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Name:Gorse Hill
Hill number:16858
Height:57m / 187ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Wirral (UA)
Catchment:Mersey, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (0-99m)
(Tu,0)
Grid ref:SJ303936 (est)
Drop:53m
Col:4m  SJ280912  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 108
(1:25k) 266N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 44 users)ByDate of Ascent
Prenton Hill, Caldy Hill, Gorse Hillkeithouk28/05/2019
Ten years ago, this was the first Tump that I visited just because it was a Tump. Back then, I didn't realise that it was possible to leave the road. So when I was back in the area, I came back and did it properly. Rob's gap in the corner has been bricked up, so we need to visit during opening hours. No idea when that would be! Probably whenever Billo gets over the road. He's a good man, and has done a great job there.Pete R17/05/2019
Should be renamed Gorse-less hill thanks to the sterling strimming efforts of the volunteers who look after this lovely micro park. Overtopped by the water tower and dominating dome of St Peter and Paulís church, which can be seen from afar and was nicknamed the Dome from Home by returning mariners.Chris Pearson29/03/2019
6/7 wirrumping with Nwormgage. Bit confusing at first, Grid ref took us way off again. Found scrubby area by Millenium park which is the tiniest park I've ever seen. Actually a nice area, with a very Liverpudlian feel to it. A rewarding enough bag.tumpawumpa03/01/2019
Quite rewarding, sire. Urban sprawl tumping! May I discourage future baggers from navigating with an OS Explorer map in the Wallasey and Birkenhead areas.nwormgage03/01/2019
The copse behind Millennium Park is riddled with paths, allowing an easy bagcarole engel17/11/2018
At back of Gorse Millenium Park. 3 possible HPs all about same height. Two Probably man made.PeterD07/10/2018
Parking: Gorse Hill Road near tower SJ 30409 93545.David Evans21/01/2018
In thick gorse towards the back of Gorse Millennium Park whose entrance is in Gorse Hill Road.clivevilla30/11/2017
Nipped into the park and into the wild area at the north side. Some nasty stinging nettles around even in November. Amazing water tower. The Wirrall seems to specialise in these structures. Four Wirrall Tumps completed in just over one hour. On to Liverpool and Manchester.Campbell Singer26/11/2017
Roadside parking, nipped into park and out the back into scrubland. Easy bag.jonglew07/10/2017
Two visits necessary as the gate was locked at 9.30am. I returned later and wandered through park and scrubColin Crawford07/10/2017
Parked next to water tower and walked into the small nice park, a thrash in scubbery beyond ironically the best top of the day on my venture into the Wirral :-(nordicstar22/07/2017
3rd of the 4 Wirral hills today; I climbed Poll hill and Caldy hill from Heswall station and then took a train from Hoylake changing at Birkenhead Noth for New Brighton. I was in no rush so wandered down to the breakwater next to the Lighthouse. As others i found banking now covered in Bluebells about 5m from house. The Water tower looks foreboding! Descent back to New Brighton station.Dazingdale29/04/2017
Solosimon and co13/03/2017
Having just walked over Bidston Hill, I got the train from Birkenhead North to New Brighton station. A quick five minutes up, a bit longer down to admire the views from the roads as the sun was setting. Last hill on a long day exploring the Wirral Hills. Not having a car, I thought the all lines day ticket for Merseyrail to be great value for £5.Jake99402/12/2016
at rear of park.jimbloomer11/03/2016
Parked in Gorsehill Rd near impressive Water Tower. Through little Millennium Park into copse behind with several bumps. Ivy clad banking with single stone seems as good as anywhere.Aye Jimmy20/01/2016
By water towerarranc02/09/2015
Second of three Wirral completion hills today.ngthack19/08/2015
Good wander round scrubby woodland.Alan Caine11/01/2015
Fairly close above to the NE of Chris Watsons house, where I had stayed the night, New Brighton has it's very own 57m tump by a water tower inside an enclosed area. I wandered into a bit of scrubby woodland behind a small park area to hunt for high ground then noticed a guy coming through a gate on NW side at the back of it and wrongly assumed it was a gate out to another street so I wandered towards it as he came out and he asked quite pleasantly where I was going so I told him I was trying to find Wirral high points. Trevor then took me into his garden which the gate actually came out of and showed me his back lawn, probably couple of feet higher than the woodland and he reckoned the highest point. Also talked about the great view out across the sea to the NW and showed me the view from his front room of the various sandbanks and talked about the row of rocks that were visible at the very lowest spring tides. All fascinating stuff.vegibagger20/07/2014
Residential area.Adrian19/07/2014
Bank in scrubby woodland. Via gap in corner, as gate was locked sun a.m. Accompanied by the Local Bagger.RHW16/12/2012
New Brighton = Gorse Hill, 57 meters, a P52. Could be either of the 2 hillocks behind the Millennium green. Chris Watson's local P30. A few photos on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/79063372@N04/7748138638/in/set-72157630989750070/Dugswell208/08/2012
Not ticked- I drove up and failed to notice the little park. Fortunately I lived in Birkenhead, so it was easy to correct the error. Unfortunately, I moved to Edinburgh before I spotted the error.Pete R04/10/2009
Longwojo02/12/2018
GaryJones08/11/2018
BrianMatthews29/10/2018
mae04/12/2017
Barbara Singer26/11/2017
Alex C07/10/2017
Stormer20/06/2017
Martin R09/06/2017
Mark Sims25/05/2017
JohnIvor22/12/2016
the_adam17/12/2016
mart079730/09/2016
PM28/05/2016
ianwatson27/12/2015
andrew brown07/10/2015
softsquare17/01/2015
GordonAdshead11/08/2014
Bramley23/01/2014
chriswatson01/08/2012