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Name:Nine Barrow Down
Hill number:2903
Height:200m / 656ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Dorset (CoU)
Catchment:Piddle & Frome
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:SZ 00819 81213
Summit feature:no feature 55m ENE of oil tank
Col:47m  SY983800  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 195
(1:25k) OL15E
Observations:summit is 20cm higher than ground 12m E of oil tank at SZ 00780 81191; oil tank is at SZ 00768 81191; summit area very flat
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 279 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the layby car park at SZ 0206 8099. Up & over Round Hill, then along the Purbeck Way for a short distance. Up passing the Oil Tank & along the E - W fence line.Back via the remains of the old WW2 D-Day radio masts.DanMaisieBex03/07/2020
Parked in a large layby on Ulwell Road to the East. Track up to HP. Returned on track & then over to Ballard Down.fosal2930/12/2019
From viewpoint to north west. Along road towards studland then along NT footpath on southside of the road. Back the same wayLongwojo23/10/2019
Kingston - Swyre Head - Ridgeway Hill - Creech Barrow Hill - Knowle Hill - Corfe Castle - Nine Barrow Down - Ballard Down - Swanage.Mark Jackson21/09/2019
Lovely walk back to Corfeejjohnstone17/09/2019
Quick Visit from View Point Parking area after day trip including Long Knoll, Stourhead House and Gardens, Corfe Castle & Studland Bay. Couple of Cows and sheep in the field. One Gate to climb.Jephcote8325/05/2019
Walked up to Nine Barrow Down on a gloriously sunny and warm Easter Sunday. Plenty of parking on a layby off Ulwell Road. Crossed over slightly to the right to stile and start of walk at Round Down, up to Nine Barrow Down, as signposted.mazz21/04/2019
Walked from Ulwell, by Swanage, then afterwards via Brenscombe Hill to Corfe Castle.IanHHill21/03/2019
From the viewpoint car park to NW. Cattle in fields near summit also electric fence and many strands of barbed wire. Not recommended route.NormanW11/02/2019
From viewpoint car park at SZ 006818. Requires a short walk E on the busy road to start of path at SZ 008818, but a narrow raised grass bank has a thin path along it to keep one off the tarmac - but don't stumble!Isbjorn05/11/2018
Day trip from Ldn by train and bike. Walked from car park. Blue sky sunny day. Also did Swyre Head â not knowing it was deleted. Rounsfell20/10/2018
Bag and go on bridleways from viewpoint to the north east on B3351. Entry to the summit field with the big tank, over the gate at SZ005812, has no barbed wire. KeithByTheC13/09/2018
Bridleway up from the north, turn sharp left at top of the wood.Topographer5711/08/2018
from north side viewpoint car park near Isle of Purbeck golf club entrance. Easy and pleasant.M0YDH21/07/2018
CThis Dog12/07/2018
Via RoW from viewpoint car parkCrib Goch05/05/2018
From NT cottage at Currendon Farm along the Purbeck Way. Trig pillar still on its side, gate still topped with barbed wire but the adjacent gate was open!Newton Maximus05/12/2017
With K from north. To reach summit either a fence must crossed or a gate wrapped in barbed wire. Worth it for view which cannot be obtained from right of way.Ashley15/11/2017
With Val. Parked at viewpoint car parking area . Walked along road for about 100m then path to ridge. Tank in field used to locate nearby summit. A mainly wet day but fitted the walk in between showers.mike.hoult07/11/2017
8/8M last of the day in the dark straight up from point 116.robertphillips06/11/2017
A nice walk from Swanage to Corfe Castle, courtesy of the no. 40 bus from Wareham station, and bracketed by a splendid breakfast in the Salt Pig in Swanage and lunch in the NT tea room at Corfe Castle. The trig point is still there, but it's been chucked over the edge of the track below the gate. In exchange for this act of vandalism, baggers have created a nice wriggle route under the barbed wire next to the gate, so it's now very easy to get into the summit field.Gill20/10/2017
Long loop from Corfe Castle, Chapman's Pool, Swanage and back. Good ridge walk (especially for mountain bikes!)twg2714/10/2017
Perbeck Way to Corfe Castle Walk.stephenbuda12/09/2017
A run to the summit from the north of Studland beach. Hot and sunny. Climbed barbed wire get to the actual summit near the water tank. Field was full of sheep. It was 7 miles in an hour.isabelle17/06/2017
Short walk up from viewpoint car park. 35mn round trip. Great views to Poole and IoWN.Morters15/04/2017
Both of usTonyandsue08/04/2017
1/5 Marilyns today. From car park on road to north up row to ridgeline. Bits of barbed and electric fence to negotiate but easy enough.SS05/02/2017
Plenty of parking at viewing point on B3351 north of summit. Short walk back along road to Swanage to pick up bridleway to summit. Summit on fence line west of radio masts 30m NE of water tank in middle of fied which looks higher. apparently there is a demolished trig point despite wandering all around field and towards radio mast saw no sign of it even though the fog had made an attempt to clear.SteveSmith19/12/2016
From Ballard Downtrimarc226/10/2016
From Layby on B3351 NW of top. Up BW and then along ridge. Then onto Ballard Downbevandy11408/09/2016
From Ulwell. Up BW then over gate to summit. Young Bovine very inquisitive. Had been within a 100yds of top 14 yrs previous during MTB orienteering event. Finally returned to visit HP.PeterD26/06/2016
Parked at SZ 02053 80992 in a layby, short walk up onto the ridge by an Obelisk followed the ridge out to Ballard Down Trig Point then retraced my steps back to the actual summit of Balled Down. Summit is by the corner of a hedge and gate. Then back down to the road and followed the footpath to the radio mast, difficult to find summit of ballard down now the Trig Pillar is missingTony Hartry II17/03/2016
From viewpoint car park on B3551 to North, then ROW to ridge. No trig.tim74704/02/2016
Train to Corfe and walked back. Lovely clear, mild day but still very breezy on top.Bournespeed28/12/2015
From Viewpoint along track then cut up to barbed wire fence and on to topBramley14/10/2015
Good views, shame that fencing prevents you from being on the summit and the barrows, as that is where the best views are.bellminsterboy02/09/2015
5/7 Fifth of seven on long day Bullbarrow Hill/Hambledon Hill/Win Green/Swyre Head/Nine Barrow Down/Ridgeway Hill/Creech Barrow HillFergalh22/08/2015
A easy walk up from the lay by to the north. Cows observed.Play2End12/06/2015
From viewpoint, up and down bridleways.rhalstead17/05/2015
Parked at the viewpoint at 005818. An hour to the top and back on the public footpath. Walked around the 'ugly tank' a few times and the area to the ENE. My last English marilyn. A shame the landowner does not share the vision. With GM.bolton24/04/2015
Parked in the layby opposite Round Down which we walked over to pick up the track to the trig point, we then climbed over the barbed wire covered gate to visit the summit area by the water tank. Glorious sunny day with superb views.Peterb06/04/2015
Parked in a large lay-by in Ulwell and followed RoW to near summit.Also visited the trig, which has been dug up and moved.Sprog04/04/2015
From viewpoint on B3351.squeegs22/03/2015
Room for one car at SZ 008818 and walked up from there. Operated ham radio for SOTA from summit.G4OBK (Phil)12/02/2015
Parked in large layby NW of Ulwell (SZ02070 80996) Took footpath opposite layby which links up to the bridleway Up bridleway & then climbed over locked metal gate to reach the unmarked summit which lies close to the fence ENE of the oil tank. (S)gerrybowes04/02/2015
Walked up from Swanage to area near dead trig pointButeobuteo29/01/2015
From village car park in Corfe Castle. Route and write-up at:
Been to the summit +10 years ago - passing by on a windy day today.davechaffey09/01/2015
Up and down track from the eastAndrewFinnimore01/11/2014
Easy walk along Purbeck Way from Ulwell, large laybys available.citygent10/06/2014