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Name:Swyre Head
Hill number:2901
Height:206.6m / 678ft
Parent (Ma):2896  Lewesdon Hill
Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Dorset (CoU)
Catchment:Piddle & Frome
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn
(Hu,Tu,2,sMa)
Grid ref:SY 93417 78467
Summit feature:top of tumulus
Drop:148.3m
Col:58.3m  SY 8568 8182  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 195
(1:25k) OL15E
Observations:ground by trig point 100m NNW at SY 93376 78556 is 40cm lower than base of tumulus; ground just S of tumulus is engineered
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Swyre Head.pdf
Comments:Deleted from Marilyns June 2015
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 175 users)ByDate of Ascent
Part of Southwest Coast Path walk, Durlston Head to Durdle Doorwill8924/06/2017
From Kimmeridge on a hazy but sunny day.twg2708/04/2017
Parked at Sheep Pens Car Park on minor road to west of Kingston. Followed the well marked path to the trig. summit of hill (3m higher) is 80m and SouthTony Hartry15/03/2016
Circular from Sheep Pens CPBramley14/10/2015
4/7 Fourth of seven on long day Bullbarrow Hill/Hambledon Hill/Win Green/Swyre Head/Nine Barrow Down/Ridgeway Hill/Creech Barrow HillFergalh22/08/2015
From Kimmeridge, followed bridleway up and down. Gentleman with staff and level was busy moving the summit.rhalstead17/05/2015
Parked by the entrance to Encombe House and followed the track up, an easy stroll to the summit but the views were exceptional with rolling farmland and coastal views.Peterb06/04/2015
From car park near Kimmeridge. Clear day with wonderful views all directions.squeegs22/03/2015
Climbed up with Bex, Grandma & Granddad with a stunning sunset.DanMaisieBex17/02/2015
From parking spot shown on map at SY 943792. 13 minute walk to the summit. Operated ham radio for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)12/02/2015
Parked at the Sheep Pens car park (SY 94324 79272) Followed bridleway along ridge to summit tumulus. Good view of Isle of Wight. (S)gerrybowes04/02/2015
On a 9 mile walk from Kingston- did the Marilyn then down to Kimmeridge, along the coast path to Hounstout Cliff, and back. The Dorset coastal strip has lots of good walks and this is one of them. Sunny on coast most of time but massive thunderstorms built inland- typical Glastonbury Festival weatherpwheeler27/06/2014
Easy walk from Sheep Pens car park above Kingstoncitygent10/06/2014
After visiting Corfe Castle headed south across Corfe Common and upto Kington. After a short distance along the road joined the path above Encombe to the Head. Great views. Followed the escarpement towards Kimmeridge, then footpath to Whiteway farm. Then followed the Ridge east back to Corfe. A fine walk.mindlessflogger25/05/2014
Finally went to the top & looked out & nearly blown off the topphilhythe15/02/2014
A pleasant late afternoon walk.bolton10/06/2013
Stayed at Chewton Glen's tree house. Walk with Dan.LydiaB26/11/2012
Bit of a cheat, I caught the 'bus to Kingston and walked from there.Buteobuteo25/08/2012
Weather blew up that made Swyre Head into a bit of a mountain from track inside gate where left bike and found it still there on return.Eddie18/07/2012
From SY 950 792.summitsup26/04/2012
From car park at 943793 (14:00) took path along scarp to huge tumulus at summit. Good views initially, then cloud came in. Went to ridge end and trig. Back to car 14:35dbb17/03/2012
Parked near Kingston, great views.Simon12/08/2011
Walk with MikeNutmar01/07/2011
Steady climb from carpark, good views of coast and lovely scenery on way up.Wesrob04/06/2011
Beautiful viewpoint on a cold but clear evening as the sunset over Portland Bill. So good I returned 2 days later with my wife who enjoyed the gentle stroll from the east. Agree wholeheartedly with wheresthepath.signyred28/01/2011
Partly cloudy, calm, cold, good views.iangalbraith15/11/2010
From parking spot to NE. Pleasant walk to trig. Highest point a little further on.Aye Jimmy03/11/2010
with kerry,ryansoftsquare30/07/2010
Lovely walk up from carpark with Nicky, Emily & Joe, stunning views.fnem04/06/2010
from car park - cycled the whole way - I'm sure the view is great when it is not mistygigglejon29/05/2010
petey14/04/2010
Climbed on coastal walk after a night in Swanage.marktrengove21/03/2010
lovely walk from the car park to the north east,great views of the Dorset coast in the last of the daylight.asbown17/11/2009
Good top, miserable weather.Overthehilljill19/07/2009
Parked at car park to the NE. Great views throughout walk up.clivevilla09/07/2009
Lovely walk from the carpark near Kimmeridge. Very hot. Fine views.Herbert Anchovy01/07/2009
Walked up here while on hols in Dorset. Excellent views.y8c14/04/2009
Excellent stroll from the car park to the NE. Walked along the ridge and back. Lovely.destaylor27/01/2009
Second Marilyn on a lovely autumnal day, 1 mile gentle walk from car park. Great views of Encombe valley and coast line.Dugswell223/10/2007
Tumulus/mound SSE of trig pillarwebmaster23/10/2006
Day of Sals wedding, ran out along track from nearest raod point, along coastal path to summit and backnordicstar07/10/2006
England at its best.Campbell Singer15/06/2006
Gorgeous top - stunning views from concrete slab on top of tumulus. A great example of why the marilyn list can be better than lists based purely on altitude!wheresthepath17/09/2005
Solo Uisdean2507/09/2004
With: hb sb ab; Followed the obvious bridle track from the car park to NE there and back again. Good views along the coas to the west.Ian Baines12/01/2002
Film being made on approach path. 'French Lieutenants Woman' sort of look about it judging by costumes with a handsome chap climbing up the steep grassy bank with the sea as a backdrop to a fair maiden waiting in a hut (built for the film) next to the footpath. Hot and sunny with Daren during our annual week's climbing / bagging.Chris Pearson16/08/2001
Galltywenallt17/06/2001
On MTB event in DorsetPeterD17/09/2000
Set of at 9:30 pm having been to see Syke?s Booted Warbler at Portland. Started ascent from the Post Office at Kimmeridge and went up via the road and ridge top path. Also climbed tumulus for extra height.garyhoney01/07/2000
Date is first visit. Notes from later...from E, maize fld then lovely tk to summit,. park at roadhead to E, then tk to summit RHW18/09/1999
A grassed over gun emplacement 100m nearer the headland is certainly 10' higher than column.arranc25/10/1998
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