Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:16097
Height:391m / 1283ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
SMC/RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Topographical area:EL06 Highstreet-arnside
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Lune
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:NY 63512 09952
Summit feature:rock 2m N of monument
Col:360m  NY643098  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 91
(1:25k) OL19N OL19S
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 157 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
P at disused quarry SW of fork in the road. Path on N side of wall.chrisbien12/07/2024
Orton - BEACON FELL - Castle Folds camp - Knott - Gamelands Stone Circle. With Lancaster & Morecambe U3Acitygent20/05/2024
Orton - BEACON HILL - Knott - Ortoncitygent01/05/2024
From free Knotts Lane car park (for Gamelands Stone Circle). North up bridleway, then west and through iron gate to summit. KeithByTheC22/03/2024
From road to W of Beacon Hill then over to Knott. Hard to believe that the Knott high point wasn't the ground some metres to the S of the trig, but went to other high area too - trig looked higher looking back too.JK18/03/2024
Orton to Beacon Hill to Knott and back to Knotttrimarc205/03/2024
Parked by the cafe in Orton. Footpath up the hull to the road. Then left on north side of wall in Open Access. Follow well worn path all the way to the BeaconRowanP25/02/2024
Approach from Knott over limestone paving.matty1971b18/11/2023
Parked small parking area 63181071. Follow the track South and up to the beacon. From there down to the wall and along to the second gate then over moorland to 64420998. Go though the gate and follow the wall up to 65080912 True top of Knott. Return back to the Trig point and descend Northwest to the main path, head up to the second gate and follow the path to old tarmac road. Follow it back to the start.smocks and denims11/10/2023
Boo and I on an unscheduled visit. Cold and crisp day on the Orton amphitheatreAlphaville19905/02/2023
Parked in layby at Street, up lane and bridleway to pass and west to summit, back across to Knotts, then along ridge to Little Aisby Scar. Back along paths and lanes via stone circle.Flatfield21/08/2022
With Gordon, Robert and Val. From Ortonfergie01/09/2021
Parked at road junction to the west and followed excellent grass path next to wall to summit. Brilliant views. With Barbara on way to her big birthday weekend at Penrith.Campbell Singer26/08/2021
Pleasant grass path from the west. Impressive Victorian monument at top but not as impressive as the views.Barbara Singer26/08/2021
Celtic style stone cross , stated to be erected on ancient beacon site for Queen Victoria's Jubilee 21/6/87. Path to it over limestone pavement. Superb views.From New House farm campsite ( good).Denise 26/06/2021
Road/track/path from New House Farm camp site. Summit has prominent stone cross monument on limestone pavement. Good views.RichardM26/06/2021
Run from Orton, Beacon Hill, Knott and the Great Asby Scar.quadbarrel23/06/2021
Nice dry ground after a lot of rain. Nice ten minutes out of the saddle.Eddie26/08/2020
Short walk from W, fine limestone sceneryRobertP06/07/2020
On the way to Slaidburn meet.NormanW22/11/2019
from cattle grid following wall. to summit cross.cjo10/11/2019
Up the wall from the road junction with Bryher.jenx20/10/2019
P quarry on B6260, up N side of wall, couldn't be easier. On to Knott.agentmancuso18/10/2019
From the quarry lay-by off the B 6260 above Orton. Followed a bit of a path by the wall from the cattlegrid to the monument on the summit. Onwards to Knott. Solo.Man of Kernow101/09/2019
Beacon Hill and Knott from NY628099.summitsup12/08/2019
Monumental Crossvegibagger22/01/2019
A pleasant hill. Did as a east-west traverse.Alan Moore21/10/2018
From cattle grid due W on unmapped path.jonglew05/07/2018
Car park to NW then path to monument on a lovely sunny afternoon.Dugswell227/05/2018
Parked at 628,099 then alongside wall to Beacon Hill summit then on to Knott. Lovely top with extensive views to Lakes hills, Pennines and Howgills. Seems a very popular area for walkers - must have counted 15-20 in a couple of hours up here.Crib Goch24/03/2018
Beacon Hill > Knott trig > Knott from GR: NY 62826 09889ronaldo33321/03/2018
Approach from Knott over limestone paving.ger14/03/2018
A pleasant walk round from Knott Lane on a dry morning when all surrounding fells were in cloud and rain. Path leads to summit on north side of wall.JohnW04/10/2017
Parked at disused quarry to the west and followed path to summit. Then went onto Knott using various tracks. .Fisky Boy17/09/2017
With Fisky Boy.Brenda Cloke17/09/2017
A lovely walk in good weather with notable birdsong.Hammy07/07/2017
Nettle Hill, Little Asby Scar, Fell Head, Beacon Hillkeithouk20/11/2016
I just missed the chance to run over the summit - judging by the 'caution runners' warning signs on the road and the fresh studmarks on the muddy footpath. The sun was just about setting - a very cold, windy and bleak place - but also magic scenery. I could see directly to tomorrow's target: 16092 Whinfell BeaconM3WDD24/09/2016
Walk along Asby Scar from Sunbiggin Tarn(parking) to Orton, a pint, and back past the Scarside Stone Circle. Castle Folds worth a visit too.Northender05/08/2016
From Jct 39 M6 via Long Scar Pike and return great walk.mick30/07/2016
Easy parking either in the large quarry just south of the road junction to the west or on the grassy area where the footpath leaves the road (alt 1138ft). A very eay walk to the summit rewarded by quite spectacular views. 0.96 miles. 20 minutes return.moorsman02/03/2016
Visited the monument while doing the Coast to Coast. (S)silveracorn_alan27/12/2015
A lovely hill! With Sail, Danu & Alfie.Dangerous Dave01/11/2015
Quick circuit after a tea in the chocolate factory in Orton. Lovely bit of country.fasgadh22/10/2015
Swift ascent from W. Parking at junction.jimbloomer26/05/2015
Easy stroll from road junction to W following grassy track by wall.Aye Jimmy14/05/2015
Parked on grass verge to west at NY 62851 09941. Path follows wall to summit.David Gradwell16/08/2014
Quick ride out on the mountain bike from Orton, up via the road, back via the bridleway.Chipstertrain28/07/2014
Parking at BW nr pt342 on map. Faint path to SE of CP is good onto hill and then through limestone / heather outcrops. Fine cross/monument to Queen Victoria, high point is a stones throw awat to SW IMHO.nordicstar29/04/2014