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Name:Buck Stone
Hill number:2851
Height:279m / 915ft
Parent (Ma):2862  Ruardean Hill
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County/UA:Gloucestershire (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn
Grid ref:SO 54175 12272
Summit feature:large rock
Col:134m  SO613142  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 162
(1:25k) OL14W
Observations:c 8m NW of trig point
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 92 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Staunton village, following path bordering lovely mossy wall all the way to the top. Good views W to the Beacons.milimana11/02/2019
Small area to park on end of lane near main road junction to NE. Up path then along wall past ponies to unexpected top - more like Peak District. Wet.Mark Sims14/02/2018
On hike from Symonds Yateilidh_hikes09/11/2017
parked off the NE, used FP alongside wall. Frequented by ponies but didn't see any. Highpoint a collection of rocks, trig nearby and strange concrete block w hole. Best feature the Buckstone itself, great climb up its steep southern edge, not the face towards highpoint. Once on top not easy to reverse without practice but I got down again, head above highpoint always goodnordicstar04/10/2017
Nice walking, and an interesting top with scattered big boulders.jenx04/10/2017
Have been to the Buck Stone a few times as I pass by it on one of my favoured running routes! A nice tranquil part of the forest, I enjoy relaxing here and occasionally seeing the Exmoor Ponies.Gerry the Ranger30/07/2017
Walked up from Staunton - stunning view. Top is a rock circa 8m NW of trig point.Ramblingpaul28/09/2016
drive up from main road on north east to within 25m of height so only 5mins walk ot so up to top. Open central plug On trig. great views wsw to some hill I must check out.vegibagger29/03/2016
Followed FP up from Staunton. Good view from the topPeterD25/05/2015
Followed the simple route advised by Simon & Co and others. Still tipping down but a pleasant stroll.Herbert Anchovy12/01/2015
9/9 short walk up from staunton through the meen to the buck stone wonderful viewsFergalh09/12/2014
From Staunton, easy up and down.rhalstead15/12/2013
I was politely ticked off for parking on the private road, luckily it was on my return. I was up and down in about twenty minutes.Chris Peart24/09/2013
A pleasant 7 mile circular walk from Christchurch. The Buckstone and the hollowed out rock at the summit were interesting features, as were the other man-made features which we couldn't work out the purpose of.jonglew29/09/2012
An easy walk up from the main road.JohnStoneham25/03/2012
Parked on minor road to Buckstone Adventure Centre then up path following wall to top which is one of 2 large rocks.Dugswell214/09/2011
Parked per Simon. Path to top which is a rock close to the trig.chrisbien08/05/2011
Take left cul de sac coming out of Staunton and park where it says no car park. Just past the no car park sign is a footpath sign taking you up the hill alongside a wall. Nice rocky top with good views.simon and co29/04/2011
From SO 545 122 where we were staying.summitsup02/04/2011
Nice stroll through the Forest, came up here after a visit to the Long Stone. Extensive views of Black Mountains and even Pen y Fan (just). Shame the stone no longer rocks.thesweetcheat17/10/2010
Parked 546126 on the side road before 'No Parking beyond here'. Good path all the way to the top. Bench to sit on when you get there.destaylor10/09/2010
Approached by leaving village of Staunton to the west via footpath throught highmeadow woods.Peapod2107/03/2010
Parked on lane just off the A4136 at SO 54647 12636. Pleasant ascent on good path through wood.David Gradwell23/10/2009
Had a walk from Redbrook up Kymin then onto Buckstone while staying with friends at Highbury Farm. A very pleasant introduction to the Forest of Dean.Jake99408/09/2009
walked from monmouth using a mixture of the offa's dyke path and the wysis way turning in from the A4136 at the Buckstone Adventure Centre and following the wall to the trig point.Had a good climb on the impressive rock to be found on the summithodder20/04/2009
I parked in the village near the phone box and walked up the hill from there. Good views across the valleys.Father Ted02/09/2007
Revisit. Trig at edge of deciduous woodland. Strange pyramid (?concrete) adjacent - the Buck Stone itself?RHW28/01/2006
Trig pillar and another concrete pillarwebmaster08/09/2004
800 foot climb on bike from Monmouth!desperate dan28/09/2003
Sub-marilyn bagging on a strange route south to IOW from Sheffield. Should have been doing the KIMM as usual but had been forced to pull out with an injured foot - still mending , but OK for walking. IOW next day.Chris Pearson28/10/2002
Found a lay by on the A4136 and dropped to the north to find the right height. Then back across the road and steeply to the summit.garyhoney17/03/2002
pleasant amble, no view, nr road. 546126 private rd, FP to summit RHW01/04/2000
At end of 1/2m uphill path. Millstone boulders.arranc05/09/1998
Robert Kemp02/07/2016
Alan Caine28/10/2014
carole engel08/10/2014