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Name:Higher Newford
Hill number:5507
Height:51m / 167ft
Parent (Ma):none
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Isles of Scilly (UA)
Island:St Mary's
Maritime area:Isles of Scilly
Class:Tump (0-99m), Current County/UA Top, SIB
Grid ref:SV 91228 12060
Summit feature:no feature: 3m from wall on W side of road
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 203
(1:25k) 101
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  • Isles of Scilly current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 71 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Mike and Mary during our partial circumnavigation of the island.Newton Maximus04/10/2017
Walked from Peninnis head . HP near telegraph pole by roadside. Visited again on 30th June when bad weather had prevented any boats leaving port.PeterD26/06/2017
1/3 Quick cycle around island as on day trip to the three most prominent points (Higher Newford/Peninnis Point/The Garrison)Fergalh29/10/2016
Walked from Hugh Town along coast to Porthloo before taking the road up to Higher Newford. Returned via a longer stretch of coastal path.Buteobuteo29/08/2016
Bagged again with Alex Cameron then off to bag some bench marks plus Toll's Island.Dugswell208/07/2016
During tour around the N section of St. Mary's.Smudge08/07/2016
Repeat with Jenx walking round the island from the other direction. Visited another point just as high by the winery/guest house at GR915118.nordicstar07/07/2016
Bagged with Sarah and Steve (plus Seumas who was asleep in his pushchair). Nice gentle wander up from Hughtown.assynt_bob07/07/2016
Another good island stroll.jenx04/07/2016
Pleasant afternoon stroll w Jenx along the coastal path before heading up to the tower on Telegraph Hillnordicstar04/07/2016
Verge at base of wall W side of road; grass at base of tower E side of road approx as high, possibly lower. An afternoon circuit with Doug and Jon of the three tumps, a couple trigs and a dozen benchmarksRHW01/07/2016
Bagged with Jon Metcalf, Rob Woodall and Adrian Rayner's jacket on a multi-TUMP and bench mark tour of the island.Dugswell201/07/2016
Out bagging with Rob Doug and Jon. St Mary's multi Tump island completionAdrian\'s jacket01/07/2016
Round-island walk to bag benchmarks and trigs plus this tump. A few OS related items at this summit or nearby (bolt, buried block, etc). Seems to be discrepancies as to when this tower was built and for what purpose. 1803 as a gun tower, or 1814 as a semaphone station - take you pick. Grade II listed.jonglew17/09/2014
Our first summit and the furthest west. Allowed by a day trip to the Isles of Scilly. Mckjheasman family29/05/2014
Had a good womble around the island. Highest point tricky to determine. Wandered about.destaylor24/05/2014
Walked over this summit on a round island walk on our first day of our short break here on the Scillies.CornishGazza21/06/2012
Unfortunately heavy seas meant the day-trip boat was late in and we didn't have time to do the full circuit of St Mary's. However, our stroll around the northern half of St Mary's (taking in this summit) was fantastic. Love the Scillies!wheresthepath17/09/2011
Walked up with Lynn whilst doing the 12 mile circuit of the coast of St Mary's. The top is at the base of the lifeguards tower next to the phone box. The walk around the coast is brilliant we saw four basking sharks.simon and co08/08/2010
Didn't even notice the height! Walk to visit various archaeological sites on St Marys.thesweetcheat24/06/2009
easy stroll from the airport before walking down to the harbour and the boat to St Martin's for the trigpoint.asbown15/06/2009
Flew over from Land's End and walked from airport. Interesting day.Overthehilljill07/05/2009
QAL 2 No Kitshirley pbgv05/12/2006
En route to see Cloudsley Shovell's grave. What a great name (and his uncle, after whom he was named didn't leave him anything!)moorsman05/08/2005
Bryher is by far the nicest island in the group in my opinion.signyred29/03/2005
Been across this spot many times over the years but I have chosen this date for the recordgaryhoney15/10/2000
From Hugh Town up across the golf course to Telegraph RoadMariana Trench12/10/1995
1990s, several visits, various birding tripsRHW01/01/1990
Easter in Cornwall, day trip to St Mary's from Penzance on Scillonian II. Hired bikes and cycled around island. Highpoint of the day was not the 'high point' but a visit to Jacky's Point - with Jacky!Aye Jimmy24/04/1987
very approximate date, with the familyRichard Lawrenc03/08/1984
On the way to Bant's Carn.arranc14/07/1967
Walked around the island when we were there some years agojohnjennisonblank
Mike Backler10/04/2019
carole engel01/05/2017
Tony S03/04/2017
Lorna S03/04/2017
Alex C08/07/2016