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Name:Christ Cross
Hill number:2885
Height:261m / 856ft
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Catchment:Exe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SS 96415 05229
Summit feature:trig point on top of wall within hedge
Drop:173m
Col:88m  SS995133  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 192
(1:25k) 114S
Observations:trig point is difficult to find and radio mast compound permits access from only one side
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 235 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Visited as part of a 3m run from Silverton.broser16/06/2019
Passing on route to Okhampton, short detour from mast access track as others. Fresh hedge pruning plus low evening sun you can see silhouette of trig as you approach, but as others go through the two gates just behind the head to gain trigpoint. Marilyn 6/7N.Morters27/04/2019
On the way to the Triggers meet at Okehampton after enduring a three hour horror traffic jam on the M6.NormanW29/03/2019
Quick bag on detour from drive north from Plymouth to Sheffield.lenman05/01/2019
Along access road to the mast. Trig point in hedge is found quite easily by passing through both gates by the mast.Winterfloodian24/09/2018
Trig is accessible from both sides of the mast compound, and seemed to me be higher ground on the west side.Topographer5709/08/2018
From Silverton, drive N along Fore Street. Continue uphill and park opposite Christ Cross signpost. Then as Stormcrow. In July, the beech hedge is so dense that the trig point cannot be seen from one metre away at the SE corner of the compound, but look under the hedge and the trig point is revealed! East, effortless walk in hot, clear conditions.Dartmoorman05/07/2018
Full on expedition in summer conditions with elizyanne through the nettles hanging over the road up to the mastGmacT02/07/2018
Straight forward. Watch out for the nettles and brambles!elizyanne02/07/2018
MCMartin6617/06/2018
Easy walk but not the most interesting.gettingonabit09/05/2018
Trig reasonably obvious in the hedge at this time of year.dal30/04/2018
Parked on the road, walked down a farm lane to transmitting station, climbed into the hedge for summit and trig...jmistry8610/03/2018
Oh Christ. But hey, it's a tick.Gill24/01/2018
Short walk from road to E along extremely muddy track.Tony J22/12/2017
4/8M parked track entrance easy along muddy track to the trig.robertphillips07/11/2017
Echo the last postLongwojo08/10/2017
Crazy roads! Easy ascent!Play2End12/09/2017
Parked at road junction and used track to compound. Stormcrow's comments were helpful, as trig point was not seen until very close. Trig point can also be reached from field on SE side.AlanD08/09/2017
On the way home from holiday in CornwallKate_and_Euan22/07/2017
Nice big field gate c 80 yds south of track.RocksRock22/06/2017
Parked safely on edge of road; coming from Silverton; where the beacon was visible as a thinner part of the hedge. Quick walk along track to clear view of surrounding rolling hills. Easy .Hippy7714/04/2017
Both of usTonyandsue13/04/2017
7/7 Marilyns today. Parked at road end. Trig can be reached from either side (over gate and round from north, through hedge from south).SS04/02/2017
Wet and windy afternoon walk. Easy to find summit and trig.broser01/01/2017
Helpful notes from Stormcrow. Clambered onto the wall next to the trig for a better view.milimana27/09/2016
Second visit as I didn't spot trig point last time. In hedge 32 paces from farm track opposite side to phone masts.rogreeves26/09/2016
TD, C and HThis Dog20/07/2016
Quick stroll up the track from the road.jenx09/07/2016
Repeat with Jenx on way back from the Scilly Isles. Simple enough from road. Trig overgrown in the hedge under nettles.nordicstar09/07/2016
Bit of a non-event Marilyn.Alex C17/06/2016
Short 5 minute walk from road, lovely sunny day. Had trouble finding trig at first as it was completely shrouded by a tree. To help others as you get to the mast there is a gate off the track giving access to the mast and another gate at right angles 10m further in. Walk to the south east corner of the fence surrounding the mast and the trig point is located slightly to the right in front of you on top of the wall that separates the two fields.Stormcrow29/05/2016
From road junction in low cloud and rain. Trig well hidden but accessed through two gates by mast.PeterD14/12/2015
from road junction. trig easy to spot at presentBramley12/10/2015
From road to mastPoolton12319/09/2015
Short walk from usual point. Confusing minor roads in the area.squeegs07/08/2015
Usual approach through twin gate. trig in hedge alongside mast can be seen from road side of hedge. access easier from the mast side. lovely top in late evening light. road to north not passable in a carstig_nest26/06/2015
KeithByTheC10/05/2015
Hardest bit is driving the twiddle fest roads. Glimpses of fine views.mindlessflogger11/04/2015
4/7 Short walk from the top of the road. Trig pillar is hidden in hedge beside mast (2nd of day hidden in hedge !)Fergalh03/02/2015
Trig on wall in hedge. Second ascent.PeteF01/11/2014
TP in dense overgrowth at southern side of transmission enclosure. Found after passing through 2 gates and following the wire fence until a wall was seen. within 2m of TP before it was easily seen.mike.hoult17/08/2014
W Jenx as most before. Parked just off to East and access top via short track. Very good views all round.nordicstar15/04/2014
Parked in the free car park in Silverton, just off Wyndham Road. Ascended via a combination of footpaths and lanes.Sprog15/04/2014
Parked at junction by 259m spot height NW along track & through two large metal gates to access outer enclosure Trig pillar is on section of stone wall in the middle of a beech hedge. (Solo)gerrybowes03/03/2014
Parked near road junction. Set up ham radio station for SOTA in muddy field, an uninspiring summit.G4OBK (Phil)02/02/2014
Accompanied G4OBK (Phil) to summit. Public road goes over the top a few metres down from the radio mast.judy55cat02/02/2014
Jog up from Bunneford Cross in rain and near darkness. The trig is in a hedge, on top of the wall to the East of the mast. Just managed to squeeze in to touch the top.huwthomas24/01/2014
Walked up tracks and lanes from Bickleigh. I walked around the transmitter ibbut didnt find the Trig. Mind you the ground didn't look much hi gher. IT was dark and my head torch cozld not illuminate the dense thicket! I will be back daylight this year hoping to appreciate the views. This was the Eighth ascent of the day. Walked down the lane to Silverton and the bus back to Exeter.Dazingdale04/01/2014
Quick walk up the muddy track. Took a while do find trig went round wrong side and got tangled in the brambles. Did find the trig on top of the wall in the end.isabelle14/11/2013