2 Ian Baines moorsman ngthack nordicstar oakesave Rhino48 rhw Richard Gunn seany staton75 steverowland stuartcox52 thenomad walking1 Weathereagle Woodford Walkers


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