Harridge Pike

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Harridge Pike
Harridge Pike From Hollingworthhall Moor.jpg
Harridge Pike from the south
Highest point
Elevation 395 m (1,296 ft)
Prominence c. 40 m
Listing (none)
Geography
Location Greater Manchester, England
Parent range Peak District, Pennines
OS grid SJ994999
Topo map OS Landranger 109

Harridge Pike is a hill situated within the boundaries of Stalybridge, Greater Manchester just outside the Peak District National Park. Its western flank rises from the valley of the River Tame to a height of 395 metres. To the east, the pike falls away more gradually to Swineshaw Moor which, above the Swineshaw reservoirs, rises to Irontongue Hill, a broad shoulder of Hoarstone Edge. Since 2004, the moorland in the area of the pike has been classed as access land. From the summit of Harridge Pike, a view is afforded of the middle section of the Tame valley and the whole of the town of Stalybridge, large swathes of the eastern suburbs of Manchester and beyond to Manchester city centre, where its town hall is visible. On exceptionally clear days the mountains of Snowdonia are visible.

Coordinates: 53°29′45″N 2°00′38″W / 53.49580°N 2.01051°W / 53.49580; -2.01051