Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:17484
Height:47m / 154ft
Parent (Ma):2869  Cleeve Hill
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
Catchment:Trent, Wash, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Humber Estuary, The Wash
Class:Tump (0-99m)
Grid ref:SK814537 (est)
Col:17.2m  SK823463  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 47 users)ByDate of Ascent
Funky hill that you can't really get to the top of without trespassing. Got as close as possible through the nearby woods and then on the Beacon Heights road, where you can see the high point of the reservoir.AJH05/06/2024
Starting in caunton on 46 mile bike ride. Took dirt track off clay lane then made way up and around to collide play area and through nice looking housing estate before reaching main road upto gate as far as I gotThe-Z-Man24/02/2024
Road bike ride for some easy to access Tumps visionset03/10/2023
Walked up from town, and at first close to the pony field and the reservoir, should have gone in this way, we walked right round a very posh new fenced in property and thrashed through the woodland to arrive at the summit. Suggest just hop over the pony field gate by the reservoir and visit summit easily from there.nickywood104/07/2023
Parked in Clay Lane. Followed paths just E of South Lodge up through trees, then into fields.PGCE23/01/2023
Clay Lane perfectly driveable as far as South Lodge where you can easily turn round and park. Walk back by South Lodge ignoring the gate and the small access path until you come to a wide access track. This goes as far as the edge of the trees where there is a No Trespassing notice. A variety of clear, but often short, tracks lead upwards to the NW corner of the wood where a small fence can be stepped over into the summit field.moorsman19/01/2023
My local hill. Logged for the recordRichieRambler23/08/2022
Parked to the SW in Clay Lane at SK810534, (could have parked closer by South Lodge). Walked just past South Lodge then NNE ish through overgrown field and woodland. Then pop into field towards summit.David Evans17/10/2021
Drove along Clay Lane (it is motorable) and parked by water works. Followed my nose to the summit using a path that wends through ancient woodland; huge horse-chestnuts and maples bound with ivy as thick as small tree trunks.Wycombe Wanderer24/09/2021
Approaching from the South East I met residents who share the waterworks access road - they tell me that the earthworks are now very much finished and while temporary fences remain, these are in poor shape and a walk along their road and etc. will get me close to the summit. Clearly the reservoir is the current, artificial, highest point (no access today) but I wonder if the original summit is not across the busy road to the north.M3WDD18/09/2020
As per johnglewBramley10/08/2020
Parked on lane near cattery (SK 8124 5341). Field gate just E of the cattery, then muddy tracks though scrubby woodland to an arbitrary HP. Still a lot of earth movement going on. HP could be anywhere.jonglew11/02/2020
Short detour from the A1 on drive from Surrey to Cumbria via Folkestone.mae23/01/2020
Stood on the reservoir - below a mass of mud and chaos.jimbloomer22/01/2020
Intended to visit the National Civil War Museum but it was closed due to a health and safety issue. Walked up here to look at site of civil war earthworks. Lots of groundwork's still going on in the vicinity of the reservoir. Ponies still here!!kjg10607/08/2019
The path up thru' the woods is from SK 8132 5339, adjacent and to the east of South Lodge (cattery). There is a maze of paths in the wood and its a case of aiming for the top. Severn Trent are currently pipe laying the area, necessitating a weekend visit. The top is now obscured by several mounds of earth and so could move slightly when reinstated.carole engel28/04/2018
A wander around the N, W and S sides of the reservoir enclosure. All very level, good view from the S side where there is currently major groundwork in progress, new water mains? Best to access from Clay Lane to S. on good path up through woods.RichardM30/10/2017
Nice ponies.Dugswell206/07/2017
Cycled up Beacon Road in a big diversion while changing trains from Newark North Gate to Newark Castle - as boring as everyone else has already said but the bike path was nice! Hill 99 of 2016 with GFEFionalevey30/12/2016
Walked around reservoir. High point is probably in field at the rear of the reservoir.Ramblingpaul05/11/2016
Parked at start of reservoir access road and went from there. Had to explain to one of the residents what hill bagging was when she questioned why I was parked up on the access road.Wheelsy26/07/2016
Second Beacon Hill of the day.ngthack06/03/2016
Friendly horses. Started from end of reservoir access road.Barbara Singer31/01/2016
From reservoir and mast access road through field of friendly, docile ponies. Total ascent of less than 1 metre.Campbell Singer31/01/2016
From Nottingham to Newark (Castle) by train then walked the Trent Valley Way to Collingham. Train back to Newark (Northgate) then followed cycle path 64 to Beacon Hill Bridge. Followed road up until mast access track. Walked to Mast, said hello to the ponies and attempted to remove some of the Burdock seed heads from one of the ponie's heavily matted mane. Climbed into space between mast compound and pony paddock and walked to south of mast perimeter. Checked out height in wood then used wood to traverse to Housing estate where i walked quite a few of the linking paths.Dazingdale02/11/2015
Wholly forgettable high point that one would never bother visiting if it weren't for a tick on a website!! Nice chat to a mare and her foal.vegibagger28/08/2015
Not a very exciting hill now (in fact it could be the twin of Robin Hood's Hill in Kirkby) but a visit to the Civil War museum after bagging this told me that there was a gun emplacement here for smashing cavalier scum. Which would have been fun.DanHolme25/08/2015
Near mast in Newark.arranc27/06/2015
From Clay Lane to the S, parked near cattery. Paths through grassland then erratically through wood to emerge at top of horsey field next to reservoir compound.Aye Jimmy12/05/2015
Track to mast and to South of fence.PeterD06/05/2015
pasture for horses.Adrian06/08/2014
Back up A1 to the north. Take the track to mast, difficult entry from the housing estate next to top/ Field with water storage.nordicstar27/02/2014
Back gdn of Park View Care Home (E of building) SK 81546 53702, accuracy poor, elev 39/48; by door SK 81541 53691 ?/48 similar but built up.RHW04/03/2012
Ben Rinnes26/02/2023
Alan Caine23/12/2022
Martin R13/09/2020
Nicky C14/04/2020
andrew brown08/09/2016
Richard Gunn13/12/2014
Mark Sims19/08/2014