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Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:16097
Height:391m / 1283ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle), Catchment Boundaries, Lune
Watershed:St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Morecambe Bay, Solway Firth
Class:Tump (300-399m)
(Tu,3)
Grid ref:NY 63512 09952
Summit feature:rock outcrop 2m N of monument
Drop:31m
Col:360m  NY643098  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19N OL19S
Survey:Abney level
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From the quarry lay-by off the B 6260 above Orton. Followed a bit of a path by the wall from the cattlegrid to the monument on the summit. Onwards to Knott. Solo.Man of Kernow101/09/2019
Beacon Hill and Knott from NY628099.summitsup12/08/2019
Monumental Crossvegibagger22/01/2019
A pleasant hill. Did as a east-west traverse.Alan Moore21/10/2018
From cattle grid due W on unmapped path.jonglew05/07/2018
Car park to NW then path to monument on a lovely sunny afternoon.Dugswell227/05/2018
Parked at 628,099 then alongside wall to Beacon Hill summit then on to Knott. Lovely top with extensive views to Lakes hills, Pennines and Howgills. Seems a very popular area for walkers - must have counted 15-20 in a couple of hours up here.Crib Goch24/03/2018
Beacon Hill > Knott trig > Knott from GR: NY 62826 09889ronaldo33321/03/2018
Approach from Knott over limestone paving.ger14/03/2018
A pleasant walk round from Knott Lane on a dry morning when all surrounding fells were in cloud and rain. Path leads to summit on north side of wall.JohnW04/10/2017
Parked at disused quarry to the west and followed path to summit. Then went onto Knott using various tracks. .Fisky Boy17/09/2017
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke17/09/2017
A lovely walk in good weather with notable birdsong.Hammy07/07/2017
Nettle Hill, Little Asby Scar, Fell Head, Beacon Hillkeithouk20/11/2016
I just missed the chance to run over the summit - judging by the 'caution runners' warning signs on the road and the fresh studmarks on the muddy footpath. The sun was just about setting - a very cold, windy and bleak place - but also magic scenery. I could see directly to tomorrow's target: 16092 Whinfell BeaconM3WDD24/09/2016
Walk along Asby Scar from Sunbiggin Tarn(parking) to Orton, a pint, and back past the Scarside Stone Circle. Castle Folds worth a visit too.Northender05/08/2016
From Jct 39 M6 via Long Scar Pike and return great walk.mick30/07/2016
Easy parking either in the large quarry just south of the road junction to the west or on the grassy area where the footpath leaves the road (alt 1138ft). A very eay walk to the summit rewarded by quite spectacular views. 0.96 miles. 20 minutes return.moorsman02/03/2016
A lovely hill! With Sail, Danu & Alfie.Dangerous Dave01/11/2015
Quick circuit after a tea in the chocolate factory in Orton. Lovely bit of country.fasgadh22/10/2015
Swift ascent from W. Parking at junction.jimbloomer26/05/2015
Easy stroll from road junction to W following grassy track by wall.Aye Jimmy14/05/2015
Parked on grass verge to west at NY 62851 09941. Path follows wall to summit.David Gradwell16/08/2014
Quick ride out on the mountain bike from Orton, up via the road, back via the bridleway.Chipstertrain28/07/2014
Parking at BW nr pt342 on map. Faint path to SE of CP is good onto hill and then through limestone / heather outcrops. Fine cross/monument to Queen Victoria, high point is a stones throw awat to SW IMHO.nordicstar29/04/2014
Circular walk to Knott from Orton on cloudy and windy day.Impressive limestone scenery.With Bridget and Oscar.catman20/04/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge20/04/2014
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie20/04/2014
4thAlaric27/08/2013
Orton - Beacon Hill - Great Asby Scar - Ortondavidpettit8430/06/2013
3rdAlaric06/04/2013
On CtoCNick Caunt18/05/2012
Feb half term cottage at Ravenstonedale. From the west w Lesley, Nick and Betty(dog). Picked our way on grassy bits over/ through the most extensive area of limestone pavements in the UK outside the Ingleborough area. SSSI. On to Knott and back.Chris Pearson23/02/2012
From west, quad track straight upRHW28/01/2012
With Jo, circular walk from Orton: bridleway to Beacon Hill, continuing walk via various ancient sites before returning down Knott Lane. Weather; sunny, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob01/09/2010
Climbed from the road on the way to Dufton with my brother and a friend. A fantastic viewpoint for the North Pennines and Howgills and seeing Cross Fell made us very excited for climbing it the next day.Jake99424/05/2009
2ndAlaric17/05/2005
On the C to C walkMoorponder30/07/1982
On C To C with Tony. After camp at Sunbiggin Tarn climbed up to trig pillar and crossed (carefully) limestone pavement to Beacon Hill monument.Chris Pearson01/04/1982
On Coast to Coast Day 4PeterD11/08/1981
On AW's Coast to Coast path.arranc23/08/1979
flakeyw27/08/2019
DocHoliday24/08/2019
greenandblue04/08/2019
carole engel21/04/2019
mcbiydw222/02/2019
Andy West31/10/2018
Wycombe Wanderer23/09/2018
Ianto&Sue27/08/2018
bigalga104/02/2018