Name:Heaton Park
Hill number:5516
Height:110.3m / 362ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
SMC/RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Topographical area:EP07 Kinder-shining
Class:Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:SD 83141 04845
Summit feature:no feature: ground by reservoir fence
Col:97m  SD832045  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 109
(1:25k) 277
Observations:ground 450m SE by temple is 107.7m
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
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14km walk from Worsley Woods. Dropped in the north of Heaton Park from Parrenthorn, along the north side of the reservoir and bagging the trig in the process. Looped around the east of the mast tower to the car park others mention, then walked through the community orchard to find the summit.burwellian18/05/2024
Lovely rainy walk up with the dog from the tram, through the park! Shame there is no marker but think we managed it. Nice to see theyre battering the himalayan balsam.joed29322/07/2023
Car park by St Margaret's Road entrance (£1 for 1hr) - E. alongside an attractive area of woodland, turned left by 'Community Orchard' sign, along track past apiary & then up woodland path to summit which overlooks reservoir.gerrybowes09/04/2023
I preferred the Trig. The piled mound next to it is now probably the highest point.summitter30/08/2022
Parked in Sheepfoot Lane Carpark and spent the afternoon walking in the park....with LottyDave19/06/2021
Sunny Sunday evening walk from south Manchester through the centre and along the Irk valley to Heaton Park, with a visit to the top proper at the same time.yewbarrow06/06/2021
Since I was here for a sunbathe and an icecream, might as well walk up to the top. Building is now cordoned off as dangerous.geeoharee02/04/2021
Parked in St Margaret's Road (free and unlimited). Easy stroll to summit on paths.PGCE19/02/2021
Re-Visit for new summit location.tim74730/07/2020
Parked in the visitors car park inside Heaton park one pound needed for a ticket, and found the summit hiding in the woods behind the beehive enclosure.WAYNE ROWLETT05/07/2020
Numerous car parks including one close to the top. £1 for an hour. Revisit for the new top. There is the beginnings of a new cairn on the summit.moorsman07/03/2020
Via bridleway to NW.Wycombe Wanderer30/01/2020
Under the full width steel barrier by the road to the car park, past the apiary, then up the new trail footpath.johnkenyon18/01/2020
Parked outside gates to park, as it was close to dusk. Into woods near tower HP between telecoms tower and reservoir fence.PeterD24/09/2019
From car park WSW - £1 for an hour's parking. Park paths to the temple, short cut through woodland to pick up another path, then rough cattle pasture to comms mast compound. HP in woodland between compound and reservoir fencing. On to the trig pillar. Introducing Dave McGimpsey to county top and trig bagging :-)jonglew08/08/2019
In passing after the cafe visit and en route to Addinghamnordicstar09/01/2019
Revisit for new top location. 11 years to the day since initial visit.Bramley03/01/2019
Re-visit for new position.andrew brown13/12/2018
With Mart and the dogs. Early morning jaunt so free parking before 10am. Crawled under security fencing to access the temple though was surprised to see a few dog walkers around at 7amish.John Eley25/11/2018
With E. Pleasant morning walk from Lake car park (Sheepfoot Lane), past boating lake, up to Heaton Hall and Orangery, then onto The Temple. Although fenced off for repairs was able to get close enough for hp 10 fig grid ref to match. Then across to trees at back of telecomms tower and hp by reservoir fence. Reservoir level very low. Good views across to city skyline from several points in the park.Beeliner24/11/2018
On way back from bagging Bleaklow Head and Higher Shelf Stones.Longwojo28/10/2018
Parked at club house at 83975 04464 (free before 10am on Sundays) and walked up to the temple. It has been deemed unsafe and is surrounded by temporary fencing but you can roll under it at the back side. Walked over to alternative top which, luckily, is just outside the TV mast compound on the north side.clivevilla09/09/2018
From Heaton Park Metro station with Caden and Traceyderrymark02/09/2018
Parking: Golf club carpark SD839 044. When to both potential tops.David Evans04/03/2018
Nice walk to the summit beacon after a long drive north! Lovely park and nice to amble around before a night out in the city centre. Enjoyed the views across to my old stomping ground, the Peak District!Gerry the Ranger05/01/2018
ParkRun + August 2020David8401/01/2018
survey with G&J SurveysGeorge Gradwell18/12/2017
Walked up from Heaton Park tram stop. Area in wood between tower and reservoir is almost certainly higher than the current top.Ramblingpaul07/12/2017
From the golf club car park. Magnificent autumnal beech trees. Delightful and impressive top.Campbell Singer26/11/2017
Walked up from the golf car park. No charges at present. Delightful urban hill.Barbara Singer26/11/2017
From boating Lake, very busy with joggers and dog walkers.rhalstead20/08/2017
OTO Manchester event. With ASW and Alma Aurea. Part of a nice walk in Heaton Park.meltdiceburg02/04/2017
Walked from Picadilly Station to make it interesting. (Took a 135 bus back from Bury Old Road.)lenman01/04/2017
On a visit to many county high points around Manchester and Liverpoolmagirob16/03/2017
Explored Heaton Park from the Boating Lake car park on a fine day. Visited the alternative high point on the wooded knoll by the communications tower, and the temple. Rather incongruously for a neo-classical structure, this contains two battered armchairs beside a fire. Superb views from a very pleasant spot.Nick Down115/03/2017
with Cissy, some caches, play, farmyard then wander to the templeAvidSockWearer24/02/2017
Achieved via public transport, the park has its own Metrolink stop. Discovered that the park is really very beautiful on a clear winter's day, and also that the ponies bite.geeoharee02/01/2017
Walked to the summit temple from the north gate of Heaton Park then continued south along the Manchester city boundary to the city centre.lecube20/09/2016
Unticked summit as Visited the Temple high point only with my daughter Katherine from Manchester. We Took the 135 bus from Picadilly Gardens and randomly came across this area. Great views over the city to the moors beyond. Will have to return to tick true summit.Dazingdale29/08/2016
Nice evening walk in Heaton Park with Justine and Michael our son who is at uni in Manchester. Lovely views from the summit. Temple building on the top built 1800 for the first earl. Our first logged assent since registering.One man Bucket 14/05/2016
2/6 First of another great day in peak district (Newcombe drive/Heaton park/Blackstone Edge/Wimberry Moss/Hoarstone Edge/Dead end Edge)Fergalh20/03/2016
Parked on Heywood Road - bridleway alongside the reservoir bagging the trig on the way then into Heaton Park through the unassuming Gate 1 to be greeted by the Highland Cows - our goal now visible topped by its 1800 Classical Temple - Clear Blue with snow covered hills to the north and east. After a quick look at Heaton Hall (currently being renovated after fire damage in 1983)we retreat the way we came.briandavies06/03/2016
Wandered around the park in the morning; saw Tottenham win at Man City in the afternoon - a cracking day out!Richard14/02/2016
Diversion on way to Manchester Christmas Market(!)Pleasant park with good views to snow-covered Pennines.With Bridget.catman21/11/2015
With Catman.rosiebridge21/11/2015
Quick detour to bag this whilst taking part in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk with Marlibenji_willy26/09/2015
From East, temple and himalayan balsam bedecked hillock beside comms tower. Pleasant stroll at duskRHW04/09/2015
Plenty of high points to choose from (the folly is a particularly nice one) and got to them all. A very pleasant summit all in all, unlike the next one I did.DanHolme26/08/2015
A jog through a lovely park (£10 million lottery money has been spent on the upkeep) Full of interest with grand buildings,gardens, stables, folly on summit, a bee hive collection. Views of the Pennines and the modern high rise towers of Manchester. Many families and children enjoying the summer holiday, on the playground , playing football, riding bikes, eating ice cream. In 1982 Pope John Paul II held a service here for @250,000 people. I also took in the highpoint by the Heaton Park BT Tower (one of the UK' few 'Chilterns' type concrete towers)Chris Pearson05/08/2015
From the car park at the golf club. A short walk to the temple. Walked to the other alleged high point near to the mast. Solo.bolton11/06/2015