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Name:Long Knoll
Hill number:2895
Height:288m / 945ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Wiltshire (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Avon (Bristol), Avon & Stour
Watershed:Land's End to Dover, Land's End to John o' Groats, Severn Estuary, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:ST 78610 37660
Summit feature:no feature 10m NE of trig point
Drop:171m
Col:117m  ST725387  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 183
(1:25k) 142
Observations:summit is 50cm higher than base of trig point
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 224 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Western approach. Parked opposite Crumbley Cottage, ST 7761 3778,with farm hand's OK. Approaching studio, noticed FP sign with official Diverted ROW sign at ST 7775 3739. Though overgrown rough to harvested field, past edge of barley to signed gap in hedge, pushing along side of rape to next gap at bottom of steep climb to TP and summit. Hedge or fence is to the left all the way. Would be easy after harvest!henryfm03/07/2019
Frome - Roddenbury Hill - Horningsham Common - Little Knoll - Long Knoll - Jack's Castle - Redlynch Hill - BrutonMark Jackson15/06/2019
From the parking spot at the entrance road to Rodmead Farm. Road not fun but once on the ridge walk was lovely. Visited Trig and True SummitJephcote8325/05/2019
poor footpaths, followed by a black labradorBen Tindal09/04/2019
Walked from Stourhead via Kilmington and back by B3092 and across fields.IanHHill20/03/2019
I intended to walk from Homestalls but my satnav took me along the very muddy byway from the SE.Asked at the studio buildings if I could park there - acres of space - but was refused.Parked instead at the yellow road junction 500m away. Round field margins, over stile and steeply to summit.NormanW12/02/2019
I drove past the start of the path and can confirm that the 300yds of road side walking is both unpleasant and dangerous. So I wore a high viz jacket and from the parking spot at the entrance road to Rodmead Farm walked on the L verge to a stump of a felled tree. Here I crossed to the R verge at at the point where the road almost enters a cutting, then ascended the bank to drop toward the fence behind. With poles and boots I bludgeoned a way through 10 yds of brambles then accessed the verge again by a 50 sign, from which it is a few safe yds to the start of the path. If more people were to do this it would keep the brambles down and offers a safe alternative to the road. Rest of walk was wet,but straightforward and enjoyable, albeit short.Ben Rinnes22/01/2019
Initially tried to start at East end, but decided I didn't want to die under someone's wheels today, so drove round to near 'Homestalls' (now somebody's posh 'studios')(limited parking at T-junction near Grange Farm Cottage, ST 775375). Public footpath sign just N of 'studios', but then no further help, though route can be seen in descent so, from PF sign, go forward 50 metres, then R around back of 'studios' for 50 metres, then along edge of 1st field directly away fom the 'studios' and toward the hill, then across middle of 2nd field, around R side of 3rd field, then L at top of 3rd field to find a stile well hidden in the hedge, then steeply straight up, either side of the fence. Much safer than the E end approach - that is until the owner of the 'studios' decides to get upset at walkers walking along the edge of his unfenced rear garden.Isbjorn05/11/2018
From Rodmead Farm entrance. as others. Up busy and dangerous road to start of RoW path, had to climb a steep bank to avoid an approaching lorry. A gem of a ridge, clear views on both sides. Harassed all the way along by herd of 7 cattle evidently doing their job for their owner. Are you out there, Wiltshire council?Topographer5702/10/2018
Parked in pull-off by Rodmead Farm entrance on N. side of the ridge on B3092. Followed road uphill for 300m to signposted footpath on W side. First 200m through woods, cross style ( metal gate padlocked) to enter open ground. A few minutes of steep ground leads to the flat ridge path following a fence westwards. Continue for a further kilometer, dipping down before final easy ascent to trig pillar. Return by reverse route, total time 1 hour. In clear conditions there would be magnificent views, but low cloud and drizzle limited visibility. Highlight of the walk - a Red Kite that slowly glided past me at eye level. Solo climb.Dartmoorman11/08/2018
From the private road. Had to out-flank (twice) a large herd of young bulls. Glorious day. On me own.CJM28/06/2018
Quick evening stroll. Parked at Rodmead Farm entrance then walked up road to Bridleway then along ridge to trig and summit. On summit 10 mins before sunset. Straight forward ascent and no issues.assynt_bob29/04/2018
First 3 Marilyn's of the year from a 9am Suffolk start. One in Hampshire, one in Wiltshire and this last one in the dark in Somerset.SteveSmith09/01/2018
Early morning with K. Parked in tree at East end of ridgeAshley18/11/2017
6/8M parked start of path need to be driving ne for this.robertphillips06/11/2017
Fast driving meant nothing behind me when I jammed the brakes on in the blind bend on the B3092 and reversed swiftly up into the small parking place at the end of the footpath. Don't try this manoeuvre unless sure there is nothing behind for a long way. Splendid walk on this great, steep-sided hill, with great views all round. Worth the monstrously tedious drive.Gill14/10/2017
On route south after Avebury circle and Westbury White Horse. Lovely little hill from the small area at Rodmead Farm. Sunshine and great views.N.Morters12/04/2017
Both of us hard parkingTonyandsue07/04/2017
Parked in the layby to NE as others - the walk along road is unpleasant but great walk along the ridge to the trig.twg2702/03/2017
And a pint in the Red Lion.TeasyChris24/02/2017
3/5 Marliyns today. Parked in space at farm road end north of east end of ridge. Out and back along the ridge with first views of the day coming off.SS05/02/2017
Walked up from the layby / start of the long private road to Rodmead Farm ( ST 803 380 ). B3092 is a busy road, so care needed. Superb views from the summit.DanMaisieBex07/01/2017
parked at entrance to private road. Walk along road to FP was unpleasant so found a better way back. On opposite side of road to FP, is a hidden stile, which is reached by scrambling down a bank. Turn left along vehicle tracks and this brings you easily to gate where car is parked.trimarc208/11/2016
TD,C and H.This Dog22/07/2016
Lovely walk along the ridge to trig and top.Cas-gwent10/04/2016
Second ascentPeteF31/03/2016
With Val. Parked at junction of road and private drive. Short walk along walk then pleasant path onto ridge and along to summit. Good weather and great viewsmike.hoult16/03/2016
A very pleasant walk to the summit along the ridge. Lots of buzzards around which were nice to watch.Peterb06/03/2016
From Homestalls with Bevsimon and co09/07/2015
Ditto Bolton!tim74705/06/2015
Space for one car at east end of ridge the follow track uphill through trees to open hill. Pleasant stroll along ridge to summit.andy macp21/04/2015
2/2 after the disapointment of the last hill a long lead in to this one with good views at the trig pillarFergalh21/04/2015
Really quite nice short walk. Grass verge OK for most of road walk then iffy leap across the road just under the brow of a rise.squeegs01/04/2015
Parking for 3 cars at junction of B3902 & private road at ST80395 38073 SW alongside the busy B3902 for about 250m to start of footpath (used grass verge on left & then above wall on right) Path along ridge to summit. (S)gerrybowes04/02/2015
Just room to park roadside at the start of the path in Rag Wood ST 8021 3781. A delightful 20 minute walk along a chalk ridge took me to the summit trig point. Cattle in fields on the top who were docile.G4OBK (Phil)17/07/2014
A fine albeit short ridge walk. Unusual for down land.mindlessflogger31/05/2014
Parked at end of private road. The worst part is the short walk on the main road. Solo and very windy on ridge.bolton21/03/2014
Park at the start of the private road below Little Knoll. Good walk once the main road is negotiated.rhalstead05/10/2013
from garage on fairly busy road. an early start from bridport had seen me arrive before rush hour though. ridge is suprisingly ridgy. spooked a deer in hedgerow. no views today..my day got worse on nine barrows downstig_nest26/09/2013
parked at end of private road off B road - steep climb then avoid the cows to reach trigBramley08/06/2013
Parked at the end of the track at ST804380 and followed the footpath along the ridge.davidpettit8419/05/2013
From Homestalls Farm. Need some navigation to locate the path.Eddie19/07/2012
W Jenx on way to Dorset. From northerly footpath, very limited parking. steep up grass track and along cloud bound ridge to trig. High pt nearby, new sharp barbed wire fence w. bizarre gate. 150th E&W Marilyn. Seen betternordicstar10/05/2012
From ST 802 377.summitsup26/04/2012
Started from the pull in on B road at the start of a private road. Started at 5.15, just as the sun was setting, nice gentle ridge walk with lump near trig marking the top. Lots of wildlife.isabelle01/03/2012
Tried to follow the bridleway from Homestalls, no longer there. Last part of climb steep but with good views.hmt100022/10/2011
Parked on road to W at junction with minor lane. Nice little ridge leads to trig. Saw a badger only about 100m from top!Aye Jimmy17/02/2011
Lovely wee walk, clear, great sunset, calm, cold, good views.iangalbraith15/11/2010
Excellent views point. Approached from E.dal25/09/2010
Amateur radio activity (SOTA G/SC-007) from teh trig. The initial ascent from the road was unexpected, but once completed was a nice summer's day stroll across the ridge.andrewbanks02/08/2010