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Name:Ros Castle [Ros Hill]
Hill number:2317
Height:315m / 1033ft
RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
County/UA:Northumberland (CoU)
Catchment:Aln, Catchment Boundaries, Tweed
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:NU 08104 25319
Summit feature:no feature: heather
Col:93m  NU069161  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 75
(1:25k) 340
Observations:ground is 8m from trig point on far (west) side of wall
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 314 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Parked in forestry car park at the bottom of the road, should have parked on the road near the path to the summit as would have saved us the journey up the road and the path to the summit is better than the one following the wall. However if we had we would have missed out on my return journey through the forest and around Hepburn crags. Didn't know this was a Marilyn, so didn't climb the wall to the true summit sadly and my conscience won't let me bag it either.thejackrustles18/03/2020
Bagging the trig.BigJ05/11/2019
After Lindisdarne, Lesley and i visited St Cuthbert's cave. I elected not to climb the tumps nearby, instead we headed to Ros Castle not realising it was a hill. I parked on the verge and took the easy path up to the Trig then climbed over the wall for the summit in the heather. I climbed back over the fence where it had crumbled and took a narrower route down nearer the wall, mainly sheep trods. Great views of the Cheviots. My 1st Northumbrian tump!Dazingdale02/10/2019
With Minnie from verge parking, easy to follow path steep in places to Top/Trig/Mini castle topographs, mostly cloudy but warm & dry, good views.apricorum27/09/2019
Straight onto steep road climb from Hepburn Car Park, before seeking the “peak”. Absolutely worth it. Views were amazing. You literally can see (with binoculars) at least 4 Castles from the top of Ros Castle. Recommend going on a clear day just for that. We added an extra walk past Heldon Crags and a steep, rocky climb down from there into a pleasant circular walk through Hepburn woods. A good 8 mile walk. Enjoyable.SueVinny14/09/2019
Parked on grass verge to the south and took the path straight to the top. Lovely clear views in all directions, great dry path too.Eggletina05/09/2019
A lovely spot at dusk.summitter22/08/2019
Parked at highest point of road to S, plenty of parking on grassy verge. Good views. With Kath.CJM29/05/2019
With K and RM easily from South. Big reward for little effort.Ashley21/04/2019
From car park and up path from top of the road.bevandy11405/04/2019
Third visit, on the way to Kay HillColin Crawford23/03/2019
Parking on side of road to S. Path leads through heather, but starts near the 257 spot height rather than neat the wall as shown on the OS map. High point appeared to be on other side of wall to the trig point, which necessitated clambering over the wall using the topograph built into it as a shelf to sit on.Wheelsy04/01/2019
From Hepburn car park on cool,clear day.Excellent views.With Lily,Oscar and Bridget.catman03/12/2018
With Grandma,Catman and Oscar.lilyrosieives03/12/2018
With Bridget,Lily and Catman.oscarrosie03/12/2018
With Lily,Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge03/12/2018
Self, Peter and dog.Invicta1407/10/2018
With GeraldRob Pen y Garn30/09/2018
G RIdris30/09/2018
Parked at summit of road beyond the national trust sign where a path starts. Which is readily followed to near the summit. Wall is easily jumped to reach summit.raffemeister14/09/2018
Short walk from the road to summit parked by National Trust sign. Use the track slightly higher up the road rather than climbing right by the wall - it's a much better trod. Can see the Chillingham wild white cattle from over the summit wall if good zoom on your camera.nickywood103/08/2018
Nice easy stroll and great views from hill fort.twg2718/07/2018
Up and down en route Edinb to Ldn. Hazy but clearing to hot. Blaeberries starting. Rounsfell29/06/2018
Called after doing Hedgehope Hill and Comb Fell on way back to Alnwick. Parked at Forest CP and walked up road in twilight then up to hill top in dark. Lots of lights in view in all directions. Head torch was useful.IanHHill02/11/2017
An easy stroll on a good path from near the top of the road (good parking). Superb views, and even better once you climb over the wall to the real summit.Gill05/10/2017
With Inez.clashcityrocker20/09/2017
From roadside.. a trot up and a run down.. took the view that having done 2 marilyns already and with a biggish ascent to come up Housedown Hill I could get away with the cheat. Superb views. The highpoint in heather but you get the impression the whole top area has been modified by the hand of man.stig_nest12/09/2017
Parked in Chillingham and walked down lanes to forestry car park and took steep path to fort. Nice path over to lane with good path to summit. Returned via lanes.dgresty29/08/2017
Easy route from parking at 079 250 (open access land marker post)Cas-gwent18/07/2017
There are two paths up this hill - one very overgrown and best avoided. The other from the Access land WM post at NT081249 - well walked (wish I'd know that before my ascent)carole engel18/06/2017
From minor road at bottom.ChrisR01/05/2017
Took an interesting road from the A1 signposted Chillingham that took me right by the hill. Briefly thought about parking on the verge near the main ascent but decided that was cheating too much. So drove down to the Hepburn forestry carpark and walked up the hill via the road. Followed the official path to the summit. Was muddy and slippy with very poor visibility and often the path became a stream. I had a laugh at the top where it indicates what you can see because I couldn't see more than 10m in front of me. Descended via the wall which was very steep before heading off to Housedon Hill where the weather improved dramatically.NorthernWayfarer07/02/2017
Chatton to Wooperton. Revisited via the Chillingham Wood permissive path before heading off S then E across Hepburn Moor.Smudge10/12/2016
Hepburn - Ros Castle- Hepburn Moor - Quarry House Moor - Cateran Hill - Eglingham Moor (and trig - 215m) - Longside - Berwick Moor - Cateran Meadows Moss - Blawearie - Old Berwick Hepburnbriandavies22/10/2016
From Hepburn car park. NT access land, good track to top. Returned to CP via interesting crags.jonglew09/10/2016
with H, Mum and Tess. excellent viewpoint. easy roadside parking. H's first English Marilyn !niallp06/10/2016
in snowy weather, trig, topograph, memorial to Sir Edward Grey Foreign Sec 1905-1916Denise 29/04/2016
Quick up and down from roadside between March showers.rhalstead26/03/2016
A good short walk& SOTA activation with Dave G3TQQ completed just before darkness fell. Earlier we had done the more challenging Cheviot.G4OOE03/03/2016
Up and down from the car park at Hepburn. As with Long Crag earlier, wind picking up but beat the rain.SS07/02/2016
Parked in Hepburn Forestry Commission car park and walked up road before turning right alongside wall then follow obvious path up fairly steep but short ascent to summit. Can see Bamburgh Castle and Farne Isles beyond from Ros Hill viewpoint.SteveSmith10/12/2015
With SteveGinaSmith10/12/2015
Started at the National Trust car park and climbed the hill from the road, across to the reivers trail and down via Hepburn crags.smamum07/09/2015
2mFM Radio Activation SB-009. Easy walk. Difficult VHF.Petem0hqo21/08/2015
Parked on minor road to the south and up and down good path. Not many easier Marilyns.AndrewFinnimore19/06/2015
From car park at picnic area to SW at NU 07167 24806, taking an off-road route via the fort. Route and write-up at:
#500! Quick up and down from 08058 24910.tim74730/01/2015
. CreakingHiker30/01/2015
from high point on the road easy bag.good views all round.robertphillips16/01/2015