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Name:Walbury Hill
Hill number:2906
Height:297m / 974ft
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:West Berkshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Berkshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Berkshire (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Test, Thames
Watershed:Greater Thames Estuary, Land's End to Dover, Dover to Cape Wrath, The Solent
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, Clem
Grid ref:SU 37348 61632
Summit feature:ground 2m NE of trig point
Col:109m  SU042590  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 174
(1:25k) 158
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Berkshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Berkshire historic county top
  • West Berkshire current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 383 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
On the way home (sort of)after Butser Hill. The minor roads round here are a nightmare! Parked at the CP area to the East then along the track and a left turn to the trig and adjacent high point. The stile over the fence looks as though it has been broken/removed and is no longer there.Jephcote8314/09/2019
Lovely stopover en route to Southampton. Parked at the car park just to the east and wandered up just in time to catch a stunning sunset. Hopped over the gate to find the trig point easily. Beautiful views in all directions.jkl30/08/2019
Easy walk from parking area to the east. Found the trig point easily.acolling12/08/2019
From the car park, up the Wayfarers Walk, then through field to trigLongwojo02/08/2019
Visited by party of 14 on Tim's birthday walk. Started from Crown & Garter pub at Inkpen Common. Circular route via West Woodhay House, Highwood Farm & Pilot Hill (Hants highest point) and Wayfarer's Walk. Views magnificent on both sides of ridge, but curiously we met no other walkers today. Triangulation obelisk easily accessible via stile from bridle path. Descent alongside ancient fort steeper but not unduly so. Sighting of Tree pipit near copse at end of descent.timbo9906/07/2019
Beautiful sunny and windy day. Great views. Came off footpath to trig point, then carried on to Pilot Hill.Eliza10004/05/2019
Nice walk upStevooo27/04/2019
Walbury Hill/Pilot Hill and lunch on Combe Gibbett Hill watching Paragliders taking off, on a beautiful,clear and sunny Spring day, with Charlottemazz30/03/2019
With Val on our way home after a few days walking in the SE. Parked NW of the summit. Good weather.mike.hoult22/03/2019
On own. From car park to E. Up bridleway 'Wayfarer's Way', SW over gate into field with trig point. Then back and walked to Pilot Hill.Beeliner21/03/2019
From the car park, up the Wayfarers Walk, then through field to trigNormanW16/02/2019
Short leg stretch from car park at the track.N.Morters08/01/2019
Pilot Hill, Walbury Hill, Combe Gibbet and Inkpen Hill. Circular route from Pete's house in Woolton Hill. Sunday lunch at pub in Inkpen - very civilised!Dangerous Dave25/11/2018
Included a walk up to Coombe Gibbett as wellekm17/11/2018
From CP at SU 380615.Isbjorn09/11/2018
Highclere to Bedwyn walk. Trig point surrounded by sheep!jedthehumanoid25/10/2018
Walked up from West Woodhay. Nice climb up and good views. My 700th British Marilyn.IanHHill02/10/2018
Solo. From carpark. Amazing view across the south-east. Also visited Combe Gibbet longbarrow.Pete West16/09/2018
Started at East Woodhay church, up to Pilot Hill and along the bridleway to Walbury Hill. Nice quiet evening, pretty clouds at sunset.Nick09/09/2018
On the way to Wales from the SE with elizzyanne. This would have been my last english marilyn but the tamperers changed that plan. off to muncaster fell it is.GmacT12/07/2018
Poor sheep suffering in the heat round this trig point.elizyanne12/07/2018
Six Trig tour with Minnie, very warm all day, Hackpen Hill from hilltop parking plus White Horse & a bonus crop circle, then Walbury Hill sheep pasture from parking to East then Pilot Hill, roadside parking to SE, Beacon Hill- steepest of the day, then Wabbit hunting on Watership Down, finally a wander on Greenham Common, not a listed top but found the trig.apricorum24/06/2018
Out enjoying the sunshine and taking in some hills and viewsMickeyfinn06/05/2018
Started at Combe Gibbet, then out to Pilot Hill and jumping over the fence and into the field to find the trig point.Buck08/04/2018
Section 42 finished in 27 hours. Sat nav at it again - wanted me to drive all the way to the field gate. Just about beat the rain before the long haul back to Scotland.SS10/02/2018
Parked at the corner of a road, down the track over a gate and up to summit and Trigjmistry8619/01/2018
Great walk in from car parkSossick24/11/2017
Pilot Hill and Walbury Hill, gaining access by bike. Route up to Pilot Hill from SU 40823 59713 was fine on bike but down to road at SU 38333 61430 was very muddy and had to push the bike. Route up and down to Walbury Hill was fine but you do have to climb over fence to get to summit (not a public footpath).tsharp21/11/2017
With K before breakfastAshley14/11/2017
5/8M quick grab from the cp.robertphillips06/11/2017
After driving all the way down to Win Green and Long Knoll, I was not going to miss this one out whilst in the area, so I bagged it in the dark. Great fun hunting for the trig in the lush meadow grass, but not as hard as finding the way around the minor roads in the dark. Good view of a firework display in Newbury on the way back.Gill14/10/2017
Trig point is on private land with no right of way but there is a stile by a gate from the waymarked path which suggests they don't mind you visiting.ijpowell07/09/2017
Started at Combe Gibbet, dropped down into Combe then around the bottom of Walbury Hill before re-joining the Wayfarers and jumping over the obscured stile and into the field to find the (also obscured) trig point. It's almost like they don't want you to find it!Jeremy C02/09/2017
Headed West out of Combe Gillet car park. Thankfully realised our mistake 0.5 miles in and turned back. There was nobody in the field when we were there - a very quiet county top, surprisingly on a summer weekend and a really lovely day. We continued along Wayfarers Walk to Pilot Hill.WendyWozEre06/08/2017
From car park to E, along Wayfarer's Walkkdbennett04/08/2017
4hr circuit from Kintbury to Walbury and Pilot Hills. Mostly road and country walking but the ridge between the two hills very lovely.Mark Jackson08/07/2017
With CPgarth8702/07/2017
Climbed up from the Gibbet car park - on our '25 Trig Points in a Day' half term challenge.DanMaisieBex17/02/2017
From west car park. Hazy sunshine, approx. 4 degrees C, frost in shade. Relatively tranquil. Great feeling of height and space. On to Pilot Hill.Wycombe Wanderer27/12/2016
A four mile county top walk also taking in Hampshire's top, parking the car at a sharp bend at the top of the hill on the Faccombe to Inkpen minor road where there was space for several cars. Walk up the farm track to the left and keep your eye's on the field's to the left the trig is visable from the track. Route found in Jonny Muir's book of County Tops.WAYNE ROWLETT11/11/2016
with Pilot Hill from car park on ridgeprwild10/10/2016
Short circular walk with Lyndsey to Inkpen Hill through Coombe and back to Walbury Hill from the car park between Walbury Hill summit and Gibbet Down. A very hot day and limited time so did not do Pilot Hill. Excellent wide views. We also found an excellent tea room and butchers in Kintbury.Sixtyplus15/09/2016
Walked Wayfarers to bag pilot hill tooMash201621/08/2016
With J, M and A en route to Havant. Flew the Hampshire Flag at the summit as (according to Wikishire) this is the highest point in Hampshire not Berkshire.mikejacobs21/07/2016
From E car park. Straightforward. Geass wet to top from track. Had rained so no suprise there! Views well worthy of a county top.stig_nest15/07/2016
short hop from carpark.gate to trig locked & sheep in field. clearday and great views. went on to pilot hill too.keithelliott14/07/2016
14 mile circular trek from West Woodhay church. Included Pilot Hill.Graeme14/05/2016
Followed the tried and tested route from the car park to the trig pointRamblingpaul24/04/2016
From the car park to the west up the wayfarer's walk and over a gate/stile into field and to the trig point.cmacpherson17/04/2016