Name:Axe Edge
Hill number:3631
Height:549m / 1801ft
Parent (Ma):2812  Shining Tor
SMC/RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Peak District
County/UA:Derbyshire
Topographical area:EP07 Kinder-shining
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Mersey, Trent
Watershed:Humber Estuary, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Liverpool Bay, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Subdodd, Clem
(s5,Cm)
Grid ref:SK 03244 69290
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Drop:26.6m
Col:522m  SK 03020 70095  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 119
(1:25k) OL24W
Observations:ground 12m NW at SK 03254 69285 is lower
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Axe Edge (Final).doc
Comments:Deleted Dewey following line survey
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20km trig & Ethel walkClifford12/06/2024
Parked to NNE in old bit of road. Quick up and down to complete all the 500m summits in Section 36.PGCE07/05/2024
On bike and foot doing Cheeks Hill, Cut-thorn Hill, Birchenough Hill. Leave bike at S end of Axe Edge to do a nice S-N traverse over Axe Edge (my final Derbyshire hill) and Axe Edge Moor. Lovely clear day getting more cloudy later.steveb200604/03/2024
On own. From small parking area on minor road by Dane Head. Moorland footpaths to Axe Edge Moor trig point > Axe Edge > Oliver Hill > Five Stones > Cheeks Hill > car park. Low cloud throughout walk and very wet underfoot.Beeliner30/01/2024
Ethel's bagging. 17.5 mile loop bagging Shutlingsloe, Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Axe Edge Moor, Cheek's Hill, Cheek's Hill (Bdy) and Whetstone Ridge. Start/Finish at Standing Stone's car park. Strava route here https://www.strava.com/activities/10078337985dazedemon21/10/2023
Walk with the missus visionset07/10/2023
A sunny evening walk taking in Axe Edge Moor, Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill and Whetstone Ridge. /Dmeltdiceburg24/05/2023
Walked from Axe Edge Moor TrigpointDeego08/04/2023
Axe edge, axe edge moor and cheeks hill, all out and back from the road. Lots of rubbish, which is pretty sad, but nice clear day and i took a fair bit home... 5km in just over 50 mins.Nicky C12/02/2023
With Rob and Francescolinfielding05/12/2022
From Oliver Hill via Hilltop and path along edge just beyond last house at Axe Edge End. KeithByTheC04/11/2022
Took the path shown on 1:25000 map from the start of Access Area just beyond the houses of Axe Edge EndAlan Moore28/10/2022
Up from layby next to Flash Bar Stores, who served a decent coffee afterwards. Circular in the morning mist Axe Edge, Axe Edge Moor, Cheeks Hill, Three Shires waterfall, Oliver Hill.Alfa1M25/10/2022
From cheeks hill approached by minor path from south just after skirting past the house the small path can be seen which heads up and over axe edgeThe-Z-Man01/10/2022
walk around axe head moor and over to the temple at buxtondavert12329/08/2022
From Dane Head: Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge and Axe Edge Moor before the rains came.summitter20/05/2022
Again, did this part of the Staffordshire County Top walk, very boggy that hill, but a simple path too the top and back down towards the A Road near Flash.DavidHiner07/05/2022
Dane Head -> Cheeks Hill (admittedly not very hilly as on a slight downhill slope - bit it is a county highpoint) -> Axe Edge -> Dane HeadJK16/01/2022
[Cheeks Hill] > Cheeks Hill boundary > Axe Edge from GR: SK 02655 70364ronaldo33312/09/2021
[Cheeks Hill] > Cheeks Hill boundary > Axe Edge from GR: SK 02655 70364Hippster12/09/2021
Very hot day, 27c blue skies not a soul around. Excellent.Kniverbee17/07/2021
Oliver Hill, Axe edge end, Axe Edge moor, cheeks hill from layby on A53 opposite turning for Flash.Longwojo03/07/2021
Parked in layby (3 cars) at bend at Dane Head (SK 027 703). Followed the FP south to the County high point on Cheeks Hill at the sheep pen, then SE across country to Axe Edge. From there a decent small track heads north all the way to the Trig on Axe Edge Moor. Good all round views. From there another small track heads west to larger track at enclosure and then south back to Dane Head. A round trip of 4.2km with just 110m ascent in 1h15m. (S)silveracorn_alan14/04/2021
Axe edge, axe egde moor, cheeks hill, shining tor and Burbage edge. 3 peaks training!mcarney26/09/2020
From road to north using excellent path not shown on map. Surprised to see the Shropshire hills.Wycombe Wanderer30/08/2020
with Caitlin on road tripjthomson6nr902/08/2020
on unmapped path on access land en route to Axe Edge Moor. Extensive views.Denise 09/06/2020
With HelenChris Ellis08/12/2019
Second hill of the day, from Dane Head - summit not easy to locate.DanMaisieBex31/08/2019
With Minnie from Dale Head roadside parking, plod accross grassy heath to Axe Edge Moor trig, then easy to follow path to Axe Edge-vague top but good views, back to go down minor road a bit then easy track to Cheeks Hill wall/sheep pen, mostly cloudy but warm, some Sun, wet in places but not squelchy bogginess.apricorum21/08/2019
Parked in Flash and climbed Oliver Hill, Axe Edge,Axe Edge Moor and Cheeks Hill. With JT.Sprog10/11/2018
From north after Axe Edge Moor. Path /sheep tracks to top.PeterD05/10/2018
Whetstone Ridge, Birchenough Hill, Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Burbage Edgekeithouk30/09/2018
From Flash. Oliver Hill, Axe Edge, Axe Edge Moor. Set off in clear, fine weather, but the rain closed in we got completely soaked.Lazylizzie11/08/2018
With CPgarth8724/06/2018
Parked on minor road also bagging Axe Edge Moor and Cheeks HillRamblingpaul17/06/2018
Parked on A53 in a layby just past level with the hp and climbed straight up to the ridge and along the path on it to the summit.clivevilla08/11/2017
From parking at SK026704 to Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge and Axe Edge Moorclimbingkershaw05/11/2017
From N.jimbloomer06/10/2017
Parked beside minor road at grid ref SK 026 702 then followed a distinct footpath south to Cheeks Hill. From there we walked southeast across unpathed grass to the unmarked summit of Axe Edge then back to the car. With Lindsey; sunny, breezy day.Skip07/05/2017
Parked at Cat & Fiddle, Whetstone Ridge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge with Mart & Daisy in strong winds.John Eley26/12/2016
Whetstone Ridge, Cheeks Hill, Axe Edge Moor, Axe Edge, Five Stones. With John & Daisy. Parked opposite Cat & Fiddle. Strong winds 30 km/h & gusts 50 km/hRotorslap26/12/2016
Parked on minor road in lay-by for 2 cars. Failed to find path until virtually at the summit. Descent a lot easier on the path, which led virtually back to the car.David Evans19/12/2016
Direct line from Axe Edge Moor. Solo.Dangerous Dave01/12/2016
8.9 mile walk from parking at old piece of road at Cisterns Clough. Walked SE down single track road following paths to Fairthorn farm, up to Thirkelow Rocks, then along single track roads to High Edge, down lane to Booth farm up onto Hollins Hill (good view of Chrome Hill), along lanes to Tenterhill farm and along small roads through Hillend farm down Manifold Trail (fairly unused)to Black Bank farm, across main road to Northfield farm and Flash, up to Oliver Hill and across to Axe Edge (small path) back to car. Sunny for most of the time until we got to Oliver Hill then we thought we'd get soaked (no coats) but the rain was pathetic in the end. Then drove to Grin Low to bag and Combs Head to bag. 12 miles all together, nice day.DanTrig23/09/2016
Derbyshire Bridge car park-Axe Edge Moor-Axe Edge-Oliver Hill-Three Shires Head-Cat&Fiddle-Derbyshire Bridge car park. 19km walk with Alan and Vlad. Not the best weather conditions; quite a bit of rain. Nice views from the edge despite the adverse weather.dromeas21/08/2016
As part of walk organised by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.Wheelsy20/03/2016
Part of a hill bagging session around Earl Sterndale in cold & clear weather.Dan Unwin28/02/2016
Ascent Parked in single space on minor road between Axe Edge and Axe Edge Moor just west of A53. Gate onto moor with path upto trig point and summit of Axe Edge Moor, return to road cross stream and up onto Axe Edge where a path leads up to summitmart079728/01/2016
With Jo, from Derbyshire Bridge cp: roads and ProWs to Cheeks Hill, then across moorland to Axe Edge, Axe Edge Moor and Burbage Edge (top and trig). Weather; generally cloudy with sunny intervals, warm breeze, good visibility.amblerbob03/08/2015