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Name:Pilot Hill
Hill number:5461
Height:286m / 938ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Hampshire (CoU)
County (CoH):Hampshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Hampshire (CoA)
Catchment:Test, Thames
Watershed:Greater Thames Estuary, Land's End to Dover, Dover to Cape Wrath, The Solent
Class:Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top
(Tu,2,CoH,CoU,CoA)
Grid ref:SU 39799 60190
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:45m
Col:241m  SU390609  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 174
(1:25k) 158
Observations:ground by trig point 110m SE at SU 39875 60111 is c 80cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Notes:
  • Hampshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Hampshire historic county top
  • Hampshire current county/UA top

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Walk from Highclere to Bedwyn. The stretch along the ridge by Pilot Hill is lovely. Plenty of buzzards and red kites circling close by.jedthehumanoid25/10/2018
Started at East Woodhay church for easy parking, found trig point in stubble field. Suspect actual top is 1m higher at 50m to North East on crest. On to Walbury Hill nowNick09/09/2018
Six Trig tour with Minnie, very warm all day, Hackpen Hill from hilltop parking plus White Horse & a bonus crop circle, then Walbury Hill sheep pasture from parking to East then Pilot Hill, roadside parking to SE, Beacon Hill- steepest of the day, then Wabbit hunting on Watership Down, finally a wander on Greenham Common, not a listed top but found the trig.apricorum24/06/2018
Muddy pathway on Wayfarers Way. Light and persistent rainBuck08/04/2018
Parked at corner of a road walked to this county top via a track then into a crop field with Trig a summit, this bag was as done with the its neighbour the county top of Berkshirejmistry8619/01/2018
Pilot Hill and Walbury Hill, gaining access by bike. Route up to Pilot Hill from SU 40823 59713 was fine on bike but down to road at SU 38333 61430 was very muddy and had to push the bike. Route up and down to Walbury Hill was fine on bike but you do have to climb over fence to get to summit (not a public footpath).tsharp21/11/2017
From the east. Threatening skies at the end of the day. Wandered round the summit field and trig point. 5th county top of the day along the M4 corridor. Three involved nice walks.Barbara Singer16/11/2017
Pleasant walk from the east along the edge of the scarp. Huge views north in the increasing gloom of late afternoon.Campbell Singer16/11/2017
Highest point in Hampshire so used as a training exercise. Dry, bright weather and great viewsMickeyfinn08/10/2017
Not convinced trig is the top. Field of soft stubble so able to walk the crest to be sure of crossing the top just in case.ijpowell08/09/2017
petey31/08/2017
Combined with a walk to Walbury Hill. Really lovely day for a walk along Wayfarers Walk. The crop had been recently harvested, so easy to find the trig.WendyWozEre06/08/2017
4hr circuit from Kintbury to Walbury and Pilot Hills. Mostly road and country walking but the ridge between the two hills very lovely. Actually visited the fence junction at SU398598 thinking it was the county top - turns out it's only a district top so if collecting district tops ever becomes a thing at least I'm one ahead.Mark Jackson08/07/2017
With CPgarth8702/07/2017
Climbed up from the E - on our '25 Trig Points in a Day' half term challenge.DanMaisieBex17/02/2017
From Walbury Hill. Crowds on Walbury Hill but no-one else on the ridge to Pilot Hill. Impressively steep hillside and good ridge feel by southern England standards.Wycombe Wanderer27/12/2016
Parked at the phone box in East End village and then approached the escarpment, with Helen, along the Brenda Parker Way. Approaching the submit, via the Trigpoint, plenty of sheep, but no views as we were in grey drizzly, cloud. Heard Ravens kronking in the mist.JohRvs10/12/2016
A slight detour on a circular from Faccombe via Wayfarer's Way and Ashmansworth with Lyndsey. Good views from the Wayfarer's Way. As so often I had to cross a stubble field but the position is clear. Lot's of pheasant shooting.Sixtyplus26/11/2016
From East along FP. First to HP and then Trig, field was stubble in November.PeterD13/11/2016
County top outing from the same parking spot as Berkshire's top walk down the road to the right of the car and opposite the farm track till a T junction where you follow the Wayfarer's way to the field with the trig point in which is not visable from the path. The field in question is just after the small woodland you walk through pick a time when the crops have been harvested to aid in finding the trig. Route found in Jonny Muir's book of County Tops.WAYNE ROWLETT11/11/2016
with Walbury Hill from car park on ridgeprwild10/10/2016
PARKED ON MINOR ROAD JUST TO THE EAST AND WALKED OUT AND BACK TO COMBE GIBBET. CORN READY FOR HARVESTING SO JUST FOLLOWED GAPS MADE BY TRACTOR TO POINT BETWEEN NEW SUMMIT AND TRIG POINT. RECKON THIS WAS GOOD ENOUGH AS TOP VERY FLAT.BURGESS31/07/2016
An easy enough stroll from Walbury hill though. The last contour proved a tad tricky in that the top is covered in a blanket of corn. Tractor pathways located and trig found. Views better from the edges rather than the top.stig_nest15/07/2016
wandered down the track from Walbury. Trig point in wheat field (wheat 3ft high) but a tractor track went from corner of wood to the trig ...handy. Clear day.keithelliott14/07/2016
From Walbury Hill car park. Trig in crop field. Summit probably moves about every time farmer ploughs the field.Lionel Bidwell15/06/2016
14 mile circular walk from West Woodhay church included Walbury Hill. Highest peak in Hampshire.Graeme14/05/2016
A circular walk with Joe & Tommy from East Woodhay. Very steep slopes up to Wayfarers Way then an easy amble to the summit. Good views from the track. In field took in trig point and also high point to the North West.fnem12/03/2016
Quick out and back run from the car park after Wallaby Hill.Swindon Bagger13/10/2015
From ESE. Parking OK.jimbloomer09/10/2015
With Katy. With Berkshire 5.6 mile Windy, misty and cold.George Thompson21/09/2015
Along Wayfarer's Walk from car park at Walbury Hill. There was a tractor spraying the field so I didn't go up to the summit.r.ashwell13/09/2015
back along Wayfarers Way from Walbury Hill and then up across the field to trig pillar. Crops have been harvested (September) so easy to locate.mapple08/09/2015
Enjoyable walk, combined with Walbury Hill.edmundjohnson04/09/2015
Easy access to trig. No crop, no fence, no men with guns.ngthack29/08/2015
1/2 A quick duo after work on lovely sunny day climbed from east along track to stubbleFergalh14/04/2015
A footpath nearby has been closed by the council for a year 'because of danger to the public' - not sure why - perhaps it is a beware-of-the-leopard situation?M3WDD29/03/2015
Hey no hedges or fences, just stubble access disappointingly without problem! With Roguemaltose08/03/2015
With Tash round trip with Walbury hill 5 hourspigerg27/02/2015
Climbed in the pouring rain, pub after!DanMaisieBex19/02/2015
Lunch at Rampant Cat, Woolton Hill then quick up and back from East Endsqueegs30/08/2014
Doing Walbury and Pilot.berksbantam20/05/2014
Parked in Netherton, walked through Faccombe and joined Wayfarer's Walk to Pilot Hill and on to Walbury Hill. Picked our way to the vague summit, avoiding damaging the crop. Great views to the north.callumorr17/05/2014
Drizzly walk from Ashmansworth with Dad and Paul after a great pub lunch in Faccombe.mikejacobs25/04/2014
From eastside at Charnwoodbolton18/12/2013
Car park E. of Walbury Hill – ESE along road & then followed bridleway (Wayfarer’s Walk) for about 1½ miles – Left bridleway & then a short walk to summit & nearby trig point. (Solo)gerrybowes07/11/2013
drove back towards east woodhay and picked up the wayfarer's walk to the top. short walk through fieldsmcallmar04/10/2013
Top no.27. Followed on from Milk Hill (top 27)the previous day ... had overnight stay in Newbury, then bus to 3 Legged Cross for walk along Wayfarer's Way to Pilot Hill and Walbury Hill. Finished walk at Shalbourne and caught bus to Hungerford and train home. Sunny and quite warm. Total distance 10.5 miles; Climb 1039 feet; time 3:37.alan.65to7031/05/2013
P 408597. Along Wayfarer's Walk. Spot height seemed slightly higher than trig.chrisbien21/04/2013
Easy afternoon stroll.VirtualMountain07/04/2013
Hopped over gate - no cropsBramley03/04/2013