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Name:Compton Down
Hill number:18461
Height:171m / 561ft
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 (100-199m)
Grid ref:SU 76561 14946
Summit feature:no feature: between oak and beech
Col:113m  SU766155  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 197
(1:25k) OL8 120
Observations:levellish summit
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 19 users)ByDate of Ascent
In fading light and across muddy field from Compton village square. HP is in between two mature trees. Lights glow from Langstone Harbour and owls call.Denise 14/12/2019
Footpath from Compton in fading light. High point midway between large Beech with tallest shooting seat i've ever seen and a large Oak.RichardM14/12/2019
First of 3 on afternoon walk from Compton. Up and round Compton down then back to the village before Apple Down including a diversion to the church in Up Marden then Telegraph hill and a return to Compton. Sunny afternoon, using the many bridal and footpaths.Buck17/08/2019
From road to north, along ROW then on track into field and HP near dodgy looking high seat. With A.PeterD10/11/2017
Via woodland paths from SW. Lots of deer. Number 3 of 5, Windmill Hill, Chalton Down, Compton Down, Telegraph Hill and Apple Down. Bus from Petersfield to Queen Elizabeth Park, bus back from Compton to Petersfieldtrimarc202/11/2017
A 20 mile circular walk linking 12 Tumps (all repeats) with Lesley and Betty the dog . 3000ft of ascent. Same route as last time with one bfw then rotting stile among nettles into summit treesChris Pearson17/09/2017
Second half of today's walk up from Compton. Then followed footpaths round to the west and then north of the summit and back to Compton via the B road.JOHNS29/04/2017
Circular from Westbourne along Sussex Border Pathejjohnstone12/02/2017
Roadside parking due N on minor road. Near enough direct line S to top. HP on field margin by pheasant OP.jonglew02/02/2016
From NNE, stile into copse, flattish summit. Misty morningRHW24/01/2016
A lovely steep climb up rough pasture from the east -then one fence & more pasture to summit wood (stile over fence) to summit on far side by high shooting seat. Red Arrows flew over on their way to Goodwood Festival of Speed.Chris Pearson21/05/2015
Lovely bit of open downland again great viewsphilhythe01/02/2015
West Marden to Petersfield.Smudge18/07/2014
Date unknownAdrian01/01/2000
andrew brown02/03/2019