Name:Cley Hill
Hill number:18014
Height:244m / 801ft
Parent (Ma):2895  Long Knoll
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Wiltshire
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Avon (Bristol), Avon & Stour
Watershed:Land's End to Dover, Land's End to John o' Groats, Severn Estuary, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:ST 83853 44821
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:73m
Col:171m  ST838443  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 183
(1:25k) 143
Observations:flat grassy pasture
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 121 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
My first ascent of the year - a bit late for first footing but at least I made it in the first half of the year.Chris Peart18/06/2024
First visit of the year - good to be back.Chris Peart03/11/2023
Ascent from NT car park, easy walk and great views all round in fine weatherCumbriancyclist22/10/2023
From car park. Direct route still closed/discouraged.squeegs20/10/2023
Up and down from the car park. A beautiful and dominant hill with plenty of prehistoric features to muse over.clivevilla20/01/2023
Kid moaned the whole way upheath30/12/2022
First visit Post Covid.Chris Peart22/12/2022
Kingston Deverill to Warminster. Encountered half a dozen others enjoying a late afternoon romp over the hill.Smudge18/11/2022
We'd eyed this hill from the road whilst heading to Cheddar and had to return at some point. With Joe and Tom. Short, steep climb to the top and then fantastic views all around.fnem15/08/2022
Very quiet - the car park was empty on arrival!Chris Peart24/05/2022
Back to the future.Chris Peart21/04/2022
Direct route to summit closed for errosion control. Trig pillar not on summit.cjo21/12/2021
From the car park. Diverted round to the se side to help the eroded path that goes straight up. Superb viewpoint.Campbell Singer05/10/2021
From the cp and round to the south east side for an easier ascent.Barbara Singer05/10/2021
First visit for some time and fairly quiet.Chris Peart24/09/2021
Nice ascent walking around and up from the car park. Fantastic views.midlife_hiking18/08/2021
This hill had been prominent in my views from all five tumps to the E today. Standard walk from free NT car pk off A362, following diversion signs to allow erosion to repair. Marvellous views from this hill fort summit. With time to spare, I continued to the NE knoll at 198m. and returned, using tracks on the steep slopes of the main hill, to make a pleasant return. Sunny and good visibility now 4 p.m.) after a rather hazy morningpwheeler03/08/2021
From car park to south and steeply up this great little hill and fortMark Sims01/07/2021
Walked over all the highpoint from what I could tell before visiting the TP. Here for the trigpoint TP:UK log: YSM0774 Cley Hill. Parked at ST 83787 44257 for a lovely if a tad steep walk up to the trigpoint. However I did take a more direct approach and there are lots of different paths. Brilliant views.thejackrustles23/06/2021
Superb place from which to watch sunset- clear skies but very cool breeze. Grassy summit with trig (not at HP) and munching cows. Accessed from free NT carpark at base.Denise 25/04/2021
A great little hill with fine views enhanced by the setting sun. Cold E wind and clear skies, large bright moon.RichardM25/04/2021
First visit this year - lots of goldfinches about.Chris Peart14/04/2021
The busiest Iíve ever seen it - like a termite mound!Chris Peart25/12/2020
A red kite was soaring over the hill.Chris Peart01/12/2020
Carpark full.Chris Peart23/11/2020
Busy again - the lockdown seems to motivate people to get out.Chris Peart19/11/2020
Quieter today.Chris Peart16/11/2020
The busiest I've ever seen it.Chris Peart12/11/2020
Looped around the back and approached via the wee NE top to avoid the busy trade route.Chris Peart10/11/2020
First day of lockdown and very busy.Chris Peart06/11/2020
Smashing day and very busy.Chris Peart04/11/2020
A conspicuous absence of dog walkers this afternoon.Chris Peart02/11/2020
First visit since Feb and good to be back. As busy as usual.Chris Peart20/10/2020
From free NT car park. Summit and trig. Good views.PGCE22/09/2020
From NT car park ( busy ) steep climb, superb views.DanMaisieBex05/09/2020
A hot walk in full sun from the car park. We followed the route through the gate by the building and then round the hill rather than going straight up. Lots of cows on the summit but they weren't near the trig point. Fabulous views from the trig pointThomasJoseph30/07/2020
With Sarah - sunny nearly postlockdown trip.davechaffey18/05/2020
Out for some fresh air.Chris Peart17/02/2020
From car park. Remember climbing this hill over 50 years ago with my dad when we lived in Frome. I was very young back then & it seemed a lot bigger.fosal2914/02/2020
First visit for some time. Repair work has been done on one of the summit tumuli, also to the car park entrance. The Banksy on the trig has now gone.Chris Peart03/02/2020
A loop out to the NE top.Chris Peart25/01/2019
Ascent via NE top.Chris Peart06/01/2019
A bit of exercise to work up an appetite for Christmas Dinner.Chris Peart25/12/2018
Up in daylight, down in the dark, very slippy at the moment.Chris Peart02/12/2018
Climbed from the NT car park. Some fantastic earthworks on. this hill.But very slippy underfoot. No UFOs to be seen.Anthony Vosper01/12/2018
Climbed from the bridleway to NE.Chris Peart24/10/2018
Blackberries ripe but not very tasty.Chris Peart27/08/2018
Another double traverse.Chris Peart31/07/2018
A double traverse.Chris Peart20/07/2018
First visit for a while and good to be back - no crop circles yet.Chris Peart13/07/2018