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Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:2776
Height:286m / 938ft
Parent (Ma):2583  Great Mell Fell
Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Area:North Pennines - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn
Grid ref:NY 52126 31378
Summit feature:SW corner of tower in clearing
Col:143m  NY504313  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5N
Observations:trees restrict view
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 120 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Main track circuit and summit 4.7 km and 90 m of ascent. Cold Easterly but fine.iredale06/02/2017
Dash up en route to bagging few more repeats in 2016nordicstar05/12/2016
Had 2 hours in Penrith before my train so decided to nip up this one. Pity there are no views of the Lakes from the top (trees) but a nice walk up on a good path. Obvious route up from S is obvious although there are shorter, steeper short cuts.Mark Jackson27/10/2016
What a contrast from my previous beacon of the morning (16092 Whinfell Beacon) - warm, sunny and autumnal forest. Its a great walk on the permissive path. A sort of view from the top through a break in the trees - perhaps those who put the toposcope on the summit 20 years ago could come back and do a bit of trimming. it is all private woodlands and, according to the notices according to section 31 of the Highways Act (1980) affixed to many of the gates and fences by the 'Special personal representatives of the 7th Earl of Lonsdale (Deceased)' even if you are dead you can still make sure it stays that way. Stick to the permissive path.M3WDD25/09/2016
As others from road to south, parking half on pavement at NY 52073 30989.David Gradwell16/09/2016
with renee good path from beacon edge.robertphillips29/07/2016
Parking on minor road opposite start of permissive path directly to the south. As others have said shame you can see nothing for all the trees!Fisky Boy12/07/2016
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke12/07/2016
The road Beacon Edge was really busy when I was there, so parked just down Fell Lane, where it felt much safer. Easy paths to beacon at summit.Minto28/04/2016
With Joe,Jill, Matthew, Greta and Mag. Date is only roughly correct. A fine day with good views. Need to open vista from viewpoint orientation table or else the plaque will be redundant.iredale01/09/2015
Lovely hill for a Saturday stroll. 1 year old daughter slept most of the way up then enjoyed a wander on the top.familybreeze15/08/2015
walked from home with Nick, Emma, Jacob and MillieJacqdaw03/08/2015
walked from home with Nick, Tom and MillieJacqdaw26/07/2015
Parked to the south then a pleasant 15 minute woodland walk to the top.bolieve23/05/2015
With Mag via circuitous route from Caroline Cottageiredale01/01/2015
With Sam and Elise. Up to summit then a perambulation in mizzle to visit the Christmas Tree.iredale22/12/2014
Part of our regular dog walking routedik06/05/2014
Early morning walk up from the highly recommended Wayfarers Hostel down in town.Alex C28/04/2014
From Penrith, permissive path to top.rhalstead21/04/2014
With Jo, walk from Penrith bus station up Fell Road then track onto Beacon Hill. Weather; overcast, mild, good visibility. Good view from Tower towards Ullswater fells.amblerbob04/01/2014
Parked on Beacon Edge and then followed permissive path to summitSprog30/11/2013
Torch light assent after alighting from coach @ 5am.Smudge01/11/2013
With Mag and Glen.iredale01/11/2013
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave14/10/2013
With Trig Pillocksson on the day he acquired that extra namevegibagger20/07/2013
Cycled from east but would have been quicker to climb path from road south as subsequently done.Eddie14/05/2013
Followed path from Beacon edgeLazySteve23/03/2013
W Jenx, from Beacon Drive, up old lane to tower, back down through woods. Good view to Ullswater. Lots of tracks but main route easy enough to follownordicstar27/12/2011
From road to S up popular dog-walk. Locked tower and indicator on top.Aye Jimmy04/12/2011
From the cemetery - footpath is from E side - from the road.destaylor18/04/2011
Parked on road at start of permissive path on s side beside bus stopchrisbien17/07/2010
Ascent after ABP visit to wool composting farm in Heltondale. Out ward leg not via permissive path thro cemetary close to golf course, 2 fences to folly, return via permissive path. Dry but cloudy.Dugswell205/02/2010
Wish they would cut some trees down off the top. Views are better from the road to the south.andrew brown04/10/2009
climbed by path from near cemetary to S. Top has a view-finder and a tower/folly. Very pleasant.....maknipe03/10/2007
Parked at the entrance to the permissive path, then dropped down to the bus station to get the required drop. Snow covered the ground on the top and views could be had back to the lakes and Howgills.garyhoney02/01/2005
pleasant urban hill, toposcope but view fairly restricted by trees (easy path - in darkness). Penrith: permissve FP from street immed to S RHW16/11/2001
Parked on main road and followed permissive path with tall wire fence on both sides to top at 10.20. Most views soon to be obscured by tree growth. Very unwelcoming feel.arranc07/02/2000
Penrith Beacon, a sandstone monument built in 1719, on a spot where beacons have been lit in times of war and emergency since the time of Henry VIII. The beacon forewarned of numerous Scottish raids over the centuries.In 1980 inter-city electric locomotive 86255 was named ‘Penrith Beacon’, recognising the watch kept over a town with a long railway history. Visitors to the Beacon used to sign a book in the porch of Carroline Cottage further along Beacon Edge road from the start of the current permissive path. Repeat visit with L before Race the Sun marshalling 27/08/2015Chris Pearson25/04/1997
Climbed with: hb, sb, tp, mt, kt Ian Baines28/12/1992
Done many times when staying at my parents. Dates not known.johnjennison06/06/1966
Done many times whilst staying at my in laws Dates not known.gillian06/06/1966
George Gradwell16/09/2016
Edwin Gradwell16/09/2016