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Name:Milk Hill
Hill number:2872
Height:294.3m / 966ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Wiltshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Wiltshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Wiltshire (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Avon (Bristol), Thames
Watershed:Land's End to Dover, Dover to Cape Wrath, Greater Thames Estuary
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top,
Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SU 10427 64314
Summit feature:tiny cairn
Col:147m  SU235632  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 173
(1:25k) 157
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Surveys of Milk Hill and Tan Hill (Final).doc
Comments:See Database Notes. Tiny cairn in middle of field may be inaccessible if crops present. 5612 Tan Hill is 0.25m lower.
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  • Wiltshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Wiltshire historic county top
  • Wiltshire current county/UA top

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Done from the car park near Walkers Hill on a 10km round trip with Tan Hill. Gloriously sunny Whitsun bank holidayRockdoctor25/05/2020
Martinsell, Golden Ball, Milk and Tan Hill from Pewsey Station - back to train over Milk Hill, Drove Road and Canal tow pathtrimarc230/09/2019
Walk from carpark to pick up Milk Hill, Tan Hill and Golden Ball Hill. Great viewsRamblingpaul13/09/2019
Good walk from nearby car park on road to Alton Barnes. No trig point so no real fixed point to aim for (with no GPS). Good to get third of the day.acolling12/08/2019
Anri clockwise round from the car park. Square of fallow ground one side of both the current and the 294m summit to SW. New agers in car park no problem while I wild-camped on the hills.Eddie12/07/2019
Walk on way back from visit in Oxford, parked on roadside in nearby farmland after poor SatNav directionspenbet22/04/2019
Car broken into so beware.softsquare05/04/2019
On own. Parked in Pewsey Downs car park, mega potholes! NW along bridleway 'Tan Hill Way', then S along White Horse Trail until directly W of cultivated field to take shortest route to summit, tricky barbed wire topped fence. Able to keep in tractor wheel gaps to avoid walking on young crops growing there. No sign of small cairn, assume ploughed over. GPS used to find true summit of fairly flat field. Hang gliders watched from Milk Hill. Return paths across rolling grassy chalk downs above White Horse Hill figure. Very pleasant walk with good views.Beeliner21/03/2019
Oare - Martinsell Hill - Golden Ball Hill - Milk Hill - Tan Hill - Woodborough Hill - Pewsey. Lovely hills but very windy.Mark Jackson16/03/2019
Started from the car park. Up via the Wansdyke and back via the tumuli above the white horse. Copious mince pies and gingerbread kept our 5yr old goingekm01/01/2019
Circular walk from Bridleway start at 156 spot height on rd. Then to Tan Hill and Ciffords Hill. With B and R.jenx10/12/2018
With Darrenkingabunyip10/11/2018
With Jenx and Bryher, no Cairn! Plus Tan Hill without its trig now. Walked up from the South on good tracks, made a circuit of it from the B road at Cannings Crossnordicstar12/10/2018
Parked in the nearby car park. Visited Adam's Grave, and walkers hill before heading to tan hill and back to the car park.Buck21/06/2018
On my way home from a cycling holiday in Wales. Left my bike on road at SU 0955 6265 and walked up footbath, wouldn't recommend this route as it was overgrown and then the cows in the field were a bit too friendly. Summit field had crops in it so no way to visit the summit without severely damaging them. Walked round field perimeter and also visited spot height at 294m (which I know is not the top).tsharp18/06/2018
Ploughed field on summitBen Tindal09/04/2018
Walked around nondescript summit field which was mostly surrounded by barbed wire. Tractor tracks did not quite lead to summit (probably around 2m under), but no qualms about counting this one.rlee504017/03/2018
Up via Walkers Hill (262m). Solo.Dangerous Dave18/02/2018
Circular walk from car park on drove track. Indistinct top in enclosed field. Cold late winter conditions with lots of mud.Argentum6612/02/2018
Parked in car park walked around the hill past the white horse then up onto the summit which really doesn't have any summit markings so used GPSjmistry8619/01/2018
Great views from Stwg2717/11/2017
With K. Quite a tour round this palimpsest of archaeological features. Saw deer near summit, which had been ploughed a year or two ago but is now fallow. Quite a mess.Ashley13/11/2017
Parked in the nearby car park. Visited Adam's Grave, before following the Mid Wilts Way. A gate gave access to the summit field, which was partly fallow and partly recently ploughed. Descended back to the car on the Tan Hill Way.Sprog01/11/2017
Picked my way through weedy (in both senses) beans, to reach the summit.ngthack11/08/2017
Getting to the top is a different prospect in the south when you are used to right to roam at home. Nice easy summit to bag before breakfast back at the motorbike rally I am attending near PewseyLizzieG05/08/2017
Lovely walk through the Wiltshire countryside, with amazing views of the surrounding landscape! Enjoyed passing by the White Horse chalked on the hillside. Intriguing site with links to UFOs and crop circles. Lots of Lapwings in the stubble field at the summit! :-)Gerry the Ranger21/04/2017
unmarked point in centre of ploughed domed field, essentially level, but HP determined by Abney. Metal water tank to N and copse to SSE lower. Hazy views, larks singing. Enjoyed the close up view of the White Horse and various ancient earthworks en route.Denise 21/04/2017
Walked in rain and mist a truly horrible day route used was from Jonny Muir's book of County Tops, if you are using this route just use the return leg it is easier to find the field in question as it is a fairly straight line from the free car park to Pewsey Downs notice board on Wansdyke the field is on the left. The high point is near a big tank in the middle you will need something to measure height or a GPS as there is no feature here to signify the top.WAYNE ROWLETT12/11/2016
Interesting 'reservoir'! Summit in stubble field.tim74730/09/2016
Either there is no trig point or I was on the wrong hill..!Mash201619/08/2016
9 mile circular trek from Stanton St Bernard. Finished by walking along the canal. Cloudy with some rain. Great scenery.Graeme11/06/2016
Gentle stroll up from car park and a nice circular walk. used gps to find top (297m at one point). Plesant trip.keithelliott01/06/2016
Long and beautiful walk from All Cannings, stunning views and flowers all over the hills. Top class meal at Kings Arms to celebrate.mcf01/06/2016
Another county top bagged with Joe & Tom, nice circular walk, summit in wheat field, amazing views all around.fnem25/04/2016
From Pewsey Downs car park via Tan Hill Way, part of Wansdyke then past the reservoir tank and over to pt. 289. Somewhere in between is the highest point. Finished by going back and joining the Mid Wilts Way (stile would allow a more direct route). Returned via the white horse and Adam's Grave. A good short walk on a very sunny day. An even better walk could link up the Kennet and Avon towpath and Tan Hill- this is very good walking country.pwheeler14/03/2016
Walked up from the minor road to the east en route to a business meeting in Swindon. Great little hill on a mild December morning saw plenty of wildlife. I wandered around the top which was very flat.isabelle04/12/2015
With Katy. John and Grahams hill no obvious top. Also went as close as could get to the old top!George Thompson19/09/2015
walk up from car park along white horse trail, then faffed about finding the top, which took me longer than expectedmapple08/09/2015
Solosimon and co11/07/2015
2/3 Walked along White Horse trail and veered off to topFergalh12/05/2015
Climbed again as we enjoyed it so much the month before. Brought Gramdma & Granddad along too this time.DanMaisieBex11/05/2015
The hill side is currently covered in flowering rape... but by following the tractor tracks I was able to 'bag' without damage to crops.M3WDD09/05/2015
Climbed with Albert the dogaussie196125/04/2015
We also did Tan Hill & re did the walk a few weeks later.DanMaisieBex17/04/2015
Tash, wandered round a field, nice.pigerg11/04/2015
An interesting morning. Rogue chased, caught and delivered a rabbit. Saw the eclipse from the top and met two pagans on the way off.maltose20/03/2015
Parked at All Cannings, then past the barrow to Cliffords Hill, Rybury, Tan Hill, Ridgeway, Milk Hill, the white horse then back via the canal towpath. Super walk with John and Paul on a brilliant winter's day.Richard06/12/2014
A wander around Pewsey Downs (AA walk- Alton Barnes)mickdavidson09/08/2014