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Name:Callow Hill
Hill number:2847
Height:336m / 1102ft
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Shropshire (CoU)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 46060 85043
Summit feature:SW corner of tower
Drop:154m
Col:182m  SO531951  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137 138
(1:25k) 217
Observations:ground 30m NE (SO 46080 85065) is about as high; note trig point 120m SW at SO 45980 84955 is lower
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 295 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
TD, C &HThis Dog12/08/2019
Craven Arms - Callow Hill - Norton Camp - View Edge - Oaker Wood - Burrow - Craven Arms.Mark Jackson27/07/2019
1/4 from the northeast, parking at the kink in the road. Easy zig zag up, short steep way down. Trig visited also, though the head high vegetation was a painN.Morters11/07/2019
Up zig zag path from parking for folly. Ground by tree to NE does seem higher.prwild21/10/2018
from road corner to NW. found the short way up and took long way down.KC05/10/2018
Day off work so went over to Shropshire to try some Marilyns - lovely hills. Easy parking to NW at road bend. Missed the difficult route and took the easy-glad I did when I saw it from the top.Mark Sims14/09/2018
Footpath from Lower Dinchope. Space for one vehicle on roadside. Solo.Dangerous Dave06/08/2018
Parked 457854 in layby / gateway by Callow Hill sign. Walked up along bendy path as straight route up was overgrown and too steep. Came to tower first and walked passed about 100m from tower to trig point in bushes on left. Super backdrop to trig was a corn field. Part of Flounders Folly.Hippy7701/08/2018
Straight up and down from NWClive G23/06/2018
3/7 today. Parked to NW and wandered up obvious tracks to summit area. Went to trig point first then along to tower and beyond looking for highest potential ground. Myrddyn Phillips joined me for this hill and he trimbled the various potential high points - I await his blog for the results.assynt_bob04/05/2018
Approach from NW. Tower closed.ger30/04/2018
From NW at road bend. Went straight up to Tower and nearby HP came back down zig zag path. Good views.PeterD22/04/2018
Excellent walk up And there's a nice geocache on the way was parked next to one tooSossick25/11/2017
3/12M Track above morwood.robertphillips19/10/2017
A nice stroll up from the track above Moorwood. I strolled up the zig zag footpath, because it gave good views and the diretissima is overgrown and nasty looking. The Tower was, of course, closed. Quick stroll to the trig and back the same way.Gill12/10/2017
After Burrow, climbed from Strefford, then descended past trig point and via Lower Dinchope back to Craven Arms. A good 17 mile walk for three Marilyns.AlanD20/09/2017
Imposing tower beckons from base of the hill. Ascend through mixed woodland, lots of fungi about to reach summit and Flounders Folly (1817). Also visited the trig further along the ridge with wide open views into Corve-dale with the Clee hills beyond. Dropped to Lower Dinchope the burial place of Grove Sprightly (Racehorse), lane to the ford at Strefford then back along Wenlock Edge. A quiet pretty place.briandavies17/09/2017
Pleasant walk up to summit and trig. Folly not open which was a shame.isabelle05/08/2017
Zig zag path to tower.Early morning to avoid heat.NormanW17/06/2017
With K. Recommend easy route zigzagging to E instead of direct ascent.Ashley15/04/2017
Straight up and down from bends on road. Folly not open.Topographer5710/04/2017
Tower open so climbed to top for a small donationcjo26/03/2017
Prior to Pulverbatch Plum Pudding PlodMichaelF23/12/2016
Second Hill of the day, walking with Sarah. Now a long trek to the Sun Inn (at Corfton with brewery attached).Bernard26/11/2016
Great views from the top.SarahS26/11/2016
From Strefford up through Strefford Wood and then Frizland Coppice to tower. Quick jaunt to trig for good measure. Returned same way - bit slippy after rain.SS16/10/2016
Pity the tower wasn't open.hillsman11/10/2016
Repeat, similar as last time except came down the direct route from tower which wasn't too bad. Some brash down near bottom but easily passed.nordicstar04/10/2016
Easy up, then straight down. Very pretty Autumn scenes.jenx04/10/2016
Went up the long route which starts off heading east and then cuts back. Came down the steep route which would have been fun in the wet! Folly was shut as it was late afternoon.Herbert Anchovy22/09/2016
Walked from Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms. Ten mile round trip to include Norton Camp on our return. Folly Tower closed today.sooztops15/09/2016
We drove to the base of this Marilyn after our walk as I had not been up it. Unfortunately the tower was closed. ( open 11-3pm most days- see website for Flounders Folly.) The path is quite overgrown with a great variety of lovely flowers and ripe wild raspberries. A nice spot, sunny but muggy. The Trig, not at HP, is about 120m SW, in a field adjacent to the path.Denise 28/07/2016
With TJB using easy path. Very good view point. Also visited trig which is significantly lower than tower.trimarc226/07/2016
'Difficult' path is extremely steep! But pops out right by the tower, nice views. Worth checking tower opening times if planning on bagging this one.twg2708/07/2016
With SmudgeClachaig06/07/2016
4/6 After flying into Birmingham airport and the afternoon free a few bagged on a sunny but windy day. Fourth of Six (The Wrekin/Middlehope Hill/Didlebury Common/Callow Hill/Norton Camp/View Edge)Fergalh25/04/2016
First of my Shropshire Hills, good one and a hard steady slog. There is an easy path and a hard path. I took the easy path which was hard enough, very muddy too. Loved the tower at the summit pity it wasn't open that day. Came back the same way. Thought about the hard way down but didn't want to end up on my arse.Viroco10/04/2016
With Trefor. From west. Steep pull up slippery path. Came down footpath the goes north along ridge then descends at good angle to starting point. Interesting folly at summit. Weather good.mike.hoult11/03/2016
open day for Flounders' Folly too http://www.floundersfolly.org.uk/TeasyChris31/01/2016
In the mist from Moorwood junction. Sloshed up slippery easy route then back down steps to the south a little after the trig point.Newton Maximus02/01/2016
Second ascentSteveG18/11/2015
Walked up from Lower Dinchope/Westhope road to the NW. Info board shows an easy route round to the left and a hard route straight up the hill. If going straight up make sure stay on left side of hedge where easy route goes left or else it is a very hard route! NW corner of tower looks highest point but walked all round tower just in case.SteveSmith28/10/2015
9th of my 10 Shropshire marilyns..nearly done!Laura.W07/05/2015
SOTAmike.hartley11/04/2015
Solo. From Craven Arms Railway Station. Along minor roads and paths past trig point that used to be Marilyn top to tower which is the present Marilyn top. Tower, called Flounders' Folly, was constructed in 1838.pwbellarby23/03/2015
Parked in plenty of space at spot height 214m and took zig-zag path to the folly and the trig point. Returned steeply down the hill by direct descent route - not as hard as it looks. 40 minutes (3/5).Phreerunner18/03/2015
From the campsite on the B-road, just S of Shawbank. Route and write-up: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/callow-hill-and-brown-clee-hill-again.htmlGayle15/01/2015
Straight up N face for nice steep ascent. Flounders' Folly, built 1838, near summit.jonglew21/07/2014
2/5GmacT09/07/2014
Parked at the road/track junction E. of Moorwood 457853 Took track & then steep & slippery path directly to the summit tower. (PM)gerrybowes30/05/2014