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Name:Weston Down
Hill number:5433
Height:112.1m / 368ft
Parent (Ma):2900  Dundry Down
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:North Somerset (UA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Tump (100-199m), Subhump, Clem
Grid ref:ST 44734 75648
Summit feature:track running off Ranchways Road
Col:14.2m  ST 4162 7220  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 171 172
(1:25k) 154
Observations:bus stop opposite Gaunts Close at ST 44815 75680 is 0.6m lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 70 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Visited all places mentioned on here.fosal2904/11/2019
HP is indistinct point within housing estate, near boundary of Police HQ/ Aerial.disturbed ground. Either bustop opposite Gaunt's Close or nearby Ranchway. Pleasant walk around Portishead on damp blustery day. Old National Nautical School, built 1906, above Black Nore Lighthouse, now luxury flats, is impressiveDenise 26/08/2018
Enjoyable walk along coastal path from Woodhill then a wander around the housing of Weston Down. All rather inconclusive but my vote goes to the grass verge E of the bus stop opposite Gaunts CloseRichardM26/08/2018
Found myself having parked about 4/500 metres north of the various road names that others had talked about this just qualifying HuMP summit, speculating about where the high point might be. With the waxing moon just 4 days away from the Friday night rising eclipsed full moon, posing behind an unusual mat tower behind Lyndsey close and not considering venturing into the brambly woods behind it in the dusk seeking doubtless fruitless higher ground. Previously, on what would've been my maternal granny's 110th birthday after popping into sainsbury and Aldi, Portishead I'd wandered along the summit path of the lower, most northerly of local TuMPs which should've had great views but hemmed on by trees north and south. Found myself having parked about 4/500 metres north of the various road names that others had talked about this just qualifying HuMP summit, speculating about where the high point might be. With the waxing moon just 4 days away from the Friday night rising eclipsed full moon,vegibagger23/07/2018
With K. Expected Portishead to be bleaker.Ashley19/11/2017
En route to Dartmoor and N Devon. Drove up into estate, high point must be that neat to road and mast. Didn't want to go bothering someone to go in their garden!nordicstar05/10/2017
Top is in the area of bus stop and mast.jenx05/10/2017
Solosimon and co11/05/2016
Housing estate northwest of the Police HQMariana Trench03/01/2016
Lots of options, Harmony Drive, Ranchways, Weatherly Drive, Gaunts Close etc I'll even throw in Merlin Park, but think the bus stop on Weatherly Drive may just sneek it. Sure neighbourhood watch in this area can't figure out what goes on from time to time as visitors wander aimlessly backwards and forwards.PeterD10/06/2015
8/8 of long day ! final one visited in dark...agree with all previous correspondents anywhere near the mast will do man has altered the top of this considerablyFergalh15/11/2014
Had a good walk around, high point could be in a number of placesrhalstead09/03/2014
Parked outside No 6 Ranchway, ventured into veg plot in back garden after getting no reply to doorbell.jimbloomer14/10/2013
Minor road is no-entry at 46160 706024 ( one way down the hill)tim74706/09/2013
. CreakingHiker06/09/2013
Very difficult to find any natural high point as the environment has been so altered by man. Visited all the named points ranchway, harmony drive which at least had some views over the bristol channel.Weatherby road and gaunts cul-de-sac got similar height reading at all these places.hodder26/06/2013
Very difficult to work out the exact highest point. Tried all the options put forward by previous baggers (thank you all for that). I vote for Weatherley Drive somewhere between Lindsey Close and Gaunt's Close, but probably wrong. Boring top apart from the views between the houses of the snow capped hills in South Wales. At least plenty of easy parking.Hillsidenick31/03/2013
Very frustrating - I visited Ranchways and Harmony Drive but my favoured highpoint was on the main road at the corner of Lindsey Close.Chris Peart04/03/2013
Portishead to Nailsea.Smudge06/01/2013
Went to Ranchways. The sp ht is in the back garden of the second last house.chrisbien20/05/2012
Summit is located on a private road in a residential area - boring, but we did it.jonglew28/04/2012
A quick drive by on a day out trigging with Lyn :-)heavyhorses24/04/2012
As Des, almost a one out of ten even on a GR8 sunny day. Various side roads higher than Down Road, I would probably choose the top of Harmony Drive.Dugswell226/03/2012
Various candidates visited including another plausible place behind the Police HQ.fasgadh18/04/2011
Nothing to say.destaylor10/02/2011
Housing estatearranc25/08/2010
A long ridge with steep sides and a slightly undulating top all built over by houses. (one of which was lived in by Sarah – Darren's friend where we stayed the night – very handy).We visited many front gates, driveways and dead ends covering all possibilities –both that evening and next morningChris Pearson04/08/2010
According to gps which i know is not accurate high point on corner of main road and cul de sac.DARRENG06/07/2010
Very dull indeed. The SW's answer to Crowborough although you can wander off down the hill and get good views of the Severn whereas Crowborough has no redeeming features.Herbert Anchovy16/07/2009
Very boring. In a flat suburban road with no obvious high point. It is possibly ip the drive of the end house but it would have been difficult to explain to the owner why I was there so....clivevilla21/03/2008
Harmony Drive: highest point probably house/gdn. RHW10/08/2003
With: solo; Visited Portishead after coming back from Bristol.Ian Baines05/08/1979
Tony J16/05/2020
Alan Caine13/08/2018
carole engel18/02/2018
Swindon Bagger21/08/2016
Mark Sims19/09/2014
Alan Whatley07/10/2013
Campbell Singer26/04/2013