|Height:||122m / 400ft|
|Parent (Ma):||2909 Butser Hill|
|RHB Section:||42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight|
|County/UA:||Hampshire (CoU), Portsmouth (UA)|
|Catchment:||Minor Rivers only (South)|
|Class:||Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top, Clem|
|Grid ref:||SU 62606 06900|
|Summit feature:||where boundary crosses concrete track to covered reservoir|
|OS map sheet(s):||(1:50k) 196|
(1:25k) OL3 119
|Observations:||may be higher points within gorse opposite or within Fort or fenced off area - all inaccessible.|
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|Logged Descriptions (logged by 83 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)||By||Date of Ascent|
|From boat at Port Solent, a pleasant evening stroll to a superb viewpoint over Portsmouth. land very disturbed around grass covered reservoir. Retunred via Horsea Island bing.||Denise||28/04/2019|
|Walked up from Port Solent. High point ill defined but great view of Portsmouth Harbour, city, Solent and Isle of Wight from top of reservoir.||RichardM||28/04/2019|
|Impromptu bag on way to ferry terminal and ferry to Caen.
Also dubious bag but best I could manage on day given high point looks to be on MOD property.
Parked in lay by to the west amongst fly tipping then walked up west boundary of reservoir and around North to find route all way round..
Not possible so returned on well trodden path through hole in fence round reservoir and ended up on access track on the east boundary. Ground clearly higher on east side of track and although managed to battle through undergrowth to get higher was confronted by high fence preventing further progress.||SteveSmith||13/01/2019|
|Walked up from Portchester station - top is difficult to distinguish as a lot of the features could be man-made, but is probably somewhere on the track to the covered reservoir. Also went to Fort Nelson, which is well worth a visit.||Richard||29/12/2018|
|A relatively short walk from home however I parked in the layby as I was heading to Wickham. Car sales outside the fort which is also park and ride for QA.||Buck||24/03/2018|
|On a dark night.....||Nick||30/09/2017|
|Parked in messy layby and got as close as I could. No access to the trig itself.||mcc||10/07/2017|
|Parked in the messy layby then walked round to this top and then was granted permission to access Fort Southwick trig plus conduct a llama welfare visit for the health llamas.||Dugswell2||07/09/2016|
|Like others, parked in the messy layby. Splendid views of Portsmouth Harbour. Fort seemed pretty impregnable on this morning. Also 4/9/19 when I revisited as I Hadn't been into the reservoir compound on previous visit.||Herbert Anchovy||17/07/2016|
|Last top of a long day. (325 mile round trip)Climbed on top of Reservoir. Good views. Nice fort.||electricratman||10/04/2016|
|1/7 First climb of wet and windy day. All small due to inclement weather (Fort Southwick/Butser Hill/Wheatam Hill/Gibbet Hill/Telegraph Hill/Black Down/Linch Down/)||Fergalh||14/11/2015|
|Portchester circular (via ROW from NNW).||Smudge||06/11/2015|
|Same as NM.
Also went up steps and inside Fort and wandered around car park. Much of land here looks man made. steps up to flag pole mast gave a good vantage point. Llama's on grass verge with some sheep seemed a bit incongruous.||PeterD||12/08/2015|
|From Layby easy enough, visited Nelson Memorial on the way past.||rhalstead||18/04/2015|
|Nice view of Portsmouth.||arranc||16/03/2015|
|Thick mist: after 4 hours from home in pouring rain.||GordonAdshead||26/02/2015|
|A day trip||mcallmar||25/04/2014|
|Parked in rubbish strewn lay-by a little to the west then gap by gate-post saved climbing over the locked gates. Interesting area.||Newton Maximus||13/01/2014|
|walked with Bonzo on the way to the IoW||mr bounce||25/07/2013|
|P at ROW. Along rd and up track then on to top of res.||chrisbien||21/04/2013|
|Parked in small lay-by to west of fort. No problem with access into the fort up the steps in through the pedestrian arch, no one around to stop us. Never seen a submarine conning tower at a unitary top before! Lots of options for top, impossible to tell which (if any) of the mounds within the fort itself are natural. Walked around outside too to be on safe side.||Hillsidenick||22/11/2012|
|Stopped off here whilst visiting several county tops in Hampshire/Dorset Area||magirob||10/10/2012|
|A diversion on my way back from Isle of Wight to the Midlands. Easy parking just to west on north side of road then a wander around the high points. Great views down into Portsmouth and back over to the Isle. Will have to come back fro the trig one day on a weekday I guess when NHS car park is open.||Father Ted||18/08/2012|
|Parked just west of the track and then walked up to the high point of the track. Walked along boundary in field but ground in fort seems higher. The fort appears to be an NHS car park for staff at the hospital down the hill so that may be a possible route - become an NHS worker.||chriswatson||16/06/2012|
|Easy parking. Very short stroll. Great views over Portsmouth if not misty.||destaylor||19/05/2012|
|Climbed from Portchester||Sprog||08/04/2012|