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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, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 430 users)ByDate of Ascent
EricMoore19/10/2019
With Val. From Vercor Close. Easy footpath to summit. Great view into large quarry. Also went to the high spot to the east just in case! Good weather.mike.hoult30/09/2019
Good path to summit from Coalville. Bagged with Henry Marston for his 600thButeobuteo14/09/2019
My 600th Marilyn, having recced the start from Vercor Close on return from a springtime expedition to the south east. Conveniently, there was an Orienteering event at Loughborough to define the date. Joined by Antony Whitehead, Kevin Palmer, Andrew Wilkinson, daughter Maya (with Pixie) and her friend Kira. Kevin and Andrew's local knowledge found the direct route up (early right turn) with some rough footpaths near the summit, but the easier down the track with short climb up steps linking tracks on the way down.henryfm14/09/2019
Short walk up from housing estate. Interesting view of quarry and interpretation board of geology.Eliza10007/08/2019
LW01/08/2019
Ivanhoe Way from Vercor Close off Greenhill Rd. Easy paths then round quarry, past telecoms tower and to trig.NormanW29/07/2019
With E. A warm sunny day. From Vercor Close along Ivanhoe Way to summit trig point. Also visited rock tor near telecomms masts as reported to be similar height.Beeliner26/07/2019
Parked in small parking area down the road from Abbots Oak near Greenhill Farm - Diverted path round quarry lands edge takes you to the mast with the summit and trig beyond through the wood (you drop a bit to rise again). Impressive summit only a few metres from the summit with a 300m drop into the quarry.briandavies13/07/2019
Fi30/06/2019
scoob30/06/2019
Smog29/06/2019
KC19/06/2019
Out Closest Marilyn, Wasn't expecting much of a walk but was pleasantly surprised. 7.2m circular starting at Mount St Bernard Abbey, across Warren Hills then bit of road to Bardon Hill Summit. Returned via Timberwood Hill and the nature reserve. Lovely quiet sunny day. Be Aware of Footpath Diversions and closures to the south of the summit area due to the quarry worksJephcote8312/05/2019
arjh10/05/2019
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
sjb24/02/2019
ParkerP196022/02/2019
From Romans. Good path to the top.Play2End20/02/2019
WokingMike08/02/2019
Good views if you like trucks and quarries.Longwojo29/01/2019
Dazlee05/01/2019
Wide views of flat landBen Tindal02/01/2019
Alan Faulconbridge01/01/2019
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
Andy West13/08/2018
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
needanewdog30/05/2018
jamesjtite12/05/2018
Chester09/04/2018
With Jo, from Agar Nook Lane along Ivanhoe Way and track direct to both tops. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob26/03/2018
tomandivy26/03/2018
john342124/03/2018
New watch and 2nd walk with it to tackle, the highest point in Leicester with Corrine.NottsOutdoorLad18/03/2018
Vertigo17/03/2018
As robertphillips.David Evans10/03/2018
JulieB10/03/2018
Crumblie209/03/2018
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
m0untain_n0mad06/01/2018
karlhaywood01/01/2018
Ran Charnwood Peaks Walk from Newtown Linford.stever18/12/2017
Richard Gunn09/12/2017
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
robmurray01/12/2017
TeasyChris01/12/2017
Via well marked paths from the north. Pleasant walk and impressive views of the quarry.Winterfloodian02/11/2017
SteveG02/11/2017
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
beckybags25/10/2017
A Peckish25/10/2017
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
iainwalton03/09/2017
M0JCQ06/08/2017
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
ey up me duck05/05/2017
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
G3TQQ (Dave)31/03/2017
Kathleen31/03/2017
Nomad Perkins11/03/2017
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
gettingonabit08/01/2017
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
otis.laws11/12/2016
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
Mash201606/11/2016
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
d399518/09/2016
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
Second time up in better light, from residential street in Agar Nook (Coalville). It is an easy, straight path to the top.AlexanderHoward18/06/2016
Highpoint of a leisurely walk from Markfield village to YHA National Forest.Alex C11/06/2016
grumpy04/06/2016
Parked in Agar Nook (Vercor Close) and took rows to top. Actually it's a nice interesting hill, with an info board at the top describing its volcanic origins. Shame half of it has been removed...Cas-gwent02/06/2016
With Katy. Great view of quarry and surrounding industry!George Thompson23/05/2016
KatyT23/05/2016
With K. En route to my grandmother's in Hertfordshire. Quick stroll and then lunch at Morrison's salad bar.Ashley19/05/2016
Bug19/05/2016
bwm02/05/2016
Short walk from the north, that is one big holeN.Morters26/04/2016
A taxing walk to leave 2015/16! Third visit to Bardon hill this time with Sophia Howard. Yet again from the private aggregates road and the car park just before their head office and back100metres to join the public footpath steroids up west and across the wife dirt road and then further up the east side of the hill. By far the easiest and closest access to the hill summit.vegibagger05/04/2016
aul-fogie21/03/2016
mike.hartley20/03/2016
cbarbrook24/01/2016
Nice route up, took the longer route winding round clockwise to the top then a quick direct ascent down.drrob23/01/2016
Northamptonchel23/01/2016
Parked in Vercor Close and followed path to top but not before the rain came. Impressive quarry.SS14/11/2015
Just to be different we parked in Vercors Close and followed path to top. Before the rain came.PeterD06/10/2015
ad-lib28/09/2015
Frogreen27/09/2015
Up from Agar Nook ( great name). Dramatic view. Nice to get a Marilyn, a Hump, a Tump & a County Top all in one fell swoop. Had a chat to a man from the quarry company on a weekly inspection of the perimeter fence.ngthack03/09/2015
This Dog22/08/2015
Parked at Agar Nook. Beware of the footpath diversion through woods - is confusing!Poolton12316/08/2015
johnkenyon16/08/2015
ascent from Vercor Close in Agar Nookmapple30/07/2015
County top walk,I parked in Copt oak and followed a five mile route called Ninety feet short of a mountain in the book Walking in Charnwood by Heather MacDermid.This was a problomatic route as I got confussed with footpath changes and the diversion's around Bardon quarry saying that when I did find the trig point what a view into the quarry.WAYNE ROWLETT26/07/2015
Manuel Pereda18/07/2015
1/1 Very pleasant walk through forest to a wonderful vista at the top. well worthy a visitFergalh05/07/2015
A quiet, sunny and hot walk - straight forward route from the housing estate to the north. Why could I smell 'the seaside'? The geology round here is rather special - make sure that you read the interpretive signs west of the summit, overlooking the quarryM3WDD03/07/2015
doddy22/06/2015
With SteveGinaSmith02/06/2015
SteveSmith02/06/2015
Bruckner708/05/2015
from housing to north. straightforward walk though the last sections path was less defined than you'd expect. superb views and the quarry has to be seen to believe. wow thats a big hole.stig_nest23/04/2015
The 4th of 9 county high points todaymcallmar08/04/2015
Mike G21/03/2015
Parked in Vercor Close, then walked up through the mud, forest and occasional sleet, pulling/dragging a pushchair with Benny (2yr old) and Ollie (4.5). Very windy at the top. Tough going but worth it. Also summited Bedfordshire's county top later that day.Biffin's mate23/02/2015
With Sonja. Mild sunny day. Parked in Vercor Close (a cul de sac off Roman Crescent) and followed very straightforward path to masts then smaller path to trig point. Good all round views, especially north to Trent valley.Skip09/02/2015
Freypal08/02/2015
Walked up from Vercor Close. Summit either at trig pillar or perhaps 90m due E on a granite outcrop near main txer mast, where GPS read 3m higher.jonglew07/01/2015
richmatt04/01/2015
Long walk with Dorothy from Springfield Farm via Copt Oak.callumorr30/11/2014
This was the first visit when I walked in along Ivanhoe Way from Cademan Woods (N of Whitwick) - dull walk - shouldn't have bothered. Subsequent visit (21/11/15) walked in from a residential street in Agar Nook. Write-up: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-heady-heights-of-leicestershire.htmlGayle18/11/2014
From Vercor Close. Path all the way up to the summit.muzza224/10/2014
Parked at Vercor Close. Ivanhoe route starts through gate at the end of this . Followed path through woods, got just out of woods onto path with service roads for trucks to quarry running on the left, then went steeply up road/path with woods on right. Trig and summit just past transmitter mast - went down a bit then up over some rocks. Excellent view of the quarry which is quite a remarkable sight. Information placard just past the trig. Still struggled with toes injury and now my hips ! Grrrrh!andyhudson11/08/2014
Ramblingpaul23/07/2014
Walked up from Vercor Close . Followed path through woods , massive quarry on right of path . Trig and summit just past transmitter mast .Haygalzer07/06/2014
LizH07/06/2014
PeterAH07/06/2014
tallscottishguy27/05/2014
Walked up on the path from SK 427 137 Interesting little walk but a shame about the quarry viewslozinworcester21/04/2014
carole engel28/03/2014
neilsan26/03/2014
From Vercor Close. With Catrien on her first outing since breaking her metatarsal.squeegs15/03/2014
With John and all the Dogs.BLACKHILL13/03/2014
Clachaig28/01/2014
Janie19/01/2014
adriane14/01/2014
Climbing all English County Tops in 2014. This is number one. Very wet underfoot, but dry and clear. Unusual top just feet away from spectacular quarry. Walked from Agar Nook.callumorr05/01/2014
My last summit of the day (Old John Tower, Benscliffe wood, Beacon Hill, Bawdon Castle, Birch hill and this summit). It was pleasing to reach the highest summit in the area last. After Birch Hill I stopped at the Bull's head pub in Abbots oak, then took road leading to Coalville branching off on the Ivanhoe way and then taking footpath up to the summit. View spoilt to Southwest over tops of industrial estate. Lovely views elsewhere to be had. This day had dark clouds except for sunlight around Nottingham area. You could spend hours picking out points of interest. Quarry looks epic from the top. Attractive woodlandd surrounds this hill and is home to the very rare Charnwood spider! I took the footpath heading down the slopes in South East direction to link back up with Ivanhoe way all the way to the A50. Billa barra hill will have to wait for another day! Interesting to note that several of the Granite hills in this area were former volcanoes including Bardon Hill.Dazingdale15/12/2013
Up through the woods and suddenly at the top with a massive quarry and great view of industrial Leicestershire in front of you. Bulls Head nearby for excellent pint of Pedigree and good foodmcf26/10/2013
govanah18/10/2013
Parked in Vercor Close to north at SK 45770 14151. Unexpectedly pleasant walk to summit, also visiting rock outcrop c90m to eastDavid Gradwell13/10/2013
Edwin Gradwell13/10/2013
George Gradwell13/10/2013
Berkscire87431/08/2013
Minto19/08/2013
Neil Haslewood09/07/2013
N Haslewood ALL09/07/2013
Great view of the quarry which gives stone for London!mindlessflogger23/06/2013
Parked in Vercor Close and walked up Ivanhoe Way with some animals. Brilliant views to be had from the top (as long as you don't look at the quarry). I can also recommend the Bull's Head near Abbots Oak as a good spot for your post-walk lunch.Richard06/05/2013
Walked from pull-in between Bardon Hall and Bardon Farm. Straight up woodland path to yet another mast station. Walk on further to trig. View over uninspiring industrial landscape but fantastic view of the quarry (worth seeing). The air smells bad.Argentum6603/05/2013
boxblade21/04/2013
A short walk in sleet from the residential street.bolton20/03/2013
Parked in Vercor Close on Agar Nook estate. Took Ivanhoe Way to woods and path up through woods and around edge of Bardon Quarry to summit. (PM)gerrybowes20/03/2013
On a 5 county top jaunt as the weather was fine, at least not raining anyway. Everywhere there was standing water on the fields and tracks, bad decision to wear my canvas walking boots duh. A half decent hill at last. Parked up at Billa Barra and went up the footpath to Old Rise Rocks where one of the quarry landowners used to live, on to Bardon Hill Wood, past the small memorial plaque to him and up the hill through some lovely scrub. Recommended route but not when wet! Up to masts and popped on to every rock top ammongst the trees (thanks Nordicstar) and then across to the trig. Wow, what a view. You can see miles from here. And quite far down too, straight into the abiss which is the quarry. There is a fence close by to stop suicide jumpers skydiving down into the quarry, the fence has a wreath on it to the last jumper and you can clearly see a repaired section which was cut out of the fence. My return route took me through the quarry head office and admin buildings and out on to tMark T19/03/2013
Hotfeat12/12/2012
DRS11/12/2012
Gentle stroll with my little girl, Emma, from Agar Nooks. This would be a nice little summit if it werent for the view of the quarry, massive industrial estate, radio masts and the litter on the top, which is the blight of summits near residential areas. Perfect weather and the ignoring the above, the view are incedible. Due to the flatness in half the panorama, you can see for tens of miles.RichieRambler18/11/2012
Dusty05/11/2012
up from Vector Close, decent walkBramley05/10/2012
GWR Chris16/09/2012
Knobbly Stiles09/09/2012
Meg and me. Great walk up though fields and nature reserve. Lunch at the top was quiet untill 20-30 geography students arrived. Disturbed one couple clearly studying the reproductive system. Perhaps doing biology too:-) ( jelous mainly )Roland Brooks03/09/2012
Parking is hard to find. From the SE (Old Rise Rocks Farm) a lovely path leads up through a variety of scenery. The trig point can be hard to find (especially in the fading light).AlexanderHoward26/08/2012
Top no.13. Train to Leicester and bus on to Coalville; then along the Ivanhoe Way to the top and on to the A511 for the bus home. Had difficulty finding the trig point on Bardon Hill as the path was overgrown, but once there I came across John, a new recruit to the SOTA community, who had just completed his first activation. Distance 3.8 miles; climb 526 feet; time 1.5 hours.alan.65to7016/08/2012
From Agar Nook using right of way to near top, then to the trig point on the edge of the quarry. Fascinating to see the huge bowl of exposed rock, the ruderal/ woodland walking to get to/from there (very good for rare invertebrates). The most unsightly bit was the landfill site the Ivanhoe Way goes along side. Had 3 more short walks elsewhere in Charnwood inc. Beacon Hill, Bradgate Park- all very good but to link up would need some long road walking sections. Dodged some spectacular thunderstorms.pwheeler06/08/2012
hughbagger29/07/2012
Kim Dunsdon and Heather Watkins bagged for the 2012 Morris Lubricants County Top Challenge for the TCT.morrislube21/07/2012
Ben Rinnes04/06/2012
Followed the suggested Vercor Close and Ivanhoe Way route to the top without incident. Clear conditions so excellent views of the quarry and beyond.Newton Maximus20/05/2012
Parked up at Vercor Close and walked the pleasant route up along the Ivanhoe Way. Clear day so really good view from the top overlooking an interesting quarry!Chris Wilce06/05/2012
chriswilce06/05/2012
I am working my way through the Historic County Tops with my 2 Dalmatians - Celsie our 6 year old girl and Sandy our 4 year old boy - we have written a full log, with pictures, of this walk (and the others) which you can read at "http://blog.schunikka.co.uk"Schunikka09/04/2012
Short circular walk from the near by estate with the 2 boys. Wet day great views of surrounding area and quarry below.maxwell08/04/2012
BHMC18/03/2012
Repeat w Jenx coming in from north on Ivanhoe waynordicstar02/02/2012
jenx02/02/2012
softsquare29/01/2012
trig point not clear.JohnStoneham14/01/2012
Mark Sims12/12/2011
followed the Ivanhoe way from car park at High Cadem. Returned via the monestry. Brilliant route, lots of interesting places on the way.dianepick04/12/2011
Dry, mild, calm, pea soup. All gone for the day.iangalbraith11/11/2011
. CreakingHiker15/10/2011
m0tub15/10/2011
tim74715/10/2011
with Dorothycallumorr04/09/2011
sheila&chris21/08/2011
assynt_bob24/06/2011
Tom Mundell28/05/2011
Iona28/05/2011
sarah mundell28/05/2011
Great views on walk up and of quarry.mart079719/05/2011
KJF from A511crazy27/03/2011
During Charnwood Marathonjimmy6626/03/2011
I too went up from Vercot Close on the Ivanhoe Way. Bagged with Josh. Interesting rocks.simon and co20/03/2011
suthjamie04/12/2010
I parked up on Vercor Close and followed the Ivanhoe Way to the top. Nice clear day so the view was pretty awesome, i could see up to the Peaks in the north and Wales to the west (I think).Cap_Thunderbolt26/11/2010
nicolajane19/11/2010
Ascended during a training run. Nice views of the quarry, if I remember correctlymadaddo18/11/2010
Owen B16/10/2010
vconnelly28/09/2010
patrick25/09/2010
Amateur radio activity (SOTA G/CE-004). Parked in Vercor Close and followed the path through the woods.andrewbanks20/09/2010
Barbara Singer31/08/2010
lenman30/08/2010
peter.stone03/07/2010
Jim.Fothergill01/07/2010
GmacT04/06/2010
From road to N (6:50) followed footpath into woods and round quarry edge to TP overhanging quary near comm station. Poss higher pt near station. Lovely morning. Saw cuckoo. Back by same route, (then visited Mt St Bernard Abbey). dbb23/05/2010
Stewart15/05/2010
Completed this one because its a fairly local county top, good views from the top.DanTrig25/04/2010
Day out in Leics.BazWylie09/04/2010
Completed as part of my Ivanhoe Way loop (35 miles) around the Leicestershire countryside. Lived in the National Forest for 8 years and enjoyed my time in this part of the UK. Enjoyed relaxing at the summit of Bardon Hill after a full days hiking.Gerry the Ranger08/04/2010
Alan Caine04/04/2010
Vinnie27/03/2010
Easily approached across the fields from a layby on the A511 via the 'Ivanhoe Way'.yorkie15/03/2010
Nice walk up from SK457142.Very good views of a very large hole ! http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses29/01/2010
What a splendid hole!Herbert Anchovy16/12/2009
Jacqdaw26/11/2009
Hillsidenick26/11/2009
KF Largest golf bunker ever seen! From car parking S of Billa Barra Hillcrazy18/10/2009
Jezblakeley08/10/2009
Barely 3 miles from home, and walked from there a few times. First climbed as part of the 16m Charnwood Peaks Walk, best approach is from the east. Nice views and the vast quarry seems to add something, a worthy top of our county.poppiesrara15/09/2009
davidpettit8431/08/2009
Catch29/08/2009
Sprog28/08/2009
parked up on way back North at roadside under Billa Barra Hill and ran the bridleway and up to summit of hill, good clear views of the quarry! Trig on top but several mounds seem higher in the trees.nordicstar13/08/2009
Cycled from Mountsorrel, and followed the footpath for the last 2 miles. Good views from the top, think I could see Malverns to south and Kinder scout to north.Tom18/07/2009
Kevgbl22/04/2009
carolml22/04/2009
ronanhead01/04/2009
Nice 20 minute walk to the top. Good view of the surounding area.The Team29/03/2009
David, Sarah and Marthamr bounce28/03/2009
siabod17/02/2009
ubba07/01/2009
Ocean Soul27/12/2008
This hill and the rest of Charnwood Forest dominated the view from my bedroom as a child in Derby, so I'm amazed it took me so long to get up here. Apparently there are rare spiders near the top, so tread lightly.DanHolme09/12/2008
phil10123/11/2008
Parked at Billa Barra nature reserve near A511 and followed Ivanhoe Way to top. Nice walk through meadows and woodland; good views from top given an extra dimension by proximity to huge quarry!The Gardener29/09/2008
Colin Crawford24/09/2008
mae21/09/2008
veganvixen28/08/2008
Martin R16/08/2008
Pleasant walk from the housing estate up through the woods. The working gravel quarry was an awesome sight. Excellent views.denzil5308/08/2008
Lionel Bidwell29/06/2008
Susan Bidwell29/06/2008
AndyS28/06/2008
from the housing estate to the northgigglejon22/06/2008
Retrospective log. Found while caching.timday19/06/2008
with son Jamie plus some unlogged time in the past toovegibagger09/06/2008
Parked in safe looking housing estate and followed signs for the Ivanhoe Way with surprizingly good views.Dugswell206/06/2008
Parked in housing estate. Nice walk to top and fantastic views.Never seen a quarry before. WOW!! It's huge!!chris creedy26/05/2008
Alone, whilst staying in EL on work trip to Ratcliffe PS.Grinner21/05/2008
Solo. I drove to the north side of Bardon Hill and walked on the path to the summit. There are communication masts and then a trig point overlooking a large quarry. In between are some rocks which may be the highest point. I visited all these points and returned to the car via the outward route. The weather was dry and pleasant.pwbellarby01/05/2008
trimarc201/05/2008
Walked from campsite at Battleflat lodge farm.Overthehilljill19/04/2008
Tony J13/04/2008
Andy-k13/04/2008
Condoverman13/03/2008
Tony Rogers07/03/2008
Dee Rogers07/03/2008
Lindsay M02/03/2008
Janet M02/03/2008
PGCE02/03/2008
2nd of 5 Tops on journey down to Stansted. Parked Abbotts Oak, nice FP via field and woodland. Good views, really nice top, interesting Quarry.martin & storm13/02/2008
johnabutler209/02/2008
From estate to NW. Don't follow the fence at side of quarry. Follow the ridge. Did in mist couldn't see anything.destaylor04/01/2008
andrew brown16/11/2007
clivevilla03/11/2007
bertbarnett12331/10/2007
Walked in from B591 past Rise Rocks Farm. Bardon Hill is as high as the quarry is deep! That is one ugly radio mast at the top....Nick01/10/2007
Pleasant walk from the south although boggy by Rise Rock farm. The quarry is impressive but for more scenic views try Billa Barra to the South and/or Warren Hills to the North.IanS26/08/2007
geoffreycurnock12/08/2007
Ozymandias11/08/2007
Walked up from the estate, a quick climb with reasonable views.rhalstead04/08/2007
jimbloomer04/07/2007
Chris Peart21/06/2007
My local county top, I've been up this one twice. Fun on a weekday when you can watch the quarry workings.kaapiovuohi06/06/2007
Moorponder31/05/2007
Nice quarry.electricratman06/04/2007
G0HIO28/03/2007
TONY DEALL15/03/2007
Nick Down110/03/2007
PeteN07/03/2007
Isambard14/02/2007
Nice walk in from the housing estate to the north. Quarry quite impressiveRhayader_wander28/11/2006
Alan Whatley27/11/2006
Trig revisit. On granite outcrop at brink of busy quarry, extensive view, info board & comms mast.RHW27/10/2006
bucklej07/10/2006
(date approx)david.carreg15/09/2006
Followed Ivanhoe Way from Agar Nook to N. Summit area has bushes, rocks, a trig on walled plinth, a comms mast, and sudden views into a vast quarry below. Plus information board explaining all.Aye Jimmy02/09/2006
Phil M02/09/2006
Came up from W on footpaths before friends wedding. Views unspectacular but interesting watching mining in progess.robphys15/07/2006
jonnymuir15/06/2006
Geoff Briggs29/05/2006
Emma and Simon01/05/2006
petey22/04/2006
birder195118/04/2006
asbown08/04/2006
Many times on the Charnwood MarathonMichaelF01/04/2006
SOTASteve 2E0KPO18/12/2005
gorman5418/12/2005
Operated ham radio from summit making 7 contacts.G4OBK (Phil)01/12/2005
With Phil (G4OBK)judy55cat01/12/2005
Campbell Singer30/10/2005
Kiltie25/10/2005
Neil Midgley08/10/2005
Takes longer to change than run around quarry and back while houses sleep. En route to a wedding.Eddie27/08/2005
M0ZZO02/08/2005
mojo01/08/2005
Loved this one - the quarry accentuated the top and the views are great.wheresthepath23/07/2005
Easy stroll up from housing estate to the north on a flying visit from Wolverhampton.chriswatson17/07/2005
Barry Smith29/06/2005
richtea504013/06/2005
Clach Liath11/06/2005
danpquinn02/06/2005
With: hb sb ab; Brief stop to bag this on journey north. Parked in Agar Nook and followed the Ivanhoe Way then the access track to the mast and the summit trig. We returned by the same route.Ian Baines28/05/2005
stevent080928/05/2005
DARRENG17/04/2005
Rowan12/03/2005
Laurel12/03/2005
DavidGMould12/11/2004
peterstanding12/11/2004
Tony S19/10/2004
Lorna S19/10/2004
Easy ascent from Vercor Close. Long distance views from summit.KevPalmer19/09/2004
stevedixon19/09/2004
Father Ted07/09/2004
BrianMatthews13/08/2004
thenomad26/05/2004
StephenDawson09/04/2004
teetering on the edge of quarrying oblivion.Jimmy23/03/2004
chrisbien14/01/2004
rogreeves27/12/2003
iaindbrown04/12/2003
ajwxyzt08/11/2003
Started at Oaks Charnwood church and ascended via pathsgaryhoney01/11/2003
Jon F25/08/2003
G4OWG08/08/2003
Archie07/08/2003
KathW07/08/2003
Trig pillar; rock outcrop to 100m E at SK 46083 13195 possibly same heightwebmaster02/07/2003
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp29/06/2003
fasgadh18/04/2003
RichardM15/03/2003
Denise 15/03/2003
Tricky11/03/2003
BaggerGutt08/03/2003
Best ascent is from Agar Nook to the north.JohnW05/02/2003
Nice walk from Beacon hilljohnfwoolley26/01/2003
RobertP24/12/2002
with Viv and MargoJohnIvor26/08/2002
Matt06/07/2002
Not a nice view from the top!signyred05/07/2002
petesimpson04/05/2002
Halfdecent19/03/2002
chalky195304/03/2002
plodderslot13/02/2002
johnbarnard2514/12/2001
garth8717/07/2001
BENG00/01/2001
LUCYG00/00/2001
hutonthehill31/12/2000
Galltywenallt28/12/2000
PM21/09/2000
ianwatson12/09/2000
crowberry gully25/07/2000
ARC16/07/2000
Jim T19/04/2000
Climbed before a business meeting in Nottingham.Man of Kernow114/03/2000
David Bell25/02/2000
Stephen_S01/01/2000
andrew.allum01/01/2000
Adrian16/10/1999
davefh02/10/1999
David Rawden27/09/1999
Smudge01/05/1999
Took trip to this area to get the Leicestershire highpoint - but forgot the map - we had an A2Z which lead us roughly to this hill. Big quarry and trig point.ChinnockC29/11/1998
Date is first visit. Notes from later...good hill albeit quarried & part reinstated, transmitter on summit, summit a tiny granite tor on quarry edge, wide view,. layby 522118, acw circuit of 13 200m Charnwood granite hills RHW21/11/1998
Tony Wilson12/10/1998
climbingkershaw04/09/1998
mnixon01/09/1998
peter.stone01/07/1998
GordonAdshead00/08/1997
David Purchase29/04/1997
Calico18/04/1997
Solo en route to Hampshire to see my parents. Nice little walk but wish the other half of the hill was there!mikejacobs13/08/1996
GeoffC27/07/1996
alda14/02/1995
Gavin Theobald00/00/1995
IainT13/04/1994
Bagged on way to Gatwick from Sheffield, flying out to Geneva free on Air Miles for a ski mountaineering week in the Bernese Oberland with guide Alan Hunt.Chris Pearson29/03/1991
EstimatedGrah-tfun01/06/1990
Cookwah24/06/1988
Only half of hill left - vast quarry to W and N. According to Bradshaw (1863) one fourth of England is in range from here.arranc03/03/1988
Exploring after passing driving testTonyandsue08/10/1987
Colin Crawford27/07/1984
pigerg01/01/1984
stanappleton01/07/1980
Meccy13/11/1979
eddieh11/06/1979
Gavin Wakefield01/06/1977
Approx dateInvicta1431/03/1975
PeteF17/12/1974
GaryJones01/01/1974
Isbjorn01/06/1972
SuzanneTheobald01/01/1950
2006(?) - a break in a work journey. From SK457142.summitsupblank
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