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Name:Arreton Down
Hill number:5452
Height:135m / 443ft
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 (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:SZ 54757 87231
Summit feature:grass mound 24m ENE of trig point
Col:27m  SZ526840  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 196
(1:25k) OL29E
Observations:mound is just higher than ground by trig point which is in secure compound (LIDAR)
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 72 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
As others from Quarry road, two fields to trig in small compound.PeterD08/07/2020
From quarry road over gates, then barbed wire and up to trig (inside fencing). Back and off to ferry.SS30/10/2018
As last two loggers. Unbelievably busy minor road.ngthack13/09/2018
From quarry entrance, across 2 fields - easy.twg2717/06/2018
Solo trip: quick dash across 2 fields while parked in gateway by quarry road entrance.Invicta1415/03/2018
With K, first after morning ferryAshley11/03/2018
Walked from Sandown railway station along the Yar River Trail, then up Shepherd's Lane from Heasley Manor Farm. Opposite where the bridleway meets the cross island road is a gate overgrown with brambles. This gives access to the summit field. Walk continued to Ashey Down.Sprog25/08/2017
TD & CThis Dog24/08/2017
4/5 Fourth of five on the mainland and the island....(Bembridge Down/Brading Down/Ashey Down/Arreton Down/Chanctonbury Ring)Fergalh03/04/2016
Parked 500m East, through Gate and 2 fields.tim74731/01/2016
. CreakingHiker31/01/2016
Parked across the Downland Way in the Newport Shute opposite. Just 140 ft away, but as others have reported, a busy road, a steep bank of bramble and thorn and a double stranded barbed wire fence at the top deter access.Newton Maximus06/12/2015
From the Garlic Shop then drove past it at high speed.Play2End08/06/2015
As CB - there's room for one vehicle by Water Board Compound to W then a pleasant walk up the ridge.Chris Peart30/06/2014
Parking difficult on this fast cross-island road with no verges. Stopped in the smaller side road that goes off E towards pottery centre. Walked back up road then straight up near-vertical bramble covered embankment, over b/w fence and on to hill summit. Trig pillar enclosed in high security fencing along with other solar-powered electronic kit.jonglew10/05/2014
First of day after morning ferry. Parked in gateway to East, not possible to stop on road closet to trig. QUickly up the hill to not bother the farmer. Trig inside odd fenced compound, reason?nordicstar14/04/2014
You can touch the trig through the fence.jimbloomer03/03/2014
P at gate 300m west of trig. Through field and wandered around the enclosure in which the trig now stands.chrisbien21/04/2013
Busy road so parked just off it by bridle path marked to west (to Combley Farm). There is a bridle path alongside the road and took this to the gate to the west (about level with the D of Down). Up to top. Cabe reckons top is just past the summit photo.simon and co22/02/2013
No Problem Parking at the Field Gate at SZ544872. However the trig point is now surrounded by a viscious rail fence guarding electronics and some sort of radio transmitter.GordonAdshead04/08/2012
Over locked gates onto grass with horses and two more gates to find the column 2480, surrounded by 8' iron barricade (water board). Column can be touched and FB number read through the bars.arranc13/02/2012
No need to get involved in hedgerow antics. Used the gate to the SW - opposite the bridleway from Arreton.Martin R23/08/2011
Climbed while staying in Ventnor.Man of Kernow102/05/2010
Got off lightly compared to others - pulled up in field access about 0.25 miles to the west, and made a quick dash across a grassy field (no fences) that had clearly just been used for parking for a public event. Fantastic 360 degree views.wheresthepath23/09/2009
Brave person to scramble the 20m or so from the road - THICK brambles. Park to E or W and easy fields.destaylor13/12/2008
It is behind a difficult to penetrate hedge on a busy road. The trig point is slightly concealed between two fields.clivevilla27/04/2008
Eventually found a precarious way up the slope near the road junction, but it is much better to try for a fence crossing further E or W. This unclassified road takes a lot of traffic!Smudge01/03/2008
Concur below no parking at the closest point and a nasty wide bit of scrubby slope prevent a park and dashRhayader_wander07/02/2008
Fifth HuMP of six on day off from FMD Guildford, wall to wall sunshine. Best done from west by parking next to Southern Water unit close to bridleway, then walk across 2 fields to trig point over barbed wire fence near hedge.Dugswell204/10/2007
dullish ar/pasture summit. e.g. from farm tk to E: not feasible direct from rd to S RHW09/08/2003
Day trip / adventure by hovercraft and using local buses and legs linking the 2 island Marilyns and 4 'Clems'. Nasty long narrow busy road walk /rush from west in failing light for this last hill of my day.Chris Pearson29/10/2002
IOW TrailquestNutmar28/05/2000
Edwin Gradwell16/09/2019
David Gradwell16/09/2019
George Gradwell16/09/2019
Clach Liath03/08/2018
Colin Crawford30/06/2014
Campbell Singer24/09/2013