Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:16320
Height:87m / 285ft
Parent (Ma):2668  Kirkby Moor [Lowick High Common]
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (0-99m)
Grid ref:SD 26459 71035
Summit feature:no feature: pasture
Col:40m  SD270715  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 35 users)ByDate of Ascent
One of the taller of the Furness drumlins -hence why it was probably used for a beacon site if the name is to be believed. Today grassy open sheep pasture playful spring lambs ,easily climbed from the row. Tucked away in the narrow valley to the west is Gleeston old water mill and newer tearoom attraction. A dummy of a miller - looking out of an upstairs window looks a bit spooky! Also probably hosting its fair share of ghosts upstream is the little known ruin of 13C Gleeston Castle. A substantial floor plan with 4 big, still quite tall corner towers. Felt like Id discovered Camalot. Its been abandoned for 500 yrs and is on Historic England's Heritage At Risk register with its condition is described as 'very bad' and at 'immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric' i.e. collapse. Viewing from the roadside only allowed.Chris Pearson25/04/2024
As CJO, very wet underfoot.Minto28/12/2023
Up PROW to the west, sheep grazing.cjo15/10/2023
9/10 Easy parking in Gleaston. Followed public footpath to summit pasture, then a short beeline for the summit.silveracorn_alan18/02/2023
From Gleaston up FP from SW and then on to top. Very wet underfoot.PeterD28/12/2022
Grass verge parking at Gleaston Castle. PFPs to top, field boundary (wall) to S is dismantledIsbjorn27/07/2022
Parking on the green in Gleaston. The footpath east is horrendously bad so a fresh line has been created leading you straight upwards to the summit.moorsman13/05/2021
A short walk round the block from Gleaston. Cracking views for such a low hill. Gleaston Mill is interesting too. Then on to Leece for three more.nickywood111/07/2020
Parked by footpath start then directly up to summitColin Crawford01/03/2019
From FP to W.Wycombe Wanderer28/01/2019
Soggy roadside verge parking (SD 2615 7123). Took the RoW initially, then direct over a soggy sheep pasture to the top.jonglew10/12/2018
8th tump of 11 today on a 32.2km loop from ASkham to Ulverston, climbing Park Knotts, High Haume Beacon, Hagg Hills, The Billings, Yarlside, Roosecote Hill and Scarbarrow Hill, after lunch in the ASh tree I joined a track over a stream then footpath to lane south of Dendron, cut across field to join lane just before Boggart bridge (No Boggarts present though)taking lane to and through Gleaston then footpath heading Ene and where it veers Nnw I ascended direct for the summit. No Cattle log problems just an easy wander around the rounded summit. Descent North then Nw to join cycle route 700, heading for Birkrigg common...Dazingdale31/03/2018
circuit around southern topsnordicstar08/12/2017
Parked in Gleaston,then took footpath from east of village.Simple ascent but spent much time searching for lost phone which I eventually found(on second search)in my car!With Oscar.catman01/02/2017
With Catman.oscarrosie01/02/2017
22 sets of road works on the M6 but no delays meant I was two hours early for Barrow parkrun. So, just after dawn I climbed 1632 to find the summit had been claimed by ~30 bullocks. It was windy and they were both curious about and agitated by my presence. Attempts to shift them worked momentarily but were followed by a general charge in my direction - main risk being if I fell the stopping front runners would be barrelled over me by the unsighted second and third rank (this information subsequently had from my vet cousin). So after 20 minutes of shouting and waving and the retreating back to and over the gate I jumped up in the air... this unexpected behaviour caused a slow retreat and gave me 10 seconds on the summit. I am sure the views must be great - over Morecambe bay and down the coast... I can't rememberM3WDD24/09/2016
Parked below farm near Gleaston Castle then up the footpath to bag the pasture summit then on to bag Gleaston Watermill.Dugswell208/10/2015
From W, aj routeRHW01/08/2015
From Gleastonpeebs09/06/2015
Started due W of hill at 'Public Footpath Coast Road' sign. Lane and hedgeline lead to gently rounded summit pasture.Aye Jimmy29/04/2015
Parking by path start 200m S of Gleaston castle. No fences. Fine views to Snowdonia and Scafells.jimbloomer19/11/2013
Rambling Ray02/10/2022
Martin R11/01/2022
andrew brown01/09/2017
Alan Caine02/05/2016
Jim B18/09/2015
Dave Geere26/03/2014