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    Liverpool is supposed to be built on seven hills,probably more, but just need the main ones. Can anyone help???


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbymac View Post
    Liverpool is supposed to be built on seven hills,probably more, but just need the main ones. Can anyone help???
    Mossely Hill, Woolton Hill..
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    Olive Mount
    Everton Brow
    Camp Hill

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    Brownlow Hill, Sleepers Hill, Mount Pleasant

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    Great going guys, TA. but which is 'Camp hill?

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    You've got:

    1 - Woolton Ridge which gives you Childwall Valley
    2 - Olive Mount
    3 - Mossley Hill
    4 - High Park
    5 - Everton Valley
    6 - Everton Brow which leads to Everton Valley

    They seem to be the main ones.

    Camp Hill is in Woolton - comes from the Saxon settlement there though there's no trace of it now - the place is excellent for sledging in the winter when we get some snow and you're a big kid!

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    A rare pic showing how steep Everton Brow is.

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    Another unusual shot showing off the hill. The two cathedrals look they've been copied and pasted on to the pic but I can assure you they weren't


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    Looking towards Everton Brow. Taken last week. St George's Church (The "Cast Iron Church"), Heyworth Street is visible in the far left, top of the pic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpatooti View Post
    Brownlow Hill, Sleepers Hill, Mount Pleasant
    What about Walton On The Hill.

    .... heading from Rice lane - city bound - under the flyover .. still going up hill onto County rd (Walton church to the left) .. down County rd towards Walton rd and Everton Valley.

    Sometimes it's not realised that there is an incline there. The flyover hides the hill there.

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    It looks like Liverpool has more than 7 hills.
    Isn't it the Seven Hills of Rome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    What about Walton On The Hill.

    .... heading from Rice lane - city bound - under the flyover .. still going up hill onto County rd (Walton church to the left) .. down County rd towards Walton rd and Everton Valley.

    Sometimes it's not realised that there is an incline there. The flyover hides the hill there.
    Some of my piccies were taken from the tower of St Mary's, Walton-On-The-Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    You've got:

    1 - Woolton Ridge which gives you Childwall Valley
    2 - Olive Mount
    3 - Mossley Hill
    4 - High Park
    5 - Everton Valley
    6 - Everton Brow which leads to Everton Valley

    They seem to be the main ones.

    Camp Hill is in Woolton - comes from the Saxon settlement there though there's no trace of it now - the place is excellent for sledging in the winter when we get some snow and you're a big kid!
    Wonderful pics as usual Scouserdave!

    Camp Hill dates back further than Saxon times to the Iron Age, and appears to have been a hill fort similar to others around the British Isles, although I don't believe this has been confirmed by archaeology. If it was such a fort, it thus would have been contemporary with the Helsby Hill Iron Age fort across the Mersey.

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    Edge Hill, Low Hill.

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    Bernard Hill.
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    Little, Curly, Alan Ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyman View Post
    Bernard Hill.
    LOL! Mark!
    Almost choked on my cup of tea reading this
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    Alright Dave. I PM'd you my new number. Didn't have any missed calls when I checked after footy. I'll send it to you again. Carefully this time...
    Who was the greatest of them all?
    Little, Curly, Alan Ball.
    R.I.P. Bally.

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    This hilly city is a nightmare for bikes going up a hill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    This hilly city is a nightmare for bikes going up a hill.
    You're a strong lad Max, its good exercise for you, killer on the knees though eh?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    You're a strong lad Max, its good exercise for you, killer on the knees though eh?!

    On the right knee and the calves yeah.

    I get good exercise with over 300 kg leg presses and treadmill though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    This hilly city is a nightmare for bikes going up a hill.
    I love cycling. Once done Islington to the Pier Head in 5 minutes. Don't recall the time on the return trip. All I remember is the ambulance lads administering me oxygen when I passed out and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay giving me the ****ing kiss of life. Tenzing had luvly lips, btw.

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    Earl Road is more evil than Islington to ride or like the ****e end of Smithdown Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Earl Road is more evil than Islington to ride or like the ****e end of Smithdown Road.
    You reckon the drop down from Islington to the Pier Head is less steeper than from Earl Rd? No way pal! LOL! I love these cockfights whether I lose or not. Scousers Rule!

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    Yeah, it's steeper than Islington, I only ride through Islington though to get to the gym on Salisbury Road though.

    One road by Everton Park Sports centre was the steepest Road I rode down and I forgot to fix my brakes and I was using my feet to stop the bike! Could of crashed into a car on the road!

    I crashed into the steps by the Anglican Cathedral at night just outside it on that steep hill once too but luckily, my feet managed to slow it down enough to hit one of my bones so it was nothing.

    Hurt my feet doing that and absorbing the impact.

    Fixed my brakes now though, pain in the arse bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyman View Post
    Alright Dave. I PM'd you my new number. Didn't have any missed calls when I checked after footy. I'll send it to you again. Carefully this time...
    I'm not gay or anything like that, but you are good company mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    I will not change the forum colour scheme either to pink, its staying blue.
    LOL!/Splatter! (cuppa tea)
    Nice one Kev!

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    Change it to Red.
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    Default Seven Hills again.

    Getting back to the actual hills again, nobody seems to have come up with a definitive or "official" list, just people kindly offering their own thoughts.
    Starting with NineSisters list, I don't think we can just go by streets which have something hilly in their name.

    1 - Woolton Ridge Camp Hill is in Woolton
    2 - Olive Mount but is this the same Hill as Edge Hill and Old Swan.
    which then continues to the top of Upper Parly.
    3 - Mossley Hill - agreed, the church being on a definite summit,.
    4 - High Park in the Dingle, plenty of slopoimng streets down there, but there is the point they all slope up to?
    5 - Everton Brow which leads to Everton Valley, and then along Everton Ridge
    6 - Mount Vernon which seems to be the peak of Mount pleasant which goes up again via Oxford Street.,

    Breeze Hill leads up to where? Sleepers Hill, similar.

    On a related point, Ken Pye in his excellent book definitely refers to the Seven Hills on which Liverpool is built. I would love to contact him and ask him about his sources, and indeed his list. Anyone got any contacts?
    Last edited by Gerry Jones; 01-12-2008 at 01:58 PM. Reason: mis-spelling of "sloping" as slopoimng

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    Surely, it's the Seven Hills of Rome, not Liverpool.
    Liverpool has two ridges which are probably more noticeable than its hills.
    The answer will be in a contour map of the area.

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