Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:2776
Height:285.3m / 936ft
Parent (Ma):2583  Great Mell Fell
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Western Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn, Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,sMa,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 52127 31377
Summit feature:SW corner of tower in clearing
Drop:142m
Col:143m  NY504313  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5N
Observations:high point in wood 530m E at NY 52654 31305 is 3.5m lower
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400th visit on this Bank Holiday Saturday & 95th for 2024.Dugswell225/05/2024
Pleasant walk up from the town centre to the watchtower and back via a circular route using the footpath from Beacon Edge through the golf course. With Julia, Boris, Buddy and Oscar.ytfckent30/04/2024
On the way to do some shopping in Penrith. Solo effort todayAlphaville19916/02/2024
Walked up from home on a frosty & foggy morning for my 3rd visit of 2024 after 258 visits in 2023, my 308th visit of all time.Dugswell206/01/2024
My 300th visit today and my 153rd visit for 2023.Dugswell213/12/2023
With Carl & Poppy after arriving in Penrith. Lovely autumn afternoon. 3.1 miles 549 ft elevationnell158324/10/2023
Parked on the verge at 53360 31157. Walk up to the gap in the wall and follow one of the paths to the beacon, some of the paths are not on the os maps.smocks and denims12/09/2023
My 250th logged visit & 103rd for 2023, on a dry, cool + grey afternoon.Dugswell207/08/2023
Just the once for me!tim74719/07/2023
With LJanet M21/05/2023
From Beacon Edge [Road] up the main path. A little quickie en route to Galloway.IanHHill07/05/2023
Easy up-and-down from our B&B in Penrith. The view of the Lake District is surprisingly very good. In all other directions there's just trees which renders the toposcope not as useful as it should be. First hill of the day. Afterwards we drove to and bagged Lambrigg Fell and Summerhouse Hill.DanTrig05/03/2023
Late in the afternoon. Lovely display of decorated Christmas trees.Crumblie227/12/2022
My 100th visit to Penrith Beacon on Beacon Hill for 2022 having walked up from home on a cool, clear & frosty morning. My 138th visit of all time.Dugswell207/12/2022
A good place for some fresh air and exercise if, like me, you are constantly up and down the M6/M74.summitter01/11/2022
Taken in after nipping down to Go Outdoors for some kit. Excellent views of the brooding Lake District - well worth the wee walk.SS21/10/2022
Parked in the street (NY5211 3097) near the signed access track. Good woodland track all the way to the summit.LizH27/09/2022
Parked outside of the Crematorium, walked up the path through the woods. Surprisingly warm day for September.M6KIO05/09/2022
Roadside parking due south at the start of the access track (CA11 8BJ). Excellent, well used, track right to the summit, There is a stone diorama close to the summit which is utterly pointless as trees block the view in every direction.moorsman03/08/2022
Hot 59 minute walk from home for my 100th recorded visit. Down to Ash Road up to Primrose Drive to footpath up to Beacon Edge then Stagsstone Road to entrance to east of Beacon Hill to Penrith Beacon. Down steeply from beacon to Beacon Edge, Fell Lane, Scawds Drive to woodland at entrance to Cold Springs then Brentfield Way to Meadow Croft, Oak Road then Ash Road & home at Cypress Way.Dugswell219/07/2022
From Beacon Edge Road up the main path to the stone tower on the summit and viewfinder nearby. Excellent views of the fells to the west.Nick Down126/04/2022
With B and R.jenx16/03/2022
My 60th ascent to Penrith Beacon on Beacon Hill a P143. My 7th ascent for February and 22nd for 2022.Dugswell221/02/2022
With Rick and dogs.jenx10/02/2022
A quick leg stretch with the doggies.jenx04/02/2022
Biked across from Skirwith with my brother on his 65 birthdayNozzer22/01/2022
A run with Ben.jenx08/01/2022
Xmas day!jenx25/12/2021
A lot of trees down on north side of woods.jenx11/12/2021
My 25th ascent with Alex C on his second trip before heading for Park Fell near Alston..Dugswell212/11/2021
From Beacon Edge to the South.NormanW12/11/2021
Not raining for the first time in a while plus stumble across Rick on his 51st trip up here with Bryher to my 15th of all time and 14th for 2021.Dugswell201/11/2021
A grey and cloudy view from the Beacon today.Dugswell213/10/2021
Break in an M6 journey around sunset. Up from the east and the hill was quite busy.fasgadh08/10/2021
With B and B.jenx02/10/2021
Soaked in the rain. With B and B.jenx29/09/2021
With both dogs.jenx31/08/2021
Benís first ascent!jenx10/06/2021
A popular spot on a warm & sunny day for March.Dugswell230/03/2021
Through the golf course before it opens again.conanharrod24/03/2021
Very muddy after the rain. More trees gone. With B and R.jenx14/03/2021
Parked above Roundthorn on Stagstone Road then up to Penrith Beacon before descending to Beacon Edge then back to car via Stagstone Road. A 4.3 km route with 98 metres of ascent.Dugswell206/03/2021
Parked above Roundthorn on Stagstone Road to meet Michael Earnshaw for a guided tour.Dugswell202/03/2021
Bagged with Bryher, Jenny & Rick on a sunny spring like afternoon.Dugswell226/02/2021
With Douglas. And B and R.jenx26/02/2021
At last, a thaw! With Bryher.jenx15/02/2021
Freezing with some snow. With B and R.jenx08/02/2021
Very soggy after snow melt. With B and R.jenx19/01/2021
With B and R.jenx05/01/2021
Christmas Day Plan B as a sprained ankle scuppered my plan to climb Mickle Fell. Parked on Beacon Edge at NY521309 and hobbled up the good path that leads all the way to the summit.Tony J25/12/2020