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Name:Prenton Hill
Hill number:16854
Height:80.8m / 265ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Wirral (UA)
Class:Tump (0-99m)
Grid ref:SJ 30948 86040
Summit feature:just inside treeline south of reservoir
Col:38m  SJ305835  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 108
(1:25k) 266N
Observations:possibly not natural; ground 15m E at SJ 30963 86043, 3m inside fence, is almost as high; N side of Burrell road at SJ 30974 85969 is at least 2m lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 48 users)ByDate of Ascent
The peak of Prenton Hill is possibly in the garden of a private residential property with no rights of public access. You are strongly urged not to trespass!webmasterblank
The powers that be at Hill Bagging have now established the correct summit location. However, as this is on private property, I am happy to accept that the nearest reachable location is a short distance up Burrel Road from its junction with Pine Walks.moorsman05/03/2020
Undefined top somewhere on Pine Walks or Burrell Road.Argentum6612/02/2020
Prenton Hill, Caldy Hill, Gorse Hillkeithouk28/05/2019
Fortess Prenton. Top either in water tower grounds guarded by nasty metal spike fence or in adjacent gardens guarded by an angry letter to DB editor from owner. I,like others,settled for thejunction of Pine Walks and Burrell Road ( and front gates of Water Compound . Teasingly the 80m summit contour ring on Geograph just strays onto Pine Walks but on the ground this is clearly wrong as the road and pavement drop away from the junction mentioned. 3km way to the east at the foot of this hill another liquid is equally well protected from casual visitors at the Tranmere Oil Terminal which receives @140 ships a year bringing 9 million tonnes of oil to send down a 15 mile pipeline for processing at Stanlow. Currently chugging this way heading down the Irish Sea full of North Sea oil is the super tanker Spirit of Admunsen. Would the great explorer himself also have been beaten by the last 50 metres of Prenton Hill?Chris Pearson29/03/2019
7/7 Wirrumping with Nwormgage. Actually a navigational nightmare at rush hour. Found Burrel Road and wondered around the seeming high points. I would probably not mind living up here, though West Kirby and Caldy were also nice. Wirral, and my first county - complete! Tumping by car.tumpawumpa03/01/2019
Oh the pain of the 1 to 25000 gets worse, especially when competing with tumpawumpa's sat nav and my own (usually impeccable) sense of direction! January rush hour night tumping. I went to Tranmere's ground once and don't remember Prenton being anything like this.nwormgage03/01/2019
I think the high point is in the garden of No.12 Burrell Road - approx. SJ 30976 85969carole engel17/11/2018
Went to postbox at junction, but felt hp was just down Burrell Road.PeterD07/10/2018
Simply wandered around the junction mentioned in other posts.No idea if this is the highest point.With Oscar,Lily and Bridget.catman03/06/2018
With Grandma,Ali and Oscar.lilyrosieives03/06/2018
With Bridget,Lily and Catman.oscarrosie03/06/2018
With Catman,Oscar and Lily.rosiebridge03/06/2018
I walked along the road to the post box, which seemed to be about the highest point.Alancache24/04/2018
High point possibly junction of Burrell Rd and Pine WalksDavid Evans21/01/2018
Early morning drive up to the nw. In a very salubrious area of the Wirrall. Adjacent to a huge water tower resembling a fortress. The top is probably in Burrell Road.Campbell Singer26/11/2017
Burrell Rd, S side, as approaching junc with Pine Walks. Junc Tower/Reservoir Rds is lower.jonglew07/10/2017
Need I have bothered getting out of the car? the high point looks to be in a private garden. very unsatisfyingColin Crawford07/10/2017
At the road junction described by others, outside the fortress looking water compound. Wandered the high points, left disillusioned on 4/4 Wirral Tump tops. Drive me to Humping this would...nordicstar22/07/2017
Final of the four Wirral hills today thus completing the county. I climbed Poll Hill and Caldy hill en-route from Heswall to Hoylake, then train to New Albion to climb Gorse hill and then two trains to get to Rock Ferry station. I walked up Pines Walk to the jct with Burrel road and it was clear that house on corner had a higher garden. I asked the owners of Brackenrigg on Pine walk to explore their highest point, which was in their front garden having also explored banking with Oak tree. I then went round to the Water Utilities gate to the highest accessible point. Finished at an Airbnb property in Tranmere.Dazingdale29/04/2017
Solosimon and co13/03/2017
United Utilities' gates at junction of Tower Rd and Reservoir Rd are lower than overgrown garden leading up to tower from house in Tower Rd. However the highest accessible spot appears to be near the junction of Burrell Rd and Pine Walks to the SSE.Aye Jimmy20/01/2016
At top of Reservoir Road.arranc02/09/2015
Asked at house adjacent to water tower (where Vegibagger had asked). Spoke to owner's daughter who readily gave me permission to get to high point of garden.Alan Caine11/01/2015
Reservoir road rises SE, Tower Road rises SW. at their meeting apex are the entrance gates to Prenton reservoir tower, a very impressive and architecturally intriguing building surrounded of course by spikey topped fencing. Broom Bank last large house on SE side of tower had sloping wooded garden right up to it. In the front of their house a man and woman were on their knees weeding. I chirpily asked them about this high point, explaining that I'd looked on internet for the high points of The Wirral and came to visit them all and see if there was access to their tops.vegibagger20/07/2014
S side of Burrell Rd: adjacent garden approx same elev. StreetsideRHW16/12/2012
Prenton Hill Water Tower. Prenton Hill, 81 metres, a P43, in locked water compound with disused water tower at junction of Tower Road and Reservoir Road.
@webmaster @residents of no. 12, we didn't go in your garden, just as near to the summit as common decency allows!nwormgageblank
Barbara Singer26/11/2017
Alex C14/10/2017
Martin R09/06/2017
Mark Sims25/05/2017
andrew brown07/10/2015
Pete R10/06/2014