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Hill number:2886
Height:252m / 827ft
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Cornwall (CoU)
Catchment:Fal, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:SW 69562 36448
Summit feature:trig point
Col:87m  SW789496  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 203
(1:25k) 103 104
Observations:ground 180m SSE is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 213 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Same route in as Norman which does not seem to have the GOML issues the other route has. Even exchanged waves with a JCB worker after turning up onto the hillside then straight up to the trig.Father Ted04/05/2019
As other from the large lay-by near the sharp bend into Carnmenellis. As others Polgear Beacon track then following barb wire fence between gorse to top. 4/5 MarilynN.Morters28/04/2019
From the big layby to the SW then up the road Polgear Beacon. Over some rough ground and duck under a single strand bwf.NormanW30/03/2019
Approached over access land from (a little south of) west. Which was as unpleasant as other folk below say it is.lenman03/01/2019
Just possible to park very carefully at beginning of track to the West, SW 690364. A bit of a path is starting to form in the low level gorse, close to the BWF. No need to tackle any BWF - there is a clear passage between the big rocks at the top corner of the meeting BWFs.Isbjorn03/11/2018
From corner of road to the west via public footpath and access land. Once through gate turn right as far as the wall. Follow traces of path through gorse alongside wall. Near the top duck under single stand barbed wire to access trig point. Gorse not a major problem.Winterfloodian19/09/2018
2nd Marilyn of Cornwall hols, from road bend/track to W as prev described. Good views towards coast although legs scratched to bits from gorse. Shorts not recommended!!steve_a25/08/2018
From the west, short track from the road bend then east up the heath, and, higher up, some rather uncomfortable gorse.Topographer5709/08/2018
Parked in lay by to west then walked round bends in road to track with sign for Polgear Beacon. along ROW past house then up left hand of wall to trig. with elizyanne. wet and overcastGmacT04/07/2018
No view - could have been anywhere! :(elizyanne04/07/2018
easy enough from right angle on road. followed cattle tracks to summit pillar. certainly easier than Trink Hill. Soaking wet legs from vegetation.cjo20/06/2018
second attempt after walking up the hill to tv mast and only later realising I had the wrong hill. Equally hard work scrambling through gorse from the West side. There must be an easier way!gettingonabit18/05/2018
Bridle way to Polgear, up past old car and found tracks through gorse to trig.PeterD23/04/2018
As with others, parked at layby at 687364, then short walk along road to a track titled Polgear Beacon. Follow the track through open gate (with abandoned car) onto the moor. Increasing quantity of gorse and briars made progress tricky - I ended up carrying my puppy! Ended up following close to wall topped with barbed wire. Gap in wall gives access to trig point alongside transmitter mast. Sunny with good visibility. With Sue and Nutmeg.Dartmoorman20/04/2018
From layby up through small tip and up by fence/gorse. Bit wet underfoot but at least gorse was still recovering from winter.SS13/04/2018
A scruffy sort of hill. I took the bridleway from Polgear Farm, and continued all the way to the gate onto the moor. Short cuts not possible due to people in the fields. Various tracks through the bogs made easy going up to the tors, then hopped the wall for a nasty knee deep wade through gorse and heather. Paths are visible on the way down.Gill25/01/2018
Parked in lay by to west then walked round bends in road to track with sign for Polgear Beacon. After reaching scruffy area I worked my way through rough stuff to find a bit of a path following a fence to the top- couldn't even see the mast mind as the clag was down.Mark Sims22/12/2017
7/8M parked in layby road, track, then up through gorse brambles to the top.robertphillips07/11/2017
I managed to lose a pair of expensive glasses on this hill. If anybody finds them, please get in touchbwm31/08/2017
Both of usTonyandsue12/04/2017
From layby, track past Sierra to access land.rhalstead04/03/2017
Parked in layby 687 364. Took farm track towards Polgear Beacon. Tricky walk over brambles and gorse bush as no clear path once you leave farm track. Jeans / long trousers necessary.Hippy7705/11/2016
TD, C & H.This Dog22/10/2016
Parked in the lay-by, up Polgear Beacon track through gate detoured around cattle through gorse to trig point. In mist, a not very nice hill on a not very nice day.rogreeves27/09/2016
As G Bowers. No issues except the gorse.mart079722/09/2016
Access issues described below are all true, very little evidence of ROWs shown on map. Was very glad to be wearing jeans when pushing across access land. Is a nice hill if you sit with your back to the antenna compound and look out to the N and W.Danmawr29/07/2016
Walk up from the Polgear Beacon track. This place was a right mess visited the trig and headed back the way I came. The Slag heap above Hensbarrow was far more preferable.isabelle06/04/2016
Solo. From Parked in lay-by to the west. Track signed Polgear beacon then headed straight for TP on faint path through gorse. No problems. Drizzle.mike.hoult04/04/2016
As Gerry Bowes - battle with brambles in latter stagesBramley13/10/2015
As gerrybowes. Faint paths thorugh brambles fade away with a 100m to go.squeegs08/08/2015
7/7 went up in near darkness so security guards could not see me...lots of gorse and brambles !Fergalh12/04/2015
Went up the obvious lane from the west but didn't find it user friendly. A security guard turned up as we were walking back down who informed it was all private land and we couldn't visit the trig point. So we walked to the top from the east via the abandoned farm and every one was happy.mindlessflogger10/04/2015
Parked in farmyard opposite and followed footpath thro gorsey field to avoid the GOML farm access... the neighbouring reservoir/treeline looked higher.SlainteJimmy25/03/2015
Parked in the small layby at SW68806 36376 (Room for 3 cars) Up road to sharp bend Took farm track to Polgear Beacon Turned left shortly before reaching the house & made way up hillside to trig point (in places, a faint path to left of wall) (S)gerrybowes13/03/2015
with karen and mary and poppy.Townshend29/12/2014
Parked in a layby at 687364 and took the farm road from the bend in the road further east. A 30 minute walk in wet conditions - wear long trousers or the gorse will get you!bolton18/11/2014
Second ascent. Parked in small layby SW68806,36376, walked up road then took second ROW on left. Path of sorts from here to trig. Ignored top of reservoir as top of trig is higher.PeteF01/11/2014
Others have said it all quite accurately. Even thin long trousers are enough to avoid getting scratched.ijpowell21/07/2014
Parked in Stithians (Sailing School) Car Park and walked up gentle hill through not so gentle gorse to top. Millie (the faithful hound) directed us on the way back on the paths that were there.Jacqdaw03/05/2014
Pleasant walk up from the lay by parking and SE farm approach. Yes the final 30m are brambly but not too back. Private lane now has a sign saying that unauthorised persons will be prosecuted! Possible to get up that way if discrete I think, there's a public FP that crosses the lane...nordicstar18/04/2014
Parked in a lay by just to the north of Stithians Reservoir, then took the track passed Menherion Farm. Just before North Carn Farm an open gate led to the open hill. An unpleasant ascent followed through dwarf gorse, bramble, tussocks, hidden rocks and hidden holes.Sprog15/04/2014
Parked in layby at SW 688366 (no safe parking elsewhere). Went NE up track to Lower Polgear Farm then over rough access land to trig point. One single strand easy barbed wire fence to cross near trig point. There is quite an antenna farm on the summit and a covered reservoir. With all that hardware there has to be private vehicular access, I imagine this is from the south west around Channel View Farm. I operated on short wave for SOTA on the summit.G4OBK (Phil)05/02/2014
Nightmare! Looks so easy on the map. Up to my neck in brambles and gorse on bog, eventually made it to the summit, walking on walls in places, from the east only to discover tarmac road (private though it maybe, but hey I'm from Scotland, I'd plead ignorance) on the other side nearly to the top.AndrewFinnimore14/09/2013
Same as 'wheresthepath', including the gorse scratches. ;-)tim74713/05/2013
. CreakingHiker13/05/2013
a typically autumnal day, rain sunny rain sunny.. a quick out and back from road to the weststig_nest17/09/2011
Parking difficult, just about managed to squeeze into the edge on a wider bit of road to W. Climbed from track off of sharp bend in road. Gorse about thigh-deep - legs scratched to pieces, but made it through. An experience..!wheresthepath16/09/2011
I enjoyed this hill more than I thought - with mist wisping around the top and easy to access frm footpath to Wgigglejon04/08/2011
Got permission to walk up private road to reservoir at 252m then struggled through by the side of the fence to trig point. The trig point is on access land on which I made my way back through furze and bramble to rights of way. I think there is a lot of vandalism etc, houses on the hill have lot of security gear. Overall, not a nice place. Try St Agnes Beacon if you want a really enjoyable walk/summit.pwheeler23/04/2011