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Name:Beacons Down
Hill number:15884
Height:101m / 331ft
Parent (Ma):2288  Craig y Llyn
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Vale of Glamorgan (UA)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SS 88720 75429
Summit feature:no feature: ground by wall
Col:68m  SS902736  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 170
(1:25k) 151W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 20 users)ByDate of Ascent
Grassy summit, sunny day.kasharic25/07/2018
From Heol y mynydd. Parked on the common.Campbell Singer25/06/2017
Along the lane from the south, past reservoir , through gate and through a hole in the wall along edge of field.Jemma Singer25/04/2017
Pleasant grassy path from the south.Barbara Singer25/04/2017
After Old Castle Down, parking on the common by cattle grid. Did a stock fence here to avoid knee-deep mud at field gate, but then needed to hop over stone wall as determined HP was on W side, edge of an arable field.jonglew20/12/2016
Parked off the B-road before the cattle grid then up track around woodland to flattish moorland summit of Old Castle Down. Back down to car over road then road and tracks to Beacons Down near reservoir then gate into field to bag high point by wall. Went to both sides of wall for completeness.Dugswell220/10/2016
From sw, arable field edge by wall, SS 88715 75425RHW15/10/2016
Short walk from road to SW along ROW. HP in field to South of reservoir. Good views on a clear day.PeterD03/10/2016
Parked in the Ogmore-by-the sea CP made my way up through the village near Sutton Farm narrow track leads to the village of Heol-y-mynydd open track leads to the reservoir, highest point opposite by the wallTony Hartry14/09/2016
Wind and rain during the ascent - and then clearing to give views over to North Devon and along the coast to Pembrokeshire... shame there is a water reservoir on the top - but I suppose folks have got to drinkM3WDD24/07/2016
Sunny day with the galsPip5630/05/2016
Natural High point in adjacent field to reservoir close to wall at SS88717542. Higher and south of than ROW.Dusty05/07/2015
Actual summit fenced in within Southerndown Reservoir. Highest accessible point on path adjacent. Ran up from Ogmore-by-sea.welshyboyo26/12/2013
Along the lane from the south, past reservoir , through gate and through a hole in the wall along edge of field.Jemma Singerblank