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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, Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,CoH,Cm)
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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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 200 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
21.1km run: Beacon Hill, Adwell Cop, and Bald Hill.maclrc08/03/2020
Figure of 8 walk through Cowleaze Wood and Aston Rowant Nature Reserve.prwild22/02/2020
Rockdoctor09/02/2020
Bigmiggy23/01/2020
davefh20/01/2020
Tom Mundell11/01/2020
Trekking toes11/01/2020
arjh08/01/2020
ARC03/01/2020
Parked Watlington - Looped along the Ridgeway and up alongside M40 to get to the higher ground .D SID04/12/2019
Worst mud we've had in a while, but also it's been raining almost non-stop for weeks and weeks. Would definitely like to come back to the area when it's a bit less sodden. HP is basically indistinguishable.sjb23/11/2019
20km walk around Cowleaze Wood.atreides788716/06/2019
A short walk from the car park to the junction by the telegraph poles. A good walk around to try and ensure got exactly the right point. A very popular spot with dog walkers.andrewcoles02/06/2019
Tony J06/05/2019
On own. Easy short walk from Cowleaze Wood car park to grassy open area at junction of paths with telegraph pole. Spotted a woodpecker high in the trees drumming and a red kite carrying a twig for nesting material. Very peaceful.Beeliner22/03/2019
From the muddy and pot-holed CP along the muddy track. 15 minutes there and back.Newton Maximus08/03/2019
beckybags26/02/2019
A Peckish26/02/2019
Clach Liath16/02/2019
High point of the historic county of Oxfordshire. Worked in Cambridge and drove to Oxfordshire after work.peter_tun18/01/2019
Clachaig10/01/2019
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
With Jenx and Bryher to the same telegraph pole. Better light this timenordicstar12/09/2018
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
Ben Tindal01/04/2018
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