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Name:Ros Castle [Ros Hill]
Hill number:2317
Height:315m / 1033ft
RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
County/UA:Northumberland (CoU)
Catchment:Aln, Catchment Boundaries, Tweed
Watershed:Tweedmouth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:NU 08104 25319
Summit feature:no feature: heather
Drop:222m
Col:93m  NU069161  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 75
(1:25k) 340
Observations:ground is 8m from trig point on far (west) side of wall
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 312 users)ByDate of Ascent
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Parked in forestry car park at the bottom of the road, should have parked on the road near the path to the summit as would have saved us the journey up the road and the path to the summit is better than the one following the wall. However if we had we would have missed out on my return journey through the forest and around Hepburn crags. Didn't know this was a Marilyn, so didn't climb the wall to the true summit sadly and my conscience won't let me bag it either.thejackrustles18/03/2020
Bagging the trig.BigJ05/11/2019
After Lindisdarne, Lesley and i visited St Cuthbert's cave. I elected not to climb the tumps nearby, instead we headed to Ros Castle not realising it was a hill. I parked on the verge and took the easy path up to the Trig then climbed over the wall for the summit in the heather. I climbed back over the fence where it had crumbled and took a narrower route down nearer the wall, mainly sheep trods. Great views of the Cheviots. My 1st Northumbrian tump!Dazingdale02/10/2019
With Minnie from verge parking, easy to follow path steep in places to Top/Trig/Mini castle topographs, mostly cloudy but warm & dry, good views.apricorum27/09/2019
Straight onto steep road climb from Hepburn Car Park, before seeking the “peak”. Absolutely worth it. Views were amazing. You literally can see (with binoculars) at least 4 Castles from the top of Ros Castle. Recommend going on a clear day just for that. We added an extra walk past Heldon Crags and a steep, rocky climb down from there into a pleasant circular walk through Hepburn woods. A good 8 mile walk. Enjoyable.SueVinny14/09/2019
Parked on grass verge to the south and took the path straight to the top. Lovely clear views in all directions, great dry path too.Eggletina05/09/2019
A lovely spot at dusk.summitter22/08/2019
Parked at highest point of road to S, plenty of parking on grassy verge. Good views. With Kath.CJM29/05/2019
With K and RM easily from South. Big reward for little effort.Ashley21/04/2019
From car park and up path from top of the road.bevandy11405/04/2019
Third visit, on the way to Kay HillColin Crawford23/03/2019
Parking on side of road to S. Path leads through heather, but starts near the 257 spot height rather than neat the wall as shown on the OS map. High point appeared to be on other side of wall to the trig point, which necessitated clambering over the wall using the topograph built into it as a shelf to sit on.Wheelsy04/01/2019
From Hepburn car park on cool,clear day.Excellent views.With Lily,Oscar and Bridget.catman03/12/2018
With Grandma,Catman and Oscar.lilyrosieives03/12/2018
With Bridget,Lily and Catman.oscarrosie03/12/2018
With Lily,Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge03/12/2018
Self, Peter and dog.Invicta1407/10/2018
With GeraldRob Pen y Garn30/09/2018
G RIdris30/09/2018
JEBUisdean2529/09/2018
Parked at summit of road beyond the national trust sign where a path starts. Which is readily followed to near the summit. Wall is easily jumped to reach summit.raffemeister14/09/2018
Short walk from the road to summit parked by National Trust sign. Use the track slightly higher up the road rather than climbing right by the wall - it's a much better trod. Can see the Chillingham wild white cattle from over the summit wall if good zoom on your camera.nickywood103/08/2018
Nice easy stroll and great views from hill fort.twg2718/07/2018
Up and down en route Edinb to Ldn. Hazy but clearing to hot. Blaeberries starting. Rounsfell29/06/2018
Called after doing Hedgehope Hill and Comb Fell on way back to Alnwick. Parked at Forest CP and walked up road in twilight then up to hill top in dark. Lots of lights in view in all directions. Head torch was useful.IanHHill02/11/2017
An easy stroll on a good path from near the top of the road (good parking). Superb views, and even better once you climb over the wall to the real summit.Gill05/10/2017
With Inez.clashcityrocker20/09/2017
From roadside.. a trot up and a run down.. took the view that having done 2 marilyns already and with a biggish ascent to come up Housedown Hill I could get away with the cheat. Superb views. The highpoint in heather but you get the impression the whole top area has been modified by the hand of man.stig_nest12/09/2017
Parked in Chillingham and walked down lanes to forestry car park and took steep path to fort. Nice path over to lane with good path to summit. Returned via lanes.dgresty29/08/2017
Easy route from parking at 079 250 (open access land marker post)Cas-gwent18/07/2017
There are two paths up this hill - one very overgrown and best avoided. The other from the Access land WM post at NT081249 - well walked (wish I'd know that before my ascent)carole engel18/06/2017
From minor road at bottom.ChrisR01/05/2017
Took an interesting road from the A1 signposted Chillingham that took me right by the hill. Briefly thought about parking on the verge near the main ascent but decided that was cheating too much. So drove down to the Hepburn forestry carpark and walked up the hill via the road. Followed the official path to the summit. Was muddy and slippy with very poor visibility and often the path became a stream. I had a laugh at the top where it indicates what you can see because I couldn't see more than 10m in front of me. Descended via the wall which was very steep before heading off to Housedon Hill where the weather improved dramatically.NorthernWayfarer07/02/2017
Chatton to Wooperton. Revisited via the Chillingham Wood permissive path before heading off S then E across Hepburn Moor.Smudge10/12/2016
Hepburn - Ros Castle- Hepburn Moor - Quarry House Moor - Cateran Hill - Eglingham Moor (and trig - 215m) - Longside - Berwick Moor - Cateran Meadows Moss - Blawearie - Old Berwick Hepburnbriandavies22/10/2016
From Hepburn car park. NT access land, good track to top. Returned to CP via interesting crags.jonglew09/10/2016
with H, Mum and Tess. excellent viewpoint. easy roadside parking. H's first English Marilyn !niallp06/10/2016
in snowy weather, trig, topograph, memorial to Sir Edward Grey Foreign Sec 1905-1916Denise 29/04/2016
Quick up and down from roadside between March showers.rhalstead26/03/2016
A good short walk& SOTA activation with Dave G3TQQ completed just before darkness fell. Earlier we had done the more challenging Cheviot.G4OOE03/03/2016
Up and down from the car park at Hepburn. As with Long Crag earlier, wind picking up but beat the rain.SS07/02/2016
Parked in Hepburn Forestry Commission car park and walked up road before turning right alongside wall then follow obvious path up fairly steep but short ascent to summit. Can see Bamburgh Castle and Farne Isles beyond from Ros Hill viewpoint.SteveSmith10/12/2015
With SteveGinaSmith10/12/2015
Started at the National Trust car park and climbed the hill from the road, across to the reivers trail and down via Hepburn crags.smamum07/09/2015
2mFM Radio Activation SB-009. Easy walk. Difficult VHF.Petem0hqo21/08/2015
Parked on minor road to the south and up and down good path. Not many easier Marilyns.AndrewFinnimore19/06/2015
From car park at picnic area to SW at NU 07167 24806, taking an off-road route via the fort. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/another-surprise-five.htmlGayle28/05/2015
#500! Quick up and down from 08058 24910.tim74730/01/2015
. CreakingHiker30/01/2015
from high point on the road easy bag.good views all round.robertphillips16/01/2015
Parked on grass verge alongside minor road to the south – Up good path to trig point – Climbed over the wall to reach the summit which lies a few metres inside the grounds of Chillingham Park, close to where the 19th century trig point used to stand. Watch out for the wild cattle! (PM)gerrybowes05/01/2015
From the road to the south and up the distinct path to the trig point. The actual summit appears to be over the wall in the heather. With GB.bolton05/01/2015
Quick up and down, nearly dark by than. the mist came down so we couldn't see the castles.tallblond08/11/2014
Whilst on a family holiday in northern Northumberlandalistairpooler28/08/2014
Short hop after walking near HarbottleAndyC20/08/2014
Short walk up from the road to the South. Extensive views from the top.PaulH11/08/2014
Must be one of the easiest Marilyns. Nice little hill - great views all round (except for the 28 wind turbines to the east).Crib Goch30/07/2014
from summit of road to S 15 mins. Windfarm is shockingThearlaichdubh29/06/2014
Completed as a warm-up for the Cheviot round. Easy up/down, good views.martin_hall06/05/2014
A night ascent. I was on my way home from a Scottish trip. Started at 9 pm the sky was clear and full of stars hardly any light pollution other than the distant glow that must have been Tyneside.thenomad25/02/2014
Parking to the south alongside the road. Short, not too steep ascent.moorsman22/08/2013
started on Hepburn Moor, over the top, went north east ish and through Ros Hill woods down to the road and back to the cargeordie09/08/2013
Parked in Forest car park at 073248 and walked up road and then N to the top. Then walked to iron age fort at 074247 for fine views and then followed over grown right of way south to the bronze age cairn and abandoned farm at Blawearie. Then up to Old berwick iron age fort with WW2 lookout posts and the best cup and ring marked rock in England. Walked back to 077241 where we dropped down onto the forest walk and back to the car park. Recommended walk but the overgrown moorland path could do with more traffic.mindlessflogger02/08/2013
4th/5 for day around the Cheviot. A great viewpoint on a nice clear day. The path is not in good condition, an evidently well informed party who had just ascended when I arrived were wearing wellies.Topographer5727/02/2013
Very nice hill rising from a lovely heather moor. Path up by open access sign to side of road.simon and co21/08/2012
Aged 8 weeks, with Mum, Dad, Nana and Grandad. On to Paxton House for lunch afterwards.fraser22/07/2012
Solo run.amswanston06/07/2012
Nice dayandying15/01/2012
A fantasic panorama from the top.JohnStoneham01/09/2011
Parked on grass where road levels out after steep hill (10:05) and path leads across heather to gate into wood. Steeply up faint path outside wood boundary to site of old camp at top; memorial to Sir Edward Grey. Dry; fair view.dbb11/08/2011
Walked up through the forest commission. Lovely views from this summit. Company: Louise Desbottes and Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes14/03/2011
Solo192112/08/2010
Super little hillG4OWG08/05/2010
from road - good viewsgigglejon23/03/2010
For such a small hill this is fantastic. Great topograph lookout at the summit.simocity17/05/2009
Walked up from the road to the south on a beautiful late October afternoon.Father Ted15/10/2008
Lovely hill. If you park at the carpark down the road to the West you have to walk up the road. If you drive further up the road you can park OK where the road comes out onto the moor.destaylor11/02/2008
W Jenx, but three times b4 when living in Alnwick. Short up from roadside parking. How many castles can you see?nordicstar27/08/2007
Climbed during a business trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne.Man of Kernow117/07/2007
SOTA activationIan G7KXV19/09/2006
An easy 'bag' but a little beauty of a hill.signyred15/08/2006
Short ascent, but a great little hill with excellent views. Experience ruined by the astonishing number of insects that assailed us on the hill.wheresthepath09/07/2006
Me Ruth sand Gill whilst walking around Chillingham - very boring end to route via roadcloin06/06/2006
Short easy walk from parking to S.Aye Jimmy21/05/2006
Revisit. meml on trig and another on toposcope nearby.RHW14/04/2006
Walked up from the picnic site to the SW. Good views with snow underfoot.garyhoney02/01/2006
Operated ham radio from summit making 12 contacts.G4OBK (Phil)25/06/2005
With Phil (G4OBK)judy55cat25/06/2005
petey19/06/2005
Short walk from the road following the obvious pathSJ08/06/2005
top 1 of 3 today.Dugswell207/05/2005
Roadside Marilyn - utilised the small road to the south - sheltered by the wall and summit for a short while.chinnock13/02/2005
Parked on the minor road and did a circuit along this topChinnockC13/02/2005
The easiest hill around! Loads of parking off road on single track road, just south of summit. Great views. Saw Holy Island and coast.Jhimmy28/12/2004
Easy from road with familyPeterD28/08/2004
From road summit.Eddie27/06/2003
From the top of the Hepburn Moor Rd- with Mom, determined to go despite a bad hip and Pete, who had cycled from Seahouses. Rapidly improving weather gave us a view of cloud lifting off The Cheviot.pwheeler07/03/2003
A short and sharp climb from the road crossing Hepburn Moor. yorkie17/11/2002
Galltywenallt23/06/2002
Short pull up through the heather. Mind the Chillingham cattle over the wall.Walker Dan06/04/2002
No NT car park yet on WDP up 220' through heather and around to right and a few steps to top. 9.45. My 800th Marilyn.arranc05/08/2000
Date is first visit. Notes from later...easy path to summit, wide view. road pass immed S of summit RHW10/09/1999
Straightforward ascent from road.JohnW06/03/1999
With Lesley after Housedon Hill on way back to Sheffield after the Edinburgh Festival.Chris Pearson25/08/1997
with VivJohnIvor24/03/1996
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