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Name:Ashey Down
Hill number:18541
Height:130m / 427ft
Parent (Ma):2914  St Boniface Down
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Isle of Wight (CoU)
Island:Isle of Wight
Maritime area:Hants & Dorset - Portsmouth & Wight
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SZ 57456 87565
Summit feature:no feature: ground on S side of obelisk
Col:98m  SZ576872  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 196
(1:25k) OL29E
Observations:slightly higher than base of obelisk
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 25 users)ByDate of Ascent
From lay-by to south, initially along FP then directly up to seamark. Inquisitive cattle meant I took FP down to road junction and returned to lay-by along cut path by fence meaning I didnít have to walk along road.PeterD08/07/2020
Edwin Gradwell16/09/2019
David Gradwell16/09/2019
George Gradwell16/09/2019
at corner of triangular seamark, about 10m high, nettles can be avoided. Built by the Trinity Board in 1735 in the reign of George II, guides ships into St Helen's Road at Spithead.Denise 30/06/2019
From Brading Down avoiding the busy road by keeping to field side of hedge. Summit topped by huge black and white painted sea mark. Good views.RichardM30/06/2019
From layby to south.rhalstead30/03/2019
Parked at West Ashey Farm entrance. Along very busy road to footpath with steep steps & handrail. Seamark is like a minimalist sculpture.ngthack13/09/2018
From layby to South. Difficult to get through undergrowth but once on the Down it is straightforward. Then to Bembridge Down via a series of overgrown paths. Horribly busy roadtrimarc206/06/2018
2nd IoW trip, after Bembridge Downnordicstar14/05/2018
andrew brown13/11/2017
From Arreton Down followed the footpath that runs alongside the cross island road. Followed the right of way to the summit and obelisk. Walk continued to Brading Down.Sprog25/08/2017
TD & CThis Dog23/08/2017
Climbed when doing the geocache multi which needed information from the monument. No cattle in field when we went up but as we sat in car afterwards, we looked over and the field was full!ey up me duck19/08/2017
3/5 Third of five on the mainland and the island....(Bembridge Down/Brading Down/Ashey Down/Arreton Down/Chanctonbury Ring)Fergalh03/04/2016
Up from NE with Smudge. My final Isle of Wight and Section 42 tump.RHW28/02/2016
1st (& last) decent climb of the day (300ft) to celebrate with RHW.Smudge28/02/2016
From the lay by from the south. Requires a scramble off the road!Play2End08/06/2015
From field entrance at junc minor (but busy) roads to W of hill. Large 3-sided monument at HP is a marine navigation pillar built in 1735 by Trinity Board and known as the Ashey Seamark.jonglew12/04/2015
En route from Brading to Newportcitygent03/06/2014
Parking on road to Njimbloomer03/03/2014