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Name:Painswick Beacon
Hill number:17272
Height:283m / 928ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Gloucestershire (CoU)
Class:Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:SO868120 (est)
Col:207m  SO881129  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 162
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 72 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Very pleasant amble up side of golf course from the south. Fine view point.Aye Jimmy17/06/2019
Detour from Birdlip to Painswick section of the Cotswold Way. One of the few places on this stretch with a view as most of it is in woodland. Nice hill fort though, despite the golfers.milimana16/02/2019
Plenty of parking just nw of bend. Pleasant stroll up over scorched golf course. Great views.Campbell Singer17/07/2018
Stroud to Stonehouse. Popular Sunday walking venue - no golfers about but added hazards of radio controlled toy car & airborne drone.Smudge25/02/2018
Quick up-and-back from road to south with family after visiting the delightful Prinknash Bird & Deer Park. My daughter still had a big grin from feeding & stroking the deer, and despite being busy at the top, the views from this hill put an equivalent grin on my face! Certainly some of the more unusual golf holes I've seen though... almost like full-size crazy golf.wheresthepath30/07/2017
From minor road to south-fantastic viewsMark Sims20/07/2017
5/5 (Symonds Hall Hill/Stinchombe Hill/Cam Long Down/Crawley Hill (Hetty Peglers Tump)/Painswick Beacon)Fergalh07/06/2017
Bagged as YSM533 Painswick Hill. Last one of the trip and a steep but short walk up to a fantastic viewpoint. Absolutely 53 YOSMs, 108400 Fitbit steps, 948 miles, at least 15 different HeartFM stations (the Wham and Michael Jackson fan club station), probably at least 10 counties, 2 lovely pub lunches, several additional trigpoints, a handful of caches, a few gyms, pokestops and Pokémon and still no Lapras and 1 bottle of lovely scrumpy, a great trip!thejackrustles25/04/2017
Dawn trip; fantastic viewsDC11main12/04/2017
Sunny April stroll with the family :)AngiLala08/04/2017
From ramblers car park to South.eyesofthenorth17/09/2016
Cotswold Way.peter4lc08/09/2016
My 1000th Tump on a lovely cold, clear day.Alan Caine19/02/2016
There is a turn off the A46 marked Painswick Beacon. The top is covered by a golf course which has several holes within the earthworks of the hill fort - wouldn't be allowed now I think.clivevilla20/01/2016
From Painswick along the Cotswold Way to the trig point on the ramparts at the summitMariana Trench06/09/2015
Nice summit with trig point on the ramparts of a hill fort. Watch out for the golf balls!Swindon Bagger21/08/2015
Great hill fort.Adrian11/04/2015
A great spot for a walk on a sunny day with Alex Cameron.Dugswell230/03/2015
Parking on Sanitorium Rd to NE for a round of 3 tumps: Painswick Hill, Nut Hill and High Botheridge. Good views over Gloucester and Cheltenham and surrounding hills on this jumbly mess of a hill with golf course built into it.jonglew19/12/2014
Lots of parking to the south and then a short walk accross a golf course. As I did the Cotswold Way in the late 80s I've presumably been near here before but have little recollection.Herbert Anchovy13/11/2014
Circular from Painswick, up to the beacon, along overly busy minor road to Edge, onto Cotswold Way around Scotsquar Hill to Ring Hill trig, then on to viewpoint then towards Bird in Hand and along minor road to pick up the Cotswold Way back to Painswick.DanTrig01/03/2014
Date not correctdunx200501/01/2014
Walked from Cranham Corner to see the hillfort.thesweetcheat15/03/2009
On Cotswold Way walkHillsidenick17/04/2008
While visiting trig from Cotswolds Way.rhalstead30/09/2007
Part of the route on the Cotswold Challenge walk which I have now walked 5 times.philhythe29/09/2007
v fine hill fort, fine view, easy ascent. park on minor rd to S RHW12/05/2000
random date done sometime in 70's, 80's or 90'svegibagger01/01/1999
Several visits, mostly for orienteering.JohnW11/07/1998
Unusual to climb a hill five years to the day after the previous visit.David Purchase20/04/1996
On Cotswold Way - unsure of dateruthatlast01/01/1993
on C Warranc25/05/1991
Short walk from car parkPeterD15/04/1990
Andy West17/10/2019
Fred Windsor14/02/2018
andrew brown09/11/2016