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Great Standrop

On Standrop Rigg, the south ridge of Hedgehope Hill, there are two rocky outcrops the most prominent of which is the twin-topped Great Standrop.

Height (m) 535
Height (ft) 1755
Grid Ref: NT942180
Classification: subDewey
Trig Point: No
No. of Visits 1

Great Standrop Gallery: Click on the photos below to enlarge.

Great Standrop from Little Standrop
Great Standrop from Dunmoor Hill
On Little Standrop looking towards Great Standrop
Enjoying the view from Great Standrop
The twin tops of Great Standrop

More about Great Standrop: On Standrop Rigg, the the south ridge of Hedgehope Hill there are two unusual stony outcrops, Little Standrop and Great Standrop. They are unusual for the simple fact that such rocky protuberances are rare in an area mainly of moorland grasses and heather.

Perhaps confusingly the higher of the two, at 543m above sea level, is called Little Standrop, whilst the lower at 535m is called Great Standrop. In reality, with a prominence of 22m, Great Standrop is undoubtedly the greater of the two and, when viewing the fell from a distance, stands out more than Little Standrop. Great Standrop itself actually consists of two connected mounds of rock and heather which, to me at least, look like a pair of pert breasts emerging out of the surrounding moor.

Great Standrop can be climbed fairly easily from the track that runs alongside Linhope Burn in the valley below or, alternatively, it can be visited on the way down to Linhope Burn from the top of Hedgehope Hill. The two tops are of roughly equal height, the Ordnance Survey spot height of 534m at grid ref NT943180 appears to be the southern top whilst the Database of British Hills gives a height of 535m at grid ref NT942180 which would put the highest point on the northern top.

The view from both tops is excellent. Whilst to the north long distance views are largely blocked by the much higher Comb Fell and Hedgehope Hill there is a good prospect of the hills to the south from Hogdon Law round to Cushat Law and Bloodybush Edge. To the south-east views extend over the Breamish Valley as far as the Simonside Hills.

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