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Name:Milk Hill
Hill number:2872
Height:294.3m / 966ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Wiltshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Wiltshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Wiltshire (CoA)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top,
Submarilyn
(Hu,Tu,2,CoH,CoU,CoA,sMa)
Grid ref:SU 10427 64314
Summit feature:tiny cairn
Drop:147m
Col:147m  SU235632  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 173
(1:25k) 157
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Surveys of Milk Hill and Tan Hill (Final).doc
Comments:See Database Notes. Tiny cairn in middle of field may be inaccessible if crops present. 5612 Tan Hill is 0.25m lower.
Change log:show changes for this hill entry
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Wiltshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Wiltshire historic county top
  • Wiltshire current county/UA top

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Walked in rain and mist a truly horrible day route used was from Jonny Muir's book of County Tops, if you are using this route just use the return leg it is easier to find the field in question as it is a fairly straight line from the free car park to Pewsey Downs notice board on Wansdyke the field is on the left. The high point is near a big tank in the middle you will need something to measure height as there is no feature here to signify the top.WAYNE ROWLETT12/11/2016
Interesting 'reservoir'! Summit in stubble field.tim74730/09/2016
Either there is no trig point or I was on the wrong hill..!Mash201619/08/2016
9 mile circular trek from Stanton St Bernard. Finished by walking along the canal. Cloudy with some rain. Great scenery.Graeme11/06/2016
Gentle stroll up from car park and a nice circular walk. used gps to find top (297m at one point). Plesant trip.keithelliott01/06/2016
Another county top bagged with Joe & Tom, nice circular walk, summit in wheat field, amazing views all around.fnem25/04/2016
Walked up from the minor road to the east en route to a business meeting in Swindon. Great little hill on a mild December morning saw plenty of wildlife. I wandered around the top which was very flat.isabelle04/12/2015
With Katy. John and Grahams hill no obvious top. Also went as close as could get to the old top!George Thompson19/09/2015
walk up from car park along white horse trail, then faffed about finding the top, which took me longer than expectedmapple08/09/2015
Solosimon and co11/07/2015
2/3 Walked along White Horse trail and veered off to topFergalh12/05/2015
Climbed again as we enjoyed it so much the month before. Brought Gramdma & Granddad along too this time.DanMaisieBex11/05/2015
The hill side is currently covered in flowering rape... but by following the tractor tracks I was able to 'bag' without damage to crops.M3WDD09/05/2015
Climbed with Albert the dogaussie196125/04/2015
We also did Tan Hill & re did the walk a few weeks later.DanMaisieBex17/04/2015
Tash, wandered round a field, nice.pigerg11/04/2015
An interesting morning. Rogue chased, caught and delivered a rabbit. Saw the eclipse from the top and met two pagans on the way off.maltose20/03/2015
Parked at All Cannings, then past the barrow to Cliffords Hill, Rybury, Tan Hill, Ridgeway, Milk Hill, the white horse then back via the canal towpath. Super walk with John and Paul on a brilliant winter's day.Richard06/12/2014
A wander around Pewsey Downs (AA walk- Alton Barnes)mickdavidson09/08/2014
The top was in the middle of a cornfieldedmundjohnson21/07/2014
Ascent with my family in 13.5 mile round hike departing from Avebury, passing Silbury Hill, and visiting West Kennett Long Burrow before following an over grown White Horse Trail through a field of rapeseed oil to the Wansdyke and on to summit of Milk Hill. From Milk Hill followed the Wansdyke to Tan Hill before descending on a track of varying quality to the pub at Beckhampton. Beautiful sunny day, came away a little burnt.VirtualMountain01/06/2014
Third county top of the day, after Hampshire and Berkshire. Parked in Alton Barnes and walked past the white horse and towards the summit. As is common with these southern county tops, the top is not at all clear. However, the field is planted with a crop, but a rectangle remains unplanted - which seemed to be the top - so thanks to the farmer if it was left deliberately!callumorr17/05/2014
Solo from the car park. Field recently ploughed so difficult to find true summit.bolton21/03/2014
A walk from Walkers Hill car park on a bright clear day, with Tan Hill, Donna J, Debs W, Susan P, Brian F, Rich N, and David ?Lou23/11/2013
Car park on brow of minor road E. of Milk Hill SW along path towards Walkers Hill E. above the White Horse Headed N. & through hole in wire fence & through a metal gate N. across field of stubble (wheat had been harvested) to unmarked summit. (Solo)gerrybowes27/10/2013
Used Jonny Muir's route, quite difficult to find the top, nice weather though.mcallmar05/10/2013
Top no.26. Train from Cambridge to Pewsey, then up and back walk via Pewsey Wharf, Wilcot and Knapp Hill. Cloudy with light rain at first but becoming much heavier while I was on Milk Hill. Distance 10.8 miles; Climb 888feet; Time 3.27.alan.65to7030/05/2013
Walked to the horse and then to the highest point, then on to Tan hill to complete the walk. Loz & Biblozinworcester05/05/2013
Climbed on the way home from a holiday in Dorset.Started from the car park on minor road North of Alton Barnes. Circular walk in a clockwise direction, taking in the white horse Milk hill and the impressive Wansdyke. GPS essential as summit not marked on this occasion, recently ploughed.Malbow04/05/2013
Day visitmagirob03/05/2013
Ian 'Sherpa' Douglas 'Bagged' for the 2012 Morris Lubricants County Top Challenge for the TCT.morrislube22/09/2012
Circular route from knap hill car park.Big_T28/07/2012
Most pleasant walk from the car park below Knap Hill past the White Horse. Unfortunately the barbed wire topped fence doesn't encourage visiting the very highest spot but then the field was sown with crops as was the field at the top of Tan Hill. I'll make do with getting as close as possible.Newton Maximus06/05/2012
Glorious hills. The top is in the middle of a planted field. Two approaches both from the car park on the road to Alton Barnes: one along the scarp and the other along Wansdyke.AlexanderHoward21/04/2012
Followed Jonny Muir's route. Difficult to find summit - behind a fence and not on footpath.Stephan06/04/2012
A lovely area, well worth a repeat visit as no steep gradients.JohnStoneham01/04/2012
Walked circular route from car park near Adam's Grave, via Walker's Hill, white horse, Milk Hill and Wansdyke. Walked round middle of ploughed field; no obvious high point, but there was a wooden stake - no idea if it was intended to mark the high point. Biffin01/04/2012
Lower slopes seem to be poluted by high density flock of herdwick ewes. Climbed from the SE.Dugswell209/03/2012
found our way to the top through fog and snow. It made this relatively simple hill a bit more interesting. Though we did miss out on the views because of the fog.andytea05/02/2012
Me, myself,Phil Jones bagged this after a days work in Wiltshire. Started from car park SU 11547 63804 went via White Horse. Very windy (knees not required). Difficult to get to summit as new fence totally surronded field, finally found gate.BHMC05/01/2012
P at parking shown by OS. Up ROW to 275m then trough gate to top of hill. Went to grid ref but no cairn! 09:47chrisbien06/12/2011
Red sunset clouds, mild, calm, no crops, middle of field as per gps reading, good views.iangalbraith10/11/2011
From carpark to SW, then White Horse Trail. Highest point was guesswork, somewhere in large stoney field near an obvious strip.Aye Jimmy17/02/2011
my 50th birthday walkTedo21/12/2010
50th birthday walkFatherTed21/12/2010
Good walking and the Alton Barnes White Horse to bootBazWylie10/11/2010
Walked up from Avebury, bagged Milk and Tan Hills, the summit of this hill is very disappointing just a big field it had a big pile of manure on top when we went up. County top should be Tan Hill.DanTrig09/10/2010
Walk with friends from Adam's Grave car park, up to long barrow, down to Alton Priors along canal to Stanton St Bernard, back up Pewsey Downs to Milk Hill, guessed summit position, back along Wansdyke to car park.thesweetcheat21/02/2010
Nice top to climb, just a shame the weather was poor when i was there.The Team01/08/2009
Long drive - short walk via Ridgeway.Overthehilljill19/06/2009