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Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:5468
Height:105m / 344ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Norfolk (CoU)
County (CoH):Norfolk (CoH)
County (CoA):Norfolk (CoA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Tump (100-199m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Clem
Grid ref:TG 18354 41434
Summit feature:flagpole in centre of ring
Col:26m  TM038790  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 133
(1:25k) 252
Observations:several points on ring are higher than flagpole, eg near seat at TG 18359 41449, but these are constructed earthworks
Comments:Site of beacon possibly 105m. Spot height at TG 18581 41299 is only 102m
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  • Norfolk (1974) administrative county top
  • Norfolk historic county top
  • Norfolk current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 262 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
SOLO. Overnighted in Sheringham and set off on a quest to bag some of the hills in Jonny Muir's book. This was number 1. Walked the few metres from the car park before heading for breakfast and some more historic county tops.Buck08/08/2020
Circular walk from Sheringham to Beacon Hill, East Runton and along beach to Beeston Bump.welshyboyo13/06/2020
Not the most inspiring County top, but better than the top of Suffolk.PGCE27/05/2020
Short walk from car park to hill top. Over cast day, poor view.VirtualMountain03/11/2019
Horrible day of gales and rain. Walked the few metres from carpark to flagpole.KevPalmer06/10/2019
Followed a loop of 10 Miles off the Coastal path for this County Top . Combined with Beeston Bump and SheringhamD SID12/09/2019
Parked by summit - walked 30 yards to the top by flag pole. Is there an easier climb in the County Tops?andrewcoles31/07/2019
In the rain - parked in Car Park near summit - then a walk along Calves Well Lane to Stone Hill then back across the heath. Lush and green.briandavies12/07/2019
With E. Warm and sunny. From Sheringham via Beeston Bump, Priory, Beeston Regis, Calves Well Lane and return through Edward’s Plantation, East Runton and along beach back to Sheringham. A cracking walk!Beeliner24/04/2019
Leading a Norwich Ramblers group walk from Prety Corner car park. How to get over 300 meters plus over 10.5 miles in flat ol' Norfolk!Gez03/03/2019
Short walk from car park.rhalstead11/02/2019
Not sure which mound was summit so wandered over several. Short walk from road.Ben Tindal07/12/2018
Parked in layby on main road opposite the school in Beeston Regis. Easy walk up to the summit and back on public footpaths. Solo.Dangerous Dave12/10/2018
Gentle ascent on a round walk via Sherringham Park and Cromer.sooztops17/07/2018
Short walk fro car park to flag pole and mounds.PeterD13/04/2018
Not clear which of the mounds around the flag pole is the highest. Bagged them all just to be safe.RedAndy5430/03/2018
Walk from Cromer talking a country park and and scenery, summit is just next to a carpark. and I nice flagpole in the middle of summit.jmistry8627/01/2018
Site of a very cold lunch with pleasant view. Various grassy earthworks and a flagpole;hard to say exactly where the HP was. Free parking at crossroads ( 102m spot height) . Adjacent NT carpark is pay and display.Denise 09/12/2017
Ascent from the west, walk along Roman Ridge to summit and north east descent to East Runton village.brandybordeaux09/12/2017
Roman camp with various mounds, ditches and a flag pole. I thought the most natural high point was grass 25m SSW of the flag pole. A cold lunch despite the sunshine on the bench with views N to coastline and sea.RichardM09/12/2017
With JF. My last English and Welsh historic county top (excluding Hampstead Heath, I did Westerham Heights instead), six years after my previous English county top, hadn't had an excuse to visit Norfolk in all that time. Anyway, a very anti-climactic five minute walk and tramp around the hill fort remains and a quick view over to the sea.Owen B28/10/2017
From Cromer on the Norfolk Coast Pathdgresty19/10/2017
Parked at start of PRoW to east.mart079725/08/2017
TD, C & H. Bench to rest if you overshoot.This Dog05/08/2017
Nice peak in small hills south of Cromer and no climb to get there. Fresh fish and chips on Cromer pier to celebratmcf31/07/2017
From adjacent NT car park.Crib Goch15/06/2017
Stroll from Sheringham via Roman campStephen14/06/2017
Evening run from accommodation near cromer.zoob01/06/2017
County top outing, parking can be found in front of the now fibre glass pole, its pay and display but you won't need to as you will not be here long there's no real view as your surrounded by trees, might make a nice woodland walk though the National trail runs along side it too.WAYNE ROWLETT29/05/2017
Did lap of hill fort having driven right up to it.KC20/05/2017
Train to West Runton and then walk up through woods. Confusing paths not as map but got there after a couple of deviations downhill again! Back in time for next train back just over an hour later.JMLB12/05/2017
Short walk from car park. Easy win.Ramblingpaul11/05/2017
Circular of Beeston Bump, Incleborough Hill and Beacon Hill. Starting and finishing in The Lobster Inn, Sheringham.BobHancock27/04/2017
a few feet up the flag pole is higher than any of the earthworks surrounding it.keithelliott23/04/2017
On the route of the LDWA Winter Poppylinemickdavidson18/02/2017
Not much of a walk from the CP!jenx12/01/2017
One of the few remaining county tops, with Jenx and Huggy. Car Park next to the old signal station, flagpole not the highest point but the earthworks, do they count? Bagged the lot to be sure.nordicstar12/01/2017
8.7 mile with Katy .. Circuit from Cromer fine and dry. Long drive!George Thompson04/11/2016
From the NT carpark to the SE. Poured with rain.MarkH20/09/2016
An easy stroll from the car park.Dugswell203/09/2016
2nd one of the day with Michael. Parked in the National Trust car park adjacent to the summit. Nice walk from here to Beeston Bump, Approximately 3.5 kilometers away.One man Bucket 23/07/2016
From CP with Joan, Kay and John.Bheinn28/06/2016
With GFE on Bromptons. Cycled from Cromer - Beeston Bump then on to Beacon Hill. Contrary to others opinion, I believe this he better summit of the two. On site of Roman remains. Great bike up a really steep climb. Very windy.Fionalevey30/05/2016
4/9 Hill bagging day consisting of current and historical county tops (Staverton Clump/boring Filed/Haddenham Village/Pinchebeck Marsh/Beacon Hill/Wattisham Airfield/Great Wood/Bushey Heath/Hampstead Heath)Fergalh13/02/2016
A pleasant spot - I was last here for orienteering back in the 1980's. Met a retired para, two sticks and lots of arthritis - too many night jumps - and it turns out we have an acquaintance in common. This is my final mainland historic county summit - just IoW to go in a couple of weeksM3WDD23/11/2015
With David at start of walk around the Runtonscitygent12/09/2015
With Sam.steve hudson27/07/2015
With Bert and Rogue super walk after 7 mile beachmaltose25/07/2015
Visited while in the area for a few days.magirob24/06/2015