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Name:Hollingbury Castle
Hill number:18451
Height:178m / 584ft
Parent (Ma):2912  Ditchling Beacon
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Brighton and Hove (UA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:TQ 32153 07958
Summit feature:mound 12m NE of trig point
Drop:45m
Col:133m  TQ323086  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 198
(1:25k) OL11 122
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 45 users)ByDate of Ascent
Approached from A 270 to east, just N of railway bridge, where a convenient gate accesses a steep path more or less directly to the summit area. Great views- can see why it was popular with our forefathers. Descended back into Brighton for fish and chips by the pier.Denise 30/08/2019
From the E through the surprisingly primeval wood. Although the highest point is on the mound I'm unsure it represents the highest natural point of the hill but it does have good views.RichardM30/08/2019
From lay by to north. Good paths and lots of dog walkers. With Oscar.catman19/08/2019
With Catman.oscarrosie19/08/2019
Layby at TQ 31687 08015, permissive paths to the fortDC11main14/07/2019
Walked from home for spotting in Hollingbury Woods with Tiarnán, then quick up to the top before heading back for dinner.Pete West08/04/2019
Family amble for some post-Christmas fresh air. Over cast but dry day.Pete West26/12/2018
Parked in very long layby to west. Public and concessionary footpaths to summit.David Gradwell09/11/2018
Parked in layby to W of hill (plenty of parking available) and followed public footpath and then permissive path up to summit.Wheelsy08/07/2018
From lay-by to north and up fp on edge of golf course. Great views of Brighton football ground amongst other features.Campbell Singer19/04/2018
Route from north makes virtually no contact with golf course and ample parking. Probably also has better views then route over golf course. With Wendy.ijpowell28/10/2017
Bagged as YSM0364 Hollingbury Castle. Lovely walk up through the golf course to the pillar in the sunshine, first of the day for Mr U2 who was glad to see the pillar was also a pokeystop. Meet a few dog walkers and gave our morning greetings. #3 day#2 - on the road again Total day#1 #13thejackrustles19/08/2017
Visited trig & mound. Brighton & Hove completed. My 75th County completion, for the time being.ngthack15/08/2017
Moulsecoomb to Newhaven via Hollingbury Castle, Newmarket Hill and Rushy Hill. Trig point on northern ramparts of old fort. Within golf course.Mark Jackson11/08/2017
Short walk up across golf course from car park.rhalstead01/04/2017
Very pleasant walk up from car park to the NW, skirting golf course to summit. Lovely views, summit is either mound as described 12 m NE of trig or slightly raised ground inside dyke. Sneaked this hill while family visiting my wife's brother in Portslade.pdantic28/01/2017
Stopped on the rough layby by the footpath across the golf course. Found the trig point by following the footpath for three or four minutes. The 'castle' is very overgrown difficult to see if there is any higher ground. Good views south over the Channel.Sixtyplus20/09/2016
Parked to the NNE just off the minor road then had a good walk over this hill fort and bagged the trig.Dugswell206/09/2016
From Ditchling Road car park to the north.garyhoney17/08/2016
From the road initially along footpath across Golf Course. Then on to hill fort. Good views.PeterD08/06/2016
short walk from Moulescoombe Railway Station.trimarc203/05/2016
Short walk on common land from roadside car parking area to N.jonglew20/03/2016
Walk up from road. Fog and W gale. Ball left on green on one of the holes!arranc21/02/2016
Parked easily to East. Very pleasant stroll - lots of golfers and dog walkers - all very friendly. Can walk anywhere no problem.destaylor04/02/2016
Parked in the lay-by on Ditchling Road, TQ 31691 08029. A right of way starts from here, which gets you close to the hillfort. Other paths allow you to get to the ramparts. Many golfers and dog walkers out today.Sprog23/12/2015
Walk across the golf course with Geraldine Waring from the westvegibagger30/08/2015
Short stroll with dog, dodging golf balls. Top views towards the Amex, Lewes and over the town. Easy paths. Walked from Hollingbury.JOHNS28/06/2015
A short easy stroll from the road among the golfers and dog walkers to the fine iron age hill fort summit and trig. Good viewpoint out over Brighton to the Channel. A nearby copse of trees was destroyed in the Great Storm of 87.Chris Pearson15/02/2015
Climbed on 100km walk London to Brightonaussie196122/06/2014
Moulescoomb - Preston Park. A golf course teeming with dog walkers & joggers topped by this hill fort. Natural HP presumed to be near tumuli inside the dyke.Smudge22/02/2014
in BrightonAdrian03/05/2010
RHW11/09/2005
Uncertain first date, probably 1980sPete West01/01/1995
A Sunday morning trip out onto the course / top as a young student in Brighton.nordicstar20/01/1979
andrew brown01/03/2019
Edwin Gradwell09/11/2018
arjh06/04/2018
PeteF11/04/2017
carole engel07/03/2017
Richard Gunn06/10/2016
jameshoney17/08/2016
sezlowe23/04/2015
stevent080904/08/2013
griefmiester15/08/2005
GordonAdshead20/12/1962