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Name:Windmill Hill (boundary) [Nottingham M1]
Hill number:5527
Height:132m / 433ft
Parent (Ma):2807  Kinder Scout
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:Nottingham (UA), Nottinghamshire (CoU)
Class:Current County/UA Top
Grid ref:SK 50790 42955 (est)
Col:128m  SK506430  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 129
(1:25k) 260W
Comments:Relocated from N side of motorway (SK506432). The new location is 2m higher
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 101 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked to the ESE at Holly Tree Farm pub large car park SK512429. Presently, almost unimpeded route to summit, but it looks as if development will eventually take place.David Evans11/01/2020
On own. Raining. Parked on Main Street opposite Strelley Hall and walked up road to Holly Lodge. Through gates immediately after Holly Lodge and along edge of paddock with two horses in it, through gap in hedgerow to top. On return approached by owners of Holly Lodge asking me what I was doing. They are aware of Nottingham UA top and would prefer if people would call at house to obtain permission before accessing their land. Very amenable but understandably concerned about who is on their land and why. As for summit - very boring and incessant traffic noise from M1. IF USING THIS ROUTE PLEASE GET PERMISSION AT HOLLY LODGE FIRST.Beeliner28/07/2019
Took RoW over M1 after visiting Windmill Hill. Immediately after crossing Mway turned left into a paddock and walked its length. NE side of hedgerow accessed through narrow band of woodland, nothing gained as unable to assess which side is higher.jonglew20/07/2019
I took the oppotunity to bag 3 local summits as I got to finish work early. This was the third of the three. I parked in the local business park and walked up through the fields which are preped for further development. I climbed through the thick hedge (near the large oak tree) into the paddock. Walked around the boundary of the field to the summitdazedemon17/06/2019
A day trip down to Birmingham to collect a speaker cabinet...and 15 new hills completed on the journey :) All done by the simplest methods already given by othersthe_adam27/01/2018
Short walk from hotel car park.rhalstead02/12/2017
From the track alongside the Belfry Hotel. The land looks ripe for further development and it could be that the top disappears under concrete and tarmac in the future.Campbell Singer13/11/2017
Stopped off on way down M1. Followed Wheelsy's suggestion. About 50 yards along path there is a crossroads. Take left track easily to the bridge. That's if you really have to bag this boring hill.catman09/12/2016
Drove into the business park and up to the left of the Belfry Hotel. The tarmac road turned into a stone track which I parked at the end of. From here a public footpath, marked on the 1:50,000 map but not on the 1:25,000 one, led up to the bridge over the motorway.Wheelsy06/08/2016
Solo. Also went to the old high point on the N side of the motorway.Dangerous Dave30/06/2016
After Windmill Hill. When track to Windmill Hill turns away from M1, go straight on alongside motorway to bridge over to south side. On other side turn right & reach high point in 100 m. Previously had claimed this as a drive-by bag, but thought it more ethical to actually visit.ngthack10/03/2016
From business park (lots of double yellows ignored) up through grass to path by wood.SS14/11/2015
From Strelley Hall, through two gates to access field on a wet day.PeterD29/10/2015
Footpath from the new business park to boundary of field by bridge over the M1 motorway linking London to Leeds (193 miles) The M1 was built 1959-68 and this section between Jct 25-28 is now a controlled motorway that uses variable speed limits to try to increase traffic flow.Chris Pearson08/08/2015
1/10 Foggy start to day walked up from the industrial estate and quick hop through wood to clear high pointFergalh04/07/2015
After visiting Windmill Hill. Not very inspiring.Aye Jimmy22/05/2015
Early start from Jury's Inn in Nottingham to fit a couple of bags in before an all day training session. Went to the P30 after this.Herbert Anchovy11/05/2015
Included as part of an 8.5 mi walk from my house in Aspley, first dropping into the Mulberry tree cafe in Strelley hall, continuing up the Bridleway and where it turns left I climbed the gate leading to the paddock. I followed the edge on the motorway side, then the boundary and walked back via highest bump in the field. This field is overlooked by the cluster of houses that look onto it but I encountered no problems, continuing on to Windmill hill. This is not the most interesting top but the countryside surrounding it is pleasant.Dazingdale10/04/2015
The 6th of 9 county high points todaymcallmar08/04/2015
Paddock near NE corner near wood. 2 horses wondering what I was up to, TBH so was I :-). Also bagged the 'old' summit on way home.RHW21/12/2014
Parked on Mornington Crescent, across main road to track/path to topBramley09/10/2014
Across M way bridge from Swingate. Horses in field.arranc19/04/2014
Part of local walk around Broxtowe Country Park & Kimberley areas. Walked along field edges from M1 bridge. No problems. Good view over Nottingham.Richard Gunn24/11/2013
With Natmagirob20/09/2013
From the Robin Hood Way to the south.Newton Maximus18/09/2013
Went over motorway bridge as well as high point of field, just to make suremadaddo30/04/2013
A short walk close to the motorway.bolton16/04/2013
A very ordinary field, won't be looking to visit this one again.JohnStoneham09/09/2012
Parked to NE in Nots Belfry Hotel CP. Followed lane and then good track to footbridge. Agree top of bank to west of hedge highest, easy access as new plantings have been taking place. Top of bridge over motorway is highest!nordicstar01/08/2012
There's me thinking that DVLA is based in Swansea. Peaceful spotMartin R27/06/2012
Easy parking to SW. Have updated the picture.destaylor30/12/2011
climbed with Isabel and Rolo on the way home from Derbyshire - couldn't get to the summit but near asmr bounce19/12/2011
I am not sure the summit is as in the picture. I think it is just over the fence on the top of the motorway embankment.simon and co20/07/2011
Walked from Babbington via Robin Hood WayOverthehilljill05/06/2011
Really nice walk up from Ilkeston, over the motorway bridge, quick nip to the top and then back to Ilkeston via Babbington.DanHolme27/04/2011
Quick tick with field having 2 horses in it which kept to themselves as I walk around the field edge, to copse and wood edge.Dugswell230/01/2011
Walked up from Swingate. Very cold feeling -2C made my face sting. Rough and rutty farm track had frozen solid and was like walking on broken concrete. Made my ankles hurt. Still an enjoyable walk though crossing over the M1 on a small bridge.Cirrus9uk18/12/2010
Not a traditional bag by any means, but after checking the contour lines on the map i've 'driven' to the top countless times on my way to the Peak District, whilst driving up the M1. I guess that counts right...Cap_Thunderbolt14/11/2010
A quick top to bag. From the south, jump over the gate an walk to the trees at the edge of the field. Was back at the car in less than 10 mins.The Team05/04/2009
Back in 2009 I was trying to reach Windmill Hill but the bridge was being rebuilt so I couldn't cross over. Now the top has been moved so I have done it without realising!Nick22/03/2009
Nice walk down overgrown track.Got a bit soggy.Couldn`t find trig.electricratman02/06/2008
Arrived very early morning and drove as close as possible. Walked along field edge to copse.chris creedy26/05/2008
Easy walk from Swingate through bizarre alternatives to gate or stile. Top at SE corner of copse - can access field through gap in hedge at bottom & walk around edge of field to top. Wish top was on the M1 bridge, somehow it'd be cooler..wheresthepath27/04/2007
Walked down track to the north rather than using Robin Hood Way. Another missing trig point and another field corner "protected" by a bull, fortunately with cows.signyred17/08/2006
This is an area I grew up and walked the dog along here without knowing that it is a top.PauloUK7704/08/1996
On Passing to Peak District climbingMark T14/07/1978