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Name:Badbury Hill
Hill number:18478
Height:162m / 531ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Oxfordshire (CoU)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Tump (100-199m), Clem
(Tu,1,Cm)
Grid ref:SU261946 (est)
Drop:73m
Col:89m  SU246896  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 163 174
(1:25k) 170W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 33 users)ByDate of Ascent
After Faringdon hill, a short drive to the National Trust car park with Lesley and after validating my card, a short walk through the middle (as the Western section of the ring is clearly lower) then exploration of ramparts.High point likely adjacent large Two-trunked Sycamore. Lovely sunshine today. Lesley enjoyed the atmosphere. Afterwards we headed over to Great Coxwell Tithe Barn which is of a stupendous size. We continued to Chedworth Roman Villa. My Oxfordshire completion tump!Dazingdale08/09/2019
NT car park and fairly interesting circuit of ramparts.GordonAdshead24/06/2019
NT carpark busy with NT folk getting ready for the bluebell season. HP somewhere on E rim of copse. Visited trig across the road too.Aye Jimmy06/04/2019
Free car park. Visited Great Coxwell Barn afterwards (amazing structure!). Solo.Dangerous Dave10/03/2019
Parked in NT car park. High point is on rampartsRamblingpaul28/02/2019
Stopped for an ice cream on a long hot cycle ride and while I was eating it thought I might as well walk to the top.AndyS01/06/2018
Watchfield to Faringdon.Smudge29/12/2017
From the NT car park. Did the trig point too.DanMaisieBex20/08/2017
Hill top has 200m diameter ring mound which slopes gently WSW. Inside is beech woods with extensive bluebells a few just in flower but most still leaves. Oak and sycamore on the ring mound, highest point on E side. Good views S through E to NERichardM30/03/2017
A few hundred easy metres from very busy car park. Sunday walkers in abundance.Campbell Singer26/02/2017
As per Adrianarranc07/07/2016
From car park. Short walk. Last Oxfordshire Tump.PeterD27/05/2016
Atmospheric evening light filtering down through the ancient beech trees on this large ancient hill fort -which commands extensive views northwards over Oxfordshire.Chris Pearson25/05/2016
Easy walk from the carpark. Highest point on the ramparts to the east.Herbert Anchovy25/11/2015
Gorgeous circular beech woodvegibagger27/10/2015
Free Nat Trust car park on Highworth to Faringdon road at Badbury Clump. Highest point somewhere around the ramparts of the hill fork - walked all the way around just ot be sure. Very pleasant hill popular with dog walkers. Good tree cover so cool on a very hot day. Good views from ramparts.Hillsidenick16/07/2013
Visited looking for the trig pillar, walked all over and round the earth works before realizing it was just back E at the roadside!jonglew28/07/2012
in wooded hill fort areaAdrian18/03/2012
While visiting the trig and hill fort.rhalstead22/04/2007
summit on NE edge of hill fort, pleasant view NE. Nat Trust car pk adjacent RHW15/12/2001
Wycombe Wanderer24/12/2019
Ben Rinnes14/03/2019
jimbloomer24/12/2018
carole engel25/02/2018
Fred Windsor15/02/2018
Swindon Bagger07/05/2017
andrew brown04/08/2016
ngthack25/07/2016
stevent080926/10/2013
Jacqdaw16/07/2013
asbown02/10/2009
rbayfield22/08/2009
BrianMatthews21/03/2007