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Name:Rowley's Hill
Hill number:17482
Height:51m / 167ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Cambridgeshire (CoU)
Catchment:Wash
Class:Tump (0-99m)
(Tu,0)
Grid ref:TL 42683 49718
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:32m
Col:19m  TL441498  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 154
(1:25k) 209
Observations:ground in field 25m NW at TL 42669 49735 may be as high
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 37 users)ByDate of Ascent
bwm10/08/2019
Usual route.Bramley12/04/2019
Standard route.Herbert Anchovy22/11/2018
asbown12/10/2018
From NE along track and then across ploughed fieldPeterD13/04/2018
DC11main11/04/2018
From Point 29 to the east. Good track and then over ploughed field for final 150 ms to trig and slightly beyond.Campbell Singer22/11/2017
As for Dugswell2arranc15/10/2017
From the E starting at Point 29 as GA. Track, then easily up last field which had been cropped. Thought ground NW of trig looked slightly higher.Aye Jimmy30/09/2017
From Newton ChurchFred Windsor06/04/2017
From point 29 on Newton Road. Lovely day, bright with easterly breeze. Very dry underfoot. Explored the lynchet on the railway side of the trig, watched a train go by, on the way back watched for several minutes as some kind of bird of prey alternately flapped rapidly about 10-15 metres up to stay in position then swooped down to the field. Couldn't see whether it caught anything.Owen B26/03/2017
Stormer27/12/2016
GaryJones03/12/2016
stevent080929/10/2016
Parked on minor road to NE then used track to access harvested field high point and trig.Dugswell230/08/2016
andrew brown10/08/2016
As jonglew. Used your track through last few metres of wheat. Quite a few Tumps with ROC monitoring posts on or near the summit.ngthack03/08/2016
From the 29m spot height, parked just inside field. Tractor lines through ripening cereal crop to trig at HP. Took a visit into the ROC monitoring shelter on the way back.jonglew29/07/2016
Cycled from Cambridge via Shelford (on the wonderful busway then DNA path). 20 minutes up and down from road through wheat crop. With GFE.Fionalevey19/06/2016
20,000 years this was an arctic landscape with mammoth, reindeer, and woolly rhinos whereas 120,00 years ago it was warmer grassland with lions, hippos, elephants. (bones all found close by on display in Cambridge Segwick Museum of Earth Sciences). No such safari interest today up track from road to east. Saw a rabbit - hardly the same.Chris Pearson01/06/2016
From point 29, past the (unlocked) disused ROC Cold War bunker.Pete R30/01/2016
Foxton to Shelford.Smudge01/01/2016
From point 29. 15 mins there and back. Once past the end of the hedge, it is an open walk across a cornfield, part of the huge hedge less Cambridgeshire Prairie. Good viewpointtrimarc221/11/2015
Rowley's hill... a bit of a poignant place to visit. It feels like a shrine to my cousin Mark Rowley who died few years back. Lovely wee hill young braid bean crop just starting to grow. A small cops of trees on the NE slopes.vegibagger13/09/2015
From point 29PeteN24/08/2015
softsquare12/08/2015
Did it twice from point 29. First time dropped my car keys, second time looking for them. On way to Dover to catch ferry, had visions of whole trip wrecked because of hole in trouser pocket. As it was the French were on strike, anyway. A hill of beans.Martin R23/06/2015
At last a proper hill after struggling to enjoy therfield hill a week earlier. Another bag from school in saffron walden on 'way home' to hoddesdon in Herts. Walked from Newton road to North East parked near railway line. Difficult to access top direct, but found the rows of crops the best way to approach from the other side, trial and error got me to the trig, but did another row to attain slightly higher ground a few metres away. Lovely views from a hill I had seen millions of times on the Cambridge-Liverpool Street line, and always fancied doing one day, but never ever did til now!pdantic17/06/2015
Got frustrated with PhD work so the obvious solution was to go out cycling and tied it in with a short run to this summit from Newton Road. Stunning May afternoon, with good views of Cambridge and surrounding area.AGWilliamson21/05/2015
Ignored W approach. Good track along field edge from 29 to NE and only 50m of field to trigGordonAdshead11/02/2015
Ramblingpaul05/02/2015
Fields planted with winter wheat. Will return after the harvest.destaylor13/02/2014
A local Tump for 20 years, but not climbed since in the middle of a field - till Peter suggested it. Cycled from home, followed track from top of road at 432500 then narrow path through crops. Very good views, with Duxford air show as a bonus!Mark Jackson01/07/2012
ajwxyzt23/10/2011
David Purchase22/05/2005
RHW29/08/2003
Date unknown. Went through crop gaps to top with lovely views.Adrian01/01/2000
PeterKirkwood01/01/1950