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Name:Worcestershire Beacon
Hill number:2854
Height:425m / 1394ft
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
County/UA:Worcestershire (CoU)
County (CoH):Worcestershire (CoH)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,CoH,CoU,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:SO 76883 45237
Summit feature:rock between topograph and trig point
Drop:337m
Col:88m  SO502657  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 150
(1:25k) 190
Observations:rock is 0.6m higher than trig point 14m S at (SO 76884 45224) and 1m higher than topograph 10m N at (SO 76881 45248)
Survey:Abney level
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Notes:
  • Worcestershire historic county top
  • Worcestershire current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 736 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Nipped up here en route to Cardiff area for work. Ascended from south and bagged trig, view finder and higher rock in between. £4.40 is the current car parking charge - best bring coins with you.assynt_bob27/05/2019
From car park up the spineN.Morters01/05/2019
Parked at Wyche cutting on the way home from Dymock daffodils. Sunny but breezy at top. Started at 5pm; took 25 minutes up, 15 down.Skip31/03/2019
Quick bag from South CP at sunset on the way home from a day in Bath. Nice views with summit to ourselvesJephcote8324/03/2019
Second county top of day before staying at Cheltenham, just getting dark towards top, but clear great views.penbet22/02/2019
Southern ascent and descent after walking up Pinacle Hillbrandybordeaux09/02/2019
From Beacon Road car park. Sunny, windy only on top, some snow on the ground. With Basia.wywroota02/02/2019
Lovely day, easy but steep climb, beautiful viewslamcdougall08/01/2019
Passing nearby so I ticked off another county top. Definitely one of my favourites so far. Absolutely stunning, despite the haze and the bitter wind.jkl02/01/2019
dropped off at south to be picked up at north end of ridge, foggy daycjo23/12/2018
Worcestershire Beacon out and back from Beacon Road car parkhemerson0918/11/2018
With E. Short walk up from Upper Beacon Road pay and display car park. Low cloud with visibility down to 20 metres meant no views at all. We will have to return on a better day!Beeliner16/11/2018
From North Quarry pay & display car park, SO 770470, (though there is free parking on the road, opposite).Isbjorn01/11/2018
Approach from CP just E of S. Views very good - super hill topography - a mini mountain range!ger30/10/2018
2nd of 6 tops easy walking all the waycolinfielding25/10/2018
On my agenda for a long time. Stopped off on way to Monmouthshire.ngthack25/09/2018
TD, C & H.This Dog02/09/2018
Parked at Upper Beacon Road pay and display carpark.Danmawr10/08/2018
With K from usual carpark to S. Concrete path all the way. Crowded but one of the best views in England?Ashley14/07/2018
First hill of my month of “Marilyns”. Top beside the trig point, plate missing. Two visitors to this country remarked that the hole must be for a flag pole. With Gmac xelizyanne01/07/2018
Our third county highpoint and toddler's longest walk to date. Ascended from North Quarry car park in gloriously warm weather. Busy but not crowded on the summit. Full report + video: http://ukhighpoints.com/highpoints/worcestershire-beacon/UKHighpoints20/05/2018
Very Windy on the summitRobbieH17/04/2018
Climbed up from West Malvern via End Hill and North Hill. Fabulous views on perhaps the first real day of Spring.Rob Rees26/03/2018
Summit whilst walking the Malverns End to Endjmistry8618/01/2018
Climbed from thepub in West Malvern with Nikki and the kids. Great day.redmuunk14/01/2018
With Jenx plus Rosie and Ade. Nice circular walk along ridge from Hotel in the Woods.nordicstar13/01/2018
Walked ridge N to S with Andy. Also visited several times in past.prwild30/12/2017
Snow day at work, so went for a walk up the malvernswill harcourt13/12/2017
Parked up with my campervan at Blackmore end and decided to tackle this on my mountain bike, the first 3 miles were easy enough, but then it got a lot harder heading across Malvern Common, Lower and Upper Wyche, Summer Hill and finally on top of the Worcestershire Beacon. Fantastic views and well worth the effort. Reverse route was much easier and took a fraction of the time to get back to the campsite.Chipstertrain09/11/2017
Super walk from Tank Quarry car park- North Hill and Worcestershire Beacon.Splendid views throughout. With Bridget and Oscar.catman04/11/2017
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie04/11/2017
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge04/11/2017
15ish minute walk up a mainly Tarmaced path from a paid car park. Great views across Malvern from top.Paul Clarke27/10/2017
ghaley24/10/2017
5/8M from road to the west.robertphillips21/10/2017
From Wyche Cutting. Sunny.Winterfloodian05/10/2017
Circular walk of the Malvern Hills from the town.dgresty06/09/2017
Enjoyed taking time out to watch the boys catch the thermals with their chutes.summitter25/08/2017
Circular walk from Great Malvern on a beautiful August eveningRamblingpaul24/08/2017
G MnIdris18/08/2017
with Verityjthomson6nr931/07/2017
Tandem tour day off.TeasyChris29/07/2017
Glorious day doing the N end of the Malverns. Started off from Evendine & bagged every last little lump & bump.DanMaisieBex01/07/2017
With Jo, from North Quarry car park: tracks all the way onto North Hill, Table Hill, Sugarloaf Hill, Worcestershire Beacon and Jubilee Hill (Pinnacle Hill). Weather; generally cloudy with sunny intervals, windy, warm, good visibility.amblerbob07/06/2017
Nice family foray up to the highest point of the Malvern Hills. Incredibly windy on top but enjoyed pretending to fly with my daughter and the stunning views. Saw my first Swifts of the year too! :-)Gerry the Ranger05/05/2017
Walked the Malvern Hills with Alex and Caitlyn starting from the Chase Inn. Caitlyns first county top!Pholmes23/04/2017
Cloudy but dry had 2 companions and furry four legged friendMyfanwy6317/04/2017
A lovely climb on a beautiful spring day. Accompanied by Bernard from our car parked in wyche road. Lunch on the top.SarahS09/04/2017
Very pleasant Sunday outing to the Malvern Hills. Lovely weather, lots of people.Bernard09/04/2017
Walking the Malvern Spine (and back)Vertigo07/04/2017