Name:Bulbarrow Hill
Hill number:2899
Height:274m / 899ft
Parent (Ma):2896  Lewesdon Hill
SMC/RHB Section:41: South Central England
Topographical area:ES05 Staple-lewesdon
Catchment:Avon & Stour, Catchment Boundaries, Piddle & Frome
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:ST 77850 05582
Summit feature:no feature: ground on E perimeter of copse by smaller mast
Col:133m  ST757042  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 194
(1:25k) 117E
Observations:ground is just higher than base of (man made) earthen mound in copse 30m WSW at ST 77822 05567
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 106 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Woolland church, via minor roads, including whole triangle. Misty and drizzly. My 300th English Hump.IanHHill17/02/2024
Verge parking to east. Sign says CCTV but none seen. No need to enter aerial enclosures. World war 2 buildings. Ground both disturbed and generally level , so unsatisfactory as far as identifying the HP. Probably in copse, we thought , not in sheep pasture near fence as marked. Also visited trig, accessible through copse by wire fence, between aerials, lower.Denise 05/08/2023
From mast collected trig pillar enroute.cjo24/07/2023
Trig and summit surrounded by a triangle of roads. Parked at junction to NW, entered fields by gate to mast.Minto05/07/2023
Very poor summit area, accessed from mast track as others. With so much man-made ground, the top of the public road could count as the HP. Trig pt definitely not the HP. We walked on lanes from the Woodland Hill viewpoint- a much better place. Sunny, getting hot.pwheeler04/06/2023
Parked by mast to SE, but walked around to cuckoo lane gate to go to trig first, man made HP in copse, another smaller mound by the smaller mast and by fence. Back to road on track.PeterD04/05/2023
Solo(comma) on pre-mothers day run Fidget18/03/2023
From parking on road just to E. 2nd Hump of 6 for the day on a drive from London.Mark Jackson05/11/2022
After Bell Hill mostly on tarmac. Took a while to find the way in and rode up to the trig. Had a wander round the copse and then a flying descent to The Fox, Anstey for a very high quality pintfasgadh01/09/2022
With LukeJbratt9521/08/2021
Parked in gateway to masts 779055, over gate, quick in and outCreakingHiker24/06/2021
With CreakingHiker.tim74724/06/2021
Rough parking area to NE at ST 7830 0590 - SW along road to gate at 780056, over gate & W. along vehicle track to the E. perimeter of copse by smaller mast; the mast is sited next to a green metal shed. Also went through gate into compound & visited the man-made earth mound next to mast. (S)gerrybowes12/05/2021
Parked at entrance to masts. Short walk over to HP in a small copse.fosal2910/11/2019
06.30 circuitous route all along south road of the triangle then in to the trig via entrance off west road, then on to the HuMP summitvegibagger24/08/2019
More trouble navigating the lanes than finding the summit and trig.Eddie11/07/2019
Unremarkable, for sure, but easy won. Note the site is bounded by triangle of roads. Park at north west point, walk down Cuckcoo Lane and enter at west side of site. Pass to north of transmitter and head for copse, the hillock within is your quarry.Pete West20/02/2019
W Bryher and Jenx from parking by East mast. Good tracks, lines to follow.nordicstar15/05/2018
With K from gate by transmitter to west as others have described.Ashley14/11/2017
From layby, up road then into field. Somebody with mast in layby, presumably SOTA or nearly SOTA.rhalstead03/09/2016
Parked at the large parking area, at ST 78289 05897. Accessed from gates on Cuckoo Lane, by the mast.Sprog05/08/2016
Road goes over summit - fantastic views.bellminsterboy28/10/2015
1/7 First of seven on long day Bullbarrow Hill/Hambledon Hill/Win Green/Swyre Head/Nine Barrow Down/Ridgeway Hill/Creech Barrow HillFergalh22/08/2015
With Bev, can park right by it at road sidesimon and co10/07/2015
With Douglas. Quite unremarkable bag on an otherwise outstanding day.Alex C27/03/2015
Walked up to masts then check out mound in copse and then trig with Alex.Dugswell227/03/2015
Mu handheld GPS Garmin went weird here for a while but then went back to being correct. Was the MOD jamming me? If you don't see any more posts from me aaarrrggghhh!!!clivevilla05/12/2013
An easy trespass from 779055.Chris Peart01/01/2013
Parked close by at the Woolland Nature Reserve car park, walked across to Lyscombe Hill first and took in Bulbarrow on the return. A short trespass across farmland was needed to access the summit with its trig point.jonglew04/06/2012
From mast. Trig was obscured by bales!chrisbien22/05/2012
Was doing field work nearby so thought I would do a revisit. Did as DG.Herbert Anchovy14/05/2012
Parked in entrance to mast access track at ST 77592 05580 Climbed gate on right, followed fence to trig then carried on to small copse. Highest point is earthen mound within fenced off copse.David Gradwell01/04/2012
Easy parking. Stroll.destaylor04/08/2011
Tumulus near army buildings at ST 77823 05573 seems to be the highest spot.signyred29/01/2011
Climbed on way to Isle of Wight.Man of Kernow130/04/2010
Field gates either side of the transmitter approach track to the west provide straight forward routes to trig which may be obscured by bales.Smudge31/10/2009
Revsit. Weedy field next to arable & behind MoD mast.RHW26/09/2005
Sub-marilyn bagging in the dark, Should have been doing the KIMM as usual but had been forced to pull out with an injured foot - still mending , but OK for walking. IOW next day.Chris Pearson28/10/2002
rather ordinary summit, wide view. minor rd adjacent to W RHW30/06/2001
Parked just below summit and walked down along the Wessex Ridgeway to just before Crockers farm. Ascended by same route and entered field with trig from Radio Mast access track.garyhoney27/05/2000
Can not find date but it was in 1999. From the car parking viewpoint to the north we found a way into the triangle containing the top.ChinnockC01/04/1999
Masts and fields on flat top. Views all round.arranc25/10/1998
Walked over here on my way to Weymouth as part of a 2000 mile walk from Bath to Cape Finisterra in Spain. Didn't visit the trig but returned to do that in 2012.Herbert Anchovy28/04/1994
Tom Mundell27/12/2023
Trekking toes27/12/2023