Black Chew Head

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Black Chew Head
Yorkshire, Cheshire
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Moorland just north of Black Chew Head
Range: Peak District
Summit: 1,778 ft SE056019
53°30’58"N, 1°55’18"W

Black Chew Head is a hill in Saddleworth on the border of Yorkshire and Cheshire. It stands on moorland on the edge of the Peak District at a height of 1,778 feet above sea level.[1]

Location and access

Black Chew Head is an outlying part of Black Hill, meaning Kinder Scout is its parent peak. It overlooks the Chew Valley, which leads eastwards and northwards to Dovestones Reservoir, and the valley of Crowden Great Brook leading south to Longdendale. The hill is accessible by many routes: the most used and most obvious is from the Yorkshire side at Dovestones Reservoir in Greenfield via the Chew Reservoir access road. The hill is also accessible from the A635 road, and from the Cheshire side at Crowden. The Pennine Way runs just to the east of the summit on its way from Crowden to Black Hill.[2] The summit lies a short distance east of the June 2018 wildfire on Saddleworth Moor, but was not within the burned area.[3]


  1. Black Chew Head at Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. Ordnance Survey OL1 Dark Peak area
  3. Wilkinson, Damon (28 June 2018). "Satellite image shows detailed map of Saddleworth Moor blaze". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 

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