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Name:Botley Hill
Hill number:3686
Height:269.6m / 885ft
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Surrey (CoU)
Catchment:Medway, Catchment Boundaries, Thames
Watershed:Greater Thames Estuary
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:TQ 38709 55182
Summit feature:no feature: edge of water tower enclosure
Col:61m  TQ329433  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 187
(1:25k) 146
Observations:summit is 950m WSW of trig point
Survey:Leica NA730
Comments:Replaced hill 2910, see Database Notes. Location confirmed by survey with small change in GR
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 266 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with Fiona and Trimarc2r101/07/2020
Revisited on a Corvid 19 circular from home.Smudge14/06/2020
33km walk around Westerham.atreides788731/05/2020
One of my last English Marilyns and very unimpressive. Walked around the water tower and comms compound- land generally disturbed. Nice benchmark in Flint House at road junction. Alone.Denise 06/11/2019
SOTA Activationgeralddavison04/09/2019
Easy detour from NDWlerritt27/07/2019
From viewpoint car park, then up country lanes to water tower.N.Morters25/04/2019
Walked from Woldingham to water tower, down to Oxted. Beautiful day – warm, still. M25 not too noisy. Rounsfell30/03/2019
From the “view point” car park, up to water tower and around it then back. Pleasant enough but M25 very noisyJephcote8316/03/2019
Drove right up to the metal fence around the compound to the amusement of a dog walker on a very early foggy Saturday morning.NormanW16/02/2019
Started from about 1 km from Chalk Hill Lane after the M25 underpass. Up by the side of the quarry through the downs and emerging at Plough Lane before heading up to the top.Browncjw 13/01/2019
Foggy. Met local who says you can see London Eye from here she knew it was a county high spot so I explained about Marylin hills. She looked astonishednickywood115/11/2018
Simple detour from RoW on the West side.Isbjorn08/11/2018
A second visit 23 years after my first. This time on 3 hr circular run with L from Godstone, via Woldingham School, NDW and Oxted, in gloomy fog before the afternoon rain arrives. Such gloom would have thwarted the efforts of General Roy and his men when they were up here around 1794 measuring for The Anglo French Survey. The Greenwich Meridean cuts across tthe west of the hill. Oxted chalk quarry below receives 150 lorry visits per day and want to increase it to the objections of leafy Oxted residents.Chris Pearson06/10/2018
Walked from Limpsfield to summit by water tower, then to Trig point and down to other side of L. with KIanHHill28/09/2018
Parked on top and walked around water tower.Janko27/08/2018
Merstham to Woldingham walk.deknyff19/08/2018
Drove up to and walked around water tower Artificial summit is within green metal fence the would have been dangerous and unlawful to scaleTopographer5706/08/2018
Parked at viewpoint then path/track with elizyanneGmacT08/07/2018
Parked at viewpoint then path/track and gate climb to top. View from viewpoint is worthwhile.SS10/02/2018
3/11M drove up to compound, over small fence into field to the hp.robertphillips05/11/2017
Hmm. Another non-event of a Marilyn, tackled from the parking area above the quarry, the so-called Woldingham Viewpoint. Lovely view of the M25, and remarkable that the ultra posh stockbroker belt has got a massive problem with litter. The hill itself has been made particularly ugly, being adorned with a water tower and various masts, though there are nice views across the fields. Woldingham is a loathsome example of a Surrey village, unspeakably up itself.Gill08/07/2017
From Woldingham Station via St Agatha's church, The Ridge and public bridleway to the gate at the base of the telecommunications mast and water tower.Raymond Butler07/07/2017
On way to Gatwick. Possible to drive to gate of compound. Walked round it.PeterD16/05/2017
On way to Punchbowl,in snowMichaelF11/02/2017
With K. Walked up from nearby car park. Could have driven to summit.Ashley02/10/2016
Walked from CP to gate of mast compound - at that point I reckon my head was higher than the top!RocksRock27/06/2016
Linear walk from Woldingham to Oxted stationsMark Jackson28/05/2016
Last English Marilyn - again. Thought I'd finished them five years ago in 2011, then this relocated one appeared... finally got round to revisiting the area.Aye Jimmy13/04/2016
12th and final Marilyn from a two day bagging trip. I parked to the S by Flint House, but it's tarmac all the way to the top if you are so inclined.Cas-gwent05/04/2016
Parked in layby and walked up to transmitting towers to activate hill for SOTA. Nice chat with the lady land owner feeding her horses and fair views to the City of LondonM0YDH20/03/2016
The second hill of the day on the way home from Scotney Castle. Certainly wouldn't be worth a trip there otherwise as its only a ten minute walk from the car park.Peterb14/02/2016
11/11 Last of eleven on wet day (Langdan Hill/Heath Mount/London Road/Wrotham Hill/Holly Hill/Dettling Hill(North Downs)/Cheriton Hill/Toys Hill/Betsoms Hill/Westerham Heights/Botley Hill)Fergalh25/12/2015
From cp to south. Tried to explain hill bagging to two ladies who had horses in the summit field.ngthack12/12/2015
Went to the top of this hill the nearest Marilyn to us by car. Then up the Vanguard Way.Dragonzilla22/11/2015
Whilst working in West Malling I took a trip out in the evening to pick up this Marilyn. Disappointing views from the top although I think I could glimpse the Shard in London.fnem08/09/2015
Quite an inspiring place (after Crowborough!)Minto12/08/2015
Think the unscrupulous could drive up.jimbloomer11/01/2015
With SteveGinaSmith06/01/2015
Part of Betsom Hill, Kent Historic County Top walk with Gina. Really wet day so rather than planned 11 mile circular walk ended up driving round and doing short walk to bag days tops. Plan was to walk from car park near junction of Chalkpit Lane, but ended up driving all the way to water tower and possibly parking on the summit. Easy bag climbed over gate to walk to SE corner of boundary fence of water tower/aerials just in case this is highest point.SteveSmith06/01/2015
Walked up from view-point car park.tim74710/11/2014
. CreakingHiker10/11/2014
A pleasant walk up to the water tower from the northwest, then a less interesting walk along the lanes to the former summit. Yes, the new summit does indeed look higher.Pete R07/11/2014
Decided to have a modicum of exercise,so walked up from car park/viewpoint along The Ridge.Poor top.catman09/10/2014
(Estimated date). With Al, as part of walk from Vineyard by A22/M25 to Oxted, returning from Woldingham.JOHNS01/10/2014
Parked in designated car park by The Ridge at TQ 383547. Operated ham radio for SOTA on the summit using Morse and Voice Comms.G4OBK (Phil)22/06/2014
Just drove up to the water tower.simon and co07/03/2014
Another boring SE MarilynAndrewFinnimore23/11/2013
drive by summit.. no view to speak of today - claggy but dry conditions.. pheasants didnt appreciate my presence.stig_nest21/09/2013
Repeat w Jenx, completed SE set. Still unremarkable.nordicstar07/07/2013