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Name:Wyck Beacon
Hill number:7770
Height:250m / 820ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Gloucestershire (CoU)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Tump (200-299m), Subhump
(Tu,2,sHu)
Grid ref:SP 20191 20790
Summit feature:ground on tumulus c 7m from trig point
Drop:96m
Col:154m  SP192241  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 163
(1:25k) OL45N
Comments:col in dismantled railway cutting
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 49 users)ByDate of Ascent
Over bwf into arable field.Campbell Singer10/07/2018
TD, C & HThis Dog20/06/2018
From nearest corner of field at roadside. Avoid nettle season like I didn't.KC09/06/2018
Parked to the north at entrance to barn. Walked round the back of tower to summit knoll, which is in the middle of an arable field.JohnW29/04/2018
Tumulus with 3 mature Beech trees top an otherwise level landscape. Easy access over BWF from adjacent foot path.RichardM05/04/2018
Parked in minor road then down track a little as their were farm workers about. Nipped over the fence and across the short distance to the tumulus.clivevilla06/11/2017
5/6 (Leckhampton Hill/Clapton Hill/Swell Hill/Stow-on-the-Wold Hill (New GR)/Wyck Beacon/Stow-on-the-Wold Hill (Old GR))Fergalh28/06/2017
Drove through the very pretty Wyck Rissington afterwards.squeegs02/04/2017
The 65 mile linear Oxfordshire Way passes this summit during its first 6 miles whilst still in Gloucestershire having climbed up to Wyck Beacon from the start in Bourton on The Water. To the south the former Little Rissington RAF airfield has a significant military history - Central Flying School was based here as were the Red Arrows (and their predessors - The Red Pelicans !?) and the USAF with their giant C5 transport aircraft.Chris Pearson17/02/2017
Across field to trig and tumulusColin Crawford14/01/2017
Walked in from Bourton on the WaterBheinn18/10/2016
Parked in lane with short walk across field.Ramblingpaul21/08/2016
Bit of a bonus - on the way to holiday cottage in the Cotswolds when I noticed that there was a Tump nearby. My wife pulled up rather awkwardly in the nearby road junction whilst I bagged it. As others have said, it's a pretty flat summit.wheresthepath28/05/2016
From roadside over fence to copse & trig, then along road & down Oxfordshire Way to Wyck Rissington then Bourton on the Water for ice cream by the river. V hot & sunny afternoon.apricorum12/05/2016
Another side of the road job as there were still (wet)standing crops in the field.heavyhorses20/08/2015
As others, across field to HPPeterD07/06/2015
Almost a roadside tump, hop over a b/w fence and across a muddy arable field. Obvious HP on a tumulus, shared with 3 mature trees and a trig pillar.jonglew10/02/2015
Langley Hill, Chrchdown Hill, Birdlip Hill, Crawley Hill, Cam Long Down (best of the bunch), Wyck Beaconsimon and co07/12/2014
ackward barbed wire fence to access fieldAdrian15/06/2013
Visited while doing field work in the Slaughters. The top wire of the fence is fairly slack so all but the shortest should be able to step over to gain access to the barrow. Still patches of snow in April.Herbert Anchovy05/04/2013
walk with steve and Maddy from Bourton on the waternell158301/03/2013
Easy parking. Summit could be anywhere as fairly flat. Highest point probably the trig point almost on top of the tumulus. Gate, barbed wire on top, just near the T junction.destaylor28/02/2013
Almost dark, needed flash to take photo of trig pillar. Dark useful too for this short trespass across field to small knoll with clump, as very visible from nearby businesses and road. Easy roadside parking, barded wire fence less easy.Hillsidenick17/11/2012
. CreakingHiker27/09/2012
Visited while walking part of the Oxfordshire Wayrhalstead10/06/2012
Walk up from Bourton via Little Rissington. On the summit is a fine bronze age barrow, under trees. Fence is not easy and field is cropped.thesweetcheat09/01/2012
Jumped out at the top on the way to Bourton in the Water. Didn't realised the red arrows used to fly from here!DanHolme31/12/2011
Oxford Way. Over fence.arranc09/02/2011
pleasant summit, limited view, Primary TP. TP in copse a few m E of rd, access field from start of BW RHW18/10/2002
idylic setting in little copse in middle of field under a beech tree; trig s1548 top skewed spider to the southvegibagger01/05/1999
Barbara Singer10/07/2018
Alan Whatley08/02/2018
GordonAdshead02/08/2017
Swindon Bagger17/04/2016
andrew brown02/04/2016
Mark Sims16/10/2015
Dusty27/06/2015
BrianMatthews31/03/2015
Moorponder29/08/2013
Steve Q09/04/2013
Jacqdaw17/11/2012
tim74727/09/2012
JohnStoneham15/07/2012
DanKanaris02/01/2012
LydiaB02/01/2012
stevent080910/12/2011
asbown09/04/2007
David Purchase21/02/1998
David Purchase16/02/1998