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Name:Botley Hill
Hill number:3686
Height:269.6m / 885ft
Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Surrey (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2)
Grid ref:TQ 38708 55183
Summit feature:edge of water tower enclosure
Drop:209m
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 193 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
Drove most of the way. Parked in lane and walked last stretch. Pleasant water tower, new NATS aerial being put up to add to the other two. A decorative top with lots of spiky railings.nordicstar21/05/2013
https://connect.garmin.com/activity/314737944briguyo18/05/2013
bit of a building site at present - bring ear plugs if you walk the North Downs Way, the M25 is very loudTeasyChris15/04/2013
My second visit to this one - hopefully my last!Chris Peart10/04/2013
climbed with Alli, started at Botley Hill and continued along the North Downs to Westerham Heights and Betsoms Hill, then onto Clackett services and then back to Botley Hill. Hard to reach the top as by water tower.Very cold and even snow blizzards.(8 miles)rickybalboa30/03/2013
Walk in the snow, there is lot of building activity at the top at the moment.rhalstead12/03/2013
What a way to spend a birthday!mindlessflogger23/02/2013
Drove along minor roads and a track to park alongside the three transmitters and a water tower (about 1 mile SE of Woldingham Climbed over gate and wandered around sheep field attempting to locate the top (highest point probably inside the compound) Back to car. (PM)gerrybowes17/01/2013
From car park to West - not the most inspiringBramley27/10/2012
Drive by hillsteverd23/08/2012
Steep ascent from North Downs Way. Crossed broken down fence and wandered round higher points of field full of sheep and lambs. Mound in compound higher but looked artificial.prwild13/05/2012
What an anomaly, in the same list as Ben Nevis.Eddie03/04/2012
Mist, calm, drizzle, went inside enclosure, maintenance crew decided I was mad and allowed it.iangalbraith08/11/2011
Parked at crossroads near trig. Followed Pilgims Way / Vanguard Way to the summit, returning along the lane past the trig.davidpettit8422/10/2011
Got let inside compound and went up grass mound inside.assynt_bob14/12/2010
Drove along escarpment with v large houses, up minor road and parked at 385551 at bottom of driveway to tower. Highest point (previously measured) was at back corner of tower compound.dbb03/08/2010
Drive up. I had visited the previous summit candidates but not the water tower area. Had no maps and phoned a friend for the grid reference. Great fun trying to find the way up from the M25, but satisfying to pull up beside the masts and tower. Those ofasgadh13/07/2010
Galltywenallt01/03/2010
Annoying revisit following summit move, but at least it's easy to drive up to the masts. Two dog walhers gave us suspicious looks, although one could have equally asked what they were doing there!wheresthepath21/02/2010
the least exciting top today and a repeat of other tops round heregigglejon16/12/2009
Top may not be too thrilling but some of the surrounding countryside was pleasant enough. Good walk along the bridleway from the north and also views of London.Herbert Anchovy25/09/2009
Revisited - hopefully I won't have to come here a third time. Highest point appears to be at the back of the water tower.Richard31/08/2009
A drive in Marilyn. Hopped over the fence into the field full of sheep and around to the back of the compound which seemed the highest point.Father Ted15/08/2009
The parent hill of our parent hill. Short walk from the road - the actual summit is not part of Botley Hill, but another whose name I can't remember.Messiaen15/08/2009
New London high point - this one by water tank.arranc23/07/2009