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Name:Ashurst's Beacon
Hill number:16778
Height:172m / 564ft
Parent (Ma):2829  Billinge Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Lancashire (CoU)
Catchment:Ribble
Class:Tump (100-199m), Clem
(Tu,1,Cm)
Grid ref:SD 50090 07928
Summit feature:ground by SW corner of tower
Drop:59m
Col:113m  SD517038  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 108
(1:25k) 285E
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 66 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked to the South in car park SD500077David Evans30/03/2019
Woodland car park due S. Short walk on a RoW to the beacon - also a trig intersected station.jonglew26/11/2018
From CP at SD500076. Intrigued by the valley of the R Douglas when crossing on M6 so broke the journey to explore a little.summitsup04/08/2018
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2856818476 Walk with mum and dog - very easyshriver15/07/2018
Short walk up from cp on Beacon Lane on good woodland path.Campbell Singer31/05/2018
Ashurst's Beaconkeithouk25/02/2018
2nd hill of the day on a route from Wrightington to St. Helen's bus interchange, having climbed Harrock Hill I took the Track South to High Moor then Parbold Hill with viewpoint and topograph, SE on verge of quarry to Leeds and Liverpool canal to Lees Lane then South and SW; i lost footpath so just took line through trees until found it again to emerge at top with tower. Circled it and checked ground in the vicinity. Disappointing to see crisp packets littering the ground but otherwise lovely spot. Descent onto Beacon Lane stopping at the Prince William pub for a coffee before continuing on permissive path through the golf course and then through Beacon Country park, continuing to Billinge Hill North top.Dazingdale17/09/2017
On way home from ikeaLongwojo04/09/2017
With Rachelbardolph30/03/2017
Easy 5 minute walk up trail from car park.Paul Clarke27/10/2016
Walked up to look at the beaconAlancache03/10/2016
With Bridget.catman31/01/2016
Short walk from car park on muddy path.No views today.With Catman.rosiebridge31/01/2016
Should have gone 2 days later mart0797. Beautiful day & great view.ngthack23/12/2015
Short stroll from car park on muddy paths. Late in afternoon so dull,also windy. Views on a clear day would be worth the visit.mart079721/12/2015
From car park , short walk to top. Good views.PeterD11/10/2015
On MTB with Simon from his place.John Lee20/04/2015
On MTB ride with DadSlee18220/04/2015
Easy from car park. Odd looking tower o top.ijpowell28/03/2015
Done. No commentAimless Rambler03/03/2015
From Dangerous Corner, much mud and barbed wire along pathsNorthender15/01/2015
Nice walk 9 milesnasinclair10/01/2015
Car park to SE below road and short muddy walk. Plaque on beacon and indicator nearby.Aye Jimmy20/11/2014
Melling Mount, two Billinge Hills and this one for a bagging tour of Lancashire today.Lou28/03/2014
LDWA Beacon Bash. Also in 2013, 2012, 2008, 2006 & 2005.ADT16/02/2014
As per Bramleychrisbien26/09/2013
From Appley Bridge via Atherton's Farm. Great views from the top if you don't look at Skelmersdale.Jake99401/10/2012
Short walk from car park to tower - great viewsBramley06/04/2012
Ashurst's Beacon 172 metres high and a P59 hill. The beacon once formed part of a relay league stretching from Everton Brow above Liverpool to Lancaster Castle, which was in place (though unused) during the Anglo–Spanish War of 1585. The current structure dates from around 1800, when local landowner Sir William Ashurst decided that a more permanent beacon was needed for the oncoming Napoleonic Wars. Photo on Geograph.Dugswell213/01/2012
From car park to south at SD 50036 07694.David Gradwell03/01/2010
pleasant popular summit, fine albeit urban view W. fp from car pk W side of rd RHW22/11/2002
Called in on drive home to Sheffield from Southport visit to parentsChris Pearson17/07/2002
visited when my sister Fiona lived nearby in Ashurst Skelmersdale. 35th anniversary of JFK assassination.vegibagger22/11/1998
Date estimated. One of our earlist walks together!ianandbarbara01/09/1988
jimbloomer05/06/2018
GCW01/06/2018
carole engel11/02/2018
mae04/12/2017
Wayne Mac16/11/2017
malcorbett07/05/2017
GaryJones01/04/2017
Martin R28/03/2017
mcbiydw214/02/2017
PM15/01/2017
Stormer12/11/2016
marraneth26/12/2015
andrew brown07/10/2015
Mark Sims26/06/2015
softsquare16/01/2015
GordonAdshead23/08/2014