Name:Barton Hill
Hill number:17334
Height:197m / 646ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Oxfordshire
Catchment:Thames
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:SP 38033 39816
Summit feature:no feature: pasture
Drop:41m
Col:156m  SP376400  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 151
(1:25k) 191W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 38 users)ByDate of Ascent
4/20. Parked in the Rickyard in Shutford and followed ROWs. The higher parts of the hill are more wooded than indicated on the map and so striking up WNW to the summit wasn't quite as easy as expected - easier access from a point directly S of the summit. Very hot, with numerous short stops for munching on blackberries. 20 mins.Mark Jackson05/09/2023
Up from Shutford, walk through wood was a nice cool part of the day. Baking hot with parched grasscjo08/08/2022
4 Tump circuit from Shutford: Barton Hill, Long Hill, Epwell Hill, Shenlow Hill. 14km, 325m ascent.PGCE29/05/2020
Parked between two gates at 38053 40122 and up edge of sheep pasture to ridge. Two fences into summit field.clivevilla29/05/2020
Walked up from Shutford over several styles. Horses in some of the fields and with four months of fairly regular rain, the ground was badly cut up. However, overnight frost made things a bit easier.JohnW19/01/2020
Lovely fields of sheep and horses on the way to the top. Had to pass over an ungodly number of stiles. (I'd say about 10 in all.) I would've really struggled with the first 4-5 (when coming up from the Rickyard) if not for having my tall partner along with me. Not sure if they're just in disrepair or if they haven't been deliberately made unusable. Animals were very docile. Possibly my favourite hill of the day.sjb05/10/2019
10th Tump of 11 on a 46.3km traverse from Goldicote bus. park to Banbury climbing Rough Hill,Idlicote hill, Castle Hill, Brailes Hill, Mine Hill, Broom Hill, Epwell Hill, Shenlow and Long Hill,continuing along crest then turning East on fp to lane junction then heading South along field edge before climbing direct, recording 196m @ SP 38033 39807 where the subtle slope runs into a field with horses. I then went round to the other side and recorded 196m @ SP 38081 39838. Tricky hedge to get through but then descended to fp into Shutford before heading out Ese through North Newington, continuing to Crouch Hill...Dazingdale01/06/2019
As CS. Six stiles in bad repair not too easy with crutches. Gate into top horse field.GordonAdshead25/05/2019
F/p from SW corner of Shutford, parking at end of The Rickyard. Field, then up through trees to emerge in pastures. Flattish summit in field to S of hedge line.Aye Jimmy27/02/2019
From Shutford on footpath then across wood and under fences into summit pasture. Checked for horses and avoided the two I spotted.KC08/01/2019
From muddy gate from NW ducking under a wooden fence onto the final field to avoid an electric wire half way up it.vegibagger09/04/2018
Good 90 min walk from Shutford with Pete: signed Shutford circular walk- easy to leave the ROWs for this and Long Hill. Sunny warm BH Su.pwheeler27/08/2017
From FP in Shutford Village.3 horse in paddock, 2 docile one more attentive. Either the FP needs amending so it goes between paddock and hedge - there seems to be room. It does not seem right that a warning notice is up saying thoroughbred horses can be temperamental- this feels designed to stop people doing what they are legally allowed to dotrimarc215/06/2017
Followed the path from the cul-de-sac, ducked under a fence and passed through the wood. Two fairly frisky horses but no problems. You don't actually need to go through the wood. If you stick to the path there is a gate later on.Herbert Anchovy29/03/2017
From The Brickyard cul de sac. FP involves numerous stiles, then into a wood. No problem with the horses. Appeared quite docile.Campbell Singer26/02/2017
Walked up from Shutford, which was once a centre for making plush (a soft high quality velvet like material). The product has long gone, but the word lives on for describing anything high quality & luxurious. Doesn't seem to work for describing great hills though.Chris Pearson17/02/2017
Shenington to Banbury. Via ROW from Shutford with short diversion in woodland to reach the paddock gate in R of photo. Notices along path warn that this is a thoroughbred stud with temperamental stock although the 4 horses in top paddock were found to be inquisitive but not hostile.Smudge21/10/2016
The three horses in first field were curious but docile on my visit, all other fields were empty. Good view from top field.PeterD14/05/2016
Sheep in field today. Pleasent rural views. high point unmarked.RichardM13/01/2016
Surprisingly tricky. Three fierce horses in first field. Four desperately slippy stiles to negotiate & HP paddock has intimidating fence to climb.ngthack31/08/2015
From Shutford Church. Minor road then RoW before breaking away from the path into woodland; then a horse paddock for the HP.jonglew17/06/2015
Evening stroll, lively horses.rhalstead22/04/2015
As for RHWarranc15/04/2015
From NE, RoW starts in culdesac, nice walk thru paddocks and woodland, HP in paddock.RHW13/12/2014
walk along row from Shutford, nip up to hill top, paddock with horses.Adrian12/01/2014
davefh28/01/2024
Martin R16/03/2022
johnkenyon28/03/2021
Ultima Thule12/05/2020
Wycombe Wanderer23/12/2019
stub196917/06/2018
DC11main10/04/2018
Jonathan Russell08/11/2017
stevent080926/08/2017
Swindon Bagger17/04/2016
Mark Sims21/03/2016
andrew brown15/12/2015
BrianMatthews27/02/2013