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Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:2776
Height:286m / 938ft
Parent (Ma):2583  Great Mell Fell
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:NY 52127 31378
Summit feature:SW corner of tower in clearing
Col:143m  NY504313  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5N
Observations:trees restrict view
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 190 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From 521309, a good path and then about 100 yds after the bend a direct path to the summit beacon. Shame the litter louts gather there. Solo in rain.bolton26/06/2020
Short walk up from top of town, took path beside Caroline's Cottage, winds up through trees to the summit. Impressive view to Lakes, some other directions now obscured by trees but a grand view of Lowther Castle.nickywood113/06/2020
From Penrith Station via Fell Rd. Nice little hill with good views into Lakeland.bevandy11420/03/2020
A day in Penrith A nice walk to this odd spiky tower Views a bit hazyChinnockC06/03/2020
With B.jenx04/02/2020
With B and R.jenx02/02/2020
From my bed and breakfast in Graham Street. Great views from the top which has a tower and a toposcope.clivevilla21/10/2019
With family enroute to a week in the Lake District.benalder28412/10/2019
Permissive path from the south. Crossed forestry NUP notice. Nice wooded hill, in 30 minutes I encountered 11 adults, 3 dogs, a toddler on his dad's shoulders and not a trace of any ongoing forestry work, so ripped notice down on way out.Topographer5728/08/2019
Walked up and back from Premier Inn via path at corner of Fell Lane and Beacon Edge. I hour round triptrimarc216/07/2019
Parked to the South on road NY521309.David Evans20/04/2019
Lovely short walk, bit steep up but not long. Great walk down and we saw a deer.Debconlin13/04/2019
Approach from S. Quite pleasant with some views.ger07/04/2019
Parked on residential street to South -Beacon Edge and followed well used path which zig zags up through mixed woodland to summit. In clearing there is a red sandstone tower with high class graffiti and cut mark and bolt by door. Topograph. Recently felled trees give good views over lakeland fells, with snow in gulleys. Extremely peasant evening stroll, birds singing... spring is coming.Denise 18/03/2019
With Bryher, first but not last time in 2019nordicstar11/01/2019
100th ascent in 2018 (243rd in total) With Jacqui from home in Penrith. Views so much better in 2018 since some of the summit trees have been removed. On a clear day views to Northern, North-Western, Eastern and Far Eastern Fells (and Ullswater)Hillsidenick21/11/2018
Dawn run up the track from Fell Road/sign Caroline’s Cottage.N.Morters26/10/2018
extra hill after skiddaw walk solo from beacon edgecolinfielding30/04/2018
With K and RM. Quick up and down from road to S.Ashley02/04/2018
The usual route from just west of the junction of Beacon Edge and Fell Lane. There is now an excellent view of the Lake District from the summit, following recent tree clearance work.mae228/02/2018
A new year trip up with a Bryher taking the cemetery path route, lot less muddy, back down the MTB trail.nordicstar02/01/2018
A New Year’s Eve trip up, interesting watching the Penrith MRT out practising on their local patch. With Jenx and Bryher.nordicstar31/12/2017
Nick's 100th ascentJacqdaw30/11/2017
Nice walk up through woods from Beacon Edge/Fell Lane junction then to tower- shame no real view.Mark Sims16/11/2017
Parked half on wide pavement 70yd W. of the Fell Lane/Beacon Edge junction at 521309. Up wide track through woods & about 120yd after hairpin bend took steep narrow path up to summit tower. (S)gerrybowes04/11/2017
with Nick, Tom, Henry, Emma, Jacob & OscarJacqdaw24/10/2017
From Beacon Edgehillsman05/10/2017
Visited on drive between stays at Keswick and Staveley. As others, from Beacon Edge. We cut the top zigzag on the way up, using informal paths. The topograph is of little use, though returning using the main path, there was a small gap in the trees through which the fells and the foot of Ullswater could be admired. With Pete.pwheeler03/10/2017
More direct up through the woods by a narrow path.jenx02/10/2017
Out for a walk whilst parked up in Penrith for the night, up via golf course and straight back down.Chipstertrain16/08/2017
Up from Beacon Hill on sandy track. No views due to foliage-it's a shame as the views from Beacon Edge are excellent. With Oscar.catman10/08/2017
Walked up from Beacon Edge on good track. 1GL bolt on the 1719 beacon at the top. ***1 Aug 2018 re-ascent: With son and grand-nippers.jonglew28/07/2017
With Jenx and Bryher. Up from the road by shortest line, track through woods, then out to SE following the access lane to masts having crossed a gate in woods. Looped back around bottom Southern edge of forest to start, nice circuit.nordicstar08/07/2017
From Fell Lane/Beacon Edge.summitsup07/04/2017
Main track circuit and summit 4.7 km and 90 m of ascent. Cold Easterly but fine.iredale06/02/2017
Wintery wanders with Bryher and Jenxnordicstar02/02/2017
Dash up en route to bagging few more repeats in 2016nordicstar05/12/2016
Had 2 hours in Penrith before my train so decided to nip up this one. Pity there are no views of the Lakes from the top (trees) but a nice walk up on a good path. Obvious route up from S is obvious although there are shorter, steeper short cuts.Mark Jackson27/10/2016
What a contrast from my previous beacon of the morning (16092 Whinfell Beacon) - warm, sunny and autumnal forest. Its a great walk on the permissive path. A sort of view from the top through a break in the trees - perhaps those who put the toposcope on the summit 20 years ago could come back and do a bit of trimming. it is all private woodlands and, according to the notices according to section 31 of the Highways Act (1980) affixed to many of the gates and fences by the 'Special personal representatives of the 7th Earl of Lonsdale (Deceased)' even if you are dead you can still make sure it stays that way. Stick to the permissive path.M3WDD25/09/2016
As others from road to south, parking half on pavement at NY 52073 30989.David Gradwell16/09/2016
with renee good path from beacon edge.robertphillips29/07/2016
Parking on minor road opposite start of permissive path directly to the south. As others have said shame you can see nothing for all the trees!Fisky Boy12/07/2016
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke12/07/2016
By the main footpathjenx08/07/2016
The road Beacon Edge was really busy when I was there, so parked just down Fell Lane, where it felt much safer. Easy paths to beacon at summit.Minto28/04/2016
With Joe,Jill, Matthew, Greta and Mag. Date is only roughly correct. A fine day with good views. Need to open vista from viewpoint orientation table or else the plaque will be redundant.iredale01/09/2015
Repeat Visit with L before Race The Sun marshalling. Staying at Uni accommodation at Newton Rigg ( the event centre)Chris Pearson27/08/2015
Lovely hill for a Saturday stroll. 1 year old daughter slept most of the way up then enjoyed a wander on the top.familybreeze15/08/2015
walked from home with Nick, Emma, Jacob and MillieJacqdaw03/08/2015