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Name:Beckley Hill
Hill number:17396
Height:141m / 463ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Oxfordshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:SP 56218 10597
Summit feature:no feature: ground S of hedge W of wood
Col:94m  SP585070  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 164
(1:25k) 180E
Observations:flat summit area
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 30 users)ByDate of Ascent
Bagged from jct of Sandpath/New Inn Rd, through woodland S of fence to avoid barbed wire fence. The hill looks like a hill and has great views, but they are from the village or Common Rd. The HP is deadly dull so have a stroll down Church St for the view over wild Ot Moor.pwheeler11/11/2019
3rd hill of 6 today and the 3rd hill of a 4 tump, 18.3km traverse from New Headington to Islip station, climbing Shotover Hill and Red Hill, the on fp past Forest Hill village onto lane, bypassing Stanton St. John then N on Salt lane, using verge of wood to access theoretical high point, recording 140m @ SP 56205 10598. The crops looked just as high if not higher so I explored the land there too, recording 140m @ SP 56234 10640, near the 141m spot height. I made my way back to the verge to continue on the verge parallell to New Inn road then turned West beside Common road, climbing over a fence to get onto the actual road, then following the Oxford Greenbelt Way en-route to Woodeaton Hill...Dazingdale07/07/2019
From the E using same approach as DD.Aye Jimmy23/03/2019
Parked at junction between New Inn Road & Sandy Lane. Followed fp running SSW to woods, then through woods to summit at field edge to south of hedge. Solo.Dangerous Dave10/03/2019
Headington to Oxford Parkway.Smudge18/11/2018
Approaching from the RoW to the East, it's a short walk through golden beech woods to the indistinct Hp at the hedgeline. The OS SH is to the N of the hedge but the field to the S was 0.5m higher. Fields either side planted with new crops.Denise 09/11/2018
From the E through beech woods to expansive levellish hill top. Ground on S side of hedge is higher than the N side by ~0.5m.RichardM08/11/2018
Just gone sunset. In the field next to the wood.vegibagger22/10/2018
From west. Over fence, around field edge and into field.Herbert Anchovy09/04/2018
Train from London. Walk from Islip Station using Oxfordshire Way. Growing crop in field so stuck to edges.trimarc209/04/2017
Out and back from Beckley village hall.rhalstead28/02/2017
Along fp from south, past wood and over bwf and along field edge. Gap in hedge to access marginally higher field to west. Dead sheep at summit. Looked ready to burst!Campbell Singer26/02/2017
A rare moment of drama happened here in 2010 when the top of the nearby tall Beckley transmitter caught fire and daytime tv was lost (no great loss some would say?). Reports don't say how the fire brigade dealt with this interesting challenge. (just let it burn out I guess) At the N foot of the hill lies the unusual OT Moor wetlands - an incongruous combination of a SSSI wetland and an MOD firing range.Important enough for the M40 to swerve around it.Chris Pearson17/02/2017
as per PeterD. Small gate from road and headlands around to HP.arranc16/08/2016
Around field edge to HP.PeterD27/05/2016
Easy access to the wood from the PROW, don't know if this is private or not. Summit is at the far side of the wood, could be anywhere round there.Swindon Bagger16/01/2016
Difficult to be certain of highest point with Abney Galltywenallt27/09/2015
Possibly the world's most boring hill. Summit area also contender for stoniest field with a crop in it.ngthack01/09/2015
Circular walk from Beckley Church to Horton-cum-Studley. Picked this up on the return. From Sand Land, field boundary then into young barley crop for HP.jonglew21/06/2015
Parking on verge on Newton Lane to north. Along enclosed path south then fairly easy access through edge of wood to summit. Dull.Hillsidenick23/01/2014
sunny day, field edge.Adrian11/01/2014
arable field, no view, no difficulties (in Dec). cross filed from rd/fp jct RHW15/12/2001
Wycombe Wanderer24/12/2018
andrew brown13/04/2016