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Name:Castle Ring
Hill number:5390
Height:242m / 794ft
Parent (Ma):2870  Walton Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Staffordshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (200-299m), Subhump, Clem
Grid ref:SK 04316 12897
Summit feature:path edge on top of embankment
Col:144.2m  SK 0065 0423  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 128
(1:25k) 244
Observations:this point is 12m N of spot height marker (SK 04314 12886)
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 139 users)ByDate of Ascent
Circuit starting at Castle Ring taking in Stile Cop, Upper Cliff, Rawnsley and Hednesford Hills and Wimblebury Hill. A decent hill fort though lower slopes heavily bracken-infested at this time of year.milimana03/08/2020
andrew brown03/08/2020
Tony J30/06/2020
From Wimblebury Hill, through Prospect Village, along the roads to Cannock Wood and up good tracks to the top. Made way to Rugeley afterwards on some good/some muddy tracks and under Stile Cop.bevandy11410/01/2020
From the car park at SK 0447 1265, up steps & followed the path along the inner rampart of this large Iron Age hill fort. The high point lies at the edge of the path, about 10m N. of an OS brass rivet set into a concrete base. (S)gerrybowes23/12/2019
Great midweek outing today picking off a few Cannock Chase tops by bike between Rugeley and Stafford.Alex C22/10/2019
From car park easy stroll to top. Good views.PeterD23/09/2019
Andy West07/09/2019
From Car Park, cold and a bit windyM6KIO12/01/2019
From nearby car park on Holly Hill Road, short walk up to Hill Fort and summit.mart079727/12/2018
4th hill of 8 on a 26.9km route from Rugeley to Hednesford Station, climbing Stile Cop, Upper Cliff and Rawnsley Hills, descending steeply to the road then briefly on fp SE before cutting across bracken to good track, following this SE then Ese, taking fp NE then climbing up over one of the embankments to reach the level top, recording 241m @ SK 04317 12900. I went backwards and forwards along this level section before descending Sw onto Holly Hill road then linking fp to Cumberledge Hill, continuing to Wimblebury Hill...Dazingdale25/11/2018
Hednesford - Littleton Colliery - Badger's Hills - Rawnsley Hills - Upper Cliff - Stile Cop - Castle Ring - Wimblebury Hill - Hednesford Hills - Hednesford.Mark Jackson22/09/2018
Quick walk round the ring. Impressive hill fort. With Bryher and Rick.jenx01/04/2018
Cold sunny walk up with the family. Started from Beaudesert car park. 86m ascent.RoguePulsar07/01/2018
A interesting iron-age hill fort. Easy access.Alan Moore23/10/2017
Circuit of the SE Cannock Chase hills - Stile Cop, Upper Cliff, Rawnsley Hills, Hednesford Hills, Wimblebury Hill and Castle Ring. Start / finish at Stile Cop car park. (Free - Forestry Commission).BobHancock18/09/2017
Walked around the hill fort as part of detour off Heart of England wayD SID05/09/2017
With K, RM, S and LS. Quick ring around the hill fort from car park. Surprised at view North to Peak District.Ashley09/07/2017
From Stile Cop. A fun wet downhill section led to a fairly extended uphill pull along the heart of England way. Found the converted trig A fairly decent viewpoint. get rid of the treetops!stig_nest13/03/2017
Visited as part of a MTA environmental learning course.Wheelsy11/03/2017
This Hump has its very own carpark within strolling distance of the summit.David Evans04/03/2017
Wandered round the sloping castle ring with the high point at its northern side and tried to imagine what it was like 2500 years agovegibagger27/12/2016
Nice stroll around the hill fort and decent views.twg2728/10/2016
Pleasant spot and busy. Summit at edge of path about 10m further N than square concrete pad with OS rivet.Aye Jimmy09/10/2016
Neil Haslewood30/08/2016
Easy stroll round from the nearby free car park with my wife & daughter. Pleasant site, decent views in some directions,wheresthepath30/07/2016
Tony S17/07/2016
From car park, nice and easy stroll around the ring and then another circuit on the lower path outside the ring. Very muddy in places but a nice stroll.Stuzinho10/04/2016
Stroll from the (free) car park. Cloudless blue skies, cold, snow on hills to N. Hill formed from Bunter Pebble beds.RichardM07/03/2016
In the footsteps of my ancestors. Interesting and mysterious place. Farthest view to the north is Win Hill in the Peak District.Viroco28/02/2016
Short walk from car park. Impressive site.Ramblingpaul26/02/2016
It was dark by the time I got here but had a nice moonlit walk from the carpark.Herbert Anchovy21/01/2016
Midweek. Early. Cold. Light snow. Just me and a photographer. Beautiful. Not to be missed if you're in the area.ijpowell15/01/2016
Rambled round the ring.ngthack02/12/2015
Easy circuit from Car ParkBramley13/11/2015
1/13 First of long day Castle Ring/Meir Heath/Overmoor/Hen Cloud/The Roaches/Ramshaw Rocks/Oliver Hill/Birchenough Hill/Shutingscloe/High Moor/Ely Brow/Sponds Hill/Ashley HeathFergalh19/09/2015
We went of the path .it was great.CalTudor06/09/2015
Parked at Ring car park. Walked to top and then a little way down in the woods. With Cal and Fred and carried Bob.Ham and Skate06/09/2015
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log. We were looking for a pillar originally but I then spotted the surface block, lovely sunny day and a very interesting area.thejackrustles05/06/2015
Large car park on south side, short walk round earthworksjonglew07/01/2015
Colin Crawford24/06/2014
From Castle Ring car park, short circular route around the the old site. Some excellent views over Cannock Chase and surrounding area ruined a little by the eye sore Rugeley power station.muzza210/03/2014
Walked over from Upper Cliff.rhalstead27/12/2013
Parked near and enjoyed a days walk.Alancache14/11/2013
Campbell Singer31/08/2013
Barbara Singer31/08/2013
Mark Sims05/06/2013
Easy amble to the top then on round the 'walls'hillhiker20/04/2013
carole engel14/04/2013
with Tony & Devon. Day 1 on heart of England WasyStuart Hyde13/01/2013
Alan Caine01/12/2012
Round trip from Rugeley train stationChinnockC15/09/2012
Diverted from M6 toll due to traffic and headed over Cannock. Visit to Castle Ring CP and strolled around to top & old trig pt. Great site, 2500 yrs old, shame about the bracken which is head height in places. Superb view on a warm muggy day.nordicstar27/07/2012
Been up here loads of times but logged with Caleb to complete all hills in Staffordshiresimon and co10/06/2012
With dadCubags10/06/2012
quickly nipped up during a driving treasure hunt, not much castle up theresebcoe8220/04/2012
Wasn't expecting this fantastic monument, nor the view across Cannock Chase which my missus described as 'like Fangorn Forest'. A top HuMP!DanHolme12/04/2012
Started from home (linear route). Distance = 12km. Average moving speed = 6.5km/h. Time moving = 01:50:18.paulnewby8101/04/2012
first day of HEMA awardsM0YDH01/01/2012
Top 08:31 walked right round.chrisbien04/12/2011
Bagged as part of a 23km circuit from Stile Cop car park through Cannock Chase and the Hednesford Hills.davidpettit8404/09/2011
ancient monumentapricorum15/05/2011
Phil M08/04/2011
NW side of circular banking.PeteF29/01/2011
Knobbly Stiles13/12/2009
andrew brown12/07/2009
Walked around top of the hill fort bank on break from journey from Grimsargh to meeting at Warwick Uni for Animal Health Enforcement Group.Dugswell211/06/2009
Climbed whilst geocaching - did it years ago on a Cub camp but cannot remember the yearbirder195128/04/2009
An easy one this after last weeks hike up Cadair Berwyn :-) (trig point is at the oposite end from the car park and is a simple datum point set in the ground marked with a brass pin and the old crows foot)heavyhorses23/03/2009
2000 year old hill fort. Fantastic. Well worth a visit. Very Impressive. Can easily see the full site and banks as there are no trees. Will return as so good.destaylor28/01/2009
With the kids.robphys24/01/2009
You walk round the top of the hill fort bank.clivevilla17/08/2008
Long drive home from Abbotsholme school nr Ashbourne to Sussex- added a few trigs and Clems along the way. Walked the loop around the embankment from car park.Chris Pearson02/07/2008
Martin R31/12/2005
Visited to try to find the nearby trig point, now missing.Father Ted10/06/2005
Trig is gone but the base remains on this hill fortRhayader_wander16/03/2005
Evening walk with West Bromwich Mountaineering Club but also several times earlier.signyred07/07/2003
On Heart of England Waynickywood101/03/2003
By bike, with KT.steve hudson01/06/2000
much improved with trees felled to give Trent Valley views. from car park, gentleshaw RHW10/01/1999
Alan Whatley10/08/1991
On Heart of England Way.arranc27/07/1991
During Trig Points Racesummitsup07/01/1989
Numerous visits. This was on the Cannock Chase Trig Point Race.JohnW09/01/1988
Scott Morley 86blank