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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 45993 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 46082 13193 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 461 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Pleasant walk up on path ('Ivanhoe Way') from GreenHills Rd , on a warm daymazz12/07/2020
Second visit, also did rock tor to east.andrew brown21/06/2020
Andrew Brown 221/06/2020
With Sal and Sarah on a grey damp day. Managed a bit of bouldering on the mat and then a swim in Dosthill quarry.davechaffey04/06/2020
Ultima Thule08/05/2020
set off from Billa Barra to SE, but new fenced-off plantation Diversion cast me out on to minor road to Cpt Oak, so I recalled my waiting chauffeur and went in and out from Agar Nook in Coalville. Nice rocky top but views less than beautiful.IanHHill15/03/2020
Northern route via Vercor Close, a lot of mud at the bottom, but after a year in Amsterdam, good to be climbing hills again and enjoying the views! Quite possibly volcano #1.edmundjohnson14/03/2020
Scott Morley 8607/03/2020
AlanD24/02/2020
Sometimes I wonder why I bother with hills like this,but it wasn't far from the motorway and it's another tick on the map😉Nicky C22/02/2020
andy6315/01/2020
Bardon Hill from GR: SK 45841 14071ronaldo33323/11/2019
Bardon Hill from GR: SK 45841 14071Hippster23/11/2019
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
Parked on housing estate below. Decent views, quarry is ugly but beautiful at the same time.ironwolf26/08/2019
Clear day clear path to summitLannbot19/08/2019
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
With Frankmagirob07/04/2019
hemerson0909/03/2019
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
Parked on edge of Coalville to walk up this unremarkable County Top .. grey weather but good view into quarryD SID24/11/2018
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