Name:Normanby Top [The Wolds]
Hill number:2836
Height:168m / 551ft
Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
Col:6m  SK887739  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1208714/02/2016TF 12107 96473  F: ground by trig pillarGeorge Gradwell
1217514/02/2016TF 12109 96472  F: ground by trigDavid Gradwell
2939220/08/2019TF 12111 96472  F: Trig pointK&AD
3112207/05/2020TF 12163 96491  F: on hedgeline
O: DTM summit, 60m W of trig area and 9cm higher
3112307/05/2020TF 12069 96453  F: on hedgeline
O: 43m W of trig, equal height to highest ground by trig
-1349807/05/2020TF 12110 96470  F: trig point
O: FB 168.133m
S: OS measurement
OS trig database
-1349925/11/2012TF 12111 96468  F: trig point
O: very large summit area; ground locally to E and N is lower; ground to c 50m W is about as high; ground to S is obscured by hedge
S: Abney level
-1350023/06/2010TF 12111 96471  F: trig point
O: very large summit area; ground locally to E and N is lower; ground to c 50m W is about as high; ground to S is obscured by hedge
S: Abney level
Ian Baines
-1350108/10/2014TF 12110 96470  F: trig point
O: very large summit area; ground locally to E and N is lower; ground to c 50m W is about as high; ground to S is obscured by hedge
S: Abney level
-1350219/09/2011TF 11975 96289  F: no feature on W edge of field
O: this area might be higher than trig point
S: Abney level

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 334 users)ByDate of Ascent
From the west with Kath.Andrew Brown 230/07/2020
With Val. Called at Acre House and the landowner very kindly gave permission and showed us the quickest route to the TP. Not the most exciting Marilyn in the country but it is now bagged. Due to Covid 19 this is my first Marilyn this year.mike.hoult06/07/2020
From Acre House. Permission granted by phoning land owner - helpful directions given. Climbed over wooden gate at end of second field south of AH, followed hedge to right and kept to hedge on right in next field. Trig point to left of hedge.peter4lc05/06/2020
Circuit on a very grey day from Rothwell via Rothwell Top Farm, then along the hedgerow to pick up the top, along with several yellowhammers and hundreds of migrating golden plovers. Walked back via Nettleton Grange (very thick churned-up clay; absolutely requires wellies and a good balance) and over round the N and E of Rothwell Stackgarth. A very quiet and varied walk with some good views over the Humber in places.jkl15/03/2020
Permission given at Acre House. Quick bag along hedgeline.Alan Caine01/01/2020
Parked by radar station and nipped up with no issues. Fields harvested.assynt_bob29/09/2019
Drive by on return to norfolk. Cloudy day as rain blowing over, still fine views.Stephen22/09/2019
From Acre Farm to west, parking on verge. Fields harvested- stubble. Hazy views. My first new English Marilyn for ages.Denise 14/09/2019
Visited on my own while on a hill bagging trip to Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.magirob11/09/2019
Called at Acre House and permission to visit freely given. As recommended left road at TF 116962 and followed field boundaries (grass strip in first field and tramlines in second). Also went through gap east of trig to wander round field to south, which seemed as high (crop had been harvested in this field)AlanD20/08/2019
From gate by radar station. Gap in hedge just opposite trig point.squeegs17/08/2019
From the radar station, through the bars of the nearby gate and along the field margin. Into the next field to the trig.NormanW30/07/2019
Tried to get there on Viking Way - had to abort. Drove closer - parked up and nipped into the field along the hedgeD SID16/05/2019
8m circular from Walesby, up BW from farm then across field to trig and down by radar tower. No views but pleasant walkJephcote8307/04/2019
From Caister along the viking way and field edges,with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL11/02/2019
Followed hedgeline at side of field to W of the radar. The trig point was on the N side of the hedge at the t junction of hedges shown on the map. Rather than heading back the same way I continued N along the hedge down to the RoW, but this was more visible to the farm to the NW.Wheelsy03/11/2018
With my daughter from the radar station up the hedgerow and along field beyond. Decent views for so little effort.SS22/09/2018
Viking way from Nettletontomd401/09/2018
From SE along hedge rows from radar stationTopographer5705/08/2018
From north east, along bridle path, up side of field. No need to climb hedges. Hot day but sun setting. Rounsfell27/07/2018
Parked on verge near gate just south west of radar station. Entered field south west of field that contains radar station. Followed hedge line north west, went through gap in hedge at end of field (long trousers advised in summer) to enter the north west corner of the field that contains the radar station. Immediately went through next gap to enter field to north. Followed hedge to south west to the trig point.Danmawr07/07/2018
With Katy via Viking Way .. HazyGeorge Thompson28/04/2018
Fun dashing about here in the moonlight with some quite silly tunes playing on the iPod. Didn't realise it at the time but this was my last M in Region 37.Alex C20/04/2018
Walked from Mount Pleasant to bag the top and then walked along Viking Way to Ludfordraymondwilkes25/03/2018
Entered through a corner off a field followed the hedge row then crossed the field. Trig was on the other side of a hedge row had to use GPS to find it due thick cloudjmistry8619/02/2018
From a field gate to SE, by radio mast. Sign on gate stating no public access.jonglew07/12/2017
From Market Rasen. Footpath up ridge S of Normanby best bit with great views. Approached summit from gate near radar station along field edge. No problems.Mark Jackson27/11/2017
On own. From Market Rasen railway station. Along minor road through Willingham Forest then footpath up ridge past St Peter's Church, Normanby le Wold. Called at Acre House for access permission. No one in so continued along footpath E then followed hedge boundary to summit trig point.Beeliner17/11/2017
Parked on bend just beyond Radar station. Open gate, up RHS of field to the end turn right and across second field to trig. Windy and a bit grey, but extensive views.iangalbraith28/10/2017
7/8M parked 500m south of acre farm through gate then large gap in hedge to the trig, hp could be anywhere.robertphillips21/10/2017
Parked in Caistor and followed Viking Way to near Acre House, over fence/gate and up field margin to top. Returned via lane and Viking Way.dgresty16/10/2017
Bridleway from Acre House, 17 degrees, drizzle, quite pleasant.Wycombe Wanderer25/09/2017
County top reached while walking a challenge event in the area which went passed using the Viking way so popped up the field edge for two fields to reach the trig.WAYNE ROWLETT16/09/2017
From Nettleton. Easy to head up to the trig along the hedge.twg2702/09/2017
GMn with permission from a very nice farmer.Idris20/08/2017
Normanby Top the hard way. Train from Market Rasen to Barnetby and walked back along the Viking Way. A small detour to bag the Marilyn using NGThack's route, and back on the E side of the hedge, as the field had been ploughed. Easy going on the headlands both sides of hedge. The best bit of the walk is from Normanby to Market Rasen, nice paths and good views. The last bit is through a nice forest. The bit from Barnetby to Normanby is reminiscent of Essex hybridised with Staffordshire, and the shiny new mansions would not be out of place in Northern Ireland, but there are good cafes in Caistor and Nettleton. Nettles and thistles make shorts inadvisable, and a machete would be useful when trying to negotiate the paths through maize fields. Warning: dry weather is best; would be somewhat unpleasant and muddy in wet weather. NOTE: From discussion on Facebook: the farmer who owns the fields on the Radar Station side does not want walkers on his land. Use the Acre Farm approach.Gill18/08/2017
Manchester - Hoylandswwine (Hunger Hill) - Humber Bridge - Thornton Abbey - Cleethorpes (for icecream on the prom) - Normanby Top (from Radar Station to trig - raining) - Gainsborough - M1 - then Woodhead pass back to Manchester.briandavies23/07/2017
Climbed up from Acre House & then along field boundary to the trig point.DanMaisieBex20/05/2017
On route north, quick stop off 20min walk. From near radio station along field edges...in SNOW! Something been missing most of the year and I find it on one of the lowest Marilyns. Car struggled to get out of Normandy up to hill to the start.N.Morters10/02/2017
Parked at radar station and walked on field margin up to gap in hedge and left to trig. Snowing.mart079710/02/2017
Short stroll from road, could see for miles.Tonyandsue07/01/2017
Day out with the NorthsJack Richards01/01/2017
Train to Market Rasen and walk from there via Walesby and Normanby le Wold. Picturesque especially once on the ridge. Tried to ask permission at Acre Farm but no one in so went anyway from North. Field yet to be ploughed. Trig by hedge.trimarc220/12/2016
Viking Way from Nettleton, then along field edge to trig.Tony J03/12/2016
Parked up at the radar station & walked from there.JohnnyBoy29/10/2016
With K from Acre House. Farmer waved in a friendly manner and drove off at start. Followed field boundaries around harvested fields. Played gig at Old Nick's, Horn castle afterwards.Ashley29/10/2016
En route from Falkirk to Wigan via Melton MowbrayMinto12/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx using Acre farm routenordicstar09/10/2016
From the farm.jenx09/10/2016
Solo. From Acre House and the north to trig point and along hedge to west. Returned same way.pwbellarby27/09/2016
Permission sought & received from Acre Farm: short walk across fields to the trig.Cas-gwent21/09/2016
TD, C & HThis Dog02/09/2016
walk along field edge from south next to radar station. combine harvester driver in field kindly radioed to owner who came by and gave us permission (no right of way). Trig point is on north side of field boundary.keithelliott23/07/2016
From radar station to the South, along hedge? Approach from North looked much easier.PeterD21/06/2016
Parked across road from Acre Farm, in yard of huge green barn. Knocked on door of Acre farm for permission. Knew what I wanted before I opened my mouth. Advice on route & permission readily granted. Along Viking Way until it branches off. Keep straight on along track until due north of trig. Over rickety double gate (hinge end best). Keep to west of hedge line along tramlines through young barley, to trig.ngthack14/06/2016
Parked by Acre House and asked for permission to walk to the summit. Gladly given. Followed footpath from Acre House east to point north of the trig. Then followed field boundary to the summit and trig.geralddavison20/04/2016
As others from road to south near Radar Station. New locked gate on west side of hedgerow so used old gate that opens quite easily and walked along east side of hedgerow then through gap at top of field. Left turn here and a short stroll to trig.David Gradwell14/02/2016
2/12 Long but pleasant day Second of twelve (Wold Newton/Normandby Top/Saxby Wold/South Field/Great Wold/Wooley Edge/West Nab/Idle Hill/Cown Edge/Robin Hoods Picking Rods/Mellor Moor/Eccles Pike)Fergalh23/01/2016
On trip down East coast to do a few county tops - found sunshine after rain and saw red arrowsnickywood109/12/2015
walked from Nettleton villageIanHHill30/08/2015
oh no! - the field is full of barley - but luckily there are tractor tracks all the way to the fence/hedge by the trig point. Note that the trig is north of the hedge - but there are suitable gaps in the NE corner of the field to the south so no need to climb/penetrate. 3 hares seen close to the summit.M3WDD03/07/2015
from the golf ball. cover until the last 10-2om though no one about anyway. room on field boundary to not walk on crops. views extensive though little feature to see. lovely day though.stig_nest24/04/2015
From the radar station, through the metal gate and along hedge, through gap at the top and left to the trig. Approach from the north would have been a much more muddier option.tim74702/04/2015
Parked near the golfball radar tower and walked to Acre House. Permission to bag the hill was readily given. With JT.Sprog21/02/2015
Parked near gate on road to Acre House with Gina. Over gate and through field, stayed on north side of hedge to trig on field boundary.SteveSmith20/02/2015
With SteveGinaSmith20/02/2015
2mFM Radio Activation. TW-005. Cold but dry.Petem0hqo23/01/2015
Through gate over field, turn right towards golf ball. Not that we could see the golf ball for the mist!adriane22/11/2014
Parked in layby beside A46/B1434 junction. Walked up lane past New Farm, right along the road and then left into lane at Acre House. From there, like others, we followed hedgerows straight to the trig point top. An Electric fence forced us to double back and then exit the field system just west of the golf ball. Misty so missed out on the views. Back via Normanby and Claxby.callumorr06/09/2014
A short deviation along hedge line from the RoW on the N side.Isbjorn17/07/2014
Perhaps we came at the wrong time of year and no friendly farmer to give permission. Crops grown right to the edge of field and 'old field gate' on Normandy Road blocked with a pile of earth and stones. Wonderful drive from Saxby Wold.Newton Maximus01/06/2014
Parked to the south and followed hedges to the trig point.JohnW30/05/2014
Made the mighty ascent from the road side near the tower after a sales call in the area. Would like to have spent longer, walking up from Nettleton as this looked pleasant on OS map, but neither had the time, weather, nor apparel for it.VirtualMountain09/05/2014
Parked by the radar station and had an easy walk across the fields to the Trig Point.lozinworcester18/04/2014
There isn't a public right of way to this Trig Point. Luckily for me, the farm owner was there and kindly granted me permission to walk the easy route to the top. Parked at the tower and passed through the metal gate to the west of the tower. Then trekked up the edge of the field until the end. Crossed through the hedge in front, turned left and there she was. The site, I was told, is also the position of an ancient tumulus. Nice walk on a nice day. Saw a hare and was accompanied all the way there and back by a skylark in fine form.robmurray13/03/2014
Parked by the giant golf ball, then a quick hop over two fences to get to the trig. Saw an enormous hare in the field, along with some decent views to the north.Richard02/02/2014
Did a circular walk from Nettleton. Great views from Nettleton Top - could see Humber Bridge, Lincoln Cathedral and Peak District. Normanby Top less inspiring!Clareppuccino11/08/2013
walked up from the road with Bella and Bonzo, on the way back from hexhammr bounce07/08/2013
Ben and Marie. Via circular route over the Viking way and Claxby. Lovely warm day, great views west over Lincs, Notts and Yorkshire. Top near strange radar mushroom. Wig and Mitre in Lincoln for drinks and crisps.mcf03/06/2013
Found a trig point by following the field edges. Where the exact top is located is difficult to say. Truly mindless! However the walk up the valley from Nettleton, after visiting the honey coloured church was pleasent.Returned via Rothwell.mindlessflogger25/05/2013
Great visibility, warm and pleasant. Parked by the oversized golf ball.sotabagger04/05/2013
A short walk to the trig point.bolton28/02/2013
Parked on roadside close to the Air Traffic Control installation. Climbed over wooden gate/fence & walked N. on the left side of the hedge to the hedge at the top of field Went through gap in hedge & turned left to trig point. (PM)gerrybowes28/02/2013
Parked by radar tower. Take either gate to left when facing and go to the top of the field. There is a gap through the hedge at the top of the field closest to the tower. The trig is behind this hedge to the left as you pass through.simon and co24/09/2012
The top is at a trig point at a field edge, on a farm (not by a public path). The approach would be from the path running east from Acre House.AlexanderHoward26/08/2012
Top no.14. Train to Mkt Rasen via Peterborough and Lincoln, then walked to Normanby Top via Walesby and Vikings Way. A pleasant walk in decent weather, although perhaps rather warm. Most baggers approach this top from the radar stn but this involves breaking through a farmers hedge; a better route is via an old field gate on Normanby Road at TF116962. Distance 13.7 miles; climb 1223 feet; time 4.9 hours.alan.65to7023/08/2012
John McClure bagged for the 2012 Morris Lubricants County Top Challange for the TCT.morrislube23/07/2012
Detour on return journey from Skegness. Parked by the radar station and walked along the left hand side of the field behind it. No difficulty crossing the hedge to reach the trig point.davidpettit8422/01/2012
...also not worth bothering with, uneventful walk across a field to a stone next to a hedge...andying14/01/2012
Bagged with Jill, Lily and Emma. Not really a climb as I parked on the road next to the radar station. A quick 15 minute walk across the field and through the hedge to the Trig Point.RichieRambler11/09/2011
climbed with my mum and dad and my baby sister . u go through some fields then go through a hege then u walk a bit then u are thereLilyMorris11/09/2011
Parked at Acre House walked up field boundary to top on way back from holiday in Whitby.DanTrig03/09/2011
Camped about a mile away in Normanby Wold. A very pleasant walk on a hot sunny day. Followed the hedge from the south near the golf ball. I also spotted a hare.Overthehilljill14/06/2011
Parked up and walked across a couple of fields, before a walk up one field to the trig point.madaddo02/06/2011
Drove to the layby close to the radar antenna mounted on the tower. The radio activation done in rain and wind but not that far from the car.G4OOE23/05/2011
In remenants of thick snow and fog, parked by radar station and followed field boundrys easily to top. Easy walk along field edges.Argentum6629/12/2010
Started at the small car park just south of Nettleton I first headed along Nettleton Hill then through Nettleton.I then followed the Viking Way and Nettleton Brook up to Normanby Top before returning along the road to the car park.PauloUK7717/11/2010
had to walk through two fields, alongside the hedges, to get to the trig point.joseph mitchell15/10/2010
Pulled this one in whilst in the area for a spot of caching and trigging,Excellent views from up here today with just a hint of haze, you could see Lincoln Cathedral and the Humber Bridge.Fishteers01/09/2010
With: hb; Parked by Acre Ho and walked E along bridle track. Then cut through to field and worked our way to the trigpoint. Returned to car S to the road by radar station. Lovely weather.Ian Baines23/06/2010
With: ib; Helen Baines23/06/2010
From road to S, through gate and N along W side of field behind golf ball to far side, through overgrown gap in hedge and W to trig pt; 5 mins. Very flat. Good views to N. Hare in field. dbb26/05/2010
Out walking in the WoldsBazWylie09/04/2010
Roland and Meg Very foggyRoland Brooks06/02/2010
Solo.Dangerous Dave23/06/2009
Trig on North side of hedge immediately next to hedge. No problem getting there as there is a metre wide non cultivated strip of land by the side of the fields.destaylor16/04/2009
Parked up just to the left of the golf ball, then it was a 10 minute walk through the field to the trig. Trig located behind the hedge to the north of the field. Easy access.The Team22/03/2009
A quick one this on a tour through Lincolnshirephilhythe26/08/2008
Same as others have done. Trig pillar took some finding in the undergrowth. Does help if i look on the right side of the hedge though :0/chris creedy25/05/2008
Did what everybody else has done by parking on the verge near the tower (visible for miles around!) and following the hedgerows.Nick17/04/2008
After trip to Lincoln, parked by radar station nr Claxby, walked around edge of field - trig behind fence, corner to East looks highernordicstar01/04/2008
Weathered, much lichened concrete trig. Easy access through fieldgate on W minor rd, then round headlands of two fields. Views, such as there are better from rd.martin & storm26/03/2008
Trig partly in hedge. Easy walk in field to west of the radar tower, which is quite impressive.alwaysinshorts22/03/2008
Up the side of the field from the road.Eddie22/10/2007
SOTA, part of the TW 5 in one daySteve 2E0KPO13/10/2007
Trig point adjectent to the North side of hedge. Very easy access from the West. A gate to open from the road to the first field then a tractor size gap to the second field.Glenelg14/09/2007
easy from the tower - scramble under the hedge and not the best top to do when the farmers are in neighbouring fields cutting!gigglejon13/08/2007
Trig with plate BM 2995 on other side of hedge on north side of a field of mangleworzels. Park near the bend just to the west of the fine 'golf ball on a stick' radar mast.signyred13/08/2006
for SOTAIan G7KXV29/05/2006
Operated ham radio from summit making 25 contacts.G4OBK (Phil)16/05/2006
With Phil (G4OBK)judy55cat16/05/2006
From near Acre House track and path until diversion across fields necessary. Ended up looking at trig on wrong side of hedge, not easy to get through either.Aye Jimmy25/02/2006
Nice sunrise! Trig on northern side of the hedge. Parked at golf ball thingy and walked round field edges (lots of footprints indicating others had been the same way!)wheresthepath04/12/2005
Revisit date. First date not recorded. RHW01/10/2005
14-09-2019 and again with Denise, from Bridleway to N then along hedge line.RichardM15/09/2004
Approached from the south from the minor road that runs between the B1225 and Normanby le Wold, basically just followed hedegrows untill I located the triangulation pillar (_2995) {Acre}. yorkie24/02/2002
Started walk from north of Holton le Moor. Used a variety of dubious paths to make the ridge. Final trespass to gain summit.garyhoney28/08/2000
With Stephen Boff.Dugswell220/08/2000
It was a wet day - and we parked near the radar station and followed the hedge to find the trig point in the opposite hedge.chinnock01/06/2000
Parked near the radar mast - and scuttled alongside a hedge to the summit trig point. Very wet.ChinnockC01/06/2000
Bagged after an assessment centre in Lincoln.Man of Kernow116/02/2000
on way back from trip to Hoggs in Dovercourtvegibagger01/12/1999
Self and TaffyInvicta1427/05/1997
Secured expedition leading role with HK in Bristol in am. then to Ramblers in Wellyn Garden City in pm, (with a few tops on way) then up A1 to detour to this field for this historic county top / marilyn / trig, and late back to SheffieldChris Pearson14/05/1996
With John. Lovely little top via an enjoyable route (the Viking Way). Surprised to see the radar tower!mikejacobs04/02/1996
2 fields in from road. Trig 2995.arranc26/05/1990
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
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andrew brown30/07/2020
Ben Tindal13/03/2020
dave g29/08/2019
Nomad Perkins01/11/2018
Andy West25/04/2018
A Peckish29/10/2017
Manuel Pereda08/03/2017
George Gradwell14/02/2016
Edwin Gradwell14/02/2016
Clach Liath22/08/2015
Paul Turner13/06/2015
G3TQQ (Dave)23/01/2015
Barry Smith04/12/2014
john holden15/04/2014
Mark Sims08/09/2013
Ben Rinnes06/01/2012
carole engel03/11/2011
andy macp04/09/2011
Lionel Bidwell23/06/2011
Susan Bidwell23/06/2011
Nick Down128/11/2010
Lindsay M21/11/2010
Janet M21/11/2010
Tony Rogers27/02/2010
Dee Rogers27/02/2010
TONY DEALL04/12/2009
Owen B22/09/2009
Tom Mundell26/04/2009
sarah mundell26/04/2009
Martin R16/08/2008
Alan Whatley22/09/2007
Chris Peart03/08/2007
andrew brown29/12/2006
Neil Midgley19/11/2005
Campbell Singer10/11/2005
Barbara Singer10/11/2005
Kevin Borman01/07/2005
Emma and Simon01/04/2005
Father Ted25/06/2004
Colin Crawford22/06/2004
Tony S06/01/2004
David Rawden28/04/2003
Jon F13/07/2002
Jim T11/11/2001
David Bell10/01/2000
Tony Wilson12/07/1999
David Purchase16/10/1998
Rob Rees24/10/1988