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Name:Burton Hill
Hill number:2861
Height:294m / 965ft
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County/UA:Herefordshire (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 39459 48794
Summit feature:no feature: ground by track
Drop:196m
Col:98m  SO378501  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 148 149
(1:25k) 201S
Observations:ground 70m SW at SO 39419 48737 may be as high; mature tree cover hampers gps
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 206 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Eire & Alfie. Visited the trig too. Public footpaths, so no trespass concerns.Dangerous Dave12/08/2019
Not an easy ascent for me. The defra path led into a field with cattle and calves- all edges of the field secured by live electric fences. Eventually made it to the top which is very disappointing and I couldn't find the nearby trig - either demolished or hidden in high bracken. A tough end to my day.NormanW18/07/2019
Parked at So410500 in farm lane and followed marked paths to summit.Ramblingpaul07/07/2019
Up from Shoals Bank. Nice woodland and bluebells, probably not often visited.twg2725/05/2019
Parked car on verge at 415487 for a fairly flat walk along the RoW. (with Lyn)heavyhorses24/05/2019
Morning walk up from Shoals Bank. Lovely bluebell wood at top, choose spring - stunning carpet. Trig and summit areas visited.N.Morters30/04/2019
Defra path up from 388492. Lovely sunny day, no mud. The top of the hill was covered in bluebells....wonderful....worth climbing this hill in April, if you can!Clive G21/04/2019
Steep climb from Shoals Bank, fantastic bluebells at the top.RyParks21/04/2019
Straightforward from S of Shoals Bank. Slightly iffy parking there. Noticed a roomier field entrance a little further south.squeegs16/02/2019
Nice woodland trail from the west. Would have been better if had not been so late in the day. A layby at the start would also have been helpful.Topographer5713/08/2018
With K from S of Shoals Bank as others have described.Ashley10/07/2018
5/11m parked at gate south of farm cut through field to pick up path to the tops.robertphillips20/10/2017
From the DEFRA track, about 200 m SW of the Shoals Bank entrance. Up the field track, then head left at the trees to find a walkers gate leading to the main track, up past a derelict house. Well marked footpath up through the woods, head right off piste to the summit. Nice stag at the summit. Quick visit to the trig as well. Very little mud, lucky me.Gill12/10/2017
From Schoals Bank via footpath to summit and trig point.Winterfloodian07/10/2017
From gate south of Shoals Bank marked as DEFRA path. Up and back with a bit of bushwhacking on ascent.SS19/03/2017
We found it hard to park so made quick ascent from field gateway to SW. Small herd of fallow deer at summit.trimarc223/01/2017
From NW. Much less muddy than last time. Nice woodland with deer.jenx06/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx. Parked at roadside by the Private Road sign. Lovely walk up on a sunny morning, past a bountiful orchard and into woods. New tracks meant no md like last time. Look for FP going off on right, crosses a spur from the main track and the path then goes directly uphill between trig and summit top. Lots of brambles in places so not one for the shorts ;-)nordicstar06/10/2016
Footpath from Weobley. Visited trig point and summit, both not far from the forest tracks. Returned same way.davidpettit8428/08/2016
From gateway and using permissive path as described by gerrybowes and others. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/burton-hill-and-hedgon-hill.htmlGayle30/06/2016
Another good SOTA activation on 145-fm.G4OOE23/03/2016
KeithByTheC11/03/2016
From 424488 had to park in forestry track entrance. Couple of locked gates to get over, followed forestry track thro Ostey Wood, up muddy track to edge of wood, across fields & into Garnstone Wood. Track goes within a few metres of trig summit one of the bumps a few hundred metres further. Plenty of deer & Bluebells.CodyleCoyote18/02/2016
SOTAmike.hartley22/11/2015
After visiting TP.Dusty19/11/2015
Much easier than expected. Parked on grass verge at Shoals Bank (to NW) and followed POW (ignore Private Drive sign - FP very overgrown and rejoins driveway in a few meters!). Feint path leads towards the top itself.carole engel18/08/2015
Parked in gateway at 126m spot height. Headed west, then through Garnstone Park. Very muddy track. Summit in an area of robust brambles. Trig point lower down. Headed past it and along more muddy tracks towards Ostey Wood. Couldn't find a sensible descent through the forest so continued along the lane to return by tarmac. With Martin Scoular (5/5).Phreerunner17/03/2015
4/8 Easy track to follow to top. The trig pillar is lower down and around 400 metres away to east or soFergalh06/01/2015
Used the path from the NW. The woods were quiet and dormant, but saw a herd of small deer on the way down. Lots of mud put us off doing a possible loop to the NE.mindlessflogger02/01/2015
Parked just off the road at 380495 and headed off through the field eastwards. A very muddy ascent for most of the way. With GB.bolton24/11/2014
Parked in gateway at SO38865 49165 Headed up to top left-hand corner of field to pick up track Followed track until N. of summit S. up steep slopes to summit (Would probably have been better to stay on track & approach from NW) PMgerrybowes24/11/2014
Parked in gateway and used permissive access to cut onto path, summit also seems to have a permissive path.rhalstead19/07/2014
Parked in gateway at SO 38865 49165 Straight up hill, could not find any evidence of the path so traversed left to pick up ROW. Tracks and a path to the summit overgrown with brambles. Did not find Trig. Returned via B4320 as lane to permissive path across the field was overgrown with waist high nettles. Not a hill to do in shorts without a pole!tim74718/07/2014
With Val. parked on the B4230 and across field to woods and track. Tracks and a path to the summit overgrown with brambles. Did not find TP. down track to road that returns to B4230.mike.hoult09/07/2014
super squelchy today, no views either dull overcast day.. trig found easy enough and little bramble cover this time of year.. trenches dug here and there.. purpose unclear. top in undergrowth.stig_nest30/01/2014
Limited parking to the NW Shoals Bank. Track an absolute quagmire :-) Hacked up then summit area easier, top and trignordicstar15/11/2013
Highest point is in middle of wood. Activated SOTA with M6PYG Geoff Fielding. Parked on verge of the B4230 near Shoals Bank - track up from there is a private road. It took us 20 minutes to reach the highest point in the middle of the wood at SO 3940 4876.G4OBK (Phil)14/07/2013
Parked on the corner of Ostey wood and followed the footpath over 2 gates by a field of sheep and then over a wobbly style. If you take a dog, you need to be able to lift them over! Through woodland to trig point. Summit is a bit further on, but stunning woodland & plenty of deer & bluebells.hmt100026/05/2013
Parked on verge at SO415487 and followed track west through beech woods. Summit area is oak with good carpet of bluebells. Plenty of deer in evidence.milimana19/05/2013
Started on the B4230 by Shoals Bank. A bit of doubt as to the true summit due to the ground coverage (visited them all to be safe), the trig point is on the opposite side of the path to that marked on the map.JohnStoneham01/07/2012
Parked on road at 390495 (16:45) and walked up track then path into woodland and steeply to highest point in trees. Didn\'t see trig pt. Back by same route. Weather dry. Finish 17:30dbb15/03/2012
Parked at track entrance at SO 41028 50020. Exceedingly pleasant walk to summit through Garnstone Park on public rights of way. Beautiful bluebell covered summit area in wood.David Gradwell27/04/2011
Followed the string of way marks, like a holding a handle bar up to the trig from Shoals Bank. Thus ended two day cycle expedition bagging Marilyns.Eddie17/04/2011
I also went up from Scholes Bank where there is a path through the field in addition to up the track. A herd of ten deet crossed infornt of me going up thrugh the woods. Visited trig first then top.Father Ted27/03/2011
with family and AlastairM0YDH02/10/2010
Also went up the permissive path from Shoals Bank. Followed Pete Roberts' advice and then waded through the brambles near the top of the path.Herbert Anchovy14/09/2010
top from 410500 road - easy up to top - brambles not as bad as some other hillsgigglejon02/04/2010
Otis and AlanGlenford19/07/2009
started from norton canon and ascended via shoals bank.The footpath up was very muddy after heavy rain although this was more than compensated for by walking through a broad leaf woodland.This hill is used for pheasant shooting for some time.hodder21/05/2009
As G. Peck. Pheasants nearly made me jump out of my skin.destaylor07/10/2008