Name:Arne Hill
Hill number:18347
Height:53m / 174ft
Parent (Ma):2896  Lewesdon Hill
RHB Section:41: South Central England
Catchment:Piddle & Frome, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (0-99m)
Grid ref:SY 96926 88161
Summit feature:tumulus
Col:2m  SY954868  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 32 users)ByDate of Ascent
Rspb car park £5 after 0830. I was earlier. Walked up good gravel track to a bracken topped tumulus. The RSPB site wardens and helpers arrived as i got back to car.cjo23/07/2023
Parked at SY 96984 87634 where there is room to park without obstructing the gate. The track leading to the top is a bit overgrown (in July) but easily passable. On the way down I heard what sounded like a chainsaw or badly maintained trails bike approaching; it turned out to be a garrulous gang of hooligan pigs, they didn't like my intrusion on their patch and saw me off! (The RSPB has introduced a herd of six Mangalitsa pigs at the Arne nature reserve, to help restore the site back to its natural healthland through wild grazing.)DC11main09/07/2022
RSPB car park now £7, so parked in a wide gateway about 1km SW. Along road, then old track to within 50m of summit. Faint path to top.PGCE01/09/2021
Open Access LandSwindon Bagger17/04/2021
Great little hill. Was nearly prepared to pay £5 at the RSPV CarPark, but they insisted that there was no access into the access land. So parked on road back at Southern gate and walked up track clearly used by many others.GordonAdshead23/02/2020
With Jo, from RSPB cp on a sunny, warm late afternoon stroll.amblerbob26/09/2019
Now £5 for non membersMark Sims29/04/2019
Climbed using the last photons of daylight and torchlight to weave a way through the tree and bracken tangle, to put right the summit omission of two years ago. Back through the overgrown anti aircraft bunkers.Chris Pearson10/03/2019
Heathery tumulus or circular world war bunkers.. I wonder which. With brother Anthonyvegibagger06/04/2018
Parked at RSPB car park. Short walk up track to top. Some views towards Purbeck. Small mound on summit covered in gorse with surrounding ditch. We didn't brave it.fnem23/08/2017
An impromptu visit having abandoned Bridport plans due to BH traffic. After walking down to Shipstal Point with L and Betty the dog a rough ascent behind church to remains of anti aircraft battery when this area was used a decoy in WWII and had 300 bombs dropped on it in a night ( successfully keeping them away from a cordite factory to the north across the estuary. ) l could not see the higher tumulus away in trees so did not explore further so return needed - parking for free possible on verge 500m before car park.Chris Pearson27/05/2017
Early Sunday morning after parking in RSPB car park up track to prickly summit on tumulus. Got back to the car as the car park attendant arrived.Dugswell230/10/2016
From s. rspb member but close to dusk so parked w of entrance, thru gate, then track to summit. Dartford warbler calling, suitably Mediterranean sound for an outrageously nice evening for OctoberRHW03/10/2015
Solved the car park payment problem by sailing here and anchoring off Shipstal point. We walked a short way N along the road past the church then up through woods to the anti-aircraft battery and from there a good track to the vegetated tumulus. Unusually the tumulus is surrounded by shallow ditch. Fine views particularly S to Corfe Castle. Heathland, sandy soil with flints.RichardM22/08/2015
RSPB car park - £2. Short walk on good vehicle track through heather/gorse heathland to HP, a 25m dia Bronze Age bowl barrow. No signs of a WWII anti-aircraft battery that was located here.jonglew11/07/2015
Parked in the nearby RSPB car park (£2 for 2 hours). A very pleasant walk on lowland heath, with views to the Purbeck hills.Sprog04/04/2015
As DGdestaylor29/12/2014
Short walk from RSPB car park - had to pay!!citygent13/06/2014
RSPB car park at SY 97165 87769. Track through pleasant wood.David Gradwell04/04/2012
very pleasant hill.Adrian20/08/2011
Second day of a college field week. Snook off from the main group to top thismoorsman01/06/1973
Andy West15/09/2023
Martin R01/09/2023
Steve Q09/06/2018
andrew brown19/08/2017
Denise 22/08/2015
Fred Windsor25/08/2013
Edwin Gradwell04/04/2012