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Name:North's Seat
Hill number:5449
Height:175.7m / 576ft
Parent (Ma):2913  Crowborough
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:East Sussex
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,1,Cm)
Grid ref:TQ 84341 11905
Summit feature:not recorded
Drop:110m
Col:66m  TQ752154  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 199
(1:25k) 124
Observations:25m S of trig point and 0.3m higher
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 99 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at the top of the housing estate to the SE. Straight up the track to the summit.LizH14/08/2023
From the lane from the south, although my satnav tried to get me there along the lane from the N. Easy walk.Minto01/07/2023
first of 4 while visiting the Hastings area. Best if the lot. Parked in a residential street and walked up the lane to the trig point which can be accessed from the viewfinder thing. 10 minutes there and back, you can park pretty much next to the trig point if desired.ytfckent22/04/2023
Walked up from Hastings Stationtrimarc220/01/2023
Parked on road in housing estate to the SW. Quick walk up to toposcope and trig point. Used cleared path to trig point. Staying with family nearby.richard6908/10/2022
A short saunter over from the nearby car park to this area of transmitters with good views north and east-wards. A fine day, easy underfoot and straightforward navigation.JOHNS27/02/2022
Possible to drive very close to top. Walked round toposcope and then to trig, to which a path has been cleared.PeterD29/11/2021
Solo. From Hastings Old Town. Sunny & clear. Summit trigpoint covered in dense gorse, but good views from track nearby. Onwards along footpath to north to St Helen's.millionmts13/08/2021
A divert from my Hastings to Rye walk. Walked round toposcope and trig point.PhilipChaston11/07/2021
From the N. Parked in wide junction on byway (Mill Lane) at TQ 8425 1239 - Continued on foot up byway (too rough for cars) & easily between fence rails to trig point & summit toposcope. Brambles not much of a problem in early April. (S)gerrybowes13/04/2021
Can drive to within 50m. Viewing platform corresponds with the summit grid ref. Trig nearby with path from track - not what I would consider to be 'overgrown'. Disappointing viewpoint.PGCE24/11/2020
A bonus bag while on cycle tour of East Sussex with Geraldine. Last on my list of East Sussex humps.Pete West19/10/2020
Hump bagging drive around the South East before moving North.atreides788708/08/2020
Walk up from Hastings Old Town. Nice views around coast towards Rye.jedthehumanoid02/02/2020
Nice views with Jenx and Bryher. Fight to get to the trig. Viewfinder impressivenordicstar11/05/2018
Ore - St Helen's - North's Seat - Fairlight Glen - East Hill - OreMark Jackson05/05/2018
From the Fairlight Visitor Centre car park at TQ 86037 11620. Headed north to the road, then following it west on a muddy bridleway next to the road. At a junction I turned north again, picking up the country walk trail west to the summit area. Trig point hard to access as defended by a painful combination of gorse, brambles and nettles - but I made it! Easiest access is from the west beyond the viewfinder at TQ 84316 11921. I then headed south by various RoWs to join the Saxon Shore Way east - by far the best part of the walk. Then north past the radar station back to the car park in 1.75hrs. SoloMan of Kernow105/10/2017
Parked in Beacon Rd, Ore- found trig at top buried in gorse, visited viewpoint, then changed into shorts for a nice walk round Fairlight Cove. Some good views and interesting scenery but very country park, finger posts every few 100 m. Glad I did this walk mid-week.pwheeler22/05/2017
Easy walk from Ore station with Chris. No sign of the trig point - must be buried in gorse / brambles.Richard13/05/2017
With K. Drove virtually to summit. Unsatisfying. Didn't make me happy.Ashley30/04/2017
Climbed up to the summit toposcope via Beacon Road and then eventually found the Trigpoint deep in brambles and gorse with a little help from Google Maps. No views as very foggy.JohRvs30/12/2016
Walked up from Mill Lane wearing wellies, over trousers and thorn proof jacket on a damp grey Monday afternoon.Dugswell205/09/2016
From Country Park car parksqueegs29/08/2016
1/8 First of Eight Hill bagging in south east on windy day (Norths Seat/Willingdon Hill/Wilmington Hill/Firle Beacon/Cliffe Hill/Newmarket Hill/Boulder Hill/Ditchling Beacon)Fergalh06/02/2016
Trig point probably at natural high point, toposcope on possibly slightly higher mound. Misty today so no views. Everywhere exceedingly wet and muddy.RichardM31/01/2016
Parked close to viewfinder area. Trig just about accessible, but looks lower than viewfinder.RobertP13/12/2015
Walked up byway from North.rhalstead17/10/2015
Ouch, ouch, ouch. Found and touched trig hidden in brambles and spikey plants. Glad that I had jeans on. Bagged view point too as not sure which is higher. Parked pretty close to summit.assynt_bob09/09/2015
Went to park in Hastings Country Park car park but did not want to risk not paying £3 parking charge so parked at top of Mill Lane and walked up lane to viewing point. Could be highest point but looked man made. Trig point just to the north obscured by gorze and dead brambles. Touched trig but would not want to try in summer when vegetation in full growth.mntainman10/03/2015
Short steep walk up the rough track at end of Beacon Road to find trig lurking in brambles. In 1787, General Roy set up a 32-feet high scaffold tower here and using a long range theodelite conducted a triangulation survey with two places in France (which could also critically be seen from Dover Castle) enabling the British and French governments to produce compatible maps and charts that made international sea trade much safer, and therefore more profitable. Its success resulted in the setting up in 1791 of the Ordnance Survey.Chris Pearson04/03/2015
Drove up road to Hastings Country Park. Trig deep in the brambles again!citygent23/01/2015
From CP through a very muddy field. Should have driven up! Trig completely buried in the brambles.tim74712/11/2014
. CreakingHiker12/11/2014
Drove up. Trig totally obscured by undergrowth and some bushwhacking was required. Also visited the viewpoint. It's hard to say which is the higher.Chris Peart27/06/2014
Viewing platform definitely higher. Got boots covered in slurry and stank the car out.simon and co07/03/2014
Trig just keeping his head above the sea of brambles.. got within 3 ft of and consoled myself with a mouthful of blackberriesstig_nest22/09/2013
From CP and picnic area. Visited viewpoint and trig.chrisbien25/04/2013
£1.00 pay and display car park. Mizzling rain. Muddy WDP to a bramble thicket surrounding the OS column with 1999 tag. Large topograph showing 590m to John O'Groats, etc.arranc01/03/2013
The trig point wasn't too hard to find amongst the bushes.JohnStoneham18/11/2012
Height barriered carpark. Plenty of blackberries at trig point.Martin R21/08/2011
Viewpoint platform seemed higher than the land around the trig.signyred12/05/2011
Parked at Fairlight Place Car Park and then descended to near the beach at Hastings Country. From there made my way back up in Glorious sunny weather to the top. Visited Trig pouint and viewing area, the latter having much better views.garyhoney20/04/2011
Easy and pleasant sunny stroll with my wife and 3 year old daughter from the car park to SE. Agree that the viewing platform seems higher, but obviously visited the trig too just in case.wheresthepath09/10/2010
Good views from here, drove right up to top and parked just 15m away!Nick03/04/2010
Viewing area seems higher than trig but may be man made. Trig 30m away in small clearingdestaylor05/12/2008
Trig point in the middle of gorse but there is a faint path to it from the bigger track.clivevilla17/09/2008
RHW16/03/2003
Tom Mundell30/12/2023
Trekking toes30/12/2023
PeterAH14/08/2023