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Name:Tennyson Down
Hill number:2923
Height:147m / 482ft
Parent (Ma):2918  Brighstone Down
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:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Submarilyn
(Hu,Tu,1,sMa)
Grid ref:SZ 32512 85334
Summit feature:no feature: 20m ENE of monument
Drop:145m
Col:2m  SZ344869  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 196
(1:25k) OL29W
Observations:view indicator 5m N of monument at SZ 32591 85336 is 40cm lower; trig point 5m N of view indicator at SZ 32493 85341 has been destroyed
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 148 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Jackie, Màiri, Andrew and the Sandersons starting from Alum Bay. Great walk.mikejacobs30/07/2018
From CP to Northtwg2717/06/2018
Backpacking Isle of Weight Coastal Path from Shalfleet to Compton Bay with Tiarnán WestPete West29/05/2018
with Tom jess MG and CGFriesidepixie27/03/2018
Winter ascent, self and Peter in an easterly gale and drifting snow. Most impressive.Invicta1419/03/2018
With K from quarry car park to N. Got soaked walking to needles.Ashley11/03/2018
From West High Down east along the coast path, dropping down to the col and then back up again to the summitMariana Trench28/12/2017
TD, C & HThis Dog25/08/2017
Part of a holiday in the Isle of White, staying in coastal lodges.Joel45122/08/2017
From Freshwater Bay on tandem tour.TeasyChris02/05/2017
Trekked to the top as part of a 20 mile hike along the Isle of Wight Coastal Path.Niton to Alum Bay. 7 hours. Bright sunny spring day with the wind behind me.Graeme25/03/2017
Solo run from the NT car park to the Monument, then down to the Needles Fort and back.cwrci27/07/2016
Climbed from carpark with Molly & Lucy. Very windy but superb views towards Portsmouth and Freshwater Bay.JohRvs11/07/2016
From Freshwater Bay, for the most part with party from HF Guest House, Freshwater Bay House. To the outskirts of Yarmouth and then along coastal path before ascending to summit of Headon Hill (also called Headon Warren) where there is a bronze age tumulus. Continued to New Battery and over West High Down and Tennyson Down back to starting point.pwbellarby01/05/2016
Fabulous walk from car park below then on to the Needles and back.webmaster20/04/2016
5/10 Fifth 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 North. Still very windy!tim74703/02/2016
. CreakingHiker03/02/2016
After refreshments at The Alpaca Centre quick climb from the car park to the north. Probably the most impressive views of the day.Newton Maximus05/12/2015
Wonderful views of green grassland, white chalk cliffs, blue seas and silvery skies all guilded by the lowering sun. Circular walk from Yarmouth.RichardM31/10/2015
Cal, Fred, Kate, Sam, Bob. From Freshwater BayHam and Skate16/08/2015
Walked up with HF holidays from Freshwater Bay. It was great!CalTudor16/08/2015
With Kathy & Cow from the C.P to the north. A magnificent walk. Warm and sunny evening.Play2End07/06/2015
With GFE and Bertie BromptonFionalevey04/04/2015
From holiday cottage in Totland. Lovely sunny daycitygent01/06/2014
First day of a busy weekend. Walked up from quarry carpark below on a blustery evening. Lovely views. NT should be labelled trig haters!jonglew09/05/2014
Final hill of day - two M's, 4 H's plus assorted trigs. Parked to North, up steep steps, then ran the downs to needles and back to CP w Jenx, glorious sunny day. Great first IoW trip.nordicstar14/04/2014
From nearby car park then on to the Needles. Superb views.squeegs05/09/2013
P past Nodewell Farm. Track SW then E. Top about 10m E of monument.chrisbien22/04/2013
With Cabe up from nearby car park. Steep and muddy but worth the trouble.simon and co23/02/2013
Walked from The Needles with Mary on a very windy day.Glenelg06/05/2012
climbed many timesrob_s_smith28/10/2011
with k rsoftsquare25/07/2011
With Jackie, Màiri, Andrew and the Sandersons starting at Freshwater Bay. Great walk.mikejacobs30/07/2010
With: hb; Parked in carpark S of Weston Manor and walked up onto the ridge. Lovely spot with stunning views.Ian Baines05/06/2010
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu & Coel.Dangerous Dave04/06/2010
Finest hill on the Isle of Wight - by a long way.marktrengove01/05/2010
petey16/04/2010
From SZ 299 846 to SZ 345 857summitsup04/11/2009
Stiff but quick climb up from quarry. Splendid little hump, views to Hurst Castle, St Catherine's Point, and a particularly interesting perspective of the western Wight peninsular (unfortunately the Needles aren't visible from here though).wheresthepath23/09/2009
On holiday with VivJohnIvor31/03/2009
!!rambler_gary23/02/2009
From quarry. Fine monument.destaylor13/12/2008
with louise and hope and beanie and minx!reashm01/09/2008
with BBWsCrib Goch15/05/2008
A nice but short walk up from the quarry. Pretty spectacular chalk cliffs.clivevilla27/04/2008
Walked from the hotel out in twilight back in the darkRhayader_wander04/02/2008
First of six HUMPS today on rest day from FMD Guildford. Lovely views, 18 C wall to wall sunshine from High Down Lane into National Trust car park. Trig point missing.Dugswell204/10/2007
[Estimated date] Triangular route: Yarmouth-Needles-Freshwater Baymtthw01/06/2007
with Pete, in the afternoon after walking to the Needles viewpoint with Mom in the morning. Our afternoon walk started at Farringford and we walked to the Needles coastguard cottages-super scenery with nesting Peregrines. Back via Headon Warren and Totland YH. I had a run over this down 3 days later.pwheeler31/08/2005