Name:Callow Hill (new summit)
Hill number:18011
Height:244m / 801ft
Section:41: South Central England
Col:174m  ST446562  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1152623/12/2015ST 44311 56313  F: Pasture boundary.
O: Land within Callow Quarry to S looked higher.
1337323/04/2016ST 44292 56321  F: PastureRHW
1337423/04/2016ST 44310 56320  F: Ground by wall
O: Possibly as high as nearby pasture.
1337523/04/2016ST 44391 55868  F: Corner of bank near quarry rim
O: This is SSE summit, remnant of the original higher hill. Looks as high or higher; GPS suggests equal: waypoint taken atop 1m earth bank.
2228212/03/2018ST 44311 56320  F: Wall bounding E edge of field.RichardM

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Walk from car park near quarry at Compton Bishop. Steep ascent to Crook Peak and east to next HP at Wavering Down. Continue along ridge, descending to A38 and then long climb towards next HP at Callow Hill. Note due to northerly extension of limestone quarry, the path is diverted. Any former grassy summit is now gone and the best we could do is reach the highest point on the other side of a fence. Retrace route taking alternative way back from Hill Farm below Wavering Down. 10.28miles; walking time 4hrs,20mins; average speed 2.4mphHowards21/03/2020
Only place I could find to park was in cafe car park to NE . Hazardous walk along roadside to ROW from east then steeply up and along quarry edgeMark Sims12/09/2019
Parked to the West in the NT car park by Kings Wood. Did Wavering Down and Crook Peak first. Nice walk up although the top is now fenced off and the path diverted around the Quarry. Looks like new fencing and there is a bank of earth piled up all around the inside of the fence so you cannot see inside but I guess the pasture in the photo on this site has gone. Took the diverted path which goes around where the pasture was and it does take in the HP by the Wall. Not a nice place.fosal2901/09/2019
Part of King's Wood to Shipham West Mendip Way loopwhiskybottle13/01/2019
Unsatisfactory bag as ground looks definitely higher couple hundred metres south, on eastern quarry rim behind the high fencing and above 245m contour linevegibagger30/07/2018
Lovely ridge walkejjohnstone13/07/2018
Hp is by fence in grassy field, with superb views west. It appears the land to the south has been quarried away and this summit might soon follow! We parked at the start of the Bridleway opposite Lillypool farm/cafe, followed this west to a gate which gives access to the field to the south ( access land). We then went south up a steep muddy slope through a gorse maze to emerge at the corner of the fence due north of the summit. We followed the fence east and around the corner to another gate which gave access to the grassy field in which the summit is located. To the south are large quarry gates saying 'keep out.'The footpath from the east by the quarry entrance appears to exit here ( ie N of the quarry gates)Denise 12/03/2018
From the N first by track W to gate onto Access Land then steeply up to gain the gate in the NE corner of the summit field. Level grassy summit high point cossed by wall on E edge. There's no longer any higher ground within the fenced quarry. Bore holes suggest this summit won't bearound for much longer. Good views of city lights to the NW.RichardM12/03/2018
As for M Trencharranc17/01/2018
As PeterD and others. Misty.Herbert Anchovy18/10/2017
3/3 (Niver Hill/North Hill/Callow Hill)Fergalh14/09/2017
South along the road Tom the Lillypool cafe, then up the steep muddy path and then right to the summit by the wall. Apparently higher ground to the south at the top of the west-facing cliff within the quarry, but didn't fancy wrestling with the razor wire.Mariana Trench29/10/2016
Up muddy path from East, then North to HP. Parking outside Quarry entrance.PeterD28/08/2016
Path from E as others. Summit by wall; also visited remnant summit on quarry rim 400m to south, appears higher: gps says equalRHW23/04/2016
From Shipham Road, parking at quarry entrance. Steep, muddy FP to top of hill then over pasture to HP.jonglew23/12/2015
I parked in the redundant entrance to Shipley Hill Quarry and took the path beside the road to reach the path N of Callow Rock Quarry which ascended the hill. The summit, I think, is next to the wall. BTW it's no longer Bardon but Aggregate Industries.Chris Peart18/02/2015
Quick walk up the path that runs from up from near Bardon Aggregates.isabelle06/04/2014
andrew brown14/03/2018
isabelle summer06/04/2014