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Name:Westerhope Hill Heads
Hill number:5521
Height:132.7m / 435ft
Parent (Ma):2315  Tosson Hill
RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
County/UA:Newcastle upon Tyne (UA)
Catchment:Tyne (Newcastle)
Class:Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top
(Tu,1,CoU)
Grid ref:NZ 18803 66890
Summit feature:grassy mound
Drop:53.6m
Col:79m  NZ 1661 6757  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 88
(1:25k) 316W
Observations:ground 55m W of trig point
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Notes:
  • Newcastle upon Tyne current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 89 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Train from Edinburgh and 1 hour walk from station to visit my first and last Newcastle UA TuMP. Dog walkers eyed me suspiciouslyThearlaichdubh21/08/2018
Went to top of reservoir and to nearby fence.PeterD08/04/2017
Kind lady Jane at number15 let me through her garage to the trig in her back garden plus the reservoir highest point was blessedly open access. How refreshing. I added to the recreating graffiti on one in the metal boxes with my Sharpies.vegibagger31/12/2016
Visited reservoir - easy access, but lots of people around today. Waited for a suitable gap!the_adam25/10/2016
Quick visit on my own on the way home from a trip to Edinburgh.magirob23/09/2016
quick climb up to the reservoir top. trig point just visible through garden fence after scrambling through undergrowth. visited after completing Great North Run.Hippo11/09/2016
A very short walk from the covered reservoir. Number 15 is the 2nd residence along the path but in august the foliage is dense and thick. Solo.bolton14/08/2016
Reservoir top very simple to reach. Nearby trig in back garden of house, seen over fence, got to within a metre. Nice lady in house No.15 just going out, could I come back at 4 o'clock? Couldn't unfortunately.Aye Jimmy05/08/2016
6/11 Sixth of eleven (Thorpe Larches/Whelly Hill/Dere Street/Pentoop Pike/Currock Hill/Westerhope/Camperdown/Whittingdon Fell/Whitingdon Hill/Sherrif Hill/The Moors)Fergalh26/06/2016
From housing estate, straightforwardrhalstead27/03/2016
Information from ngthack followed. Accessed via No 62 and No 72 bus from the city centre.Moorponder18/03/2016
Unusually easily accessible reservoir top. If you then go up the footpath alongside the reservoir for a few metres, it is possible to reach over the back garden fence of No. 15 & touch the trig pillar. Flush bracket not readable. Not the first to do this, as there was a clear section of beaten down undergrowth to the fence. Apologies to the denizens of No 15 for trespassing with my arm.ngthack26/02/2016
Solosimon and co20/01/2016
Returning to Newcastle after a day out on the bike. Reservoir top but no fence. I did not know about the garden trig and spent time looking for it.fasgadh01/10/2015
Drove to this one a quick wander around the back of the houses. Knocked on at number 15. Young lad happy to let me access the trig which stands at the back of their garden with flushbracket facing the housestig_nest25/09/2015
could not find trig column, but reservoir is clearly higher.arranc24/06/2015
Not my idea of hill bagging, but Newcastle is my birthplace, so seemed right to visit the highest point. Top of reservoir clearly highest, albeit artificial. Couldn't locate TP.Crib Goch30/04/2015
Parked in nearby estate,then stood on apparent high point of reservoir.Finally,stood next to trigpoint(according to GPS)and confirmed it by looking round end of garden fence.With Bridget.catman12/04/2015
With Catman.rosiebridge12/04/2015
Parked at gate to reservoir: through and up on top.GordonAdshead11/03/2015
Parked on main road then easy enough to get to the reservoir then my GPS helped me view the trig point hidden in a back garden. Unable to view the flush bracket.Dugswell231/08/2014
Uninspiring. Typical summit for the North Eastmcbiydw229/03/2014
Easy parking on the main road to the west (appropriately, Hill Top Road) then a short walk to reach as close to the summit as possible. Trig point lost under impenetrable vegetation.moorsman19/08/2013
parked on local road about 300mt away, unable to find a trig point but a very large area of grass which coincides with co-ordinates, not the most exciting or challenging of walks!!!geordie29/07/2013
Did a quick circular of the easily accessible reservoir. Decent views through the trees which are just starting to leaf. Like others, tried to locate the trig but couldn't without peering over people's garden fences. Happy that I bagged the highest point nonetheless.RichieRambler11/05/2013
Didn't find the trig point but wandered around a bit to ensure covered summit.Newton Maximus19/03/2013
when geocahingbroadoak200601/01/2013
A rare covered reservoir you can actually get to the top of. Worth coming here as the views are pretty good.Richard13/08/2012
Parked on reservoir access road, climbed by house on the hill to clear high point on roof. Trig is on north side in either no.s 15/17. Go in winter months when vegetation would let you near to fence to check which!nordicstar20/07/2012
Trig now seems to be hidden behind a fence panel. From the path to the S a few metres of overgrowth leads to the wrong side of the panel. GLS gave 1m away.destaylor23/06/2012
Parked by the "house on the hill" (for sale). Went onto the reservoir then attempted to find the trig in the garden. Unfortunately the vegetation by the side of the path was head - so decided better of it.garyhoney05/08/2011
Must be one of the mose easily accessible reservoirs in the country. The trig point is indeed in one of the nearby back gardens.Father Ted13/10/2008
Parked car on the small road next to reservoir and walked about a bit, couldn't find trig point and didn't fancy looking in peoples gardens!Jhimmy06/07/2008
detchantshirley pbgv20/12/2006
No trig just got as close as possible to covered reservoir.chris creedy30/09/2006
Visited the top of the reservoir for interest, The trig itself still exists its just behind the fence in someone's gardenRhayader_wander17/09/2006
Talked my way into garden to visit trig, took a while.RHW10/09/2006
Highest point is actually on top of covered reservoir. No sign of any trig though I searched and searched. Either demolished or hidden under a huge pile of bramblessignyred15/08/2006
Reservoir freely accessible - the fence is long gone, couldn't find the trig. Highest point on top of reservoir, highest "natural" point probably bulldozed to make way for reservoir! Surprisingly decent views.wheresthepath10/07/2006
Drove up this in the car by accident, didnt even realise it was of any significance!Loz_mck23/03/2006
Dont know when. Did it on one of my many travels when living in Newcastlepdhancock01/01/2006
Never knew this site was of any significance. It is the top of my old school field, so I 'climbed' this many times. (Date is a estimate, maybe a year earlier.)smiffy7706/06/1990
Estimated date. Visited many timesafoster01/08/1979
GaryJones13/04/2019
Ben Rinnes09/10/2018
Christo197907/09/2018
PM29/04/2018
PGCE19/04/2018
justin99915/04/2018
Jacqdaw22/07/2017