Name:Backbury Hill
Hill number:17096
Height:225m / 738ft
Parent (Ma):2866  Seager Hill
RHB Section:38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SO 58644 38788
Summit feature:no feature: ground on hill fort
Col:163m  SO595396  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 149
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
From the Cockshoot cp. Good path all the way. Unusual rock formation at the top. Could be an old quarry.Campbell Singer10/08/2023
Ignore alarmist 'sudden drop' signs. If you happen to be blind you wouldn't see the signs anyway.Martin R26/01/2023
From Cockshoot car park. Old wooden gate has been replaced by a metal one, with wire on top. A bit pointless really, as there is no fence to its right, so easy to walk around it. Also visited trig.PGCE17/07/2022
A pleasant circular over Haugh Wood then Backbury Hill from P @ SO 5986 3856.summitsup10/12/2021
Loop from Prior's Frome by bike. Dryish underfoot so able to get up to the near the trig. After that visit, a good path past a relic of unhappier times, a gate covered in barbed wire standing across the path and now easily bypassed to the hill fort. Vegetation no bother when walking the ramparts. On to Haugh Woodfasgadh20/11/2021
Bike ride and walks in a circuit from Hereford: Dinedor Camp, Aconbury Hill, Fownhope Park, Haugh Wood, Seager Hill S Top - Seager Hill, Canwood Knoll, Little Hill, Backbury Hill.Mark Jackson10/10/2020
Circular cycle around 5 Tumps from Putley Riding School. From A438 to N, via Perton, Wootton, lane and tracks to usual ascent route. Cycled to within 100m of summit. Onward to Haugh Wood via forest tracks.Minto05/08/2018
Like others, from the carpark to the SE and easy walk up the bridleway. Visited the trig first and then on to the hill fort with interesting old quarried limestone outcrop on its east side.milimana16/06/2018
From the viewpoint car park at Cockshoot. Short stretch of path, briefly back onto the road and then a path left towards the hillfort. Took a diversion left on the way up to pass by the trig. Possibly some sort of ancient quarry next to the hillfort. Obvious hp.Herbert Anchovy10/05/2017
From car park to sw for viewpoint.clivevilla29/03/2017
Out and back from Cockshoot parkingrhalstead11/03/2017
From dirt car park at Cockshoot; trig pillar first. IA hill fort with some impressive rock slabs on S and SE side. HP SSW side.jonglew26/02/2017
Easy access in woodland, impressive circular mounds and ditches of hill fortRichardM28/01/2017
HP is part of tree covered embankment of ancient fortification, a little way east of the lower Trig- until I started doing tumps I never knew there were so many and such well preserved ancient fortifications!Denise 28/01/2017
From sw. HP near s end of hillfort earthworks. Last of the day. Decent day after damp start.RHW31/01/2016
As for Peter Darranc08/12/2015
From car park, up FP and then Bridleway which goes all the wat to top with a tree on HP which is easy to find. No views from top.PeterD21/11/2015
Solo walk from Dormington. Great views of Sugarloaf and neighbouring hillforts of Aconbury and Dinedor from the slopes. Summit overgrown so no views, but the hillfort to the east is wonderful, a hidden gem.thesweetcheat12/04/2014
Tony J03/06/2020
Andy West12/01/2020
andrew brown03/02/2018
Alan Caine26/01/2018