Name:Housedon Hill
Hill number:2318
Height:268.3m / 880ft
SMC/RHB Section:33: The Scottish Border to the River Tyne
Topographical area:SE01 Cheviot-hownam
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:NT 90218 32708
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:84.9m  NT 8547 3448  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 74 75
(1:25k) 339E
Observations:ground 200m N by fence line at NT 90215 32912 is 0.8m lower
Survey:Abney level
Survey of Housedon Hill (final).doc
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Same as others - parked at Reedsford. Lovely sunny evening and good views all round. Solorichard6919/05/2024
From Reedsford as others. Very sad little cairn at the top.squeegs11/05/2024
Same route as Alan Caine took but the rain was in full flow on my visit. An oddly enjoyable walk. This was after the Triggers Meet 2024 in Wooler had finished.KevPalmer25/03/2024
Early start from Wooler to miss the heavy rain forecast. Parked at Reedsford about 8:30am and then up the steep slopes. North top also bagged. Back at the car just as the rain started about 9:20.Alan Caine25/03/2024
Jill Robertson24/03/2024
Tony J24/03/2024
Barry Smith02/12/2023
Parked opposite footbridge in Reedsford, followed RoW behind house and up gap in gorse, steeply to small mast. Over to summit and north highpoint by fence. Back same way. Managed to dodge the showers.Flatfield13/11/2023
From Reedsford - parking space available beyond houses.davechaffey28/09/2023
From Reedsford along to the bridge over the river and through the gate opposite.Up track to top field and then up to summit.ARM20/08/2023
From Kypie Hill skirting north, then west of deer fence. On to Coldside Hill.Wycombe Wanderer16/05/2023
From Reedsford. ROW to access land, then steeply up. Easily through gorse following cattle tracks.vuirich26/02/2023
Parked in big layby at 89900 31560. Down tiny road to Canno Mill, through houses to Jubilee bridge, up to Crookhouse and follow tracks. Lots of snow and ice, superb day.iangalbraith18/01/2023
From Reedsford.summitsup10/10/2022
Beautiful evening. From Reedsford, anticlockwise - up S ridge avoiding loud inquisitive cows, descended further west over gates coming out of track close to parking.Nick Canute16/09/2022
From Reedsford, up track and through opening onto access land. Rough track, then good ATV track to summit ridge. Forest may have been felled but the deer fence is still there so I followed the fence on its SW side- gates all the way and at summit enclosure on Kypie Hill. To return, another gate allowed access to RoW via Dipper Wood. This has its fight moments before Dipper Wood and is almost impassible after so I enetered the fields SW of the fence (other side from RoW) asap to return.pwheeler10/09/2022
Out and back from Milfield with Coldside. Big descent and ascent between the two. Weather awful rainy and windyLongwojo09/09/2022
3 of 4: From Reedsford. With Karen.ChrisR18/04/2022
With L & RJanet M06/02/2022
Rod M06/02/2022
from layby on B6351, FP through wood and across river to Reedford then straight up, down again by SE ridge and FB to Canno Mill.IanHHill30/11/2021
Straight up and down from Reedsford. Solo.Dangerous Dave17/11/2021
To Flodden (tough going!)Jim T21/07/2021
From End of the road at Reedsford, followed RoW to access land then steeply up to the summit which now has a nice cairn. great views to the Cheviots. Returned along vehicle track which skirted the N and W sides of the access landJephcote8313/07/2021
From Reedsford, followed FP to access land, then very steeply up close to fence to east. Good views at top. Descended east to pick up Bridleway for Kepie Hill, but could have gone along ridge north, as trees had been felled. FP back from Crookhouse overgrown.PeterD28/06/2021
With Val. Weather hot and sunny. Parked near Reedsford. Followed track up to open access land the continued upwards on the east side of the stream and gulley shown on the map. Once above the gorse headed straight for the summit. Descended towards col between Housedon and Homilton Hills and picked up track that returned to the road on the west side of the stream/gulley.mike.hoult28/06/2021
from north, parked at West Floddenjef22/06/2021
Parked near footbridge at Reedsford, then steeply up and down in about an hour. A few cattle on lower slopes but no bother. Nice to see mountain pansies near the summit.milimana26/05/2021
I drove up the A697 towards the Scottish Border and stopped near to Kirknewton. Set off North towards Housedon Hill crossing first the old railway line and then Bowmont Water. I walked along the Northern edge of Bowmont Water for the first mile until I reached Crookhouse. I had a clear view of Housedon Hill but my original route up the Eastern flank looked steep and not particularly attractive. I could see a faint track up the Southern slope so headed up that way instead. The wind hadnít been a problem until I got to about 200mts and then it became difficult to walk. I reached the top and wanted to hang around to enjoy the views but the cold wind prevented that. I didnít want stay in the wind so decided to quickly head down the not so difficult Eastern flank. I quickly made my way back to Crookhouse and then arrived at the car after 3.4 miles in1hr and 10 minutes.JamesJones11/03/2021
Verge parking at West Flodden. Paths > Kypie Hill > Coldside Hill > Housedon Hill. Easy going from the N on footpaths or cropped grassland except bracken on the W flank of Coldside (not a problem in winter).JohnR30/12/2020
From Reedsford, through gate at bottom of access land. Diagonally up round the gorse bushes, then zigzagged up steep grass slope to mast. Easy grass slopes from there to the summit. Back the same way. KeithByTheC13/07/2020
A Peckish04/12/2019
dave g06/09/2019
With K. Parked with no difficulty at end o yellow road at Reedsford and proceeded up track and across access land. Steep.Ashley11/08/2019
Large parking area just east of Reedsford, by the footbridge (alt 67m). Continue round the back of Househaugh as far as the open access field from where a stiff climb leads you to the summit.moorsman01/08/2019
Parked in layby on B6351 then got onto hills via Cannon Mill. Did Coldside Hill no problem then dropped down to ROW and did Kypie Hill via small wood to SE. As i was coming down to col prior to Housedon Hill i was cut off by a man in a Toyota pick up. (Landowner/farmer) who had obviously seen me and who went out of his way to track me down. He wasnt rude but did say i wasnt 'allowed' to just wander anywhere i want and asked me what i was looking for! When i told him was heading for Housedon Hill he didnt like it but at least he didnt try to stop me. So thankfully an awkward situation was avoided. Although he was rather less than friendly. He did say that was getting fed up of walkers not keeping to ROW. Maybe he just doesnt want folk to see the illegal bird of prey traps that he has set out!thenomad09/05/2019
Ben Rinnes10/04/2019