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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
Grid ref:SX 15873 80004
Summit feature:trig point and cairn
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
  • Cornwall (1974) administrative county top
  • Cornwall historic county top
  • Cornwall current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 407 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Lindsay M10/09/2019
Good walk on a warm day. Went up via Shower Tor and Rough Tor with a more direct descent. Shared the summit with millions of flies, didnít stay long!acolling26/08/2019
From free Rough Tor car park to the NW. Showery Tor (385m), Little Rough Tor (390m) and Rough Tor (400m). Then a nice walk across to Brown Willy. Pleasant and easy. Showery Tor was the most difficult to climb. With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. Had a pint in The Jamaica Inn afterwards.Dangerous Dave05/08/2019
Part of a walk with Liz including Rough TorPaul_142_uk10/07/2019
From Roughtor Road car park. Over Rough Tor and Logan Rock. First of my historic county tops.pclyndes15/06/2019
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
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
The Maise28/03/2019
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
Ruth and Joey the HoundGragmole16/11/2018
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
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
From Rough tor CP to Brown Willy then back via Rough tor with elizyanneGmacT03/07/2018
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
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