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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)
Catchment:Trent
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SK 04316 12897
Summit feature:path edge on top of embankment
Drop:101m
Col:141m  SK008042  
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
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 126 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Andy West07/09/2019
bwm28/05/2019
peterstanding13/05/2019
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
PGCE30/03/2018
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
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
Bug09/07/2017
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
richtea504002/10/2016
Neil Haslewood30/08/2016
Ozymandias06/08/2016
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
Kiltie12/07/2016
Jacqdaw08/05/2016
Hillsidenick08/05/2016
Sophsky16/04/2016
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
DC11main20/02/2016
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
Smog30/09/2015
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
PM26/05/2015
Large car park on south side, short walk round earthworksjonglew07/01/2015
iaindbrown27/06/2014
Colin Crawford24/06/2014
Craig6720/06/2014
Tammy7220/06/2014
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