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Name:Caldy Hill
Hill number:16856
Height:77m / 253ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Wirral (UA)
Catchment:Dee (Flint), Mersey, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (0-99m)
(Tu,0)
Grid ref:SJ224855 (est)
Drop:51m
Col:26m  SJ231849  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 108
(1:25k) 266N
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 51 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Prenton Hill, Caldy Hill, Gorse Hillkeithouk28/05/2019
Uncertain if we reached true HP but got mauled by brambles and holly in the attempt! With Lindsey on a warm afternoon.Skip19/05/2019
On circular walk from Wirral Way, approached from north, NT woodland, grabbed highest points possibleCreakingHiker12/04/2019
Funny to think of all previous baggers (and those to come) who have forced thamslves through the prickly holly and scratchy branches following the wall which fortuitously leads over the top. Even James Bond - well, Daniel Craig - probably never tackled this last bit, when he no doubt roamed over Caldy Hill as a schoolboy whist attending the Grammar School on the NE shoulder of the hill. Despite this he is probably one of the few, alongside those who kick a ball for a living,who can afford one of the mansions in this desirable postcode. One active vendor has currently knocked off £500,000 from the asking price to quickly sell for a bargain £2 million. For a vegetation free walk, crossing the sands at low tide to nearby Hilbre Island is a popular outing but beware quicksand / mud as two horses had to be rescued by being dug out - one of the messier jobs for the local RNLIChris Pearson29/03/2019
5/7 Wirrumping with Nwormgage. Grid reference no help here, seemed to guide us to clearly lower spot near the road. Climbed around in the undergrowth taking in highest points we could see. Actually quite a nice bit of woodland with a nice view of the sea.tumpawumpa03/01/2019
Very swish village and could potentially have provided views of Hilbre Island, alas a bit overgrown and summit counterintuitive. God I love the Wirral. And Frodsham.nwormgage03/01/2019
Using public FPs from SW into wood. The wall to follow due N to the top starts at SJ 22466 85547carole engel17/11/2018
From Kings Drive hairpin bend, up path to highest point then into undergrowth to fight my way to hp near wall corner.PeterD07/10/2018
Parking: South of hill on King's Drive on hairpin bend. Had to fight through undergrowth near to top, even in winterDavid Evans21/01/2018
Parked on dirt on the inside of the bend on Kings Drive then up on the path through the woods and then off path. The last bit looks daunting with thick holly and other prickly things but, if you ascend next to the wall and then cut across, it is not too bad.clivevilla30/11/2017
Good parking on bend of Kings Drive and up through pleasant woodland and then brambles to hit the wall.Campbell Singer26/11/2017
With Alex C. Parked at hairpin bend in road due S of the hill. Woodland tracks to HP. Hopped up onto the boundary wall, but grounds within didn't look any higher to that outwith.jonglew07/10/2017
Pleasant area, despite the bucketing rain. I thrashed my way up to a wall corner in the scrub, which seemed like the highest accessible point. I was glad of thick waterproofs as protection against the hollyColin Crawford07/10/2017
Parked further up road with junction with Thorsway and followed easily the FP back into woods. Explored via some thrashing all the possible highpoints. Another disappointing Wirral topnordicstar22/07/2017
This is the best of the 4 on Wirral. On a hot day it was like a Mediterranean pine forest.Mark Sims25/05/2017
2nd of the 4 Wirral hills today, this one on a route from Heswall to Hoylake station via Poll Hill, the Dungeon onto the Wirral way and then climbing up to the National Trust access land. Highest point does appear to be outside wall. I followed wall then at highest point you can access a lushly vegetated knoll and it appears higher than everything but went round and quicly checked out back garden spots too. Descent on fp through gorse &attractice scrub/woodland visiting the column and War memorial before finishing at Hoylake station.Dazingdale29/04/2017
Solosimon and co13/03/2017
West Kirkby to Heswall stations over Cadly, Thurstaston and Poll Hill. Pleasant walking through the woods and heathland. The views from Grange Hill are not to be missed - a tremendous view from the Lakes to Pendle and Snowdonia. Quite a treat for a little hill.Jake99402/12/2016
Multiple times with Hamish and Huey. Regular dog walk.Saggers03/05/2016
From the hairpin bend.jimbloomer11/03/2016
From parking spot on Kings Drive(hairpin bend). Difficult to tell exactly where high spot is with all the undergrowth though spot near rear wall of garden as good as any. O.S. map shows spot height just inside garden. Later in year with more bramble growth will make it very uncomfortable/difficult to get near. Nice woods though with sandstone outcrops.mart079727/01/2016
From sharp bend in Kings Drive, up through wood, then heavy undergrowth to wall of gardens. Highest spot is over wall in garden, banking about 5m from wall corner, looking onto large house or building with much glass. This building appears to lie behind the big house 'Mara'.Aye Jimmy20/01/2016
Walk round Caldy Hill, Thurstaton and the Wirral way. Top of the hill is very overgrown so not much to see, but great views of the Dee estuary from the hairpin bend just below. Worth it to see the houses of the mega rich in this area.Lazylizzie02/01/2016
Park at bend on Kings Drive, walk up into wood.arranc02/09/2015
As RHW. Wirral completion with this one.ngthack19/08/2015
After work, whilst working in LiverpoolDave12/05/2015
third Wirral tump of the day...national Trust woodland next to Kings Drive/Thorway junction CH48+something a very exclusive postcode!! mega big rich houses area. Struggled through deep undergrowth to one point near back wall of the mansion called Mara. Another high point option had foot plaque on path commemorating Alfred Vaughan Paton 1861-1930.vegibagger20/07/2014
top by corner of wall above path, very overgrown.Adrian05/10/2013
Deep brambly vegetation just outside walled garden; garden HP slightly lower. From S, parking e.g. on hairpin, path, follow wall.RHW16/12/2012
Top is in wooded scrub behind the bench. Photos on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/79063372@N04/7748029474/in/set-72157630989750070/Dugswell208/08/2012
The lower summit (74m?) about 800m north has much better views. On King's Drive, the biggest of the big houses belongs to Rafa Benitez. The road also has Ian Rush, but no longer Steve McManaman.Pete R13/03/2010
lizzy04/08/2019
Longwojo02/12/2018
BrianMatthews29/10/2018
Tony J01/04/2018
mae04/12/2017
Barbara Singer26/11/2017
Alex C07/10/2017
Richard Gunn01/10/2017
Martin R09/06/2017
JohnIvor22/12/2016
the_adam17/12/2016
PM28/05/2016
andrew brown07/10/2015
Clive G22/03/2015
Alan Caine28/02/2015
softsquare17/01/2015
GordonAdshead11/08/2014
Bramley23/01/2014
citygent26/10/1996