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Name:St Catherine's Hill
Hill number:5440
Height:239m / 784ft
Parent (Ma):2914  St Boniface Down
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Isle of Wight (CoU)
Island:Isle of Wight
Maritime area:Hants & Dorset - Portsmouth & Wight
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SZ 49388 77274
Summit feature:tumulus 35m S of trig point
Drop:127m
Col:112m  SZ517762  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 196
(1:25k) OL29E OL29W
Observations:trig point is at SZ 49386 77305 and is c 1.8m lower; fb is 35cm above trig point base
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 122 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Started at Buddle Inn, down to St Catherines Lighthouse (open for visits), up the very steep cliff to the old lighthouse at the top. Then back down to the pub for lunch. Fun but wet and windy day! With the AAA London walkers group.Nick13/10/2019
Edwin Gradwell19/09/2019
David Gradwell19/09/2019
George Gradwell19/09/2019
mart079709/09/2019
ianwatson12/08/2019
Nice walk up to summit. Parked in Car park opposite footpath. With Justine and Michael. Great view across the island.One man Bucket 12/08/2019
bwm18/05/2019
Out and back from car park, hazy views this morning.rhalstead30/03/2019
Parked at Upper Blackgang Chine CP and walked up to St C's Oratory, the Pepper Pot, and stood on Barrow next to it. With Katherine! Of course!IanHHill24/03/2019
From Viewpoint car park up permissible path to Oratory, trig and summit (went over to mast for good luck too). A Spitfire did a fly past as I descended - highlight of the day.SS30/10/2018
Straight up from the car parkMoorponder23/09/2018
Benchmark on the Oratory for a bonus.ngthack12/09/2018
Clach Liath03/08/2018
Great little hill.twg2717/06/2018
Mountain bike using service road/track from southtrimarc206/06/2018
Repeat with Jenx and Bryher from CP bit further up hill. Delightful buttercup meadowsnordicstar15/05/2018
jenx15/05/2018
otisGlenford22/03/2018
otis.laws22/03/2018
Winter ascent, self and Peter, in an easterly gale and drifting snow. Up the track on the south ridge to give us a line - path on SW side obscured by snow and sledging kids.Invicta1418/03/2018
With K. Nice short ascent to unusual church towerAshley11/03/2018
Bug11/03/2018
Done on a damp and misty afternoon. After bagging the tower. Plus a little bit of cheating on a near by geocache but that's another story. My first and only hill on the island,Anthony Vosper27/09/2017
Climbed to get the info for a geocaching multiey up me duck26/08/2017
TD C & HThis Dog25/08/2017
Kiltie13/07/2017
poppiesrara26/09/2016
Lionel Bidwell13/06/2016
Susan Bidwell13/06/2016
tomandivy25/04/2016
Short walk up from the car park on A3055. Surprised to hear the sound of screaming from a roller coaster down below.webmaster19/04/2016
9/10 Ninth of many on the mainland and the island....(Devils Dyke/West Hill Boundary/West Hill/West High Down/Tennyson Down/Headon Hill/Harboro/Brighstone Down/St. Catherines Hill/St. Boniface Down)Fergalh02/04/2016
Arrive in fading evening light and a bitter N wind. A fine summit, exceptionally clear views, Isle of Purbeck visible out to W. A trig point, old light houses and comms mast to explore. High point is grassy tumulus.RichardM14/02/2016
Denise 14/02/2016
From car park on A3055, very windy!tim74702/02/2016
. CreakingHiker02/02/2016
From car park to the south on A3055, in bracing wind. Better views than county top. Another repeat from an earlier holiday before records began.Newton Maximus05/12/2015
From the lay by and past the cows to the top. Best extensive view on the I.O.W.Play2End09/06/2015
iaindbrown07/03/2015
pwatson198005/10/2014
Up from picnic area.Chris Peart30/06/2014
Colin Crawford30/06/2014
griefmiester16/05/2014
Final day of Isle of Wight weekend. 14 hills, 55 trigs 23 benchmarks, 27 miles, knackered! Think we saved the best for last. Lovely little hill, short walk up from large car park on A3055 to S. Then on to Hoys monumnet further N. Summit is on the barrow, or next to it if that's deemed man-made.jonglew12/05/2014
Sainesy23/04/2014
Parked off to the south on layby and used track to gain summit architecture. Nice trig and chapel remains. Back down FP towards CP and roadside parking. Lovely day now.nordicstar14/04/2014
With GFE and Bertie BromptonFionalevey05/04/2014
jimbloomer03/03/2014
Campbell Singer24/09/2013