Parkhouse Hill

Parkhouse Hill

Infobox Mountain
Name = Parkhouse Hill
Photo = Parkhouse_hill.jpg
Caption =
Elevation = "c." 360 m ("c." 1,180 ft)
Location = Peak District, England
Range =
Prominence = "c." 35 m
Coordinates =
OS "Landranger" 119
Type =
Age =
First ascent =
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = SK079669
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Parkhouse Hill is a small but distinctive hill in the Peak District National Park in the English county of Derbyshire. It lies on the north side of the River Dove, close to the border with Staffordshire.

Geologically, the hill is the remains of an atoll (a 'reef knoll') which existed during the Carboniferous period when what is now the Peak District was covered by a tropical sea.

For many years access to Parkhouse Hill was difficult, as there was no right of way to the summit. Access is now possible under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, as the hill is a designated access area.

External links

* [ Geology of Parkhouse Hill] - From the British Geological Survey

* [ Photographs of Parkhouse Hill by Robin Weaver]

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