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Name:Danby Beacon
Hill number:16870
Height:301m / 988ft
Parent (Ma):2832  Gisborough Moor
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Whitby), Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:NZ 73607 09279
Summit feature:base of tall metal beacon on tumulus
Drop:68m
Col:233m  NZ711110  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 94
(1:25k) OL27N
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 58 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Grand tour of Beacon, Toposcope and TrigBramley22/04/2019
Ice on road meant we couldn't get up to parking by beacon, instead car parking opposite site of old radar station at 731096 and walked up road.CreakingHiker30/01/2019
Bagged after visit to NYMR. Easy winRamblingpaul11/05/2018
Cool and sunny.Dugswell225/11/2017
A bank holiday stroll. Golden Plover and Wheatear in evidence.mrs_ts701/05/2017
Easy drive up after visiting Siss Cross Hill. Visited beacon, trig point and viewfindercitygent12/09/2016
Summed up perfectly by ijpowell's log as '100% satisfaction for zero effort' as we too drove across the vast lonely moors up to this fine viewpoint. Looks like perfect cycling country on lonely moorland roads with steep climbs up and down into the green valleys.Chris Pearson28/07/2016
Great views.berksbantam14/07/2016
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Nice easy roadside trig with a lovely viewpoint and beacon. Busy wee spot with plenty of parking.thejackrustles09/06/2016
Fancied a walk (!), so came up from Oakley Walls Farm. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave05/06/2016
With Jo, Danby Beacon and trig. Weather; cloudy, light breeze, mild, good visibility.amblerbob20/08/2015
Lovely drive up to the beacon from the valley. Great views and interesting summit. 100% satisfaction for zero effort.ijpowell04/06/2015
We parked about 10m from summit with our pasties :) then Joe, Tom and me bagged the top. Great views all around from up here.fnem26/05/2015
By roadhead. Trig and indicator as well as the 'beacon' itself - an ornate metal basket on top of a twenty foot metal pole.Aye Jimmy20/05/2014
Easy parking and a 30 second walk!moorsman06/04/2014
Drove up to the top with Liz, who waited in the car while I ran to the beacon itself.DanHolme31/08/2013
Circular walk from Lealholm.Good views.With Bridget and Oscar.catman06/01/2013
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge06/01/2013
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie06/01/2013
Trig bagging expedition: Pike Hill Moss, Danby High Moor, Danby Rigg and Danby Beacon.DanTrig01/09/2011
Parked on road verge at NZ 73617 09253. Visited tumulus, view indicator and trig pillar. An easy bag to be sure but they aren't all like this, nor should be!David Gradwell27/10/2010
Trig, Hill and Cache. Not much walking involved.Walker Dan10/10/2009
With Tony, Sophie and Nic. Cycled Glaisdale-Lealholm-Danby Beacon-Danby (Danby Show!)-Glaisdale.zoob12/08/2009
trig S4255vegibagger16/05/2004
pleasant summit, fine & popular viewpt, toposcope. rdside summit RHW28/09/2002
LDWA Cleveland 100.ADT30/05/1993
during Esk Valley Walk,from Castleton to Grosmont with Linniejoseph mitchell09/08/1989
Walked and cycled past when youngerbrandybordeauxblank
Tricky02/07/2018
Andy West28/04/2018
malcorbett15/04/2018
AndyS13/04/2018
Lucky08/04/2018
maknipe08/04/2018
Kendall27/01/2018
kathmedwards27/01/2018
jimbloomer22/06/2017
Martin R24/01/2017
PeteN25/11/2016
kitp17/09/2016
mae13/09/2016
GordonAdshead11/05/2016
A W Bryan04/10/2015
Phil M27/10/2013
carole engel29/04/2013
ngthack27/12/2012
asbown27/01/2012
Edwin Gradwell27/10/2010
Alan Caine28/07/2009
Rowan04/04/2003