Name:Earl's Hill
Hill number:2849
Height:319.5m / 1048ft
Parent (Ma):2838  Stiperstones
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Shropshire
Catchment:Severn
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Submarilyn, Clem
(Hu,Tu,3,sMa,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 40948 04842
Summit feature:no feature: ground 2m N of trig point
Drop:146.05m
Col:173.47m  SJ 40190 03521  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 126
(1:25k) 241S
Observations:ground as high as trig base: trig point set in small depression: rocks 20m N are 13cm lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Earl's Hill Final.doc
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https://www.strava.com/activities/10978557440 Pontesbury PotterSleepwa1ker16/03/2024
Predictably fine. Was dismayed to see a sign saying that 'unfortunately' pines were planted on the hill in the 60s and that some supposed conservation trust intend restoring it to the same boring, overgrazed grassland as most of Britain's denuded hills.Wycombe Wanderer26/02/2023
Figure 8 walk from Earl’s Hill CP to Snailbeach mine. With R+R.Dan Baddeley11/02/2023
https://www.strava.com/activities/7937889797 Long Mynd HikeSleepwa1ker01/10/2022
with Anita and BrianTeasyChris31/05/2022
From the car park, up the main path then left at the railing and steps for path leading to the top.NormanW26/05/2022
From car park to north and followed good path to top. Nice hill, good views.PeterD10/04/2022
From CP to Northtim74716/12/2021
https://www.strava.com/activities/5206622674Sleepwa1ker27/04/2021
From the nature reserve car park, steeply up to the summit and trig. Great views from the top. Continued over and back round the base of the hill, few bluebells starting to appear in the woodland below.Jephcote8316/04/2021
Very first hill of the year following easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Lovely early spring evening ascent following 4 hour drive from Suffolk and before checking in to local campsite. Started from Pontesbury Hill car park, following the main track south before turning left up some stairs and the conveniently marked post with an arrow pointing to - The Summit. Bit of a lung buster considering not been up a hill for 4 months but well worth the effort. Went to the trig first then stood on rocky outcrop NNW of trig, but loooks like it is a bit lower than the trig. Returned the same way.mntainman14/04/2021
From CP to N. Used the direct steep path on a very wet day. A nice hill well isolated with good views, although the weather closed in on us from the west. With whole family. About 180m ascentRoguePulsar24/10/2020
Went through very nice wood and comes out to a very flat bit of green rain was very hard and was stinging I liked it a lot went with whole family.speedyclimber24/10/2020
From the car park to the north. Followed the main path round, then a pleasant walk steeply up through the woods to the open grassy area on top.LizH15/08/2020
A hill I have climbed many times, this was part of a circular taking in Radleth and Church Hill Wood as wellgreboicus17/07/2020
1.1 mile up and down from car park north, followed main track out of car park (not steps), walked around the corner and followed sign to summit, steep ascent to top from there, good views of surrounding hills with the cloud just starting to clear off Stiperstones, a few people about. Afterwards drove round to The Bog and did an 11.7 mile walk taking in Mucklewick Hill, Black Rhadley Hill, Nipstone Rock, Stiperstones and The Paddock.DanTrig20/06/2020
https://www.strava.com/activities/6611213893 Pontesbury PotterSleepwa1ker07/03/2020
https://www.strava.com/activities/6575440891 South Shropshire CircularSleepwa1ker29/02/2020
As part of the Long Mynd Hike 2019Joolz50005/10/2019
On a wet day, started at CP and took the direct and steep path through the woods. Through the gate and straight to the trig. Retraced steps after takng in the viewsM6KIO17/05/2019
Start at car park, round eastern side and then walk to the top.brandybordeaux22/12/2018
Lea Cross to Pulverbatch.Smudge16/11/2018
From car park to north. Over the hill and then back round to the west. Beautiful autumn sun and great views with B and R.jenx20/10/2018
With Jenx and Bryher from North CP. Up the ridge and direct to summit, continued South to drop down to path circuiting East back to start.nordicstar20/10/2018
Parked at top end of the car park at SJ 40932 05683 - Up wide path for about 250m to signposted start of summit path - An initial short, steep climb & then gentler slope through top of wood & final approach to trig point & summit. (Sgerrybowes05/10/2018
Short but stiff climb. Met a 70-year-old running up. Idiot.Eddie02/10/2018
Easy ascent from the N car parkJim.Fothergill21/08/2018
With SAkindpercy08/08/2018
Circular route from Pontesbury over Earl’s Hill and Pontesford HillRobbieH22/07/2018
Trade route from car park - smashing hill.Chris Peart20/04/2018
First beautiful day of Easter holidays, so couldn't resist popping out somewhere. A bit creaky after a winter of pretty much no walking, so a little jaunt up here was quite lovely. Great walk from the car park to the N across Pontesford hill, then a steady ascent up Earl's Hill. Superb views, interesting perspective I haven't seen before, notably the rear of the Breiddens and Long Mountain.tumpawumpa05/04/2018
Up by path on the SW shoulder. Great views include snow capped mountains to the NW gleaming in sunshine. Steep descent N down steep greasy path back to car park.RichardM30/11/2017
Another great Shropshire hill - steeply up from Nature Reserve car park to north- signposted from main road.Mark Sims23/11/2017
Steep ascent from car park to N. Superb viewpoint on top.Aye Jimmy20/10/2017
6/6 today on 11.2 mile round trip from pontesbury. Huglith hill, broom hill, church hill, broompatch, radlith and earls hill. With jordanThe-Z-Man13/10/2017
bagged with seanjordanwalmsley198713/10/2017
https://www.strava.com/activities/4464597887 Long Mynd HikeSleepwa1ker07/10/2017
7/9 (The Lawley/Caer Cradoc/Hope Bowdler Hill/Hill End/Hazler Hill/Ragleth Hill/Earl's Hill/Upper Park/Y Golfa)Fergalh06/05/2017
With K. Well used resourceAshley14/04/2017
Steep pull through woodland to summitcjo24/03/2017
https://www.strava.com/activities/6611132959 Pontesbury PotterSleepwa1ker11/03/2017
Up and down from car park, very busy with people avoiding the shops.rhalstead24/12/2016
On Longmynd Hikerolfkim01/10/2016
Took the wooden steps up from the car park and then a second set of wooden steps lead to a long steep ascent through trees. Emerged onto a short bit of pasture. Splendid all round views but darkness creeping in so didn't linger.Herbert Anchovy22/09/2016
https://www.strava.com/activities/6571793099 Pontesbury PotterSleepwa1ker05/03/2016
Killy Trainingaussie196111/04/2015
Steep path up from car park then down via longer routeNormski20/03/2015
https://www.strava.com/activities/6611081800 Pontesbury PotterSleepwa1ker05/03/2015
From car park at SJ 40902 05702. Steep, muddy, slippery permissive path up northern, wooded slopes of Pontesford Hill. Lovely open summit area with brilliant (dirty) white trig pillar at HP.jonglew24/01/2015
Longmynd Hike. Caer Caradoc, The Lawley, Pole Bank, Stiperstones, Earls Hill, Shelve Hill & Black Rhadley HillADT04/10/2014