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Name:West Down
Hill number:18158
Height:165m / 541ft
Parent (Ma):2896  Lewesdon Hill
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Dorset (CoU)
Catchment:Piddle & Frome, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:SY 82570 81660
Summit feature:no feature: ground S of covered reservoir
Drop:47m
Col:118m  SY811811  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 194
(1:25k) OL15E
Observations:flat summit area
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 16 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in Durdle Door car park. 7 mile walk taking in Hambury Tout, West Down & Chaldon hill. Lovely walk until the hail storm arrived.fosal2927/01/2020
Thorbard11/01/2020
4:30am early raid. Drove up to the transmitter station, followed by a careful zigzag route to avoid damaging the corn crop in the field to the top.DC11main30/06/2018
andrew brown20/08/2017
Parked to the east of the cross roads around SY 83625 81630. Then a stroll along track then field to explore summit and former trig site near covered reservoir with Smudge.Dugswell230/10/2016
With Dugswell.Smudge30/10/2016
Fairly flat topped field of grass. Pair of covered reservoirs at summit. The field is marginally higher just to SW of reservoir enclosure fence but could be due to ploughing. Fine views, a low mist creeping in from the NE. Walked up from boat anchored in Lulworth Cove. Typically, we've chosen a w/e when the range is closed to the public so failed on Bindon HillRichardM12/03/2016
Denise 12/03/2016
Parked at SY 82872 81587, then across pasture/silage field. HP seemed to be a little S of the covered reservoir compound.jonglew11/11/2015
Parked easily to SSE. Paths then summit in arable field.destaylor30/12/2014
AndyS14/06/2014
Arable field, top just outside artificial reservoir compound.Adrian13/04/2014
stevent080929/03/2014
CXB27/12/2005
RHW26/09/2005
keayp0101/01/1980