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Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:16687
Height:260m / 853ft
Parent (Ma):2816  Boulsworth Hill - Lad Law
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Calderdale (UA)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SE102251 (est)
Col:181m  SE100257  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 104
(1:25k) 288N
Comments:possible alternative summits at SE102250 and SE104241
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 39 users)ByDate of Ascent
Went to both summits.David Evans09/06/2019
Great view of Halifax TownLongwojo04/04/2019
Good parking spot to the east at the Beacon Rangers football ground on Long Lane. Path alongside the building and through a gate to the ridge. Also here is an easily climbable gate which gives access to the comms tower's field.moorsman05/10/2018
1 of 3 on 8.2 mile walk around Halifax including Beacon hill, bleak hill and swales moorThe-Z-Man09/08/2018
Hot, sunny, blue sky - and parched grass. Spectacular views over Halifax. First Beacon Hill I've done that has a proper iron brazier. Perfectly sited for viewing from Halifax but a rubbish position for actually working as a beacon as no visibility from the EastM3WDD30/06/2018
Parked on busy Marsh Lane at the start of the rush hour. Along the walled track. Excellent views down into Halifax.Campbell Singer30/01/2018
Walked from Bleak/blake Hill down Shibden Glen then up the A58 to the fancy bridge from where there are paths to the top. Afterwards, back down to Hx sta for train - about 7 miles and 3 Tumps.IanHHill16/11/2017
Did alternative tops tooAdrian02/09/2017
Track from the south. Trig pillar hiding behind wall 60m north of the radio mastvegibagger26/06/2017
From track to south- great views of HalifaxMark Sims05/06/2017
Parked at Shibden hall - walk round park first & stopped for a sausage sandwich at the visitor centre (very nice park & house) - Beacon Hill summit (and trig visited) in private garden - guy fixing his motorbike allowed us in.briandavies14/05/2017
5th and final hill of today on a route from the Victoria Hotel in Atherton (Bradford) to Halifax station, climbing Harrop Edge, Soil hill, Swales Moor and Bleak hill and this i think was tricky as quite exposed from house but eventually i clambered over wall and visited the high point and then exited behind comms mast. Nice views Steep descent to track through rhododendrons and then another steep descent using private track with detour eventually arriving at Halifax station.Dazingdale05/02/2017
Parked on the road to the SSE then up the track to bag the trig and likely summit alternatives in this location with Smudge.Dugswell217/12/2016
Car bagging with Dugswell.Smudge17/12/2016
Run after work. And many other times.richardsun22/09/2016
As AJ and others.ngthack08/11/2015
Revisited for S summit (SE10442410) which is indeed in a back garden, behind a shed, maybe 1m higher than edge of field to S. Turns out this was my final Calderdale P30.RHW15/05/2015
Up from lay-by on Shibden Hall Lane.Pleasant path through woods.Easy to climb wall just past mast.Halifax spread out below!catman06/03/2015
Parked to W at SE 1017 2496, public f/ps each side of road. Uphill one very pleasant, followed until clear of trees then steep slope to promenade and Beacon. Highest point over wall in field just N of comms mast. Trig nearby in a little walled compound. Wet misty day but still saw tremendous views over Halifax.Aye Jimmy08/05/2014
from Shibden Mill Inn, an through Shibden Hall park.joseph mitchell22/01/2014
Getting on the ridge is easy. The clamber over the wall and avoiding getting covered in Rosebay Willow Herb seeds is not so easy. Piece Hall to look at.Martin R29/08/2013
Decent views of HalifaxMountainTerrier06/04/2011
on U3A walk from Salterhebblecitygent30/11/2009
Great views over Halifax. Also visited trig which is hidden over a wallBramley03/02/2008
highest point is W side of wall near hse, rough pasture. RoW from S or NW, park rdside. [N summit only - 2015 revisited for S summit.]RHW09/12/2007
Hebden Bridge to Halifax trigging (Keelam-Hunter Hill-Soil Hill-Cock Hill-Beacon Hill)Mac.Hawk01/11/2005
andrew brown01/10/2015
Alan Caine16/10/2014
carole engel26/11/2005