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Name:Normanby Top [The Wolds]
Hill number:2836
Height:168m / 551ft
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:Lincolnshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey (CoH)
County (CoA):Lincolnshire (CoA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,1,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:TF 12110 96471
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:162m
Col:6m  SK887739  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 113
(1:25k) 282 284
Observations:very large summit area; ground locally to E and N is lower; ground to c 50m W is about as high; ground to S is obscured by hedge
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Possible higher ground 200m west at TF 119962
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Lincolnshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey historic county top
  • Lincolnshire current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 297 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
8m circular from Walesby, up BW from farm then across field to trig and down by radar tower. No views but pleasant walkJephcote8307/04/2019
From Caister along the viking way and field edges,with Ellie dog.BLACKHILL11/02/2019
Followed hedgeline at side of field to W of the radar. The trig point was on the N side of the hedge at the t junction of hedges shown on the map. Rather than heading back the same way I continued N along the hedge down to the RoW, but this was more visible to the farm to the NW.Wheelsy03/11/2018
With my daughter from the radar station up the hedgerow and along field beyond. Decent views for so little effort.SS22/09/2018
Viking way from Nettletontomd401/09/2018
From SE along hedge rows from radar stationTopographer5705/08/2018
Parked on verge near gate just south west of radar station. Entered field south west of field that contains radar station. Followed hedge line north west, went through gap in hedge at end of field (long trousers advised in summer) to enter the north west corner of the field that contains the radar station. Immediately went through next gap to enter field to north. Followed hedge to south west to the trig point.Danmawr07/07/2018
With Katy via Viking Way .. HazyGeorge Thompson28/04/2018
Fun dashing about here in the moonlight with some quite silly tunes playing on the iPod. Didn't realise it at the time but this was my last M in Region 37.Alex C20/04/2018
Walked from Mount Pleasant to bag the top and then walked along Viking Way to Ludfordraymondwilkes25/03/2018
Entered through a corner off a field followed the hedge row then crossed the field. Trig was on the other side of a hedge row had to use GPS to find it due thick cloudjmistry8619/02/2018
From a field gate to SE, by radio mast. Sign on gate stating no public access.jonglew07/12/2017
From Market Rasen. Footpath up ridge S of Normanby best bit with great views. Approached summit from gate near radar station along field edge. No problems.Mark Jackson27/11/2017
On own. From Market Rasen railway station. Along minor road through Willingham Forest then footpath up ridge past St Peter's Church, Normanby le Wold. Called at Acre House for access permission. No one in so continued along footpath E then followed hedge boundary to summit trig point.Beeliner17/11/2017
Parked on bend just beyond Radar station. Open gate, up RHS of field to the end turn right and across second field to trig. Windy and a bit grey, but extensive views.iangalbraith28/10/2017
7/8M parked 500m south of acre farm through gate then large gap in hedge to the trig, hp could be anywhere.robertphillips21/10/2017
Parked in Caistor and followed Viking Way to near Acre House, over fence/gate and up field margin to top. Returned via lane and Viking Way.dgresty16/10/2017
Bridleway from Acre House, 17 degrees, drizzle, quite pleasant.Wycombe Wanderer25/09/2017
County top reached while walking a challenge event in the area which went passed using the Viking way so popped up the field edge for two fields to reach the trig.WAYNE ROWLETT16/09/2017
From Nettleton. Easy to head up to the trig along the hedge.twg2702/09/2017
GMn with permission from a very nice farmer.Idris20/08/2017
Normanby Top the hard way. Train from Market Rasen to Barnetby and walked back along the Viking Way. A small detour to bag the Marilyn using NGThack's route, and back on the E side of the hedge, as the field had been ploughed. Easy going on the headlands both sides of hedge. The best bit of the walk is from Normanby to Market Rasen, nice paths and good views. The last bit is through a nice forest. The bit from Barnetby to Normanby is reminiscent of Essex hybridised with Staffordshire, and the shiny new mansions would not be out of place in Northern Ireland, but there are good cafes in Caistor and Nettleton. Nettles and thistles make shorts inadvisable, and a machete would be useful when trying to negotiate the paths through maize fields. Warning: dry weather is best; would be somewhat unpleasant and muddy in wet weather. NOTE: From discussion on Facebook: the farmer who owns the fields on the Radar Station side does not want walkers on his land. Use the Acre Farm approach.Gill18/08/2017
Manchester - Hoylandswwine (Hunger Hill) - Humber Bridge - Thornton Abbey - Cleethorpes (for icecream on the prom) - Normanby Top (from Radar Station to trig - raining) - Gainsborough - M1 - then Woodhead pass back to Manchester.briandavies23/07/2017
Climbed up from Acre House & then along field boundary to the trig point.DanMaisieBex20/05/2017
KeithByTheC04/03/2017
On route north, quick stop off 20min walk. From near radio station along field edges...in SNOW! Something been missing most of the year and I find it on one of the lowest Marilyns. Car struggled to get out of Normandy up to hill to the start.N.Morters10/02/2017
Parked at radar station and walked on field margin up to gap in hedge and left to trig. Snowing.mart079710/02/2017
Short stroll from road, could see for miles.Tonyandsue07/01/2017
Day out with the NorthsJack Richards01/01/2017
Train to Market Rasen and walk from there via Walesby and Normanby le Wold. Picturesque especially once on the ridge. Tried to ask permission at Acre Farm but no one in so went anyway from North. Field yet to be ploughed. Trig by hedge.trimarc220/12/2016
Viking Way from Nettleton, then along field edge to trig.Tony J03/12/2016
Parked up at the radar station & walked from there.JohnnyBoy29/10/2016
With K from Acre House. Farmer waved in a friendly manner and drove off at start. Followed field boundaries around harvested fields. Played gig at Old Nick's, Horn castle afterwards.Ashley29/10/2016
En route from Falkirk to Wigan via Melton MowbrayMinto12/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx using Acre farm routenordicstar09/10/2016
From the farm.jenx09/10/2016
Solo. From Acre House and the north to trig point and along hedge to west. Returned same way.pwbellarby27/09/2016
Permission sought & received from Acre Farm: short walk across fields to the trig.Cas-gwent21/09/2016
TD, C & HThis Dog02/09/2016
walk along field edge from south next to radar station. combine harvester driver in field kindly radioed to owner who came by and gave us permission (no right of way). Trig point is on north side of field boundary.keithelliott23/07/2016
From radar station to the South, along hedge? Approach from North looked much easier.PeterD21/06/2016
Parked across road from Acre Farm, in yard of huge green barn. Knocked on door of Acre farm for permission. Knew what I wanted before I opened my mouth. Advice on route & permission readily granted. Along Viking Way until it branches off. Keep straight on along track until due north of trig. Over rickety double gate (hinge end best). Keep to west of hedge line along tramlines through young barley, to trig.ngthack14/06/2016
Parked by Acre House and asked for permission to walk to the summit. Gladly given. Followed footpath from Acre House east to point north of the trig. Then followed field boundary to the summit and trig.geralddavison20/04/2016
As others from road to south near Radar Station. New locked gate on west side of hedgerow so used old gate that opens quite easily and walked along east side of hedgerow then through gap at top of field. Left turn here and a short stroll to trig.David Gradwell14/02/2016
2/12 Long but pleasant day Second of twelve (Wold Newton/Normandby Top/Saxby Wold/South Field/Great Wold/Wooley Edge/West Nab/Idle Hill/Cown Edge/Robin Hoods Picking Rods/Mellor Moor/Eccles Pike)Fergalh23/01/2016
On trip down East coast to do a few county tops - found sunshine after rain and saw red arrowsnickywood109/12/2015
walked from Nettleton villageIanHHill30/08/2015
oh no! - the field is full of barley - but luckily there are tractor tracks all the way to the fence/hedge by the trig point. Note that the trig is north of the hedge - but there are suitable gaps in the NE corner of the field to the south so no need to climb/penetrate. 3 hares seen close to the summit.M3WDD03/07/2015
from the golf ball. cover until the last 10-2om though no one about anyway. room on field boundary to not walk on crops. views extensive though little feature to see. lovely day though.stig_nest24/04/2015
From the radar station, through the metal gate and along hedge, through gap at the top and left to the trig. Approach from the north would have been a much more muddier option.tim74702/04/2015