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Name:Brown Willy
Hill number:2881
Height:420m / 1378ft
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Cornwall (CoU)
County (CoH):Cornwall (CoH)
County (CoA):Cornwall (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Camel, Fowey
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:SX 15873 80004
Summit feature:trig point and cairn
Drop:314m
Col:106m  SS268015  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 201
(1:25k) 109
Observations:cairn is 3m E of trig point
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Cornwall (1974) administrative county top
  • Cornwall historic county top
  • Cornwall current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 375 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Codda, after a little nosey at the Jamaica Inn. Grassy fields then good path along fence line to final steepening pull. 2/5 MarilynN.Morters28/04/2019
BHBrunt20/04/2019
From Rough Tor car park to the NW. Over Rough Tor climbing many of the rocky tors, then on to Brown Willy, returning over Rough Tor,NormanW30/03/2019
Bolventor to Altarnun. Revisited via different route.Smudge29/03/2019
SteveG28/03/2019
The Maise28/03/2019
isabelle22/02/2019
From Roughtor car park.lenman01/01/2019
Quick march in the morning cold from the Roughtor car park. Early enough that nobody else was around yet. Felt like I had the whole of Bodmin moor to myself.jkl31/12/2018
From RoughTor carpark, windy but dry.crispycrisp8819/11/2018
From end of tarmac road near Camperdown Farm, SX 119790. The policies of Fernacre Farm are private and an irksome detour has to be made N and then E around the plantation and field walls to a bridge at SX 152804 and then up a muddy 'motorway' to the top.Isbjorn03/11/2018
With Katy. Sunny but very windy.George Thompson21/09/2018
From Rough Tor car park. Back over Rough Tor.Winterfloodian19/09/2018
A repeat visit of this impressive and popular viewpoint in sunny, breezy weather. Trig and wide based boulder cairn on top. Onto Butter's Tor and from Little Rough Tor.Denise 25/08/2018
3rd visit. With L and a Darren on a nice gentle logical round of 6 Tumps from the west. In 2012 a campaign was launched to change the unusual comical name to a more respectable original Bronn Wennili. However, apparently locals like it as it is and the Daily Telegraph inevitably called for change campaigners to 'Keep their hands off Brown Willy'Chris Pearson21/08/2018
Lesley Atchison21/08/2018
snuff18/08/2018
With MaxBen Tindal10/08/2018
From NW car pack. Around Rough Tor then back over it.Topographer5709/08/2018
Alan Caine08/08/2018
With Suzannedc9607/08/2018
from Roughtor carpark, great weather hot clear and dry as a bone, matilda stayed on Roughtor---too far dad !!richardrosser26/07/2018
jamesjtite04/07/2018
From Rough tor CP to Brown Willy then back via Rough tor with elizyanneGmacT03/07/2018
elizyanne03/07/2018
Andy West02/07/2018
From Rough Tor car park via Rough Tor and back via Showery TorClach Liath23/06/2018
rough tor, Brown willy, Logan rock picked up at Alex torcjo16/06/2018
Clachaig25/05/2018
From car park and over Rough Tor. cuckoo sounding off.gettingonabit13/05/2018
A county top outing of 4.5 mile's taking just under two hours from the free car park signed for Rough tor. One for a fine evening to catch the sunset over the three tors between Brown Willy and the car park. Navigation should be simple.WAYNE ROWLETT21/04/2018
From Rough Tor Car Park over low point and up permissive path. Returned via Rough Tor. An excellent little walk.SS13/04/2018
Walked from the Carpark over rough Tor then up to summit. only was down rescued a man who broke his leg air ambulance was called in, then around rough tor and back to car nice 6 mile walkjmistry8625/02/2018
the_adam19/02/2018
An excellent walk from the road end near Camperdown Farm. Room for one car amongst the ponies. Easy track, so you can admire the views of Rough Tor and Brown Willy as you stroll along, then a good easy path follows the wall around the plantations and field systems. There's a handy bridge over the De Lank river. Sadly, it has to join the nasty boggy motorway coming from Poldue and heading to the top, but the views are great all the way.Gill25/01/2018
1/8M parked road end near codda farm mixture of rough ground and tracks to the top.robertphillips08/11/2017
Kev and roo , a good walk out from Jamaica innkevandroo17/10/2017
beckybags26/09/2017
A Peckish26/09/2017
bwm01/09/2017
With J. From car park at Poldue Downs along grassy track to Showery Tor, down to stream and path up to summit. Return via Little Rough Tor.Beeliner19/08/2017
Rough Tor, Brown Willy, Butters Tor, Garrow Tor,Alex Tor and Louden Hill circular walk.Arbie12/08/2017
from Rough Tor car park via Showery Tor and Rough Tor and then down into the valley for the haul up to Brown Willy. Superb sunny day. 2.5 hr round trip including a lunch stop.mapple10/08/2017
ey up me duck10/08/2017
richmatt08/08/2017
With Caleb.simon and co31/07/2017
Helen, Josh, Lucy, Molly and myself worked our way down from Rough Tor through the bracken and the rocks and then followed the path up to the Trigpoint on the summit of Brown Willy. We had a pastie and then after returning to the carpark enjoyed a paddle in the refreshing stream.JohRvs25/07/2017
Colin Crawford12/07/2017
curlebd11/07/2017
Finished here on a six tor circuit just as the Coastguard helicopter decided to do an exercise right on top of the tor - spooked the sheep and our dog!Poolton12330/05/2017