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Name:Brown Clee Hill
Hill number:2837
Height:540m / 1772ft
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Shropshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Shropshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Shropshire (CoA)
Hill area:Long Mynd
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 59375 86706
Summit feature:heathery mound near masts
Drop:373m
Col:167m  SO610955  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137 138
(1:25k) 217
Observations:150m N of view indicator (SO 59365 86555) and about 1m higher
Survey:Abney level
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Notes:
  • Shropshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Shropshire historic county top
  • Shropshire current county/UA top
  • aka Abdon Burf

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 508 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Clee Burf. With whole family. Great views although somewhat spoiled by the antennas. Very windyRoguePulsar22/08/2019
From Stokegorse via Clee Burf. NNick Caunt15/08/2019
With Eli on backcbarbrook20/07/2019
Circular route from church in Abdon. Easy route and good views.Eliza10009/07/2019
One of the 6 Shropshire Summits.MichaelF08/06/2019
From The Three Horsehoes via Clee Burfcampagvelocet29/04/2019
The start of the walk can be found at one of the multitude of spaces that exist alongside the minor road west of Cleobury North (SO607873).our first destination was Bridge Pool at SO610855 which would allow a nice walk through the ancient trees of the Burwarton Park Estate and a view of the new lambs. From the pool we headed straight up this picturesque valley to Five Springs at SO597854. The views from here towards Wales are tremendous and give even more reason to add in the extra loop that took us over Clee Burf past the relay station. There are lots of signs of the ancient hill fort that used to be at the top. From here it was a simple matter of following the Shropshire Way and then cutting NE to the summit at Abdon Burf (SO594867). Apart from the small pool and massive communications tower there is a circular viewfinder that helps to point out the summits you can see (on a less hazy day). I know from past experience that the views can be fantastic towards the Long Mynd.andrewcoles22/04/2019
Start Abdon Village Hall.Joan31/03/2019
Solo. From Burwarton up along rights of way and permissive tracks to the trig point on Brown Clee Hill and the highest point, which is on the other side of the masts. Continued on a path S and then up to Clee Burf. Back to the col and more or less directly back to Burwarton.pwbellarby05/03/2019
Another county top trip w/ Pete + Joe, parked on Park Gate road, lovely sunsetpenbet22/02/2019
From Abdon village hall, 8.5m circular, very windy but good views. Went up the heather mounds to bag true summit, but Photo at the trig point as it looks better ;)Jephcote8309/02/2019
With E. From Abdon village hall (ample car parking spaces). Across fields to Cockshutford, up metalled track to Clee Burf telecoms tower. Track along Shropshire Way to Brown Clee Hill viewpoint and true summit just beyond. Continued following Shropshire Way down to Bank House then across fields back to village hall. Low cloud meant no views at all, some snow around old quarry at Clee Burf.Beeliner05/02/2019
Parked at SO 58777 87341 Zig Zagged my way up to the summit vewfinder. Needed to be slightly taller to read the viewfinder plate (Trig point pillar (TP1701) is missing but the spider is embedded half way up the steps with the flush bracket on the top step) excellent views on a fine day.Tony Hartry17/01/2019
Nice climb to a windy summit, taking the scenic route downwardslamcdougall08/11/2018
Climbed in low cloud with zero visibility from top. Disappointing.Ramblingpaul15/10/2018
On Shropshire Way from road to NW then left to summit. On to Clee Burf and then back all the way on SW. Good walk, great weather, good views.KC04/10/2018
Trig visit.chalky195323/09/2018
From Clee Burf with Alvin. Fantastic walk; I had underestimated these hills on every level. Shropshire Way and lane back to Cockshutford.Wycombe Wanderer07/09/2018
From Clee Burf with Clare, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave06/08/2018
With SR from picnic area cp.Frank15/06/2018
Left bike on road and walked up (on a cycling trip to Wales).tsharp29/05/2018
Parked in a layby and up through the woods return via the tarmac path as route up was boggyjmistry8613/04/2018
Circuit from SO607872, using walk sh101 downloaded from go4awalk.com.Crib Goch11/04/2018
From Cockshutford via Clee Burf. Followed bridleway then Shropshire Way to summit, blizzard like conditions at summit but most of the route was adequately sheltered.muzza217/03/2018
Walk up from the east by bridleways. Good views but not fantastic. 2nd marlyn of the dayNozzer23/02/2018
Parked at Burwarton, SE of summit, walked up through forest. Very windy on top today, nearly blown over on steps up to the toposcope! Beautiful hill, interesting quarry remains nearby.PiranhaFish30/12/2017
Evening walk up the mast access road in the dark, moonlight and stars out... unusual trig point and marker embedded in steps up to viewfinder...then onto the heather lump the other side of the mastsN.Morters28/11/2017
2/2M From near hillside farm, track all the way in the dark.robertphillips18/10/2017
With K from West. Space to park one car at start of bridleway. Just came from busy Wrekin but no one around here at allAshley09/09/2017
Quiet evening stroll up and around. Views to Cadair Idris (just).ronanhead02/09/2017
Hour and a half county top walk from the ample parking area used for Brown Clee picnic area near Ditton Priors. Second visit and this was the third of three tops walking the Shropshire way from Titterstone clee, over Clee Burf to Brown Clee. A distance of seven miles, returning the same way. The walk starting from the viewpoint carpark under Titterstone Clee took five and a half hours.WAYNE ROWLETT28/08/2017
With: hb; From roadside parking at SO607872, followed excellent path up through woods. Superb 360 view. Shameful destruction of trig to build the topograph, which is now too high for short people to read! Walked around aerial enclosures (which seemed to be full of sheep!) to visit summit. Returned by permissive path through woods.Ian Baines28/08/2017
Second ascent. From NE up track which appears to be an old incline.PeteF21/06/2017
From 607872, muddy in places.NormanW14/06/2017
Approached via bridleway from west.Cas-gwent22/05/2017
Abdon 'phone box out & back. A revisit with SG to my 1st recorded Marilyn after 37 years.Smudge27/03/2017
With Smudge in the mist for my final Shropshire MarilynSteveG27/03/2017
From Cockshutford. Good tracks but very muddy! Day of squalls and showers.twg2705/03/2017
Good parking layby SO 607872, walk up through woods on eastern side,visited both tops then onto Clee Burf.dgresty16/02/2017
From Titterstone Clee over Clee Burf. Made sure I bagged the true summit this time.prwild30/12/2016
They should have erected the topograph next to the trig., instead of vandalising it. Hummock beyond masts visited, although it says on the topograph it's the highest point in Shropshire. Then on to Clee Burf.ngthack27/11/2016
With Jo, from Stokegorse cp: moorland paths to Clee Burf, SW to Brown Clee Hill (trig and top), returning by moorland paths via Nordy Bank Fort. Weather; generally sunny, cool breeze, moderate visibility.amblerbob20/10/2016
From Burwarton upto Clee Burf across to Brown Clee and back down. Good paths throughout.bevandy11409/10/2016
Second summit today after Stiperstones. Parked near the gate on North side, followed nice path to summit. Steep at first but levels off at the top. Excellent topography, nice to see nearly every hill I climbed so far. This top completes my Shropshire Hills.Viroco09/10/2016
Easy 30min walk up from Bank House ...parked just to side of gate at footpath. Topograph (instead of trig point) at the top is nice ...clear evening with lovely red sunset and excellent views.keithelliott05/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx, same parking, same lovely lane. More direct to summit past the masts.nordicstar04/10/2016
Nice hill. Shame about the trig.jenx04/10/2016
Went up from West via the Shropshire Way. Poured with rain.MarkH26/09/2016
with KatherineIanHHill24/09/2016
Following our ascent of Clee Burf we followed the Sropshire Way to the adjacent summit of Abdon Burf or Brown Clee Hill [County Top.] The old trig pillar replaced by a topograph.sooztops07/08/2016