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Name:Betsom's Hill
Hill number:5464
Height:251m / 823ft
Parent (Ma):3686  Botley Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Kent (CoU)
County (CoH):Kent (CoH)
County (CoA):Kent (CoA)
Class:Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top
Grid ref:TQ 43556 56386
Summit feature:no feature: ground by lane
Col:236m  TQ411559  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 187
(1:25k) 147
Observations:summit is 45m N of site of old fort (TQ 43555 56332) which is higher but on man-made ground
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  • Kent (1974) administrative county top
  • Kent historic county top
  • Kent current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 171 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Drove down narrow lane and managed to find a spot to park. When I got out of car I was very close to highest point (6 figure grid ref). Driveway to nearby house led up to exact highest point so walked up as far as the gate at the property entrance. A bit frustrating to not be able to get a ten figure OS fix and a little underwhelming for a county top. Still nice sense of achievement to tick another one off the list :-)Gerry the Ranger04/08/2020
Scott Morley 8624/12/2019
Got as close as possible to the county top - then went off to walk a section of North Downs Way .. dangerous down the road to NDW !D SID26/08/2019
Highest point behind a fence. Detour from NDW, done with Westerham Heightslerritt27/07/2019
North Downs Way walk from Dunton Green to Botley Farm. First County Top for which I'd say I risked my life! The walk up the road from where the NDW crosses Westerham Hill is not much fun. No safe verges. Had to keep my wits about me. High point seems to accord with the grid reference along the lane past the stables.jedthehumanoid05/07/2019
After Westerham Heights (of course). Walked down the lane - highest ground looks to be behind a wooden gate with a sign affixed saying 'Dog is big'.Mark Jackson02/03/2019
Betsom's Hill and Westerham Heights by No 246 bus (Bromley South or Hayes to Westerham service, every half hour). 'William Hall Coachworks' stop is ideally situated between the two summits.PGCE07/02/2019
Stayed on public track, good enough for meBen Tindal22/08/2018
On own. Along track to driveway of house. GPS confirmation of correct 10 digit grid ref for ‘summit’. Tick and move on. Nothing to see here.Beeliner05/07/2018
Alan Whatley20/04/2018
Walked up the drive, then sore the owner doing gardening so I asked and let me into the back garden for the summitjmistry8612/01/2018
Nomad Perkins10/11/2017
Walked up drivePeterD05/06/2017
circular walk from lingendavie15/04/2017
A very nicely painted stick seemed to be the high point. Not the most exciting top ...but still a top!keithelliott02/04/2017
County top outing, I have permission to say this, The high point of kent is open, (if there at home.) I spoke to the lady who lives to the property and I'm not just saying this because of what she done for me she was utterly lovely she did not mind me being there and even invited me into her home to see something special, they have the trig pieces built into the chimney breast in the living room. If only farmers could be as forgiving to those who have weird obsession's like county top collecting.WAYNE ROWLETT13/11/2016
A Peckish20/10/2016
Walked up the lane to Little Betsom's Farm where it states beware of the large dog.Dugswell208/09/2016
I was running late for a social gathering, so I just parked, got out of the car for a few moments, then drove off.edmundjohnson03/09/2016
Circular 10 walk from Titsey church included Westerham Heights. Uninteresting.Graeme15/05/2016
carole engel13/02/2016
With Katy on way home from London. Owner let us stand in his garden .. Old Fort.George Thompson08/02/2016
9/11 Ninth of eleven on wet day (Langdan Hill/Heath Mount/London Road/Wrotham Hill/Holly Hill/Dettling Hill(North Downs)/Cheriton Hill/Toys Hill/Betsoms Hill/Westerham Heights/Botley Hill)Fergalh25/12/2015
May I endorse M3WDD's comments. Was loitering at the entrance to the drive of the house, when the owner turned in. He wound his window down & knew exactly what I was doing. Told me I was welcome to go in & visit the high point.ngthack12/12/2015
Parked on the side of the road and went to the top after going to Westerham Heights.Dragonzilla27/08/2015