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Name:Telegraph Hill
Hill number:18868
Height:184m / 604ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Hertfordshire (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Thames, Wash
Watershed:The Wash, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Thames Estuary
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:TL 11802 28824
Summit feature:no feature: arable
Col:139m  TL105287  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 166
(1:25k) 193
Observations:flat summit area
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 44 users)ByDate of Ascent
Along Icknield Way from car park, transfer to field for high pointBramley28/08/2019
4 of 6 on 26 mile bike ride. Back on the icknield way trail from hexton road and to summitThe-Z-Man31/07/2019
3rd top of 5 on a route from Langford to Luton climbing Toplers Hill and Meppershall Hill to take Fp south to Shillington road, stopping at The Crown for soup and a coffee to continue on the road South onto Pegsdon Hill open access land to climb up the Eastern flank that joins the Icknield Way trail. I followed the trail Sw before veering off to climb to the vague summit within an area of dead crops. Continuing South then SE to join a fp heading South along Lilley Hoo before re-joining the Chiltern Way heading for the Luton U/a highest point...Dazingdale12/01/2019
3 car car space at 132300. Along Bedfordshire boundary to HP. Too hot to go up Deacon Hill.arranc29/06/2018
Dunstable guided bus (Jeans Way stop) - Blow's Down - Warden Hill - Telegraph Hill - Great Offley bus stop.Mark Jackson07/05/2018
From cp to me and along the Icknield Way Trail. Good path and able to get my legs stretched. Top in maize crop to encourage the pheasants. Didn't see any, so probably all been shot by now.Campbell Singer22/02/2018
On PROW from westSwindon Bagger17/12/2017
From the right-angled bend to SW, large track to three way junction, centre one to top. Crop seems to have been left to rot.Aye Jimmy12/11/2017
Circular walk from car park on Hitching RoadFred Windsor05/10/2017
Can I get away with a maize-ing summit ... probably not.summitter28/07/2017
From SW on Icknield, parked on right-angle bend.KC14/05/2017
From layby to NE.rhalstead23/04/2017
Same as Dugswell2 except I did Trig pillar firstcjo09/04/2017
Car park to the NE off the B655 then along the bridleway to head into the field edge around 200 metre from the summit which is covered in rotten maize. Then returned by the same route plus a trip to bag Deacon Hill trig.Dugswell206/03/2017
From SW in the gloaming with torch on to follow arguably Britain's oldest road - the ancient Icknield Way following a chalk ridge from Dorset to Norfolk, which was old when the Roman's arrived. Here it is sunken through a tunnel of beech trees which led to tractor tramlines out into the field over the summit.An admiralty semaphore pole once stood here to connect London with far off Great Yarmouth.Chris Pearson01/06/2016
Same route as Jon. Maize field more rotten.PeterD21/03/2016
Small parking area at bend in road to SW. Icknield Way Path initially, then up through scrubby woodland and into rotting maize field.jonglew13/01/2016
RoW to ridge of Telegraph Hill then S through break in hedge crossing wide ditch (Ickneild Way?) and then along edge of small deciduous wood to open farmland ridge top currently planted with winter wheat and a stand of mature maize. High point 50m S of woods. Farmland views.RichardM25/10/2015
By bike from Luton Station, using mainly bridleways and including Whitehill, Warden Jill and Deacon Hilltrimarc223/09/2015
From Icknield Way. Circular walk with Warden Hill & Whitehill.ngthack24/08/2015
Climbed this hill twice before without reaching top on walks in books, before I knew it was a tump! So this was my first true ascent, on way to visit my mum in Beds. Parked on the hitchin Road to North then followed path by wood edge to the summit. Took bearing and paced to the 184 spot height then walked around till happy on highest point. Really good walk!pdantic09/07/2015
Parked out at NE end of lane on Icknield Way, B655. Along to Telegraph Hill, via farmer placed obstacles - ploughed/harrowed. Back via excellent trig & better views on Deacon Hill nearby.nordicstar24/03/2015
As part of a circular walk over the Pegsdon and Barton Hills. Walked up along the Icknield Way Trail. cold day with freezing east wind blowing. The maize is still there, still unharvested.Lazylizzie21/03/2015
As RHW: beaten track through maze to spot height,GordonAdshead22/02/2015
From SW, good track crosses ridge E of summit, which is fairly level, currently planted with maize.RHW14/12/2014
Great Offley to Leagrave.Smudge13/12/2014
Parked easily to NE. Excellent track. Top could be anywhere - probably better to do in winter.destaylor19/02/2014
approached in Icknield Way. Top in corn field.Adrian08/02/2014
With CP, BP and CJ (unsure of date)garth8701/06/2013
from Pegsdon on walk to Pirton; returned by Pegsdon Common. Good walk with dair bit of historical interestpwheeler26/03/1995
Colin Crawford07/08/2017
andrew brown14/01/2016
Owen B20/10/2013