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Name:South Hill
Hill number:5388
Height:248m / 814ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Warwickshire (CoU), Oxfordshire (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Thames, Severn
Watershed:Greater Thames Estuary, Dover to Cape Wrath, Land's End to John o' Groats, Severn Estuary, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SP 28023 30496
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:120m
Col:128m  SP240326  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 151
(1:25k) OL45N 191W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 86 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Tom Mundell12/01/2020
Trekking toes12/01/2020
Wycombe Wanderer23/12/2019
ARC29/11/2019
2nd tump of 3 today. 1st, Steepness hill, an out and back from Ettington, then next bus to Chipping Norton via Oxford then the bus to Long Compton, taking Shakespeàre's way veering off to explore the high ground on the embankment then in the field, also checking out the quarry then scrambling up to traverse the edge back onto the path then via Little Rollright en-route to Over Norton hill...Dazingdale02/06/2019
Parked at bend in the road on this lovely evening and strolled to the high point next to the rape plantsChinnockC26/05/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from parking nearest road bend. Barely contain our excitement, earth mound nearby made it for us. 2+ metres higher!nordicstar02/01/2019
A short walk from the layby on the road.jenx02/01/2019
With K. Visited Rollright Stones afterwards.Ashley14/07/2018
Walked up from Long Compton on the Macmillan Way and then explored both sides of the hedge. However the highest point is a manmade knoll on the north side. This is now well vegetated and some distance from the quarry. Continued on to Little Rollright, Rollright Stones, Great Rollright, Whichford Wood and back to Long Compton.JohnW16/05/2018
Easy stroll up with wife & daughter from small layby on road in icy winds. Indeterminate summit but nice views.wheresthepath11/02/2018
Extensive views for a flat summit!twg2730/01/2018
As others, from the NW. Wandered about both sides of the hedge but not very distinguished top, though the views are surprisingly extensive.milimana16/12/2017
Jonathan Russell08/11/2017
Stopped in bend in road. Some locals seemed to think I was there to fly tip or something until I headed off into the field.KC05/11/2017
carole engel05/11/2017
In mist and drizzle. Walking Meg before pub lunch with my Dad at the excellent Red Lion, Long Compton. Man made mound definitely higher than flattish surrounding natural ground .Field edge seemed natural HP .Denise 26/10/2017
Field paths and lanes from Long Compton on a dull and misty Autumnal morning. Large levellish area of arable farmland the only distinctive high point being a large elongated man-made vegetated mound on N side of hedge. OS 248m spot height is at GPS SP 28058 30446. Now to the Red Lion where dogs are welcome for a pint and lunch by the log fire.RichardM26/10/2017
Fred Windsor23/10/2017
From bend in road to NW, track was followed until a way through hedge on left emerged next to high mound with summit field just beyond. Then visited Rollright trig and after that the stones.Aye Jimmy12/09/2017
From the layby to the north down the hedge to the highest part of the fieldMariana Trench28/05/2017
Mound and trig from NW in spitting rain. Apparently the nearby ancient rollright stone circles sometimes attracts esoteric visitors of the New Age culture and contemporary pagans. Very different from the perfectly 'normal' baggers - often arriving here as solitary pilgrims who come to stand fleetingly on top of South Hill without carrying out anything much in the way of rituals or building stone circles or the like. A few do however go on across the stony wastes to connect with the omnipresent OS by touching the much revered trig pillar - a kind of ritual I guess. Perhaps we are members of the New TumP and Trig Age.Chris Pearson17/02/2017
PGCE28/01/2017
asbown06/10/2016
ngthack25/07/2016
Kiltie10/07/2016
stub196918/06/2016
Parked. On bend, squeezed through hedge, wandered around a bit. Went up mound as well. Then onto the stones.PeterD14/05/2016
PM09/05/2016
Swindon Bagger17/04/2016
A new Hump for Pete as well as myself. We made a walk of it, parking at, and visiting Rollright Stones then walking via Little Rollright to South Hill- there are some very useful permissive paths on this walk. There was large earth mound above the summit for those who feel they must go up such things to bag the summit. Back via the Macmillan Way. A good walk.pwheeler23/01/2016
Fifteen and a half years after bagging the Rollright trig pillar and knowing nothing of higher ground a few hundred metres north, I've finally visited South Hill. From the field edge by road to the NW walk SE along wrong side of high dense hedge. Fortunately just as one is opposite the spot height in the field to the NE there is an easy way through.vegibagger02/09/2015
1/2 Quick stroll up from bend in road...man made top is higher than natural top !Fergalh05/05/2015
iaindbrown07/10/2014
Parked in Little Compton. The summit could be anywhere but wondered around both sides of the hedge to cover all eventualities.Sprog03/08/2014
Colin Crawford24/06/2014
Quick bag from the road.simon and co03/06/2014
Previous entries said it all. Got nettled scrambling through hedge to get to north side, just in case it's higher. I'm not sure what the purists would say but I ignore man made artefacts and regard the summit as the highest natural point - otherwise I'd have to stand on top of every trig point and cause endless damage to some beautiful cairns.ijpowell01/06/2014
With cpgarth8728/02/2014
Moorponder29/08/2013
Mark Sims23/07/2013
David Rawden18/06/2013
Alan Whatley09/02/2013
Campbell Singer09/01/2013
Barbara Singer09/01/2013
Walked from Salford, not much to see at the top, visited the Rollright stones on the way back.rhalstead09/12/2012
Easy parking at road bend to NW. Easy access to a very flat top. Difficult to tell exactly where top is so wandered around all possible options. Also went up the mound, but that is clearly man made. Hill may disappear if quarry is expanded!Hillsidenick27/11/2012
Jacqdaw27/11/2012
Short stroll from road to NW.tim74727/09/2012
. CreakingHiker27/09/2012