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Name:Bardon Hill
Hill number:2873
Height:278m / 912ft
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Leicestershire (CoU)
County (CoH):Leicestershire (CoH)
County (CoA):Leicestershire (CoA)
Catchment:Trent
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,CoH,CoU,CoA)
Grid ref:SK 45994 13199
Summit feature:trig point on stone and concrete plinth
Drop:170m
Col:108m  SP431909  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 129
(1:25k) 245E
Observations:rock tor 90m E at SK 46081 13189 near telecommunications tower may be as high (line of sight blocked by trees)
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Leicestershire (1974) administrative county top
  • Leicestershire historic county top
  • Leicestershire current county/UA top

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On a run from Thornton Reservoir. National Forest nice. Industrial Estate less so.dc9623/04/2019
From the footpath to the S of Brook Farm and Old Hall Farm. Note that the Ivanhoe Way and path leading from Poplar Farm to the SE have been diverted and can't be used. This was my 900th hill bagged. Walked with wife Sarah, son Toby, step daughter Libby and her boyfriend Rylan.Wheelsy13/04/2019
With my mum and dad, big sister Libby and her boyfriend Rylan. My dad's 900th hill.TLBW13/04/2019
With husband, son, daughter and her boyfriend.SBW13/04/2019
From Romans. Good path to the top.Play2End20/02/2019
Good views if you like trucks and quarries.Longwojo29/01/2019
Wide views of flat landBen Tindal02/01/2019
Vercor Close start. If you don't have a GPS and have just a screen-grab map on your phone and you're walking in the heavy mist then this might assist you! From Vercor Cl follow Ivanhoe Way sign through gate. Continue straight then dog-leg left/right through trees. After the right turn continue up the slope and keep going past a stone bench and through a kissing gate until you turn right to get to the big transmitter. The trig point is about 200m past the transmitter along an undulating rocky path. It's beautifully positioned on a small rocky outcrop. Shame there was no view in the mist!jedthehumanoid16/11/2018
I walked up to the trigpoint while geocaching in the area.Alancache15/11/2018
MistyNick Canute04/11/2018
Approach from housing estate to N - initially along The Ivanhoe Way. Good views N to S through W - quarry very impressive. Visited the possible alternative/twin summit rock tor & several other rock tors.ger28/10/2018
Nice stroll. Good views, interesting place.jkl30/09/2018
A pleasant little walk up from Vercor Close, past the outside of the quarry with no problems.Pete R27/09/2018
From Vercor Close via Ivanhoe Wayprwild01/09/2018
From the northTopographer5705/08/2018
From Agar Nook Lane along Ivanhoe WayJanko02/08/2018
Beacon Hill- Birch Hill- Bardon Hill. Sadly, the lovely footpath from Bardon Hill to Copt Oak is gone... the rolling green fields giving way to a noisy dusty brown quarry, and the footpath has been diverted to the dual carriageway meaning a long busy road walk to Copt Oak. Birch Hill summit isn't accessible by public paths, you would have to climb a wall and fight through the undergrowth, although a footpath does run by itEndurance Adventures20/07/2018
With Jo, from Agar Nook Lane along Ivanhoe Way and track direct to both tops. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob26/03/2018
New watch and 2nd walk with it to tackle, the highest point in Leicester with Corrine.NottsOutdoorLad18/03/2018
As robertphillips.David Evans10/03/2018
Street parking, nice walk through the woods to summit over looking the quarry below and another county top baggedjmistry8609/02/2018
A day trip down to Birmingham to collect a speaker cabinet...and 15 new hills completed on the journey :) All done by the simplest methods already given by othersthe_adam27/01/2018
Nostalgic visit after many yearsColin Crawford11/01/2018
Ran Charnwood Peaks Walk from Newtown Linford.stever18/12/2017
Agree With John Glew - top 90m E (SK 46082 13196) is higher. 3 miles of footpaths on SE side closed due to massive landscape works covering 100s of acres (Ivanhoe Way chopped through). Access from Agar Nook (suburb of Coalville) on N side, accompanied by scrambler bikes.Jonathan Russell03/12/2017
Via well marked paths from the north. Pleasant walk and impressive views of the quarry.Winterfloodian02/11/2017
Markfield bus - Old John Tower - Benscliffe Hill - Bawdon Castle - Ives Head - Birch Hill - Bardon Hill - Bardon bus. First-rate summits but a lack of good paths connecting them. For this one, approaching from Birch Hill, the right of way past Kellam's Farm has been swallowed up by quarrying and has been diverted round past SK466135 to the woods. Paths led easily to the remarkable summit on the edge of the quarry, but attempting to short-cut back to Bardon village I foolishly strayed onto the main quarry road going SSW (I thought I was on the track heading for Forest House, about SK458127, but maybe further north - things have changed on the ground, I think) and was picked up by a disapproving quarry official. After taking my name he drove me back to SK462128 and I had to divert south past Brook Farm. Then I failed to notice that the bus stop at the roundabout had moved 100 yards up the B585 to the hotel, and walked all the way up to Bardon!Mark Jackson28/10/2017
6/8M parked vercor close, path up to the top, rock tor visited and looks to be as high.robertphillips21/10/2017
Parked on Bradgate Dr and walked up indirectly, taking in the geocaching route to the top, though a few need maintenance, Nice summit looks like the views would be good, cloud haze meant could not see anything muchSossick27/09/2017
All the family walked up this from the housing estate. Some footpaths in the area have been diverted 'until December 2060'(!), but not the direct approach that we took. The quarry, which on our way only appeared right at the top has a certain majesty that made this walk quite special.Ham and Skate24/09/2017
Great!CalTudor24/09/2017
Markfield - county top -Agar Nook -Shepshed 10m. The geography has been changed by a huge quarry not on latest OS maps! Very good top.raymondwilkes09/09/2017
Fron layby at SK463 145dgresty09/07/2017
Very wet for time of year. Footpath was diverted so a muddy route taken.Lisa29/06/2017
Parked in Vercor Close for a quick walk - a very pleasant break in my journey north.martin_hall02/06/2017
With J testing out her foot injury recovery. Gentle wander up from Vercor Close, dodging trail bike riders unfortunately. Now that is what you call a hole in the ground at the top! Walked back down the track around the trees for variation.NotReallyABagger16/04/2017
With Sail & Coel.Dangerous Dave25/02/2017
Top in mist, so could almost forget about the quarry. Also a sprinkling of snow. Pleasant spot.dal14/01/2017
Probably not worth a special trip, but worth a detour on the way home from a work meeting. A somewhat short and unexciting expedition, given that the hill is sandwiched between a housing estate, a quarry and a motorway. Best to liven it up by running it, but you'll need another run when you get home, or you won't feel the benefit.Gill10/01/2017
With Rob and Sal from Vercor Close. Beautiful day.Kate_and_Euan28/12/2016
Sunny, hazy, approx. 4 degrees C, frost in shade. From north. Big hole.Wycombe Wanderer28/12/2016
Alan and OtisGlenford11/12/2016
From housing estate to N - a small island of nature being encroached by quarry on one side and housing development on the other - some forest marked on OS map has been cleared. Seemed somehow appropriate to visit on the day after election of Trump as US president...twg2710/11/2016
parked in housing estate next to Ivanhoe way. Nice amble up tothe trig and a clear day. No blastingtaking place in thequarry, thankfully!keithelliott13/10/2016
Quick passing visitdentalchimp23/09/2016
From Billa Barra parking, over road towards Old Rise Rocks, Quarry company taking over South & East of hill made crossing difficult, back down via detours to Old Hall Farm back to Billa Barra, Warm & dry..apricorum21/09/2016
Walked from roadside parking in housing estate to NW. Good path to the summit, views nice, also bagged trig and geocache.Chingwakabungya31/08/2016
with Alastair from cul de sac in CoalvilleM0YDH19/08/2016
Parking at the houses to the north, then easy walk along well made path then over past large mast to the pillar, good condition and located on large plinth near edge of very big hole! great views from here today while having lunch at the pillar.griefmiester02/08/2016
Pleasant walk up visited the trig and the rock tor near the mast the latter was covered by thick vegetation. I saw a huge toad not sure it was keen on the 80 degree heat.isabelle18/07/2016