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Name:Bald Hill
Hill number:5386
Height:257m / 843ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Oxfordshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Oxfordshire (CoH)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top
(Hu,Tu,2,CoH)
Grid ref:SU 72876 95771
Summit feature:ground on path
Drop:125m
Col:132m  SP805005  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 165
(1:25k) 171
Observations:this position is 20m SW of intersection of paths by a telegraph pole (SU 72883 95783); ground 50m to NW on path is as high; note tree cover restricts visibility
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Spot height on path by overhead electricity cables; higher than nearby Shirburn Hill. Possible alternative summit at 17280 Beacon Hill.
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Oxfordshire historic county top
  • Replaced by Hill 5479 Whitehorse Hill as the Current County top in the 1974 boundary changes

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 174 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A quick walk from the CP. With B and R.jenx09/12/2018
A quick stop off on way home, gave us some fresh air. Walked up from Ridgeway path so that gave it a sense of hill!nickywood122/11/2018
Solo. Parked in Cowleaze car park and went for a walk. Strolled around Aston Rowant nature reserve after finding the summit as I had new boots to break in. Another county top completed.Buck29/09/2018
1st of 6 tops (5 tumps) today on Stage 6 of the Ridgeway with Lesley on a route from Watlington to Saunderton. Lesley waited on a concrete block while i headed up a track over the road and onto a woodland track to reach the summit area then did a circular to take in spot height and take another track round returning the same way. Lesley was ok because she was included in a film a guy was making about the Chiltern Hills. We headed over to Lewknor where I intended to carry on to Adwell Cop...Dazingdale26/09/2018
From Cowleaze car park to one of the least memorable HuMPs around. Visited Shirburn Hill trig 730m to the SW for a bit of excitement...Aye Jimmy09/09/2018
ijpowell08/09/2018
Sprog23/08/2018
poppiesrara22/08/2018
mart079714/08/2018
Lewknor to Princes Risborough. Glad I had a POI on my GPSraymondwilkes08/08/2018
.CreakingHiker05/07/2018
.tim74705/07/2018
Circuit with CPgarth8701/06/2018
Muddy.dal13/04/2018
Solo. Muddy!Dangerous Dave18/02/2018
Parked on B4009 Lewknor and walked up Hill Road which becomes track. Returned same way as Ridgeway looked very muddy.Pollyanna09/02/2018
Parked in woods carpark, walked to GPS summit and was very muddyjmistry8621/01/2018
carole engel05/11/2017
peterstanding27/10/2017
Manuel Pereda08/10/2017
malcorbett19/08/2017
Kiltie10/07/2017
Stroll around the woods from the Cowleaze car park, frustratingly indistinct summitmapple29/06/2017
Chester06/05/2017
KC30/04/2017
PGCE08/04/2017
Short wander from Cowleaze Wood car park. Views from the other side of the road.squeegs01/04/2017
Parked in Cowleaze Wood carpark and took a circular walk through the woods to take in the HP. Firecrest and Red Kites seen.JohRvs26/03/2017
walked from car park along the flat past the telegraph poles (which block gps on garmin) to the highest pole near end of track. Not exciting.keithelliott23/03/2017
cgbangert02/01/2017
County top outing, travel to Cowleaze wood not far from Watlington turn left in the free car park and at the end of the track park the car near a clearing.Instead of following the path across the grass follow the wide track towards the telegraph pole which the high point is near.WAYNE ROWLETT11/11/2016
A quick walk from the FC car park. Did the trig point to the S earlier in the year thinking it was the HP.DanMaisieBex02/10/2016
From B4009 near Lewknor, up Hill road a stony track through woods to top. Followed path from nice green clearing to the telegraph pole, then to green for picnic, left my wife Nicola there to pdantically traipse round all high points, then we returned via Aston Rowant nature reserve path, after fruitless search for path to Beacon Hill to check out alt' summit. Someone has put a massive great motorway in the way!!! Had to go to Hughenden Manor NT place near Wycombe - part of the deal for going up a 'Hump', so will have to return another time for Beacon Hill!pdantic24/09/2016
Lovely summer walk in the woods under blue skies, wandering around the top area. Glorious from the bridleway over the road.edmundjohnson23/08/2016
Circular route 9.5 miles.Graeme06/08/2016
Enroute to Farnborough air show. A straightforward wander around the woods..lots of Bear Ghrylls wannabes in these parts it seems.. visited TP too.stig_nest15/07/2016
Tony S11/07/2016
Pleasant wander through damp forest after a genteel day at Henley Regatta. Pity the trees mean there is no view. Red kites, chiff chaffs and great tits .Mainly beech but also oak and pine . Also did nearby trig.Denise 30/06/2016
Short walk from Cowleaze Wood car park. All very level, at path junction under power lines, no views.RichardM30/06/2016
Lionel Bidwell10/06/2016
Susan Bidwell10/06/2016
With K.Ashley20/05/2016
Bug20/05/2016
petey18/05/2016
From the B 4009 near Lewknor at SU 71438 97323 - plenty of parking. Took lane SE past Hill Farm then track up to the plateau through Aston Rownant Nature Reserve. Then paths from car park through beech woods to flat summit area. Solo. Walk continued to Beacon Hill.marktrengove06/03/2016
peter.lyons5715/02/2016
Louise14/02/2016
ajwxyzt14/02/2016
With Katy on way to London. Circuit on woodland paths.George Thompson05/02/2016
KatyT05/02/2016