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Name:Bowsey Hill
Hill number:5561
Height:142m / 466ft
Parent (Ma):2909  Butser Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Windsor and Maidenhead (UA), Wokingham (UA)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Tump (100-199m), Current County/UA Top
(Tu,1,CoU)
Grid ref:SU 80654 80254
Summit feature:no feature: ground 5m from fence of covered reservoir compound
Drop:55m
Col:87m  SU821804  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 175
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  • Wokingham current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 88 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Circular walk: Knowl Hill, Bowsley Hill, Ashley Hillcallumorr10/01/2019
Nice woodland walk from Warren Row. Back same way then up to Ashley Hill. Solo.Dangerous Dave24/11/2018
Parked outside the church in Warren Row and climbed Bowsey Hill after an ascent of Ashley Hill. With JT.Sprog25/10/2018
Nice walk through the woods albeit a little muddy under foot.Ramblingpaul26/12/2017
Delightful autumn woodland. From Warren Row.Barbara Singer16/11/2017
Gorgeous autumn colours. A golden brown carpet through the beech trees from Warren Row. One could try a sneaky drive up the road from the north but you would miss a delightful forest stroll.Campbell Singer16/11/2017
Wargrave - Bowsey Hill - Ashley Hill - Fultness Wood Hill - Marlow. Lots of woodland and a relative lack of good views but a decent walk.Mark Jackson17/07/2017
Overcast and very humid.RocksRock15/07/2017
From Warren Row. Pleasant stroll up through woods.Bramley29/11/2016
Started near the A4 and came up past Lot Farm. The top is uncertain but I'm going for somewhere between the houses and the reservoir. Now in the Dewdrop Inn for fish and chips!Nick24/09/2016
Easy now to bag summit of Ashley Hill then a quick dash to bag the black trig on a quiet Friday morning then off to Bowsey Hill.Dugswell209/09/2016
Cycled over from Marlow, discovered that you can't cycle all the way along the Thames Path and had to detour up a private roadr.ashwell07/09/2016
Parked near the telephone box in Warren Row. A pleasant wood walk of just under 30 minutes return. Solo.bolton24/05/2016
Short stroll from Warren RowSteveG25/11/2015
From South via Bear Lane - good mountain biking areatrimarc223/11/2015
3/8 Third one on Bad weather day so county tops bagging for the day, (Park Lane/Ashley Hill/Bowsey Hill/East Burnham Park/Pavis Wood/Whitehill/Bow Brickhill/The Slipe)Fergalh24/10/2015
From Holly Cross.ngthack25/08/2015
A nice walk up the Chiltern Way through woods from Warren Row which is the site (somewhere?) of a former secret regional command nuclear bunker, built during the cold war. This was tasked with running the London region if London and its government had been destroyed by a nuclear attack. Sobering. The site chosen was originally tunnels dug into the chalk and used as an underground aircraft components factory during WWII. Today it has become a protected storage facility operated by a security company. (source: wiki). Quite what this means..?Chris Pearson14/06/2015
From a covered reservoir to the south, but could have driven to top from NW. HP seemed to be a little south of another covered resr, around the area of a house named Hilltop.jonglew03/06/2015
High point appears to be either on road or close to reservoir fence.PeterD14/05/2015
High point other side of road from fenced area? round trip with Tash combined with Ashley hill. V.nicepigerg09/05/2015
As RHWGordonAdshead22/03/2015
With Chris Cutler and Trampvegibagger21/01/2015
Drive by on tarred road from north. 14.00.arranc16/11/2014
En route home from Tony and Andy's weddingbri&dave27/07/2014
From Warren Row, up through beech woods along the Chiltern Way. Should have worn my wellies.Newton Maximus04/05/2014
same as Simon and Co!mcallmar16/03/2014
Drove up and parked outside the reservoir (ignored the no cars sign). Very nondescript.simon and co27/01/2014
Saw 2 deer on the way from Warren Rowsqueegs28/07/2013
Decent road to the top.chrisbien27/04/2013
From Knowl Hill a circular walk around Ashley Hill and Bowsey Hill in the snow.rhalstead23/01/2013
From NW, by NE corner of small covered resr.RHW01/12/2012
Twin top, Bowsey Hill and Ashley Hill. Parked by chapel in Warren Row and ran through some mud the berkshire loop or Chiltern Way. Agree nr houses as high, back to WR then via Pudding Hill lane to woods and steeps to Ashley Hill top. Walked around house compound, may have spied trig? Ran back to start. Good outing.nordicstar24/10/2012
Walked up from Warren Row.JohnStoneham02/09/2012
Can parking next to the top by the Reservoir and houses at High Knowl Wood. But we walked from Warren Row through the woods, which was very pleasant. Easy parking near church in villageHillsidenick02/09/2012
walked with ashley hill on the way to winchestermr bounce02/09/2012
WALKED UP FROM HOLLY CROSS ON A DAMP, COLD FEBRUARY DAY BUT HAD ALREADY CYCLED OVER THIS IN SUMMER SUNSHINE WHEN WE DID BRISTOL - LONDON BY SUSTRANS ROUTE 4.BURGESS28/02/2011
Wandered around near the reservoir and houses. Interesting area and gentle walk up from Warren Row on a mild January day.Father Ted15/01/2011
Walked up from Warren Row. Reservoir bank (behind barrbed wire)appears to be highest point but is man made. I thought about scaling the fence with the help of a tree but realised it would be embarrassing if I could not get back out.clivevilla17/07/2010
Just by the covered reservoir.Richard03/05/2010
Walked also included Ashley Hill.Overthehilljill19/03/2010
Not too thrilling.Herbert Anchovy19/11/2009
resr compound looks highest place around but no access.asbown13/07/2009
Bit of a waste of time.destaylor02/03/2009
No access to high point. Completed as part of a route that took in Ashlley Hill (WindsorFat Bloke03/01/2009
Took high point as just past sign on building "West`s piling".Reservior looks higher but as before there`s no access.Nice lane.electricratman08/04/2007
I got 155m reading on my GPS by the reservoir and 158m further on past the first house at SU 80751 80224.signyred23/08/2006
Didn't have a GPS at the time, but slight bank nr reservoir looked highest.wheresthepath15/09/2004
Near covered reservoir (no public access)webmaster04/06/2003
KM Climbed on a circuit from Knowl Hill along with Ashley Hill and discovering the Dewdrop Inn on the way.crazyblank