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Name:Crystal Palace
Hill number:18563
Height:116m / 381ft
Parent (Ma):3686  Botley Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Greater London (CoU)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Tump (100-199m), Clem
(Tu,1,Cm)
Grid ref:TQ 33212 69772
Summit feature:no feature: ground on road by churchyard
Drop:65m
Col:51m  TQ339679  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 176 177
(1:25k) 161
Observations:hill is known locally as Beulah Hill
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 55 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
This top was ascended from our walk from Crystal Palace to CroydonChinnockC11/05/2019
A pleasently green walk through parks from Forest Hill. Small grassy area on opposite side of road to church gets my vote for the highest point. Urban views. Arrive Norwood Junction to find the town and station in police lock-down as jubilant Brighton football supporters were being corralled back home. Didn't know the Met Police had so many officers, horses and minibuses!RichardM09/03/2019
Up Church Rd from Westlow Hill. The grassed area on Forsythe Crescent seemed to be the highest point according to my GPS.bevandy11410/10/2018
37km run from Madia Vale over the 'mountain ridge' of South London. Accompanied by bike by trimarc2Fionalevey14/09/2018
Roadside in a pleasant area just along the road from the CP transmitter.Campbell Singer05/08/2018
Train from Victoria to Gypsy Hill then walked to Crystal Palace, Westow Hill, Sydenham Hill and Forest Hill before taking the train back from Forest Hill.clivevilla04/08/2018
TD, C & H. All London completedThis Dog17/06/2018
An evening circuit of Sydenham Hill, Westow Hill and Crystal Palace Hill from Crystal Palace station. The best part of the walk was wandering through Crystal Palace park en route to Sydenham Hill Road. In view of the topographic uncertainties of Westow Hill, I walked around the roundabout via the crossings, then seized my chance to carefully walk across the centre during a momentary lull in traffic. The ground behind the churchyard wall at Crystal Palace hill seems higher than both the pavement and the grassy lozenge by Forsyte Crescent.Nick Down128/03/2018
First hill bagged 2018. Hope rest of year hills more interesting. Flat top, no views, did all the various potential high points in and around the churchyard to be sure. Walked along busy main roads inhaling lots of fumes from Crystal Palace Overground Station. First use of oyster card and saved quite a few quid. Walk to Forest Hill for second bag of year.Hillsidenick08/01/2018
From my cousin's house in Howden Road. Walked up past the huge aerial to the church and wandered around the graveyard and other side of the road. Then walked on and did a circuit of Crystal Palace Park. The name of the hill is Beulah Hill. Solo.Man of Kernow109/11/2017
Or is the churchyard higher? Standing on the churchyard wall definitely is.Pete R07/09/2017
Actually top of South Norwood Hill. From home via Portland Rd, South Norwood Hill.Raymond Butler01/06/2017
Day out on the Tube doing a circuit of the Tumps. Out and back from Overground Station.rhalstead25/02/2017
I'm glad I live in Scotland. These English hills are just so difficult. Finding the exact top is like being blindfolded and trying to stick the tail on a donkey in a spin dryer.chrisbien25/02/2017
Short walk from car, had wander round on Church road, but thought grass area between Church Rd and Forsyte Crescent was probably HP. Have been along this road many times when a young lad.PeterD25/11/2016
Hopped off the 249 bus from Tooting Bec on the way to do section 11 of the Green Chain Walk with my wife and our Yorkshire terrier. Summit as described by others. More remarkable for the number of times I have passed the point without realising.Sixtyplus15/08/2016
Parked in Beulah Church (trig intersected station). Walked through churchyard out onto Church Road (A212). HP could be on the road or, possibly slightly higher, the grassed area between Church Rd and Forsyte Crescent.jonglew20/07/2016
4 of 2 TUMPS and 2 London Borough topsRocksRock30/04/2016
Pretty flat. Summit could be pretty much anywhere. Wandered around.destaylor15/01/2016
My train out of Victoria heading home was delayed so rather than waste time I caught one leaving instead to Crystal Palace -jammed with commuters going home. 1 hour road walk by streetlight linking 4 tops. This one very ill defined despite being on a long ridge. Over shot before doubling back to make sure.Chris Pearson17/12/2015
Went to the Crystal Palace Market and Mummy and bought a few things there. After lunch went to walk to Crystal Palace down Harold Road and up on to Church Road.Dragonzilla12/09/2015
Crystal Palace station - Crystal Palace - Westow Hill - Sydenham Hill - Forest Hill - Forest Hill station.Mark Jackson20/08/2015
After work - bus to Crystal Palace JNash08/05/2015
Did this on return from cafe on Westow Street.Otter boy jr26/10/2014
Crystal Palace to Thornton Heath (many times in past when I worked in SE19). Small green fronting Forsyte Crescent seemed likely high point.Smudge22/12/2013
http://thecapitalringwalk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/sectionm.htmlcpjmathieson05/07/2013
Done this many times, but put it down since it was deemed a tump.steverd11/05/2013
Coupled with the nearby CoL top, busy!nordicstar23/04/2013
In same evening as Westow HIllMoorponder10/08/2010
rdsisde nr central London RHW14/03/2003
Date unknown but done it perhaps thrice.Adrian01/01/2000
A rather dispiriting top that I usually obtain at 3am when changing nightbuses.Richard22/12/1991
a fair few visits, mostly changing busespwheelerblank
Martin R02/12/2018
Barbara Singer05/08/2018
jedthehumanoid19/02/2018
Jacqdaw08/01/2018
ngthack13/08/2017
richtea504004/11/2016
douglas83520/10/2016
GaryJones09/09/2016
PM05/09/2016
Swindon Bagger08/08/2016
GordonAdshead30/04/2016
andrew brown09/09/2015
trimarc221/06/2015
softsquare21/03/2014
stevent080901/03/2014
Louise02/12/2012
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