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Name:Brighstone Down
Hill number:2918
Height:214m / 702ft
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Isle of Wight (CoU)
Island:Isle of Wight
Maritime area:Hants & Dorset - Portsmouth & Wight
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SZ 43245 84732
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:150m
Col:64m  SZ482816  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 196
(1:25k) OL29W
Observations:trees just to N could hide higher ground
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 211 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Evening bag from Strawberry Lane car park after spending the day on the beach. Lovely weather shame no views from the summit.Jephcote8331/05/2019
A day trip from Cardiff by public transport - yes it was a long day! After the last leg of a bus from Newport to Calbourne I walked up here, initally along the road (a little busy) then through the fields (lovely) then the wood (less interesting). Disappointing not to have any views after all that! Last Marilyn south of Manchester for me.Father Ted24/05/2019
Circular walk from Brighstone. Lovely secluded trig point.jedthehumanoid22/05/2019
From Ashengrove (bus stops here), over bridal way then down to Calbourne Star Inn to get another great bus to YarmouthN.Morters26/04/2019
From Car Park at the top of Strawberry Lane for a round of Brighstone Down, Harboro, Brook Down and Grammar's Common.rhalstead30/03/2019
Walked up from Mottistone Manor to Harboro, then along S. Downs Way to Track junction near summit and through forest to top.IanHHill24/03/2019
From car park to West, up the Tennyson Way No problems with gorse reaching the trig.NormanW13/02/2019
From good parking to the W at SZ 420844.Isbjorn06/11/2018
From Jubilee car park out Tennyson Trail returning by lower path. Limited views but pleasant stroll.SS30/10/2018
Easy walk up from the car park by the road junction on a cloudless morning. Another day, another marilyn section completed.Topographer5703/10/2018
Along the BW from and then E along the ride to the trig. Pretty overgrown.Moorponder24/09/2018
Quick bag from Strawberry Lane car park.prwild08/08/2018
From Lynch Lane car park, up tennyson way, then branch to summit. with elizyanne on a day trip to IOW.GmacT10/07/2018
Pretty walk and great views. Sunshine all the way.elizyanne10/07/2018
From car park to Wtwg2717/06/2018
Mountain biketrimarc206/06/2018
Parked at bottom in a layby walked through the woods up to the trig summitjmistry8617/04/2018
OtisGlenford22/03/2018
Self and Peter in the snow; probably much more pleasant walking in the snow than the usual mud.Invicta1418/03/2018
With K from W. Following a fox hunt most of the way. Didn't catch up with them. Hope it genuinely was a drag hunt.Ashley11/03/2018
3/8M from cp to the west on good tracks/paths.robertphillips06/11/2017
Bagged on a murky day of mainly T shirt weather on a walk from Calborne to St Boniface Down. The summit of Brighstone Down seems somewhat unremarkable but the walk through the woods is nice.Gill19/10/2017
TD, C & hThis Dog27/08/2017
Walked from Freshwater Bay on tandem tour.TeasyChris04/05/2017
Partly with party from HF Guest House, Freshwater Bay House. From Carisbrooke Castle to Shorwell, Limerstone Down viewpoint and the trig point at summit of Brighstone Down. Continued to Harboro bronze age tumuli on summit, and then Brook Down trig point with several bronze age tumuli higher than the trig point. Ended walk at Freshwater Bay.pwbellarby03/05/2016
8/10 First of many on the mainland and the island....(Devils Dyke/West Hill Boundary/West Hill/West High Down/Tennyson Down/Headon Hill/Harboro/Brighstone Down/St. Catherines Hill/St. Boniface Down)Fergalh02/04/2016
From car park to west, very muddy path near top.tim74701/02/2016
. CreakingHiker01/02/2016
Longest walk of the day; 2.3m there and back from the car park. Least views but pleasant enough.Newton Maximus05/12/2015
Lovely evening.dal09/10/2015
From the car park to the west. Followed track then path to top. Summit trig lies just off the track in a small clearing. Brambles beside path leading to the trig in need of some pruning...bowlesy30/08/2015
We walked up from the car park and had some lunch on Limerstone Down. then on the way back we diverted through the woods and bagged Brighstone Down, first Marilyn in a while. Lots of brambles on the short walk to the summit. Did with Nicky, Emily, Joe, Tom & Ziggy the dog.fnem31/07/2015
With Kathy & Cow from the excellent car park to the west. Warm and sunny. Last top of four days of driving and walking around the I.O.W. Fab destination for walkers.Play2End10/06/2015
Shorwell to Freshwater. Enjoyable walk, great views.SteveG07/05/2015
Followed track from Newport, path well waymarked until you reach the turn offButeobuteo30/01/2015
From the car park to the W. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brighstone-down.htmlGayle25/01/2015
From carpark up tracks to trig pt, easily missable but found it OK!AndrewFinnimore02/11/2014
From Lynch Lane car park to west. Nice sunny day.citygent02/06/2014
On a day trip to the Isle of Wight with Richard and Miles. Parked at the pass to the west and walked up the lane and then into the nature reserve with the trig point. Nice enough but views restricted by the trees. Didn't have time to go on to the view point further east that must improve the experience much more. Couldn't find any dodder which grows in the reserve. The walk up to the medieval rocket on St Catherines hill was much more enjoyable.mindlessflogger29/05/2014
Day trip to IoW. After St Bonifacw and some HuMPs came here for completion w Jenx. Views now from trig since trees removed. Nice woodland circuit.nordicstar14/04/2014
Brighstone to Rookley. A re-visit loop while passing.Smudge04/04/2014
Car park at top of Lynch Lane WSW of summit Followed the Tennyson Trail (BS10 & BS4) before taking the track heading NNW to the top of Brighstone Down. A short narrow path takes you from the top of the track and through the gorse to the trig point. (Solo)gerrybowes11/02/2014
From top of minor road to W then down to pub at Brightstonesqueegs04/09/2013
Visited Brighstone Down on a 6 mile circuit from the free car park at SZ 420845. Operated ham radio for Summits On The Air from the trig point.G4OBK (Phil)12/08/2013
Visited on a circular walk with G4OBK (Phil) who operated for SOTA from summit.judy55cat12/08/2013
Mist and drizzlebolton11/06/2013
Parking just off road jnct. Tracks and path to trig. 50th top of the year.chrisbien22/04/2013
Up from Stawberry Lane car park along Lynch Lane. Nice walk but not much of a view. With Cabe.simon and co23/02/2013
Wild camped in the wood. Water provided by wild man and his wild dog in the caravan.Eddie17/07/2012
Set off from Mottistone, up Westover Down, east across Brighstone Down, finishing at Brighstone. A fine sunny day spent under trees! Good views on the descent.Overthehilljill13/06/2012