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Name:St Ives Bay Sands
Hill number:17866
Height:70m / 230ft
Parent (Ma):2886  Carnmenellis
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Cornwall (CoU)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Tump (0-99m)
Grid ref:SW 56936 38925
Summit feature:SE end of short ridge
Col:32m  SW572395  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 203
(1:25k) 102
Comments:Ground at 72m spot on 1:25k lost to quarrying
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 22 users)ByDate of Ascent
From dunes car park. Lot of area is private - why ?Mark Sims20/12/2018
Top of a sandy ridge stabilised by marram grass with great views over dunes and beach on warm sunny evening. We could not see the similar height dune marked on the OS map as a spot height but could see another potential HP of similar height to the NE. The next day we ascended this from Gwithian Towans carpark and our GPS suggested both that it was of similar height and that there was a col with drop greater than 30m, so this may be either a new tump or a relocation. This hill was accessed from road side cemetery parking in Phillack, then footpath and across dunes, partly on a campsite, partly access land. Quiet at this time of year.Denise 20/10/2018
Roadside parking at SW 5713 3884. Vehicle track then up onto the dunes. Possibly another 70m+ dunes tump round here at SW 58022 40448, approx 1.9km NE - checked out the following day.jonglew20/10/2018
From Phiiack on track NE then path at SW 529 386 accesses grassy dunes, public access. Superb area of extensive dunes. High point at the SE end of narrow ridge of fine pale sand stabilised with marram grass. No evidence of the high ground mapped 400m to the N. but a high dune 2km to the NE appears at least as high if not higher.RichardM20/10/2018
Parked in car park to north on a wet afternoon with no one about. Up dunes to HP jsouth of reservoir.PeterD20/09/2018
evening walk from Hayle, by water reservoir. lots of campsites, private houses, holiday chalets as well as a disused sand quarry in area. Horses roam the dunescjo18/06/2018
Parked on road by church. Left the road at right angled bend to follow RoW heading ENE. Second RoW on left (as shown on 1:25K map) gives straightforward access.mae20/03/2018
Car park closed early Sun a.m. so walked up access road. Summit shown on 1:25k lost to quarrying: HP is S of covered resr and easy to access; also visited summit E of car park, which is much lower.RHW05/04/2015
with Sharon on the SWCPLou07/03/2015
Loggans Moor to Hayle. As PeteF found, the HP seems to be just S of the reservoir compound. As well as brambles, getting sand blasted is an unpleasant aspect of this terrain when windy.Smudge13/02/2015
Highest points seemed to be at SW5659039360 (72m) and SW5710439202 (73m), but highest appeared to be near reservoir at SW5693838924 (82m). 72m spot height registered lower on the GPS than these. But then it is a sand dune! Difficult terrain, lots of spiky bushes/brambles.PeteF26/10/2014
NT working holidaygarth8725/09/2014
Possibly first done in 2000.BobHancock01/04/2010
Spent many holidays as a teenager at one of the campsites backing into the dunes and used to go seeking out the highest points. Quite easy to get lost wandering around this fantastic place.Jake99401/08/2003
Blen Cathra01/08/1998
Camped on the adjacent camp site. Site did not admit single sex parties so SW Coastal path walkers were excluded. Taking pity on them my wife and I acquired about 20 children that evening! Don't miss the Bucket of Bloodmoorsman10/08/1996