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Name:Tosson Hill
Hill number:2315
Height:441m / 1447ft
RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Cheviots
County/UA:Northumberland (CoU)
Catchment:Coquet, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:NZ 00482 98244
Summit feature:ground within 4m of trig point
Drop:248m
Col:193m  NY948942  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 81
(1:25k) OL42E
Observations:mound supporting trig point in wind shelter may be man-made
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 227 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Simonside along path. On to Darden Rigg and back the same way. Good views on way back once cloud cleared.PeterD27/11/2018
Solo trip. Best day of the week: warm, sunny and the wind dropped at last. Interesting geology in the flagstones along the path.Invicta1410/10/2018
With GeraldRob Pen y Garn01/10/2018
G RIdris01/10/2018
SoloUisdean2530/09/2018
From car park to East on St. Oswald's Way via Dove Crag and Simonside.raffemeister15/09/2018
Paths and tracks from the east.Topographer5704/08/2018
With Simonside Cragsnickywood103/08/2018
Simonside Hills ridge with Peternix_snilloc08/07/2018
9 mile out-and-back walk from car park east of Garleigh Moor, over pathless ground from road onto Garleigh Hill, then down to footpath west, along to Simonside Hills car park and followed well made paths all the way along the ridge to Simonside summit, descended steeply and followed boggy footpath along to Tosson Hill then back to car park missing the Simonside ridge taking the forest lane north instead. Perfect autumn/winter weather cold, clear and bright.DanTrig06/11/2017
Walked from CP at east end of ridge, over SimonsideIanHHill31/10/2017
From car park at 037 997, initially up through forest on path then track, then path across moorland to top.Cas-gwent20/07/2017
With J from the Lordenshaw car park on a bright, sunny but breezy day during a trip to Newcastle. Followed the path, being repaired in sections, over The Beacon, Dove Crag, Simonside & then dropped to the crossroads of paths/tracks, before following the path over the heathery moor to the summit which is a decent viewpoint. Then returned back to the crossroads of paths/tracks just NW of Simonside where we helped out a couple we'd noticed wandering through the heather earlier - a bit lost & no map. Took the lower track heading NE & then E which does not & never seems to have ever gone through the forest as marked on the OS map, judging by the state of the ground. About 200m from the end, we turned S on a short connecting path to rejoin the outward route just underneath the top of Dove Crag. An excellent wander out.NotReallyABagger25/06/2017
From Lordenshaw cp.jimbloomer31/05/2017
Started at Lordenshaw Car park, followed road down to forestry car park and then followed the red path up to Tosson Hill via Church Rock and Willy's Cairn. Came back via Simonside, Dove Crag etc. Muddy underfoot but other than the quick change in weather not challenging.NorthernWayfarer09/01/2017
With K. Underestimated this one. Set out at 12 noon from car park East of Simonside after spending the night at Roughside Bothy. Returned to car at nightfall (it was almost the solstice). One hump only achieved today.Ashley22/12/2016
Evening run from road to the east, GR 043998 car park. Great flagstoned path over The Beacon, Dove Crag, Simonside then along the slightly muddy path to Tosson. Down in the dark, but easy to follow the flagstones in the murk.N.Morters06/09/2016
With Jo, from Lordenshaw cp: fp over The Beacon onto Simonside and Tosson Hill, returning through Joe's Wood and along road. Weather; generally cloudy, warm, good visibility.amblerbob16/05/2016
Drove up from Hexham and had the company of a friend for this Marilyn. Parked at NZ 03712 99688 from where it was a pretty straightforward walk up with nice views from the top.Father Ted15/04/2016
From forest car park, up and down on good tracks.rhalstead28/03/2016
#559tim74706/03/2016
Afternoon afterthought as rain stayed clear even if the wind was getting stronger. Up forest tracks then row to trig and windshelter over pretty boggy ground at the end.SS07/02/2016
From forest car park. To the forest tracks then steeply up to Ravens Heugh. Back along the ridge over Simonside.davidpettit8406/02/2016
A nice stroll from Simonside FC picnic site, in a bit of a gale. Back via Simonside.Gill05/02/2016
2mFM Radio Activation SB-007. Parked in picnic spot with Therese and dogsPetem0hqo10/10/2015
From Lordenshaw ample parking. Clear path with flagstones over the majority of Simonside fell which is certainly worth the effort. Climb of Tosson Fell starts stony but above the clear felled area it becomes boggy. One heck of a viewpoint though. Encountered a baby adder on way back.stig_nest25/09/2015
Wet and a bit wind. Some tree cover has now been felled. Return route north from fence line near the cairn east of Raven Heugh now lost due to felling nearer the bottom of the hill.Canny21/06/2015
From the N. Parked on minor road near Little Tosson and used track towards summit.AndrewFinnimore18/06/2015
Walked up with group of cachers for solar eclipse event on simonside then over here afterwards. Sun came out and did the businessWalker Dan20/03/2015
carpark to tracks then path to the summit cold day.robertphillips17/01/2015
Car park & picnic site at 037996 SE out of car park for about 60m & then took path heading SW up through forest Joined forest track & followed this to col between Simonside & Tosson Hill Followed waymarked path to summit. (PM)gerrybowes06/01/2015
From the car park at 037997. Completed in just under 2 hours. Its a mystery why there is forest on the ordnance survey map between Simonside and the gravel road when quite clearly this has been heather for many years.bolton06/01/2015
Straightforward walk from the car park at NZ 052988 following the path over Simonside. Bright sunshine and frozen ground underfoot made this a splendid winter walk.martin_hall04/01/2015
I parked at Great Tusson, it started all off fine, until you walk into the forest. the Forestry commission have completely obliterated the bridle public paths, mud where you sink in up to your knees if you didn't watch out. managed to get to the top and found the track from the corner not existing forest anymore to the lower track, be aware that the track also is obliterated lower down, but just keep going down the hill to the right and you will find the path. Muddy also for about 100 yards. I would leave it for a few years if you were planning to do this. this only happened in the last 3 weeks, so it is brand new mess.tallblond09/11/2014
A joint SOTA activation with Geoff 2I0NON & Dave G3TQQ with the RWG. We saw a dead young adder.G4OOE05/11/2014
approached by first crossing Simonside Hills and down Bob Pyle's studdyAndyC18/08/2014
from Gt Tosson carpark at tower. Via Simonside. On way down just went N from Simonside which was less meandery than way I went up. Fine views.Thearlaichdubh30/06/2014
With Issy & Jay.Included on round with Simonside, Old Stell Crag, Dove Crag & The Beacon. Dense fog.Ade30/03/2014
Having been in Scotland for twelve days i was looking forward to going home but stopped on the way to bag this isolated Marilyn. I came over Simonside starting at the car park at Gd: 052987. There is ample parking without a pay machine in sight. I parked my camper overnight too without any hindrance. There has been awful erosion on Simonside ridge but has been alleviated by the laying of flagstones. A necessary evil I suppose. What i do like about these flagstones is that, over time, the heather grows between them and they begin to blend in with the surrounds. Better than ugly scars.thenomad26/02/2014
From car park near Lordenshaw to E. Out along St Oswald's Way to Fallowlees, NW to Whitefield Hill, then along ridge to Tosson Hill, Ravens Heugh, Simonside, Dove Crag and down to car park. Wet for the first half then cloudy with sun breaking through from Simonside to finish.PaulH17/02/2014
From Great Tosson wia Ravensheugh Crags. Cold and frosty with great views over Coquet Dale and Cheviot.mindlessflogger12/01/2014
Public parking area in Great Tosson village opposite Tosson Tower (I joke not!. From here the public footpath starting a short distance away leads all the way to the summit via a good, walkable, waymarked path. This also passes within 150m of the summit of Simonside so it is worthwhile making the short detour.moorsman23/08/2013
With Simonside from the east. 7.5 miles round trip from the car park.clivevilla28/06/2013
SOTA International Cycling weekend so I rode bike to this one from car park in wood at NZ 037996. Operated ham radio using short wave using Morse and on VHF FM voice comms.G4OBK (Phil)10/06/2013
From Lordenshaw CP via SimonsideCrib Goch02/05/2013
From main car park 038996 w Jenx, followed path directly up hill to top track, cut under Simonside and main stone, then Westwards past felled forest to Ravens and boundary fence. Through drifted snow and heather beds to summit trig and walled shelter. A battle back then into icy wind/hail. Down into forest first opportunity.nordicstar24/03/2013
Started Rothbury in the lashing down rain, decided to take in Garleigh Hill, The Beacon, Dove Crag, Old Stell Crag and Simonside. Around 15 mile round trip. Tosson Hill - nice views from the top but all bog and heath on the way up.smiffy7709/06/2012
Climbed with dad (smiffy.)it was very wet.ksmith09/06/2012
From car park by road (16:45) cycled 30 min through forest till rough. Cont. up path to edge of wood and to path at about 017990. Thence good path to summit. Back same route; finish 18:25. Good views of Coquet valley.dbb09/08/2011
With ROss. Sunny day, quiet. Third time .iain02/04/2011