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Name:Bathford Hill
Hill number:5396
Height:205m / 673ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Wiltshire (CoU)
Catchment:Avon (Bristol)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:ST 79471 66066
Summit feature:ground within 2m of tower (Brown's folly)
Drop:101m
Col:104m  ST868710  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 172
(1:25k) 155
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 84 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Nice stroll through the woods from Wildlife Trust car park with Geraldine. We didnt fancy the scary climb up unguarded tower steps, and the obit wed receive in local rag for leaving three young people wondering what had become of us if wed fallen.Pete West05/08/2019
Avon Wildlife Trust carpark, path up wood, along edge to Folly. Spiral steps inside to top, no handrail: popular with families, this seems a fatality waiting to happen!Aye Jimmy07/07/2019
malcorbett05/07/2019
48th birthday dusk walk with Meg and Xan. Usual route from home.Herbert Anchovy22/05/2019
M422/05/2019
Xan22/05/2019
softsquare05/04/2019
Alan Caine28/03/2019
Family walk with the Bagwells. Very blowey.Herbert Anchovy10/03/2019
M410/03/2019
Xan10/03/2019
Chimp10/03/2019
Tony S23/12/2018
From CP to the folly. Explored a bit in the woods to check high point. With B and R.jenx10/12/2018
Easy CP and walkup to folly with Jenx and Bryher nordicstar12/10/2018
clique29/04/2018
carole engel18/02/2018
PGCE31/12/2017
Parked in the nearby free car park. A pleasant walk through the woods to the summit, which offers good views of Bath.Sprog30/12/2017
From Bathford. The tower steps now have no handrails, except for the first few, where they are not needed. I found the steps scary. The nature reserve is owned by the Avon Wildlife Trust. I saw two caves in the disused quarries but both were gridded to prevent access.Alan Moore24/11/2017
With K from car park. Folly has no door and unprotected steps can be climbed inside.Ashley18/11/2017
Bug18/11/2017
Kiltie14/07/2017
From road jct to E, via permissive path, then back via car park. Nice views of the Avon gorge from the dilapidated folly on the top of the escarpment and for a short distance along the path N. Distinctly urban edge feel about the woodland one walks through.pwheeler19/03/2017
From the car park to the follyMariana Trench01/05/2016
Dusty02/03/2016
bikefix24/01/2016
Solo.simon and co06/12/2015
Southdown to Bathford. Arrived at dusk. Tower door has been vandalised so able to climb the rail-less stairs & scare myself.Smudge22/11/2015
Adrian21/11/2015
From carpark to NE.jimbloomer12/10/2015
Walked up from car pArk in persistent drizzle, not much of a view.PeterD12/07/2015
Swindon Bagger06/06/2015
Top is Browne's folly correctly spelt with an e according to a plaque in Farleigh church.great view down west to Bathvegibagger06/04/2015
Squeezed in and climbed to the top of the tower in windy but bright conditions.Alex C26/03/2015
iaindbrown09/03/2015
Short walk up from car park. Slightly mucky nice views at front.Fergalh27/11/2014
Colin Crawford03/07/2014
One of several visits, normally on the way to the Muddy Duck in Monkton Farleigh.Chimp09/02/2014
Our local hill. Only my first visit recorded.M409/02/2014
Xan09/02/2014
Campbell Singer20/10/2013
Barbara Singer20/10/2013
Alan Whatley06/10/2013
Short walk up from the car park.rhalstead05/10/2013
Short walk from CPtim74706/09/2013
. CreakingHiker06/09/2013
RobertP11/08/2013
Mark Sims22/05/2013
Up from car park to NE. Smashing views today but the tower was unfortunately secured so had to be content with those from ground level.Chris Peart29/03/2013