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Name:West Harting Down
Hill number:18390
Height:216m / 709ft
Parent (Ma):2909  Butser Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:West Sussex (CoU)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SU 76220 18709
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:80m
Col:136m  SU747195  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 197
(1:25k) OL8 120
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 35 users)ByDate of Ascent
Buriton to Torberry Hill on a hot bank holiday Monday with excursions to Head Down, Oakham hill on the way out and to West Harting Down on the return.Buck26/08/2019
From Oakham Hill, quickly joined bridleways down to Downley Bottom, then up the dry valley in W Harting Down. Easy to HP off the bridleway from the E, needed a little track to get to NW edge but worth it for the views from above 200 m. Looks like it could be muddy- bone dry today after a dry spell. Final Tump of walk over War Down, Holt Down, Head Down, Oakham Hill and West Harting Down, returning to Halls Hill car park.pwheeler25/04/2019
Lovely clear and crisp day, no wind and fantasic thin snowy conditions on the groud, everything looking lovey. Part of a 6 tump, 1 marylin loop.atreides788703/02/2019
On Rowlands Castle to Petersfield walk via Chalton with JSG. Drizzly weather on a humid day, plenty of footpaths hereabouts.JOHNS16/06/2018
Flattish forested summit with leaning trig. Lovely mossy branches plus mist and large regular drips down your neck.Easily accessible from path through open forest- mainly beech.Denise 20/01/2018
Paths and forest tracks from Chalton Down. Summit is a large levellish area in open mossy beech woods. A lot of ground S of the leaning trig is of similar height as ground next to trig. Disturbed ground E of trig is slightly higher. Glimpses of views W through the trees.RichardM20/01/2018
Parked near farm houses, along BW and then FP, before heading direct to trig in the woods. HP might be a short way to SE but difficult to tell. With A.PeterD10/11/2017
A 20 mile circular walk linking 12 Tumps (all repeats) with Lesley and Betty the dog . 3000ft of ascent.Chris Pearson17/09/2017
Third hill of the dayejjohnstone04/06/2017
16 miles in greyness and sleet: Petersfield - Butser Hill - Holt Down - War Down - Head Down - Oakham Hill - West Harting Down - Torberry Hill - Petersfield. Trig is just off path in forest.Mark Jackson11/02/2017
From Halls Hill car park, a round of War Down, Holt Down, Head Down, Oakham Hill and West Harting Down.rhalstead28/01/2017
The wood is well guarded with nettles and brambles!RocksRock03/08/2016
On mountain bike via South Downs Way and bridlepath from Hundred Acres. Trig is still there but is neglected and is in the treestrimarc230/06/2016
Nice walk up along the South Downs Way, very wet underfoot. Trig point is looking a little forlorn in the forest.DanMaisieBex17/01/2016
A lovely warm sunny May Bank holiday Monday with L and Betty (Jack Russell) on a 6 hour circuit. Bluebells and nice open woodland. Up from the south and then around to Oakham Hill on SDWChris Pearson01/05/2015
Parked at Harting Hill carpark (National Trust) and followed the Southdowns Way then to the Trigpoint on West Harting Down.G4TSQ06/02/2015
Trig Point still there possibly on highest point difficult to see in FC woodlandphilhythe01/02/2015
Ticking off some humps/tumps and practicing my navigation, pacing and timings.stevanio17/01/2015
Parking on South Downs Way at Hundred Acres, due N of hill. Short walk on RoW then up through woodland to trig pillar and summit.jonglew05/11/2014
West Marden to Petersfield.Smudge18/07/2014
RHW17/09/2006
Pleasant walk around the countryside bagging trigs on Butser Hill and West Harting Down, Sometime in summer 2005. Always remember the leaning trig on top.DanTrig01/08/2005
doddy15/01/2020
andrew brown02/03/2019
clique16/06/2018
arjh14/04/2018
carole engel01/03/2017
stevent080921/11/2015
Sainesy23/12/2014
pwatson198018/08/2014
griefmiester12/10/2012
Sprog11/04/2012
Adrian27/03/2010
BrianMatthews10/03/2010
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