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Name:Ladle Hill
Hill number:18380
Height:232m / 761ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Hampshire (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Test, Thames
Watershed:Greater Thames Estuary, Land's End to Dover, Dover to Cape Wrath, The Solent
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SU478567 (est)
Drop:41m
Col:191m  SU489565  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 174
(1:25k) 144W
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 35 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Watership Down I followed the Wayfarer's Walk to Ladle Hill. A gate gave access to the hill fort, which I walked all around. I returned to White Hill car park via the Wayfarers Walk.Sprog20/02/2019
Pleasant stroll along b/way from road to east with easy parking .Mark Sims17/01/2019
Lovely walk up from Beacon Hill car park with Pete Doyle. On to Watership Down.Dangerous Dave26/11/2018
Kingsclere (bus from Basingstoke) - Cottington's Hill - Watership Down - Ladle Hill - Beacon Hill - Sidown Hill - Caveley Hill - Kingsclere.Mark Jackson20/10/2018
On route from Kingsclere to Beacon Hill via Watership DownMickeyfinn08/04/2018
Delightful stroll from road to E.dal16/03/2018
Approached from east- where easy to park on verge. A grass- covered hillfort with ditches and embankments in flower- filled meadow. HP is on embankment.The evening light highlighted the rings of the nearby Beacon Hill. Approach includes attractive lane of old beech and crossing land apparently owned by Andrew Lloyd Weber.Denise 19/09/2017
Along bridleway from where lane crosses Down to the E - good parking on verge. Hill top has low bank and ditches, great views including Beacon Hill on far side of A34.RichardM19/09/2017
Ample parking on road between Ladle Hill and Watership Downijpowell08/09/2017
From north at sunset.Wycombe Wanderer27/12/2016
From the east, good views from hill fort.PeterD13/11/2016
A 6 hill,15 km jog/walk circular in 2:50 from Old Burghclere. After Watership Down. Lovely low afternoon sunlight giving great colours to the leaves and distinct red colouring to the bodies of red kites flying low overhead. Here is 'perhaps the best known of all of the unfinished hillforts in Britain' which has apparantly been invaluable in helping archeologists understand the methods employed in the creation of Iron Age date univallate (single bank and ditch) enclosures.Chris Pearson12/10/2016
Over Watership Down and onto Ladle Hill. Good view pointtrimarc208/07/2016
Walked from Beacon Hill car park on a circular route along the Wayfarers Walk from Watership Down hill fort not as impressive as Beacon Hillphilhythe15/11/2015
Three Legged Cross to Kingsclere. Surprised how quiet the area was on a sunny summer afternoon (perhaps locals were all at Ascot).Smudge19/06/2015
Cottington's Hill, Watership Down and Ladle Hill from car park on B3051.rhalstead15/03/2015
Climbed from Beacon Hill car park, via Old Burghclere.DanMaisieBex16/11/2014
Grassed earthwork (pasture), nice hillfort (+AT did Watership Down). From E, PRoW, parking at start.RHW08/04/2012
From car park on W side A34, Beacon Hill, Watership Down then this hillfort on return.jonglew07/01/2012
Maisie's first hillclimb,with Grandma & Granddad for a picnic. She got a blister! Alas, no photographic record.DanMaisieBex01/03/2011
Easy road side parking to east. Did Watership Down from same place. Picnic under tree afterwards with MillieHillsidenick18/07/2007
Came up here regularly when we lived in Kingsclere. Probably our favourite walk destination. Unfinished hillfort with decent chalk grassland and splendid views. Indicative date.Herbert Anchovy01/06/2002
Many visits. Date approx.Chimp01/06/2002
clique21/10/2018
ngthack17/08/2017
Swindon Bagger21/05/2017
andrew brown11/05/2017
Jacqdaw07/09/2014
Hillsidenick07/09/2014
pwatson198014/07/2014
AndyS20/04/2013
ajwxyzt08/04/2012
Adrian30/01/2011
stevent080901/01/2009
BrianMatthews28/12/2004