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Name:Watch Croft [White Downs]
Hill number:2887
Height:253m / 830ft
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Cornwall (CoU)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:SW 42047 35703
Summit feature:rock tor 25m SW of trig point
Col:27m  SW546337  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 203
(1:25k) 102
Observations:trig point at SW 42065 35722 is 90cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 246 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in small car park on B3306 at SW 41247 35983. Followed bridleway past derelict Morvah Hill Mine building and to back of Garden Mine Cottage before turning left up a narrower path to summit. Visited trig pillar first then logging rituals on tor to SW. Back the same way.SteveSmith22/01/2020
Lindsay M09/09/2019
Highest point in Penwith, geocaching event.AvidSockWearer11/08/2019
Ben Rinnes18/07/2019
A variation on our usual walk from St Just to Gurnard's Head, via Tregeseal stone circle and Chun Quoit. Approached from the bridleway to the southwest. A beautiful summer solstice, with blue skies and long views. Very quiet up here as usual. The annoying walker's shelter that has damaged the Bronze Age summit cairn is still there but has been reduced a little in height (good). From here we dropped down to the Four Parish Stone, up to Nine Maidens then over to Bodrifty before taking the road over Treen Common to Gurnard's Head.thesweetcheat21/06/2019
Drove down from Cardiff and this was my first port of call. Parked near the old mine to the north along with quite a few bank holiday weened visitors but soon lost them as I headed up this hill. Aim for the col then there is a good path up to the peak and the trig not far from eachother.Father Ted04/05/2019
From small lay-by just west of Rosemergy. At start of path Bosullow Common...donít follow as curing over ground to reach true summit path is thigh deep gorse and brambles around mine workings. Start by heading back along the road towards Rosemergy 200m or so to where the excellent path to/from summit goes, marked roadside by small granite stone, then National Trust marker 50m further up.N.Morters28/04/2019
Alan Caine31/03/2019
From the vehicle access to Garden Mine Cottage to the SW. Then narrow path through gorse.NormanW30/03/2019
From car park by ruined chimney.lenman02/01/2019
Good parking to the South at SW 415347. Walked up 'dog toilet track' to its highest point where the ruins and cottage are - from here a small, initially twisting, path leads E to the top.Isbjorn03/11/2018
From road to NW at 415362 via footpath to house. Smaller track then leads to summit. Slightly overgrown just before the top, but not a problem.Winterfloodian20/09/2018
From car park at Carn Galver Mine to N, via the farm track due SE and then unmarked footpath SW to trig. No view top in mist. Beware hill infested with ticks!!steve_a20/08/2018
Last of the seven Section 40 marilyns for the day. By head torch after underestimating the time required to get around them. Luckily the path shown on the GPS is good. Repeated in daylight the following day. Sea views on three sides. Alone on summit, what a contrast with the crowds at Land's End.Topographer5709/08/2018
Easy walk from the Basullow Common bridleway. Plenty of Parking. The path forking off the bridleway after the bend had been recently strimmed. No views today as very very wet and cloudy. Pity as the rest of the country was basking in the sun. With elizyanneGmacT04/07/2018
Due to the rain - no view whatsoever! Every where else had sunshine.elizyanne04/07/2018
Andy West04/07/2018
From Carn Galver tin mineClach Liath23/06/2018
walk up small path to house on upper slopes by old mine building. then minor trail to summit trig pillar and rocky torcjo19/06/2018
stone chats and a cuckoo. easy walk up track then rough footpath to trig.gettingonabit10/05/2018
With Maya on sunny, windy day as loop with coastal walk. Tors included. Rounsfell02/05/2018
Parked on Bosullow Common, 415347, opposite vehicle track/public bridleway titled Garden Mine Cottage. After 6 min take obvious footpath on right and continue along this well manicured path, gently curving left all the way to the trig point, avoiding all the gorse and heather. The rocky tor is close by the trig point. An effortless, almost flat, easy ascent with glorious views to the south as far as The Lizard, but the north coast was covered by a spectacular bank of fog.Dartmoorman20/04/2018
Up track to house then easy path to summit returning by what looked like a mountain bike track going south then south west back to track.SS13/04/2018
A very good, and easy walk from the Basullow Common bridleway. The path forking off the bridleway after the bend is very good, and leads straight to the top. Superb sea and moorland views.Gill25/01/2018
Tony J24/12/2017
8/8M last of the day in fading light parked at entrance of track to mine cottage.robertphillips07/11/2017
Great views. Parked at Carn Galver car park, and took the decent path heading SE (leaves the road between the cattle grid and the car park). Turn right on a path that takes you to the top.dal05/11/2017
A Peckish23/09/2017
Parked by mine to North. Memories of when we used to live down here.Poolton12329/08/2017
carole engel02/05/2017
Nice friendly cattle, and a good cream tea place 100m W of start to round off a nice wee walk! What's not to like?RocksRock22/04/2017
Both of usTonyandsue12/04/2017
From parking at ruins, good path up and down.rhalstead04/03/2017
Parked 421 364. National trust information sign in car park on the bank. Mix of sun and rain during walk. Easy walk along path up and back, very pleasant. Beautiful views back down valley out to sea.Hippy7705/11/2016
TD, C & H.This Dog21/10/2016
100th Humpmart079722/09/2016
Hopefully the path down is more obvious!Danmawr28/07/2016
My favourite SW Marilyn. Happy memories. Followed by a trip to the Tinners.jenx30/06/2016
Repeat from the north parking down at the pump house. Good path all way and fine views. Tor nr trig the high point.nordicstar30/06/2016