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Name:Boldon Hills
Hill number:5540
Height:93m / 305ft
Parent (Ma):2714  Burnhope Seat
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
County/UA:South Tyneside (UA)
Catchment:Tyne (Newcastle), Catchment Boundaries, Wear
Watershed:Tynemouth, Wearmouth
Class:Tump (0-99m), Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:NZ349602 (est)
Col:34m  NZ335590  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 88
(1:25k) 316E
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  • South Tyneside current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 54 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Ran from Hylton Castle Road and up onto the ploughed field. Difficult summit to determinemadaddo09/10/2018
Parked in Kingsway Rd to east off Hilton Lane. Across grassy open space then into woods towards pylons.Campbell Singer22/05/2018
AJ's route, which begins just south of the Sunderland sign on Hylton Lane. Large boulders guard the gravel track. A few scratches and nettle stings incurred whilst trying to find the marginally highest point by the light of a rather good sunset.Nick Down117/10/2017
As per AJ . No crop worries.Mark Sims10/05/2017
Same as AJ, gravel track then path up once past end of perimeter fence. HP in open area with trees.PeterD08/04/2017
Followed Aye Jimmy's route - good find :)the_adam25/10/2016
As per AJ. Wandered about in long wet grass trying to establish exact high pointBramley25/08/2016
From Aye Jimmy's start point - excellentjimbloomer30/07/2016
2/7 Second of seven (Mickle Fell/Boldon Hills/Strawberry Hill/Rombold's Moor (Ilkey Moor)/Weets Top/Abbot Hills/Black Hill) Long 4 hour slog through rain for this one.Fergalh09/07/2016
From SE & up gravel track. Thankfully van was not burnt out when I got back to it.ngthack26/02/2016
From SE, good track S side of resr to end of resr fence then path thru brambly grassland. Level summit with spot ht in arable field, knoll at field edge at former trig pillar location, and bush to east. In dark straightforwardRHW11/12/2015
Parked on the south east side and 354599. Followed the gravel track past the rubbish and piles of burnt out material. Is this really a 'top'? Continue up the side of the reservoir fence and head towards what appears to be the high points. Solo.bolton02/09/2015
From road to east. through large 3' high winter wheat fields.arranc24/06/2015
From Hylton Lane to SE at NZ 3535.5996. Easy walk along gravel track beneath pylons to end of reservoir fence, through gap onto open heath with paths. No need to go near crops.Aye Jimmy27/05/2015
Parked by gate to reservoirs. Don't try to go through the compound its fully fenced. Went through crop fields. Awkward one.simon and co21/05/2015
From West Boldon via Downhill Laneafoster18/04/2015
Parked on Hylton lane at SE corner of reservoir complex. Could easily have driven up track running W, but glad I walked it as there were several vans sorting out the electic pylons; good path to summit.GordonAdshead11/03/2015
From Brockley Whins Metro via West Boldon, then back to East Boldon Metro. Easy access via the road to the north-west.Richard14/09/2014
Parked next to electric substation then walked across the stubble field to the summit.Dugswell231/08/2014
Along path just south of the reservoir and through what remains of the fence. Several paths to the top which is just rough ground. Good views of the Nissan plant. No sign of anyone else but it was only 2 degrees and 11 o'clock in the morning.Newton Maximus20/03/2013
Parked next to reservoir, went through open gate and to top of compound. Hurdled fence and ploughed through rape seed in field, so much for rough ground! Estimate of top due to crops.nordicstar20/07/2012
Parked easily beyond power lines to NNW. Then cycle path to the 'gap' in the fence - irrelevant really as its onto open pasture. Then several paths to top. Urban regeneration probably - all VERY safe and secure.destaylor23/06/2012
Parked next to electric substation and followed field edges up to the top, got soaking wet legs! Should have took the path up from the south but this felt more adventurous!Nick22/06/2011
For once the reservoir is not the top-most point!signyred28/02/2011
Parked on Hylton lane and field edge to high point,no burnt out cars and all very quiet,not bad views at all.asbown14/03/2009
I parked on the edge of the Downhill estate to the south east then took path south of the resevoir before heading north onto the rough ground. It all looked very peaceful today.Father Ted16/10/2008
There's a path to the south of the resevoir that leads to the open ground. As said, This estate has a bad reputation for teenage vandals and lots were drinking beer on the east side of the road. Mountain Bikeable.Jhimmy31/05/2008
Park in field access and walk round edge of field up to mast then across field to overgrown field at highest point watch out for rocks hidden in long grass.chris creedy30/09/2006
Park on Hylton Lane. After dodging burnt-out cars & gangs of hoodlums, squeeze through gap at SW end of radio mast compound. Walk up field edge to high point. You can see the sea from here, whilst wondering if your car is being vandalised...wheresthepath08/07/2006
long time ago as childFrank08/07/1970
Martin R25/04/2017
carole engel31/03/2017
Dave Geere18/12/2016
andrew brown06/05/2011