Name:Long Knoll
Hill number:2895
Height:288.3m / 946ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Avon (Bristol), Avon & Stour
Watershed:Land's End to Dover, Land's End to John o' Groats, Severn Estuary, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:ST 78609 37660
Summit feature:no feature 10m NE of trig point
Col:115.3m  ST 7232 3869  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 183
(1:25k) 142
Observations:summit is 50cm higher than base of trig point
Survey:Abney level
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Parked in the mud to the east by Rag Wood then slipped along, literally, to the summit. Probably better after five weeks of dry weather rather than five weeks of rain.Newton Maximus12/03/2024
Solo(comma) walk(comma) on way to mum and dad's Fidget29/10/2023
Parked on verge on east side of hill. Pleasant walk along the ridge to the summit and back.islamidget29/09/2023
From the parking spot at the end of the ridge. Along the pleasant ridge, down the end and back along the lower path to the gate at the end of the right of way and back up the very busy road. Would recommend the ridge there and back to avoid any road walking.JulieB17/07/2023
Approached from the west on footpath from near Long Knoll House. Scrubby to foot of hill, then it turned into a biology field trip. Hundreds of butterflies, all different sorts enjoying a host downland wildflowers. Saw a tree creeper too on the way back down. The hill top unremarkable, and ridge walk from the east Iím sure splendid, but the flora and fauna on that slope was something special. Day maker.Pete West01/07/2023
There is parking for 3 cars at the start of the path so there is no need to park down the hill and walk back up the exceptionally busy and dangerous road. However the best approach to that parking is from the south. Lovely 3km or so walk along and back the ridgePDR36518/05/2023
Small layby at the crest of the road. Straightforward walk with family. Extensive views.huwthomas05/05/2023
99th Marilyn - nice views of whole 28 mile routeTrantham Clan29/04/2023
From the B3092. A pleasant walk once off the road. Parked at the B3092-Private Road junction.summitter09/01/2023
With Russ - parked at the junction about 300 yards north of where the path meets the road. Pleasant walk once you're offroad, with excellent views to Glastonbury Tor and beyond.Richard24/09/2022
After langham farm canoe slalom competition. Thought it was a good opportunity to get a far away marilyn. Parked at end of track 4km in less than an hour. Lots of interesting aeroplanes vuzzung around.Nicky C18/09/2022
Easy walk from the parking spot and along the ridge with Joe and Tom. Good views.fnem15/08/2022
From parking space at start of path just S of Maiden Bradley. A real hill with fine views and easy walkingclimbingkershaw09/04/2022
Parked downhill to the north at the entrance to the private road by Little Knoll. A really lovely hill with great views. Solo.Dangerous Dave09/01/2022
Run from King Alfredís Tower and back. Mild cloudy December day. Very wet underfoot. Saw a Buzzard and a party of Long Tailed Tits but not a lot else.isabelle28/12/2021
Evening bag in the darkAdrian230/10/2021
Parked off road at start of path near Maiden Bradley. Short steep section before lovely stroll across ridge down and up to summit. Stalked by 2 buzzards on the way. Unremarkable hill but great views. Perfect weather after the mini heatwave in the week. 45 mins up and back.robphys11/09/2021
From E on warm sunny day. Lots of birds soaring in the thermals. Room in pull-in from 2, but needed to approach from S, leave to N. Avoids dangerous road walk if space.davechaffey08/09/2021
There has been a major clearing of brambles. There is now a good layby where the footpath starts. It could get muddy in v wet weather, though. Path completely clear all the way uphornet10/04/2021
First visit for some time. Not impressed by the art installation but then it was very misty - must return on a sunny day.Chris Peart29/11/2020
Parked up in Maiden Bradley and through some very muddy excuses for public footpaths (tut tut farmer) and walked up to the summit. As others have commented, coming from the east it is very steep! Beautiful art installation along the ridge and then one big loop back to the car. Walking a bit on the B3092 is to be avoided if you can - I had a beatufiul clear day and was careful, but wouldn't have attempted any other time.jamiequackers26/11/2020
Climbed from small roadside parking area to the east, on same day as Milk Hill. Saw artists from the Bruce Munro studio installing the Ribbon of Light art ins5allation (old CDs attach3d to the fence to reflect the light)Rockdoctor25/05/2020
Walked up busy road then nice walk along ridgebenwloudon07/03/2020
Parked at start of Private road. Little Knoll first then direct route from to avoid busy road at least one way.fosal2914/02/2020
road section scary!Townshend05/12/2019
Parked in layby by Maiden Bradley church in the village, walked along road until we found footpath to long knoll walk. Easy straight forward path out and back. Had lunch at the top with local sheep watching on.Hippy7716/11/2019
From Rodmead Farm. Along busy road and then up along ridge. Great little walkLongwojo23/10/2019
12 mile circular from Mere taking in Long Hill, Zeals Knoll, Long Knoll, Little Knoll and White Sheet Hill. From Zeals Knoll we went into Kilmington and took one of the field footpaths north which took us to Coker's Lane and Homestalls, the path is diverted just north of the farm and this took us easily to the foot of Long Knoll, then very steep short ascent up to summit, not bad views from the top on this sunny/overcast day. From there we ambled along ridge and down to the dreaded B3092, busy as always but can be made easier. After passing the footpath sign you can stay on west side of the road if you push through some of the trees and undergrowth, its quite passable, when you get about half way along you can switch to the east side of the road and follow the grassy verge up to the parking area and start of track to Rodmead farm. Onto Little Knoll.DanTrig08/10/2019
Western approach. Parked opposite Crumbley Cottage, ST 7761 3778,with farm hand's OK. Approaching studio, noticed FP sign with official Diverted ROW sign at ST 7775 3739. Though overgrown rough to harvested field, past edge of barley to signed gap in hedge, pushing along side of rape to next gap at bottom of steep climb to TP and summit. Hedge or fence is to the left all the way. Would be easy after harvest!henryfm03/07/2019
Frome - Roddenbury Hill - Horningsham Common - Little Knoll - Long Knoll - Jack's Castle - Redlynch Hill - BrutonMark Jackson15/06/2019
From the parking spot at the entrance road to Rodmead Farm. Road not fun but once on the ridge walk was lovely. Visited Trig and True SummitJephcote8325/05/2019
poor footpaths, followed by a black labradorBen Tindal09/04/2019
Walked from Stourhead via Kilmington and back by B3092 and across fields.IanHHill20/03/2019
I intended to walk from Homestalls but my satnav took me along the very muddy byway from the SE.Asked at the studio buildings if I could park there - acres of space - but was refused.Parked instead at the yellow road junction 500m away. Round field margins, over stile and steeply to summit.NormanW12/02/2019
I drove past the start of the path and can confirm that the 300yds of road side walking is both unpleasant and dangerous. So I wore a high viz jacket and from the parking spot at the entrance road to Rodmead Farm walked on the L verge to a stump of a felled tree. Here I crossed to the R verge at at the point where the road almost enters a cutting, then ascended the bank to drop toward the fence behind. With poles and boots I bludgeoned a way through 10 yds of brambles then accessed the verge again by a 50 sign, from which it is a few safe yds to the start of the path. If more people were to do this it would keep the brambles down and offers a safe alternative to the road. Rest of walk was wet,but straightforward and enjoyable, albeit short.Ben Rinnes22/01/2019
Initially tried to start at East end, but decided I didn't want to die under someone's wheels today, so drove round to near 'Homestalls' (now somebody's posh 'studios')(limited parking at T-junction near Grange Farm Cottage, ST 775375). Public footpath sign just N of 'studios', but then no further help, though route can be seen in descent so, from PF sign, go forward 50 metres, then R around back of 'studios' for 50 metres, then along edge of 1st field directly away fom the 'studios' and toward the hill, then across middle of 2nd field, around R side of 3rd field, then L at top of 3rd field to find a stile well hidden in the hedge, then steeply straight up, either side of the fence. Much safer than the E end approach - that is until the owner of the 'studios' decides to get upset at walkers walking along the edge of his unfenced rear garden.Isbjorn05/11/2018
1/5 Marilyn Day in south central England. Long Knoll from the B 3092. A fine and sunny morning for the 2kim, one hour stroll along the ridge.silveracorn_alan29/10/2018
From Rodmead Farm entrance. as others. Up busy and dangerous road to start of RoW path, had to climb a steep bank to avoid an approaching lorry. A gem of a ridge, clear views on both sides. Harassed all the way along by herd of 7 cattle evidently doing their job for their owner. Are you out there, Wiltshire council?Topographer5702/10/2018
Parked in pull-off by Rodmead Farm entrance on N. side of the ridge on B3092. Followed road uphill for 300m to signposted footpath on W side. First 200m through woods, cross style ( metal gate padlocked) to enter open ground. A few minutes of steep ground leads to the flat ridge path following a fence westwards. Continue for a further kilometer, dipping down before final easy ascent to trig pillar. Return by reverse route, total time 1 hour. In clear conditions there would be magnificent views, but low cloud and drizzle limited visibility. Highlight of the walk - a Red Kite that slowly glided past me at eye level. Solo climb.Dartmoorman11/08/2018
From the private road. Had to out-flank (twice) a large herd of young bulls. Glorious day. On me own.CJM28/06/2018
Quick evening stroll. Parked at Rodmead Farm entrance then walked up road to Bridleway then along ridge to trig and summit. On summit 10 mins before sunset. Straight forward ascent and no issues.assynt_bob29/04/2018
First 3 Marilyn's of the year from a 9am Suffolk start. One in Hampshire, one in Wiltshire and this last one in the dark in Somerset.mntainman09/01/2018
Early morning with K. Parked in tree at East end of ridgeAshley18/11/2017
6/8M parked start of path need to be driving ne for this.robertphillips06/11/2017
Fast driving meant nothing behind me when I jammed the brakes on in the blind bend on the B3092 and reversed swiftly up into the small parking place at the end of the footpath. Don't try this manoeuvre unless sure there is nothing behind for a long way. Splendid walk on this great, steep-sided hill, with great views all round. Worth the monstrously tedious drive.Gill14/10/2017
On route south after Avebury circle and Westbury White Horse. Lovely little hill from the small area at Rodmead Farm. Sunshine and great views.N.Morters12/04/2017
Both of us hard parkingTonyandsue07/04/2017
With OCH. Beautiful sunny day, leaves not on trees yet. Warm. As part of long loop Rounsfell02/04/2017
Parked in the layby to NE as others - the walk along road is unpleasant but great walk along the ridge to the trig.twg2702/03/2017
And a pint in the Red Lion.TeasyChris24/02/2017