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Name:Butser Hill
Hill number:2909
Height:270m / 886ft
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Hampshire (CoU)
Catchment:Arun, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:The Solent
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SU 71685 20327
Summit feature:ground by trig point
Drop:158m
Col:112m  SU583509  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 197
(1:25k) OL8 OL33 120 133
Observations:summit area very flat; ground by sunken tank near trig point is higher but man-made
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 326 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the carpark. The hill top circular path takes you through gorgeous meadows. Well worth adding to your summit bag.summitter13/06/2019
Flight from Homestead FarmIcarus01/06/2019
With Val. Parked at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and followed route under the A3 and a pleasant climb up to the summit. Good weather.mike.hoult19/03/2019
From the car park which has ANPR. A short walk to the trig with good views. At car park exit barrier raised with out of order message so free parking today.NormanW14/02/2019
Lovely clear and crisp day, no wind and fantasic thin snowy conditions on the groud, everything looking lovey. Part of a 6 tump, 1 marylin loop.atreides788703/02/2019
Parked at Country Park CP (uses number plate recognition) on a fairly busy Sunday. Dog heaven, my NewFoundland Bo loved meeting other dogs on the walk up to the top and Trig. With friend Rosaleenmazz13/01/2019
Initially climbed from QECP with a friend on December 29th 2018 Reached the summit again on 6th January while walking the South Downs Way from Exton to BuritonThomasJoseph06/01/2019
Why does the pay & display CP gateway need to have cameras secreted within the 'gateway' pillars monitoring you? No parking is allowed on the approach road from SU 709195 from 8 am to 7pm. I don't like being spied on, so I parked at the junction at SU 705191 where there is off-road space for 2-3 cars.Isbjorn09/11/2018
Started from Country Park CP. Views great, inc I.O.W.IanHHill26/09/2018
Detour off the A3. Lovely morning for short stroll from car park.. Few people as 9am a bit early for most?!KC15/09/2018
On the way back from a work meeting. Ran up from Queen Elizabeth Park car parkdc9604/09/2018
SOUTH Downs Way with Geoff and AlanSwelch01/07/2018
Added on the way home from Leith Hill. Climbed this local hill on many occasions including a Christmas day jaunt.Buck11/05/2018
Easy bag from the carpark and beautiful views and Trig Pillarjmistry8617/04/2018
With K from pay and display car parkAshley10/03/2018
From Petersfield station with a dicey crossing of the A3 then straight up the north face. There is a clear path - not sure why it's not on the OS map.Richard17/02/2018
3/11 Up and down from car parkSS09/02/2018
Part of an 8.5 mile circular boxing day run from PetersfieldShutterlag26/12/2017
2/8M quick grab from the cp early am on way to IOW.robertphillips06/11/2017
Parked in the Butser Hill CP (£3.50 and you can't pass the ticked on!) easy walk up passing the radio mast, summit trig, excellent views.Tony Hartry02/11/2017
Walked cross country through the back lanes and tracks from Stroud which lies a few kilometres north of the hill. Took the track up on the north west side from Twentyways Farm. It's a long slog at a steady gradient, beware in the wet as the ground is clay as you start to go up. Views as you rise are amazing to the north and better at the summit as you can look along the South Downs way and south towards the coast, on a clear day you can see the English channel.The Mountain Raven28/08/2017
A quick blast from the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, sympathetically sited right next to the A3 dual carriageway. Fortunately, you're soon away from it all. A nice grassy path leads easily to the top of the hill, and the open grassland gives fabulous views all round, right out to the coast.Gill08/07/2017
From the Butser car park to the east. Short 5min walk round the communications tower to the summit trig point. 8th of 8 Marilyns today...great dry day.N.Morters13/04/2017
With Lorraine en route Liss to Rowlands Castle.JOHNS18/02/2017
16 miles in greyness and sleet: Petersfield - Butser Hill - Holt Down - War Down - Head Down - Oakham Hill - West Harting Down - Torberry Hill - Petersfield. Looks like there's no way up onto the NE ridge of Butser Hill but actually it is fine if you use the track from the N, and a great way up.Mark Jackson11/02/2017
Gloomsville up here today (4th visit this week with L and Molly the dog from East Meon) . All forms of drizzle encountered- Types 14- 22 gentle mizzle to steady slanting ( an inspirational idea by Douglas Adams used in one of his novels to classify all type of rainfall). Clearing up by the end of walk to intermittent spotting (Type 37). 6th ascentChris Pearson08/01/2017
Reverse of yesterday's 3 hour dog walk and just as good on another crisp sunny morning walk. Today up here on dog walking central we met a retired teacher with 3 'rescue' collie dogs, who runs dog training classes.Chris Pearson06/01/2017
Another gloriously frozen morning with sharp clarity, blue sky, no wind. and sunshine in the cold air for a great circuit over frozen mud and puddles with L and Molly the dog. Up from East Meon then along SDW to Wether Hill and down for a natural 3 hr circuit. 4th ascentChris Pearson05/01/2017
Nice horseshoe walk on access land above the steep bowl on the north side -from East Meon on a bright sunny cold day with sharp views. Dogs galore bounding around, which we added to with Molly. 3rd ascent.Chris Pearson02/01/2017
Parked in Butser Hill car park. Did not have any change to pay parking charge but as it was December and thick fog parked on northern edge and followed one of many paths west to radio tower access road continuing NW along path until the trig appeared out of the gloom. Returned same way. Quick visit and saved £1.80SteveSmith19/12/2016
2nd visit with L and Betty the dog on 6 hr circular walk from Clanfield. The smooth grassy wide steep slope up from the always popular QE Country Park must be one of the most walked / cycled stretch of the South Downs Way? Such popularity has required (according to a sign) a new bylaw here making it an offence not to have your dog on a lead on this sheep grazed pasture, or risk being fined by East Hampshire county council. Kept Betty on her lead for this bit.Chris Pearson08/10/2016
Lovely long-distanced views out to the Solent.dal08/10/2016
Walked up from Visitor Centre at Queen Elizabeth Country Parkr.ashwell21/08/2016
A very fine viewpoint. Parked in the lazy carpark -it was late, easy and clear pathways. Trig at top.stig_nest15/07/2016
Pleasant stroll to top from pay and display car park.Cas-gwent04/04/2016
Date approxejjohnstone01/02/2016
2/7 Second climb of wet and windy day. All small due to inclement weather (Fort Southwick/Butser Hill/Wheatam Hill/Gibbet Hill/Telegraph Hill/Black Down/Linch Down/)Fergalh14/11/2015
Quick walk up to the summit trig point, also visited the water tank and the high ground near the mast. Views to South Coast and across Meon Valley. Saw a few Fieldfares and a Kestrel. Weather was cool and breezy much colder than of late. Saw a few dog walkers.isabelle13/11/2015
Climbed from the W, in a loop which also saw us climb Wether DownDanMaisieBex10/10/2015
A fine walk from Limekiln Lane, saw numerous Sparrowhawks hunting on the hillside.Peterb03/09/2015
From car Park easy walk to Trig point.PeterD12/08/2015
With Lorraine who was on crutches. - easyraffemeister24/05/2015
From the car park at SU 711 200.summitsup16/04/2015
Short walk from NT car park. Operated ham radio for SOTA at SU 71332025 within 25m drop zone. Butser Hill is very popular with dog walkers.G4OBK (Phil)12/02/2015
From QE Country Park. Write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/butser-hill-and-black-down.htmlGayle27/01/2015
Parked at Limekiln Lane car park to SW (£1.50 for 1 hour) A 10 minute stroll to summit trig point. (S)gerrybowes17/11/2014
From CP, wet and windy.tim74713/11/2014
. CreakingHiker13/11/2014
From pay and display car park. Easy.ijpowell08/09/2014
beautiful little valley tooTerra Love03/09/2014