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Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:7811
Height:242m / 794ft
Parent (Ma):2909  Butser Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:West Sussex (CoU)
Watershed:The Solent
Class:Tump (200-299m), Subhump, Clem
Grid ref:SU 80722 18372
Summit feature:tumulus
Col:147m  SU818179  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 197
(1:25k) OL8 120
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 77 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Walking the South Downs Way from Buriton to Cocking and visited this hill top on the way.ThomasJoseph21/04/2019
Part of a 25 mile loop from Charlton taking in six Tumps and a hump. Weather must better than the forecast and largely dry all day.atreides788727/01/2019
Harting Downs and Beacon Hill from the car park. Beautiful evening with Ellie and Kate.cdshear02/06/2018
Midhurst - Midhurst Common - Linch Down - Beacon Hill - Harting Downs - Petersfield. All walks along the crest of the South Downs are positively delightful; this one was no exception.Mark Jackson02/06/2018
With: hb; Walked up SD way from Cocking CP. Brief cut across sheep field to trigpoint and summit, then continued west along SD way to Beacon Hill and Harting Downs tumps.Ian Baines07/05/2018
Superb spot. Circular walk from Kill Devil Copse (NT car park full).dal17/02/2018
From NT car park on Hartings Down. Good views on a cold sunny day with A.PeterD10/11/2017
A 20 mile circular walk linking 12 Tumps (all repeats) with Lesley and Betty the dog . 3000ft of ascent..this last hill and steepest then a 2 km run down to car and to Paula's for a very welcome late tea.Chris Pearson17/09/2017
Undulating downland scenery hereabouts - good views al round. With Rosalie en route the Bluebell Inn at Cocking.JOHNS25/03/2017
From NT car park via Harting Downs and back. The high point is the rough mound (tumulus) near the trig. Very pleasant walk on a lovely bright autumn afternoon.ijpowell28/10/2016
Excellent free NT car park to the west. An easy 30 minute return stroll rewarded by excellent views.moorsman05/07/2016
Super hill on South Downs Way. I had mountain bike so found it steep. Good viewpointtrimarc230/06/2016
Cocking to Petersfield.Smudge27/05/2016
Sunny again here! Lots of people on Good Friday afternoon. 8 hours walking up and down the Downs 5 times zig zagging our way along from Cocking car park to South Harting and back, 850m of ascent. A rehab walk for my torn left calf which coped well. w Lesley & Betty the dog. Hot sun at S Harting church ,cold wind on return walk along SDWChris Pearson25/03/2016
Ascended from the NT car park to the W. Great views & quite atmospheric with low cloud. Saw a 40+ strong herd of deer on the flanks of the hill.DanMaisieBex17/01/2016
A lovely spot - short grass, steep sides and many paths - have been over here several times - always seems sunny. Once doing a 20 mile LDWA event form pretty South Harting which ended in near-heatstroke after having run 15 miles over blinding white chalk on a sweltering day.Chris Pearson28/06/2015
Followed the Southdowns Way from Harting Hill carpark (National Trust) to the Trigpoint on Beacon Hill.G4TSQ06/02/2015
From car park on grass and chalk paths. 12.15. Helicopter landed on top just after my visit!arranc17/11/2014
Part of long walk with colleague Stu, steep sides to this hill, great views.fnem16/05/2014
With Dad. His first hill after his chemo.mikejacobs22/04/2014
From Treyfordsqueegs19/05/2013
Someone has defaced the trig with a tacky memorial plaque. If I had had more time I would have fetched a jemmy.Martin R07/05/2013
From NT CP.chrisbien23/04/2013
Nice walk from Harting Down NT car park. Steep ascent made a bit harder by carrying a baby up. With Martha & Winnie.Biffin16/02/2013
From NT car park to W. Great little hill with almost 100m ascent. Path/track all the way and there is a trig and viewing area at the summit as a special bonus.destaylor29/11/2012
The first proper climb of the day.JohnStoneham19/02/2012
Lovely area, great views, good spot for picnic on sunny dayWesrob29/10/2011
After trying and failing to find some breakfast in South Harting, I rejoined the South Downs Way at this nice little summit. More interesting than Linch Down, anyway.DanHolme07/02/2005
With M&J whilst doing stages of South Downs Way.RT197028/02/2004
fine summit & view. South Downs Way from car pk to W RHW19/10/2002
with Linch Down(qv for route)pwheeler05/08/2000
3rd day of South Downs Wayphilhythe22/05/2000
Date uncertain. South Downs Way Charity FundraiserPete West04/09/1999
With Dad as part of the Mardens Marathon.mikejacobs29/08/1994
Visited this hill/trig on a one-day hike when in the scouts.jonglew01/06/1967
Alan Whatley24/03/2019
andrew brown02/03/2019
The Parkers17/06/2017
carole engel04/03/2017
Mark Sims03/06/2015