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Name:Churchdown Hill [Chosen Hill] [Tinker's Hill]
Hill number:5399
Height:155m / 509ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Gloucestershire (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:SO 88044 18806
Summit feature:no feature: ground by fence
Col:51m  SO893186  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 162
(1:25k) 179
Observations:summit is 45m SE of viewfinder at SO 87993 18847
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 98 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With K. You can park almost at topAshley08/09/2019
Parked at church, paths to encased trig. Down path which curves round until steep wood with brambly nettles could be climbed to summit adjacent garden of house. Was busy taking readings when lady appeared, wondered how I'd got there. She pointed to the stone she'd placed there (mentioned by ger). Insisted I returned under the b/w and out through her garden - that's GOML in reverse!Aye Jimmy17/06/2019
Parked at the church car park, and followed the road to the house with the trig, then on top the view point. Yet another great view. Followed track back to the church and yet another great view East. We left just as the congregation were driving up the very narrow road, so turning this bit of the descent into the most challengingChinnockC26/05/2019
Old trig easily reached, high point in garden needs permission from owners who gladly give with polite knock on door or call across amazing woodland garden. With Jenx and Bryher, 5th Hump of day.nordicstar01/01/2019
A popular hill. Interesting church, found the trig, then kindly allowed visit to the top in very pretty garden.jenx01/01/2019
Could not get direct to summit from entombed trig (viewpoint). Called at nearby house & was given permission, by a charming couple, to reach summit via their garden - lady even helped me crawl through BWF. I reckon the summit point is just within the garden & the lady is going to place a stone at this point - a P100 summit in your garden - super!ger30/10/2018
Hucclecote circular.Smudge28/10/2018
Cycled as far up the hill as I could manage, then locked up to a signpost to walk the rest. Trig point is easy to reach, actual summit too overgrown for the casual bagger...AngiLala14/04/2018
Parked in the free car park at St Bartolomew's church. The summit is heavily vegetated but there is a good view from the converted trig.Sprog12/08/2017
A round of Gloucester, Churchdown Hill from Church parking easy paths to top, nice view frim trig, Alney Island, nice to wander round but difficult to determine high point, Good pull up Robins Wood Hill & great views from Beacon/Trig, Leckhampton Hill from quarry parking, good views & interesting Devil's Chimney, Finally-quick jaunt through tall grass to Birdlip Trig & top, very warm all day some Sun.apricorum25/06/2017
Bagged as YSM618 Chosen Hill. Early morning start to finish the last 3 on our mega trig bagging list. Drove up to church and parked. Surprised to see workmen up here this early fitting gravestones, looked hard work! Quick and easy walk over to the converted trigpoint which had lovely views. Very cold and frosty start to the day.thejackrustles25/04/2017
Much glutinous mud on a myriad of paths. Disappointed to find trig entombed in stone with topograph on top; should we start a free -the -trig campaign? But the summit proved to be up a steep , forested bank behind Chosen Cottage , outside, just , of their barbed wire fence. Lovely views from church. Various covered reservoirs also in summit area.Denise 17/02/2017
A sportingly muddy ascent over fields and Tinkers Hill to the entombed trig point. High point ~ 80m SE of the trig point best approached up its thinly wooded SW slope.RichardM17/02/2017
Quick bag before breakfast from the nearby Premier Inn. Easy walk to viewfinder/trig, followed by a fight through vegetation to get to the highest point.Tony J11/02/2017
First of 3- a drive up to the church car park and about 1 km wandering about visiting the summit, the paths to the churchyard where there were better views. A pretty spot.pwheeler22/09/2016
From church car park, very muddy!tim74729/01/2016
. CreakingHiker29/01/2016
Carpark by church. Lots of nettles between trig/viewfinder and summitjimbloomer13/10/2015
Highest point is far side of the hill from the church which is also worth a look.Swindon Bagger21/08/2015
4/4 From church to the trig point / Millenium stonePeterD10/05/2015
Sunday stroll from Churchdown in glorious sunshine. The hill is extremely muddy on the paths around the perimeter, once an Iron Age fortification.thesweetcheat18/01/2015
2/9 Park at graveyard and walk around fence to mast trig pillar is besideFergalh09/12/2014
Langley Hill, Chrchdown Hill, Birdlip Hill, Crawley Hill, Cam Long Down (best of the bunch), Wyck Beaconsimon and co07/12/2014
Unexpected bagging opportunity in a grabbing area.Newton Maximus21/12/2013
Parked at church, didn't fancy the garden so did the bank at the rear, the summit is just outside the garden in trees.Chris Peart20/09/2013
Summit covered in Wessex Water reservoirs and a church. Generally good public access all over Churchdown Hill.jonglew25/06/2012
Lovely hill as Martin R, Two ways to get to the true summit one choice is to be cheeky and go into the grounds of Chosen cottage. the other is the muddy bank at the back. Did both. Bagged trig and church.Dugswell205/03/2012
P at church. Went to trig then the highest point which is in the garden of Chosen Cottage next to barbed wire fence. 13:25chrisbien06/12/2011
Easy stroll from the church carpark. Not sure why you would need to go through the garden, there is a path which leads all the way to the trig point.Herbert Anchovy18/11/2011
Not s much a stinker as made to believe. Two ways to get to the true summit one choice is to be cheeky and go into the grounds of Chosen cottage. the other is the muddy bank at the back. Did both.Martin R24/08/2011
Drive up to waterboard stuff and church - bramble fest and muddy paths. Urban and uncomfortable.fasgadh08/04/2011
My god this was hard work - claggy mud and paths that lead nowhere. I should have walked it from the road. Never mind - I saw a horse in a graveyard and you don't get that on every hill!DanHolme21/02/2011
Parked at the church and got a stern look off the vicar who parked infont of me. The trig has been encased in bricks. Did some caching whilst here.Father Ted12/12/2010
Like this sort of hill, drive to the top :-) Very well kept church and grave yard at one end of the hill, trig and top in jungle at other end!heavyhorses07/10/2010
Stroll from church. Top on a path and not overgrown now.destaylor19/09/2010
up from churcharranc15/04/2010
started from larkhay road and up through very over grown footpath.These improved at the start of the nature reserve.The millennium beacon on churchdown hill has fine views and its in tinker's forest for the summit .hodder25/07/2009
Walked up the hill with TraceyJohnboy712/04/2009
Approach from the south ro millenium beacon and then try to penetrate the shrubbery for the top which, I believe is butting on to somebody's garden (difficult to tell by sight as the undergrowth prevents much vision).clivevilla03/03/2009
Parked near the top and did a circuit of the pathsrhalstead08/12/2007
easy family walkRhayader_wander26/12/2005
cemy, masts & resr; fine view across Gloucester; TP appar gone: toposcope with no FB & given ht of 155m; local name (signboards) seems to be Chosen Hill=OSTrigName. park at Burial Ground nr summit; fp to viewpt RHW03/01/2003
7.30pm trig S5303vegibagger13/09/1998
Tony S09/04/2019
Richard Gunn27/11/2017