Walk Report: The Cloud & Croker Hill

Date: 13th Apr 2009
Stats: 16.0 miles, 2500 feet
Weather: Mostly clear with no wind or rain
Trig Points: 2: TP6366 – The Cloud, TP2603 – Croker Hill
Wainwrights: N/A
Other Info: The car park at Timbersbrook is never open when I arrive, so I always park on the road, no toilets
Summary: Timbersbrook, The Cloud, Gritstone Trail to Sutton Common (Croker Hill), Bosley Locks, Canal Towpath, Timbersbrook

Key to symbols:
= Trig Point

The longest of my training walks this weekend, but another one I could do in my sleep. Nothing too challenging, just nice to get a few miles under my belt.

The Cloud and Croker Hill
Trig point and hill finder on The Cloud

The Cloud and Croker Hill
The Cloud summit, looking towards the BT tower on Sutton Common, my next hill summit.

The Cloud and Croker Hill
BT Tower on Sutton Common, also known as Croker Hill. There used to be a trig point here but it was consumed as part of the tower construction.


Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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2 Responses

  1. lonewalker says:

    Sutton Common is crossed by the Gritstone Trail, which is a well waymarked path, if you’re ascending from Bosley reservoir there’s a footpath all the way to the top and there’s also a public footpath from Dollards Farm which takes you to the BT tower as well. You can follow the Gritstone Trail all the way from the Cloud too.
    You can download a GPS route and see a bigger map here:

  2. A says:

    Nice pictures. I’ve walked up the Cloud a few times being a local and all. I’ve never been to Sutton Common though.
    How did you get there? When I look at the map I don’t see any public paths to it, but strangely the summit is open access land – but how can you get there without technically trespassing then?

    I plan to do some more walking in the hills during spring when the weather is better for it. I can see The Cloud, Bosley Minn and Sutton Common from my town and also Shutlingsloe.

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