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Name:Carn Brea
Hill number:17619
Height:198m / 650ft
Parent (Ma):2887  Watch Croft [White Downs]
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Cornwall (CoU)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SW 38595 28075
Summit feature:ground by ruins
Col:168m  SW389283  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 203
(1:25k) 102
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 42 users)ByDate of Ascent
From the car park with Liz after Bartinney Downs. My 5000th Tump.jimbloomer20/01/2019
Car park to NE, with good track to an interesting top with large sprawling cairn and fire beacon. Back-tracked to CP then up onto Bartinney Downs.jonglew19/10/2018
From car park, quick and easy ascent. Good views then back and over to Bartinney Downs.PeterD20/09/2018
easy walk from car park. overlooks Lands end airportcjo19/06/2018
from Carn Brea car park, Carn Brea, Bartinney Downs, Carn Euny ancient village, Tredinney Common, car park.joseph mitchell14/05/2018
Midsummer morning walk from Bartinney Down. From NT carpark at base. Excellent path to large flat summit area with tors. Topograph, beacon and impressive and sprawling stone bronze age burial cairn on top. Superb views. Foxgloves.Denise 21/06/2017
Ran up from the Sennen Cove campsite to the south west. Beacon and topograph close to summit.Herbert Anchovy24/08/2016
NOT the most westerly hill in Britain as the NT sign proclaims , England perhaps .chalky195309/07/2016
With Val. Windy but good visibility. Walked after a visit to Geevor mine. From car park.mike.hoult07/04/2016
Together with Bartinney Downs and a visit to Carn Eunyvictimofmathema31/07/2015
A circuit from Carn Brea parking area taking in Carn Euny settlement, Bartinney Downs and Carn Brea itself. Lovely clear views as far as the Scillies.milimana05/06/2015
A gentle walk up from the car park then to delight in the wonderful views.Dugswell207/05/2015
From NE, popular car park but had summit to myself. Cairn mentioned is no longer present.RHW05/04/2015
Parked in car park, followed track SW to summit.PeteF29/10/2014
The First & Last Hill in England. From (free) NT car park NE of the summit at SW 38882 28341 by path through gate. Neolithic ruins on summit. Good views south to Land's End, and friendly ponies. Summit at SW 38595 28075.marktrengove14/04/2014
Walked up this one for a geocache. Didn't know about this Carn Brea.CornishGazza21/09/2013
Early morning while on holiday.ijpowell10/08/2013
The 1st hill in England ! lookout post. w Darren then climbing at Sennan in the heat. Whitesand bay beach was packed with holiday makers.Chris Pearson09/08/2010
Easy stroll up the path from the car park. A magnificent expansive viewpoint of Penwith.Jake99401/08/2003
Watched the total solar eclipse from the summit.Swindon Bagger11/08/1999
Mark Sims22/12/2016
A W Bryan03/11/2015