Name:Butser Hill
Hill number:2909
Height:270.4m / 887ft
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
Catchment:Arun, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:The Solent
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:SU 71685 20328
Summit feature:ground by trig point
Col:113.8m  SU 5877 5083  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 197
(1:25k) OL8 OL33 120 133
Observations:summit area very flat; ground by sunken tank near trig point is higher but man-made
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 431 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Sal, nice run up and down with Sal from QE Park car park to E. 35 mins.davechaffey16/02/2024
Solo. After visiting the office in Havant. From local car park.masmith15/02/2024
QE Country Park to West Meon. Revisited from SD WaySmudge13/01/2024
On day six South Downs Waynickywood102/10/2023
Parked on side of approach road. Easy climb to trig with great views.Ramblingpaul16/07/2023
Quick up from car parkPeteF16/07/2023
Walk w/Devon. War Down, Butser Hill, Holt Down loop from Buriton.ZacField05/07/2023
Reached on day Two of walking the South Downs way.WAYNE ROWLETT26/05/2023
From South Downs wayemily27/03/2023
Solo(comma) after Eastleigh 10k Fidget19/03/2023
From NT car park, £2 in winter, except the 'in', barrier was open when I left so visit was free.Minto15/01/2023
From the QE Country Park car park immediately off the southbound A3, pleasant walk across Hillhampton Bottom on the SDW and up to the trig point. As per Milimana, best views on the flanks, despite the traffic noise.richard6906/10/2022
If you don't want to pay for parking there is ample verge parking at SU 71037 19785.DC11main18/09/2022
G M MIdris11/09/2022
Easy enjoyable walk from Queen Elizabeth Country Park, with PJB and after parkruntrimarc218/06/2022
An easy detour from the South Downs Way but summit area disappointingly flat and better views can be had on the flanks of the hill.milimana11/06/2022
An easy walk over from the car park on Limekiln Lane (card payment of £2 on exit). Solo. My last Marilyn in Section 42.Dangerous Dave07/01/2022
Parked in the Queen Elizabeth Country Park Car Park. I used the South Downs Society route map to do a very nice circular walk around the top.alanderry196312/09/2021
From the Butser Hill picnic area car park. Up to the trig point and then did the 1.7 mile Butser Hill downland track. Really pleasant outing.JulieB06/09/2021
Wander with friends from the country park.kjg10631/05/2021
Parked at country park and walked up gradual slope. Fantastic sprint back down slope. Really enjoyed Butser Hillketzster31/03/2021
Parked free outside Buriton church, then followed the path through great scenery over the ridge to the visitor centre, crossed under the A3 and then a steep climb up to the summit. Walked down via Bopeep Copse and crossed the A3 and back to Buriton. Contrary to latest OS maps there is not a crossing point of the A3 to the east of Copyhold Barn and would advise instead heading south and crossing using the road to the east of New Barn cottage.jamiequackers17/10/2020
From nearby CP short walk past transmitter to Trig Point. Sunny, clear, amazing views.Dartmoorman15/10/2020
Part of South Downs Way - just South of Petersfieldthomaslkp01/09/2020
Detour from SDW, had a quick wonder around likely looking highpointslerritt29/07/2020
from car park 2o mins no chargeunderhill08/07/2020
Needed to clear the head so a hill was sought, lockdown getting to me!Pootlemum20/06/2020
Followed previous poster's route, but followed same path back. 11km + 339m elevation gain.Stevooo29/03/2020
Parked in car park, which is a paid contactless carpark, and walked along path to trig.Hippy7720/02/2020
A simple but enjoyable circular walk of just 40 minutes from the car park.silveracorn_alan25/10/2019
After visiting a couple of national trust in the area and waiting for the temp to drop a bit we parked in the CP on Limekiln Lane and headed on a there and back route to the Trig. Lovely views of the Isle of White and surrounding area. Lots of flying ants at the trig. No parking fee as we were there and back in under 20minsJephcote8314/09/2019
Walked from East Neon with Rachel and bumpMadjonny08/09/2019
38+6 weeksRachelraindrops08/09/2019
completed with Gordon HLEEPHLITTER199008/08/2019
Parked at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and followed route under the A3 and a pleasant climb up to the summit. Good weatherLongwojo02/08/2019
Lovely walk with FJE and DTL from main Queen Elizabeth park car parkr122/06/2019
From the Park's main car park with FJE and PJB. Super hill, good viewpoint and one for all the familytrimarc222/06/2019
With trimarc2 & r1Fionalevey22/06/2019
From the carpark. The hill top circular path takes you through gorgeous meadows. Well worth adding to your summit bag.summitter13/06/2019
On SDW100 racekeri_runs08/06/2019
Flight from Homestead FarmIcarus01/06/2019
By byway from Ramsdean, on route Petersfield to Rowlands Castle.deknyff14/04/2019
With Val. Parked at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and followed route under the A3 and a pleasant climb up to the summit. Good weather.mike.hoult19/03/2019
With MikeVal Deisler19/03/2019
From the car park which has ANPR. A short walk to the trig with good views. At car park exit barrier raised with out of order message so free parking today.NormanW14/02/2019
Lovely clear and crisp day, no wind and fantasic thin snowy conditions on the groud, everything looking lovey. Part of a 6 tump, 1 marylin loop.atreides788703/02/2019
Parked at Country Park CP (uses number plate recognition) on a fairly busy Sunday. Dog heaven, my NewFoundland Bo loved meeting other dogs on the walk up to the top and Trig. With friend Rosaleenmazz13/01/2019
Initially climbed from QECP with a friend on December 29th 2018 Reached the summit again on 6th January while walking the South Downs Way from Exton to BuritonThomasJoseph06/01/2019
Why does the pay & display CP gateway need to have cameras secreted within the 'gateway' pillars and monitoring you? No parking is allowed on the approach road from SU 709195 from 8 am to 7pm. I don't like being spied on, so I parked at the junction at SU 705191 where there is off-road space for 2-3 cars. Used RoW then small deviation to top.Isbjorn09/11/2018