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Name:Clipper Down
Hill number:5387
Height:249m / 817ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Buckinghamshire (CoU)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SP 96525 15105
Summit feature:trig point with National Trust plaque
Drop:123m
Col:126m  SP939128  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 165
(1:25k) 181
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Short stroll through wood to trigBramley28/08/2019
On a bimble with Suzannedc9623/06/2019
Out and back from Tring station via Down FarmRichard08/06/2019
With CP and BTgarth8712/05/2019
28km Loop from Studham in damp but not altogether horrible conditions.atreides788703/03/2019
Climbed while attending a nearby CITO eventey up me duck28/10/2018
2nd of two hills on the 8th and final Stage of the Ridgeway walk with Lesley, having climbed Aldbury Nowers,this was a longer out and back from the trail, near Steps Hill, a permissive path leads to a minor lane that was followed to the woodland then straight through the wood to the Trig with plaque near the corner. Embankment a few metres away is slightly higher next to tree. Quite atmospheric. I took a picture of the sheep all huddled together just over the fence. Ground in field checked but appears lower. Returned to Lesley and we completed the Ridgeway trail but then continued to Cheddington for our honmeward route via Milton Keynes and Birmingham new Street stations to finish at Long Eaton.Dazingdale28/09/2018
Solo.Dangerous Dave17/02/2018
Trig with NT plaque at the corner of golden- leaved beechwood plantation next to watertanks and sheep pasture. HP may be boundary embankment close by.Denise 14/11/2017
From the SW over field with group of very dark almost black deer. Dull, damp and uninspiring.RichardM14/11/2017
From car park to W. Large track to end of fence, then R, then up through wood and across pasture. Trig with NT plaque at grotty spot in corner of wood.Aye Jimmy12/11/2017
Easy walk through the wood, which had very little undergrowth.JohnW01/10/2017
W Jenx, Bryher, Mike and Angie. Up from Aldbury on the Icknield way, along past monument and trig and from Clipper Down farm cut across to top, continued to the much better summit of Ivanhoe Beacon with views, back on over Aldbury Nowers to startnordicstar10/07/2017
Nice countryside walking.jenx10/07/2017
Bagged as YSM178 Clipper Down. Best time of year to visit this trigging as wood full of bluebells. Trig in corner of woods beside field with the wee lambs. Very busy today due to the bluebells and good weather.thejackrustles23/04/2017
With mum and dad. Pleasant weather, nice and unfrequented.Wycombe Wanderer26/12/2016
After a 1.2 km stroll around Dunstable Downs, decided to do a variant of a favourite walk. Easy to park by Crawley Wood and bagged the Hump, then The Coombe, Gallows Hill, Ivinghoe Beacon, above Incombe Hole, Duncombe Farm and back to the road from Duncombe Terrace. Lovely, clear day.The main variant was walking through the wood to the summit- never thought of visiting it on the at least 5 previous walks past the wood. Exemplary management for access on the downs and the Ashcombe Estate.pwheeler01/10/2016
7.00 on a misty morning I encountered a magnificent stag in the Wood. We stared for a while until he leapt the fence and bounded away. Wood is clearly well used, complete with expertly built children's den. Shame the area around the trig needs a bulldozer.ijpowell01/09/2016
A shy neighbouring peak(?) to the much worthier but lower Ivinghoe Beacon which I also jogged up and is popular with model aircraft enthusiasts and (a bit higher)with Easyjet flights on their final descent to 'London' Luton.Chris Pearson08/06/2016
With K. Access easy. Nice bluebell wood.Ashley20/05/2016
Roadside parking to the NE and a clear path through the small area of wood to the trig point. Not sure if this is public but no fences or signs.Swindon Bagger24/03/2016
Short walk from road to trig in corner of wood. Shame the good views are back at the beacon.PeterD21/03/2016
Easy walk from Ivinghoe Beacon car parkr.ashwell07/02/2016
An afternoon’s walk with the kids on paths surrounding the area. Trig point easily found.bgalon24/01/2016
Trig nestled in SW corner of the woodlands with national trust metal symbol inlaid into the cement of the pillar.vegibagger01/09/2015
As part of a walk from Tring Station to Aldbury Nowers, Ivinghoe Beacon and back via Bridgewater Monumenttrimarc230/07/2015
Late spring must be the time to visit. The floor of the beech wood is a mass of bluebells.Newton Maximus03/05/2015
With SteveGinaSmith02/04/2015
Bus from Ivinghoe to Dunstable then 10 mile walk back from Dunstable to Town Farm and camper van over Dunstable Downs, Clipper Down and Ivinghoe BeaconSteveSmith02/04/2015
en passantsummitsup08/03/2015
4/10 Very clear walk through forest to trig pillar just beside the Ivanhoe ridgeFergalh07/03/2015
Easy to get to in woodland near to roads trig point at top with plaque .Haygalzer19/10/2014
I enjoyed the anonymity of this one.Chris Peart06/08/2014
Commbined with Ivinghoe Beacon.amswanston31/07/2014
En route Tring to Cheddington via Chiltern escarpment.JOHNS03/01/2013
Another unimpressive hill, but the visit can be redeemed by walking over the far more impressive Beacon Hill close by, which is the start of the Ridgeway long distance path, where super views can be had.jonglew10/11/2012
Over a BWF across sheep field to SE corner of a small wood. Column 2041 with NT plate just inside the wood. 12.15.arranc14/10/2012
Trig point hidden in the woods.tim74701/10/2012
. CreakingHiker01/10/2012
Climbed while completing the c3peaks.com 18 mile sponsored walk.Dornorn16/09/2012
Plenty of roadside parking at edge of Crawley Wood (not that there is likely to be anyone else there - everyone else will be enjoying the views from Ivinghoe Beacon down the road). Easy access into woods, several paths to the Trig point and top. Shame no viewsHillsidenick05/09/2012
As Dugswell, parked by woods and strolled through field until found the wooded trig point. Sure enough with the strange collection of reservoir tanks. I also wandered into the main field to be certain of the top. Would've been a really nice viewpoint at one stage I guess but the trees have grown up since. Trig could do with a clean up.nordicstar15/08/2012
Easy trig to bag then into field just in case. Lovely day but strange feel to this place.Dugswell206/03/2012
With DP from Cambridge doing all the Chiltern HuMPs in a day. Parked at car park to N and climbed along with the much nicer Ivinghoe Beacon. Trig accessible from road through woods.Mark Jackson18/02/2012
HuMP-bagging day trip to the Chilterns with Mark Jackson. Parked in the main car park ~1km to the north and did a short circular walk taking in the summit and and Ivinghoe Beacon.davidpettit8418/02/2012
You can park by the road and walk up a path through the trees along the southern part of the rectangle of the woods.simon and co09/01/2012
Top 13:41. Visited trig and walked about in the field. Parked at N end of the small wood.chrisbien04/12/2011
Revisited this trig again along with Ivinghoe Beacon trig.DanTrig16/01/2011
Came all the way from Coventry to climb this hill and complete my Central England HuMPs. Combined trip with trig pointing and caching. Saw lots of deer near the trig point.Father Ted02/01/2011
Quite easy to find , just look for the pile of junk in the corner of the woods :-)heavyhorses13/10/2010