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Name:Blow's Down
Hill number:19206
Height:212m / 696ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Central Bedfordshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:TL 03447 21404
Summit feature:no feature
Col:164m  TL030208  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 166
(1:25k) 193
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
Still sunny for my walk up from Half Moon Lane.Dugswell225/02/2019
1st of 4 Hills today and this an 11 mile walk from Dunstable to Leighton Buzzard. I was hung-over from being nourished with Wine at my Airbnb in Luton so overshot the Jean's Way stop so had to walk back (after stopping at a local establishnent for R&R ie breakfast) then easy walk up via footpaths to explore the vague grassy top. Nice view of the Two trees in the cereal field to the East. Descent Sw and then through the urban strees of Downside heading for Dunstable Downs...Dazingdale13/01/2019
Nice little hill and bullocks. From end of Half Moon Lane.bevandy11424/12/2018
Up from parking at end of Half Moon Lane-nicer than expectedMark Sims04/10/2018
Dunstable guided bus (Jeans Way stop) - Blow's Down - Warden Hill - Telegraph Hill - Great Offley bus stop.Mark Jackson07/05/2018
Leagrave to Luton.Smudge01/01/2018
Ample parking at the end of Half Moon Lane. Straight up.Campbell Singer22/11/2017
Indistinct flat rough grass top, close to town and much used by dogwalkers and apparently humans for many years. Nearby area to South covered by contour of similar height in ploughed field looked lower. Parked in residential streets to N and followed footpath up under buzzing electrical supply cables.Larks singing but murky views.Denise 15/11/2017
Park in Dunstable and ascent of blunt grassy ridge, access land. Overcast but cloud lifted from summit.RichardM15/11/2017
From end of Oakwood Avenue as PeterD. Highest point vague, in field of long grass and no flowers...Aye Jimmy12/11/2017
As for PeterD.arranc14/10/2017
Easy up from Half Moon lanenordicstar11/07/2017
From estate to west.rhalstead23/04/2017
From end of Half Moon LaneFred Windsor04/04/2017
From end of Oakwood Avenue where there is space for 2 cars.Path leads straight to top. HP just off the path to SE. Re-completion of UA.PeterD03/11/2016
Same route as others from Half Moon Lane. Train to Luton, Then bus route 31 to Dunstable. Found a better way back to Luton Station using much faster buses on guided busway.trimarc207/10/2016
With Wendy. Same route as others. My satnav puts OS high point just off path very near to a solitary tall bramble.ijpowell02/09/2016
From W as per Gordon. Hp seems just S of path but rather level. Field to S does indeed look lower, will leave it it unless surveyed equal or higher as is local to me. Sunny Fri eve enroute to the Alps. Central Beds re completedRHW05/08/2016
From small car park at end of Half Moon Lane. Directly to top on well-worn grassy track. Top is a fine grass and wild flower meadow. Flatish so a definitive HP not easy to pin-point.jonglew04/08/2016
Small cp at end of Half Moon Lane. Grassy track to summit past SSSI viewfinder. Nearly tripped over a pair of lovers in the long grass near summit. Cent. Beds recompleted.ngthack24/07/2016
Approach from car park to SW, lovely short stroll to top which could be anywhere, so I wandered about a fair bit before satisfied it was done. 2nd tump of day doing two new ones after Burnham Green earlier on first day of long summer hols from teaching.pdantic04/07/2016
Path straight up from corner to W: wet grassGordonAdshead26/06/2016
The six figure grid reference can't be more than 10m from the summit. Deep grass so actual high point impossible to determine.andrew brown24/06/2016
Nice meadow above town. Also went into cereal field to south but is a little blower.Adrian23/06/2016
A surprisingly large 47m prominence for this overlooked new tump, which I spotted hidden amongst 'map clutter',rising steeply above Dunstable. A local nature reserve with grassy paths,(dog walkers and joggers) and a rich grassland meadow summit. The Blow's Down nature reserve website claims 135 bird species have been recorded here (plus one escaped budgie!) I ventured south into crop field / prairie and followed tractor tramlines to investigate possible high point but think its in the accessible open long grassland at N end of hill.Chris Pearson08/06/2016
Completed ridge-edge from Luton to Dunstable a couple of times - the views over the 2 towns are great if you like townscapes.ChinnockC01/03/2014
Swindon Bagger12/06/2018
Colin Crawford06/08/2017
David S30/12/2016