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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
(Tu,1,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:TG 18354 41434
Summit feature:flagpole in centre of ring
Drop:79m
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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Notes:
  • Norfolk (1974) administrative county top
  • Norfolk historic county top
  • Norfolk current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 248 users)ByDate of Ascent
Horrible day of gales and rain. Walked the few metres from carpark to flagpole.KevPalmer06/10/2019
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
petey12/05/2016
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
doesn't get a lot easier than this. but it does get a lot harder. limited views. oh, and the heavens briefly opened whilst we were there.stig_nest25/04/2015
Circular walk from West Runton CC site, walked on to Cromer and back along the beack.lozinworcester04/04/2015
Trip to Norfolks highest point with my kids!hillexplorer22/03/2015
10m walk from car parkGordonAdshead14/03/2015
With Val. Short walk from carparkmike.hoult08/03/2015
Glorious autumnal day, golden and lovely.jojobagger02/11/2014
with Viv and MargoJohnIvor14/10/2014
Climbed as a part of the Norfolk Coast PathEndurance Adventures05/09/2014
Passing through on Norfolk/Suffolk tour. Better views than expected. Parked in car park opposite and strolled around flagpole and various land rises in the area.Argentum6626/08/2014
Started along the beach from West Runton, up the cliff steps and on to Beeston Bump before turning inland and up to this low county top. This chain of low hills is made of terminal moraine deposits - the southern extent of the last great ice age. Nice return walk skirting the golf course and back to the sea.callumorr15/08/2014
From A148 about 4.5k SW of Cromer go N on minor road towards West Runton. Turn left to Roman Camp car park - signposted. Walk to Beacon Hill which is clearly visible.BHMC14/08/2014
On way from Felbrigg to West Runton.iredale09/07/2014
The highest point in Norfolk is a few metres from the carpark - a really unchallenging county top. Drove to it with Smoky and Ella.Skip29/06/2014
We were in Norfolk for the day and drove here from Norwich . Lovely woodland on the slopes away from the summit . Also a view out to sea on a nice sunny day . Flagpole was in attendance though no flag . Jumped about on several other higher looking humps though suspect probably man made additions .Haygalzer15/04/2014
One of the shortest walks to a top.bolton06/02/2014
County top no. 45. Train from Cambridge to Sheringham, via Norwich. Walked from Sheringham > Beeston Bump > Stome Hill > Beacon Hill. Unbroken December sunshine. Distance 6.9 miles; time 2:25; climb 833 feet.alan.65to7014/12/2013
Walked from Cromer to Sheringham via Norfolk Coast Path, taking in top along the way.The Gardener30/10/2013
very long drive, very short walk, very nice spot!mcallmar26/10/2013
From Camping and Caravan Club site walked up access road then across road to Beacon Hill. Continued to Stone Hill (much better view point!) then followed path between Beeston Regis and Shire Horse Centre north to coast. Climbed to 63m trig point east of Sheringham for more good coastal views then along coast to West Runton and back to camp site. Round trip of 10kmPoolieDave27/08/2013
Cycled up to this one from Incleboro Fields caravan site, and en route to parkrun at the Sheringham park. Could just about see the sea. 'Climbed' various of the higher looking mounds, just to make sure...madaddo27/07/2013
Ticked off whilst visiting Cromer and Wells with the family. Nice but limited views. Scaled the various bumps and touched the pole itself having strained myself getting to the top from the adjacent car park. Not quite the least effort to get to a top but nearly. Given more time i would have liked to have a look around as the area is lovely and the weather was fantastic.RichieRambler27/05/2013
Walked up from sea level via the steps to the caravan park at Beeston Regis, then up through the heath, watching out for adders. Stood opn every lump near the flagpole to be sure, then down to the pub in West Runton.DanHolme12/04/2013
Lovely little walk and impressively presented peak - flags and allmarkrussell01/04/2013
Me Meg and Vanessa. Lovely cold but sunney dayRoland Brooks29/03/2013
An epic ascent from the car park.victimofmathema23/12/2012
Arrived here after dark, so didn't get to see anything. Re-visited the next morning on our way home - still nothing to see. Oh well, it's ticked off the list!jonglew10/11/2012
Fine views over the sea between the trees: drove straight up from Sheringham and parked by the top.AlexanderHoward23/09/2012
National Trust car park off Sandy Lane – Short walk (70m) to flag pole at highest point of Beacon Hill. (Dilys)gerrybowes25/07/2012
The flagpole and flag were there today.Newton Maximus09/06/2012
This was a very disappointing hill. I realise this was to be expected as it was in Norfolk. However the flag pole that marked the 'summit' has been removed, leaving us to scour the area for evidence of the county top!wellycath06/06/2012
Short walk to the top! Children enjoyed themselves, got some good photos. My lowest county top!Clareppuccino05/05/2012
Patrick George knocked off for the Morris Lubricants County Challengemorrislube21/04/2012
climbed as part of a circular walk from Cromer, to Fellbrigg Hall (great soup), overstrand and back along the beach. Fab day out, bit windy.dianepick18/02/2012
Circular walk from Sheringham, glorious winter weather – bright and crisp. A nice start to the New Yearpetebagger02/01/2012
Quite interesting with the old Roman camp.simon and co08/11/2011
Visited (en passant) for the record having previously been there several times as a youth.summitsup11/10/2011
May have ascended this during a thousand Norfolk holidays, definitely did while taking on the N Norfolk Coast Path challenge - 75km in 24 hours (never again!). This came early and definitely wasn't among the highlights; one of the clifftops would make a much better highpoint...poppiesrara13/08/2011
Walked up from Sheringham, bagged Beeston Bump trig and Norfolks county top Beacon Hill.DanTrig13/08/2011
Nice little drive to top (50p Parking fee) Warning sign about snakes !heavyhorses29/04/2011
Walked out from a day in Sherringham with the Mrs!BazWylie24/03/2011
Climbed before doing a bit of the Coast path back to Cromer - lovely view and the daffs were out, but not much of a hill!mr bounce19/03/2011
KCJFcrazy20/02/2011
On Norfolk Coast Pathnickywood106/01/2011
Debs and Goska, Cromer to Sherringham along acorn trail then back along the beach.Mountain Goat26/12/2010
My laziest county top yet - got driven to the NT car park and took a ten-yard walk to get to the summit!Richard29/08/2010
Was here almost as soon as I got out of the car! Took a short wander round the forest and heathland to stretch my legs properly.Nick31/07/2010
"climbed" from car park then had very nice jog around the heathland and hills of the Norfolk peak district.niallp16/07/2010
We walked here when we were walking the Norfolk Coast Path - our last section I think!Clare3929/07/2009
Walked here en route to Cromer on the Norfolk Coast Path.Paul4729/07/2009
Sign saying beware of adders was rather alarming as I was wearing sandals.clivevilla16/07/2009
Pleasant spot.destaylor22/06/2009
Flagpole surrounded by small circular earthworkswebmaster27/05/2009
My first county top direct from sea level - whilst walking the attractive Norfolk Coast Path between Sheringham & Cromer with my Father-in-Law. Actual high point is probably one of the lumps a few yards SE of the flagpole, stood on them all to make sure!wheresthepath21/05/2009
Climbed on final day of walking Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path with Alice. Started day's walk at Salthouse, and walk from there to Sheringham was one of the highlights of the entire walk. Heavy rain marred the final few miles to Cromer a bit.julcrk11/04/2009
2 minute walk from the NT car park.The Team29/03/2009
Xmas shopping in Norwich & finished up in Cromer. Who would have expected to bag a peak Xmas Shopping? Went to NT CP & found NT flagpole nothing to id top locally but wikipedia confirmed flagpole in centre of earthworks known as ?Roman Camp? as County TopSteveSmith18/12/2008
We parked at West Runton on the cliff top and picked up the Norfolk Coast Path to walk to this county top. Lovely walk.Dale&Jo25/07/2008
County Top for Norfolk; wasn't expecting much - and wasn't disappointed!Aye Jimmy16/06/2008
Actualy drove up Beacon hill to the NT campsite on the summit before wandering to the Beacon tower itself (back down aproach and accross the road, not worth it) then going for a nice walk around the hill on the footpaths surrounding it, lovely atmosphere.rossdrummond03/06/2008
Very pleasant walk from the Caravan Club campsite on Incleboro Hill.Overthehilljill05/05/2008
While doing the Norfolk Coast path found flag pole east described by the camp site in West Runcton. Its a really nice approach from Sheringham - just like a mini fell! Well almost!!!!!!bodiceasmith12/04/2008
With Anna, after walk around Sheringhamcitygent20/09/2007
On LDWA Poppylinejohnjennison04/08/2007
)n route of "Poppyline 50" LDWA challenge walk. Hottest day of the year!.martin & storm04/08/2007
Parked at x-roads and walked up track to NT centre went for the highest mound near the flag pole.chris creedy31/03/2007
Its not worth paying the car park fee to bag this one as it's right next to the car park.Father Ted20/03/2007
Top is one of the ridges making up 'The Roman Camp'. NT say "there is nothing between you and the North Pole here" but it was misty so I couldn't see that far! They also say it's not Roman and that the Beacon was there in 1324!signyred03/01/2007
Used hillock near flag pole as highest point-couldn`t find beacon. Nice pole.electricratman28/12/2006
Detoured off the weavers way to bag this topjohnfwoolley19/09/2004
With Joanne, Louise and DanielDRS25/08/2003
Wonderful views from near summitdickerk213/08/2003
on Norfolk Coast Pathprwild05/05/2002
Norfolk county top. Summit (TG186413, TACit 105; 102m2 Ground ht) appears to be 183414 by car pk; a pleasant viewpoint, or earth mound N side of tracka short way to E. road/car pk RHW09/12/2001
A night ascent in the car plus a little strollgaryhoney24/11/2001
a nice walk from west runton [a complement from a suffolk boi]steven ruffles10/08/1997
Ran up from West Runton beach so I could say that I did it from sea level. Nearly died in a hailstorm though!mikejacobs30/12/1996
Collecting flat county tops (from George Bridge's list) on way back to Sheffield after a week's climbing in Spain (Benidorm) with Julie.Chris Pearson05/03/1995
KeithByTheC23/05/1993
Flagpole on top of small hill fort. Views to N over Sheringham and sea. Convenient tea shop nearby.arranc26/05/1990
Very approx year. My home county 'Top' been there many times since.Kered01/01/1960
From the beach to the top is a nice walk. The top gives some views between the trees.ChinnockCblank
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