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Name:Croft Hill
Hill number:17409
Height:128m / 420ft
Parent (Ma):2873  Bardon Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Leicestershire (CoU)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SP 50997 96688
Summit feature:embedded rock c.11m from trig point
Col:84m  SP499960  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 140
(1:25k) 233W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 31 users)ByDate of Ascent
Short walk from layby.rhalstead03/03/2019
From roadside dirt layby (SP 5089 9647).jonglew04/01/2019
I walked up here while geocaching in the area. Super views from the top.Alancache05/07/2018
From SP50899644. A very pleasing miniature.summitsup19/12/2017
From small layby for 3-4 cars to SW. Rocky outcrop seems slightly higher than trig. Impressive hole in the ground!Aye Jimmy07/05/2017
Parked in layby at 50895 96470. It is indeed a very big hole in the ground. Almost sinister.clivevilla04/04/2017
Walked up from a small lay-by to the SW, great views today.Dugswell202/03/2017
Parked up at the church and followed the path at the side of the quarry. Quite surprised by the views from this little hill. Continued around the side of the quarry to the man made hill on the other side.Wheelsy22/01/2017
Second ascent in a week, in company this timeColin Crawford12/01/2017
Delightful stroll and a proper hill after several dull points earlier in the day. Certainly an impressive hole in the groundColin Crawford03/01/2017
Nice mini hill and huge quarryBramley12/11/2016
Lovely little hill only spoilt by the big hole next to it.Ramblingpaul30/08/2016
As for Mark Sims. Nice Hill.arranc14/07/2016
2nd hill of two today on a 17.3 mi walk from Husbands Bosworth to Narborough with Lexi Rue, my partner's Labradoodle, the first hill being Mowsley hill @177m, following footpaths to Bruntingsthorpe, the 'Leicestershire round' to Peatling Magna and Willoughby Waterleys veering off to pass over M1, taking footpaths to skirt the village of Cosby to Croft where Lexi and i stopped off for a drink before taking the footpath that circumnavigates Croft hill. Short but steep climb to top overlooking quarry. Quarry is of epic size. Paths now exist to complete circuit but after climbing to NE summit we dropped down steps to Croft hill road which we followed into Huncote and then Huncote road to Narborough, terminating at the station.Dazingdale19/03/2016
Interesting semi rocky summit, with dramatic view. Climbed on a Sunday, so no worries about blasting.ngthack27/12/2015
Ascended from the letter box on a damp Sunday afternoon. A surprisingly pleasant walk. Seems like an outcast from Charnwood to the north.JohnW27/12/2015
Parked in Stanton Lane. Avoid 13.00 during the week due to blasting. Easy walk up grassy slope from entrance opposite Stanton Lane. Amazing view down into the abyss of Croft Quarry. 10th of the morning completed by 11.00 thanks to early start and good route planning.Campbell Singer04/12/2015
From letter box. Lovely little hill standing on its own.Mark Sims09/11/2015
K Can't get the tune of Bernard Cribbins Hole in the Ground out of my head for some reason. Quick stop parking by the postbox at the T junction below the hill, up the obvious route to the trig point on a rock outcrop on an otherwise grassy summit, which has an unexpectedly huge view in all directions. A lovely little spot.crazy10/10/2015
Space for 2 cars by letterbox. Easy route to top. Great views and of the quarry.PeterD04/10/2015
From letterbox at end of Thurlaston Lane: Style to nice little top.GordonAdshead20/02/2015
From layby and the trig. Goodviews, quarry almost looks like a caldera.Adrian26/05/2014
Come up here a lot for some outdoor running training, lots of steps and short but steep climbs to make it interest - quite a brutal 5k if you're interested. Either way great views from the trig point on the top.Cap_Thunderbolt01/05/2013
This brightly painted white trig can be seen for miles around as it is on top of the only hill in the area. The hill overlooks a nearby quarry and gives grat views of the surrounding countyside. There are no footpaths to the top according to my map but on the ground there are many paths on and around the hill.Father Ted08/02/2004
Andy West23/08/2018
andrew brown10/08/2015
carole engel27/12/2012