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Name:Hackpen Hill
Hill number:5383
Height:272m / 892ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Wiltshire (CoU)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SU 12899 74393
Summit feature:trig point in the middle of field
Drop:104m
Col:168m  SU049723  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 173
(1:25k) 157
Survey:Abney level
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N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way.  Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass, and mention the hill number and hill name.

Logged Descriptions  (logged by 110 users)ByDate of Ascent
Arable field which had been harvested. Quick walk to trig and back.Ramblingpaul13/09/2019
Summit seen but not reached as it was in a hayfield on prvate landamicablyinert01/09/2019
From hack pen car park walked for a mile along the ridgeway in the wrong direction. After finding the gate next to the car park, we waited for the farmer to go, and followed tractor tracks to the trig.ChinnockC01/06/2019
Car park to N. Along road SE to gate into field just after 269 spot, track skirted side of wood then used tractor lines through growing crop out to trig.Aye Jimmy14/04/2019
Chiseldon - Liddington Castle - Liddington Hill - Coombe Down - Barbury Down - Hackpen Hill - ChiseldonMark Jackson06/04/2019
From Rideway path. With R and B.jenx10/12/2018
With Jenx and Bryher from good parking on Ridgewaynordicstar12/10/2018
1st of 6 tops on the 2nd stage of the Ridgeway with Lesley, walking from Berwick Bassett to Hinton Parva. An easy out and back to the Trig pillar via a Bw fence. Flattish summit area. I returned with some of the mud still attached to my boots. Onwards on the Ridgeway heading for Barbury Down...Dazingdale23/09/2018
Six Trig tour with Minnie, very warm all day, Hackpen Hill from hilltop parking plus White Horse & a bonus crop circle, then Walbury Hill sheep pasture from parking to East then Pilot Hill, roadside parking to SE, Beacon Hill- steepest of the day, then Wabbit hunting on Watership Down, finally a wander on Greenham Common, not a listed top but found the trig.apricorum24/06/2018
From Car park, along ridgeway, then beeline for trig.PeterD07/05/2018
Along track from Car Park then gingerly through barbed wire fence. Heavy clay ploughed field hugely caked my bootsvegibagger29/03/2018
Walked along the Ridgeway from Barbury Castle. Solo. Dense fog gave me cover as I crossed yet another barbed wire fence, over another crop field summit in this area. Why aren't the hill summits valued and accessible around here?!Dangerous Dave19/02/2018
Along the ridgeway on MTBtwg2717/11/2017
With K.Ashley13/11/2017
Parked in the nearby car park, that was surprisingly busy for a weekday in November. Walked along the Ridgeway for about 1 km,before hopping over a gate into the field. This was full of stubble at this time of year. From the trig headed straight back towards the car park, hopping the gate opposite it.Sprog01/11/2017
Approached from Ridgeway track. Field of rough grass and stubble. Levelish summit with trig point.RichardM18/01/2017
Trig in stubble field.tim74730/09/2016
.CreakingHiker30/09/2016
Parking in the usual car park and then along the Ridgeway, As I arrived it was harvest time and the hay bails were being loaded onto a tractor, I was intending to ask the farmer/workers for permission, as I walked along it became apparent that they were off to empty the trailer, my assumption therefore was, there would be a while! so hoped fenced and walked the 200m ish across the stubble to the Pillar and summit, good condition, amazing weather and great views.griefmiester16/08/2016
I spent a lot of time on Milk Hill and admiring Silbury Hill so decided to do this as a quick bag from the white horse/ Ridgeway car park. A mile, the part over a ploughed arable field a dull bag but one could have a good walk, eg from Barberry Castle.pwheeler14/03/2016
Climbed up from Broad Hinton, coldish over cast day. Still good views though.DanMaisieBex17/10/2015
1/3 Quick walk up track from car park than quick walk to trig pillarFergalh28/04/2015
Quick over the fence from the car park. In arable field so would be awkward in the summer.simon and co12/03/2015
From car park, then along Ridgeway to Barbury Down.Chris Pearson16/02/2015
Short walk over field from parking. Bagged whilst in area geocaching. :)CornishGazza09/11/2014
Trig pillar is still in the centre of the farmers field the pillar at the entrance looks abit similar to a trig. The white horse in a near by field is worth a look.hodder04/11/2013
Short detour from a walk on the ridgeway. Trigpoint is now at field entrance.rhalstead06/01/2013
Walking The Ridgeway from Avebury to GoringPete West12/04/2012
The summit is in the middle of a farmer's field.JohnStoneham01/04/2012
A quick bag from minor road to NE.Dugswell209/03/2012
Avebury to Winterbourne Bassett via Rockley & Barbury Castle. Narrow gap in fencing to SW is an alternative access point to the field for the reasonably agile.Smudge26/02/2012
Also 5 Nov 2012.jonglew15/01/2012
No broblem with crops at this time of year! Climbed metal gate opposite the car park, then a few minutes walk to the trig.David Rawden21/12/2011
P at OS P. Over gate and to trig 10:34chrisbien06/12/2011
Completed whilst hiking The Ridgeway Path.DaveD20/08/2011
14.5 mile circular from just north of Ogbourne St.George, walked back along the byway from hell (byway east of Barbury Hill), just a mud swamp a Jeep was trying to but couldn't even get through it.DanTrig11/12/2010
Tried in March 09 but were crops in field. November 09 just the stubble left.destaylor12/11/2009
Trig pillar in crop field - wait until after harvest.webmaster18/08/2009
From nearby carpark, walked along the Ridgeway, hopped over the fence and then followed a tram line to the trig. Also took a stroll down the hill to see the unusually small white horse.Herbert Anchovy09/07/2009
Trig point is in the middle of a crop field.clivevilla25/01/2008
Approached up the tractor tracks from the car park.Father Ted04/07/2007
Parking area near the road, Trig in the middle of a crop field Flush bracket S2403Tony Hartry29/04/2007
Revisit. Arable fieldRHW13/12/2005
Crossed while visiting the trig pointRhayader_wander12/10/2005
Approximate date. With Shaky on Ridgeway walk.NotReallyABagger18/04/2004
Did while walking the Ridgeway.steverd03/01/2004
On the Ridgeway did not get to the top while doing the Ridgeway 40ml walkphilhythe11/05/2002
TP in arable field, fine view NW from car pk, not from summit. car pk 129748, 132744, cross ar fld to summit RHW15/12/2001
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