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Name:Bowsey Hill
Hill number:5561
Height:142m / 466ft
Parent (Ma):2909  Butser Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Windsor and Maidenhead (UA), Wokingham (UA)
Class:Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:SU 80654 80254
Summit feature:no feature: ground 5m from fence of covered reservoir compound
Col:87m  SU821804  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 175
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  • Wokingham current county/UA top

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From Ashley Hill following Chiltern Way through Warren Row. Higher ground within reservoir compound on Hatchgate Lane 50m NE of Bowsey Manor entrance, but most likely man made. Went for high point 5m from lane along SE reservoir boundary.SteveSmith05/07/2020
Climbed from Warren Row with Ashley HillRockdoctor28/06/2020
Parked in Warren row and used the Chiltern way up through a lovely wood returned the same way and then continued onto Ashley hill. Two and half miles in an hour a great walk.WAYNE ROWLETT28/06/2020
Pleasant, if muddy woodland walk including Bowsey and Ashley Hills. HP small mound just outside reservoir fence.maclrc22/02/2020
HP just outside small reservoir enclosure, near track, on open woodland on a showery windy day. Ground covered by copper- coloured beech leaves.Denise 15/02/2020
Circuit of woodland and field paths including Ashley Hill from Knowl Hill on a grey and wet afternoon, plenty of mud around. High point a low mossy bank in beech woods at SE corner of resr. enclosure. No views.RichardM15/02/2020
From Warren Row by footpath. After a very wet December bridleways in the Chilterns did not appeal. In fact, the route running along the ridge was an old road still with its hard surface so I returned E along it and took the first fp L back to Warren Row. Lovely sunny light through the bare trees- and some views on this 50min walk on a day too good to miss. The obvious walk is to combine with Ashley Hill but I wasn't thinking about Tumps back when I bagged that Hump.pwheeler23/12/2019
Walked both Bowsey Hill and Ashley Hill as part of circular walk. Fairly easy walk even in the mud and rain.jarmin4515/12/2019
2nd Tump of 4 today and continuing from my Wargrave island exploration up on nice paths including Chiltern Way (Berkshire loop). Road further on appears as high as pointed out by other baggers. Continuing for Ashley Hill from the South. Wokingham U/a completion.Dazingdale21/08/2019
2nd walk of the day, a 6km loop for Ashley and Bowsey Hills.atreides788716/06/2019
On own. From Warren Row up paths through deciduous woods to summit next to fence of covered reservoir compound. There is a 9' high wire fence on the other side of road as a new housing development seems to have been started.Beeliner22/03/2019
Circular walk: Knowl Hill, Bowsley Hill, Ashley Hillcallumorr10/01/2019
Nice woodland walk from Warren Row. Back same way then up to Ashley Hill. Solo.Dangerous Dave24/11/2018
Parked outside the church in Warren Row and climbed Bowsey Hill after an ascent of Ashley Hill. With JT.Sprog25/10/2018
Nice walk through the woods albeit a little muddy under foot.Ramblingpaul26/12/2017
Delightful autumn woodland. From Warren Row.Barbara Singer16/11/2017
Gorgeous autumn colours. A golden brown carpet through the beech trees from Warren Row. One could try a sneaky drive up the road from the north but you would miss a delightful forest stroll.Campbell Singer16/11/2017
Wargrave - Bowsey Hill - Ashley Hill - Fultness Wood Hill - Marlow. Lots of woodland and a relative lack of good views but a decent walk.Mark Jackson17/07/2017
Overcast and very humid.RocksRock15/07/2017
From Warren Row. Pleasant stroll up through woods.Bramley29/11/2016
Started near the A4 and came up past Lot Farm. The top is uncertain but I'm going for somewhere between the houses and the reservoir. Now in the Dewdrop Inn for fish and chips!Nick24/09/2016
Easy now to bag summit of Ashley Hill then a quick dash to bag the black trig on a quiet Friday morning then off to Bowsey Hill.Dugswell209/09/2016
Cycled over from Marlow, discovered that you can't cycle all the way along the Thames Path and had to detour up a private roadr.ashwell07/09/2016
Parked near the telephone box in Warren Row. A pleasant wood walk of just under 30 minutes return. Solo.bolton24/05/2016
Short stroll from Warren RowSteveG25/11/2015
From South via Bear Lane - good mountain biking areatrimarc223/11/2015
3/8 Third one on Bad weather day so county tops bagging for the day, (Park Lane/Ashley Hill/Bowsey Hill/East Burnham Park/Pavis Wood/Whitehill/Bow Brickhill/The Slipe)Fergalh24/10/2015
From Holly Cross.ngthack25/08/2015
A nice walk up the Chiltern Way through woods from Warren Row which is the site (somewhere?) of a former secret regional command nuclear bunker, built during the cold war. This was tasked with running the London region if London and its government had been destroyed by a nuclear attack. Sobering. The site chosen was originally tunnels dug into the chalk and used as an underground aircraft components factory during WWII. Today it has become a protected storage facility operated by a security company. (source: wiki). Quite what this means..?Chris Pearson14/06/2015
From a covered reservoir to the south, but could have driven to top from NW. HP seemed to be a little south of another covered resr, around the area of a house named Hilltop.jonglew03/06/2015
High point appears to be either on road or close to reservoir fence.PeterD14/05/2015
High point other side of road from fenced area? round trip with Tash combined with Ashley hill. V.nicepigerg09/05/2015
As RHWGordonAdshead22/03/2015
With Chris Cutler and Trampvegibagger21/01/2015
Drive by on tarred road from north. 14.00.arranc16/11/2014
En route home from Tony and Andy's weddingbri&dave27/07/2014
From Warren Row, up through beech woods along the Chiltern Way. Should have worn my wellies.Newton Maximus04/05/2014
same as Simon and Co!mcallmar16/03/2014
Drove up and parked outside the reservoir (ignored the no cars sign). Very nondescript.simon and co27/01/2014
Saw 2 deer on the way from Warren Rowsqueegs28/07/2013
Decent road to the top.chrisbien27/04/2013
From Knowl Hill a circular walk around Ashley Hill and Bowsey Hill in the snow.rhalstead23/01/2013
From NW, by NE corner of small covered resr.RHW01/12/2012
Twin top, Bowsey Hill and Ashley Hill. Parked by chapel in Warren Row and ran through some mud the berkshire loop or Chiltern Way. Agree nr houses as high, back to WR then via Pudding Hill lane to woods and steeps to Ashley Hill top. Walked around house compound, may have spied trig? Ran back to start. Good outing.nordicstar24/10/2012
Walked up from Warren Row.JohnStoneham02/09/2012
Can parking next to the top by the Reservoir and houses at High Knowl Wood. But we walked from Warren Row through the woods, which was very pleasant. Easy parking near church in villageHillsidenick02/09/2012
walked with ashley hill on the way to winchestermr bounce02/09/2012
Wandered around near the reservoir and houses. Interesting area and gentle walk up from Warren Row on a mild January day.Father Ted15/01/2011