Name:Alcock's Arbour
Hill number:19683
Height:106.9m / 351ft
Parent (Ma):2870  Walton Hill
SMC/RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
Topographical area:EC01 Wrekin-walton
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SP 11397 56552
Summit feature:no feature
Col:71.7m  SP 1109 5647  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 150
(1:25k) 205
Observations:summit is in open woodland
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 30 users)ByDate of Ascent
First Blue bells of season.cjo30/03/2024
Car park at Oversley Wood closed so parked on verge on road to the north. Round of the 2 hills.Alan Caine12/02/2024
16/20. Thanks to others for the notes about the parking area at SP110566. Oversley Wood and Alcock's Arbour in 45 mins round trip.Mark Jackson05/09/2023
Oak and bluebells in Spring sunshine.Wycombe Wanderer10/04/2023
Parked at main car park for Oversley Wood, to get to it drive south down Trench Lane (marked as such on OS Explorer 1:25000 maps).Take the tarmac track on the right (Arden way goes down it). The track goes under A46 and small car park with access to Oversley wood and Alcock’s Arbour. Lovely little hill.Malcvolm02/04/2023
Parked in layby by Woodedge. If you walk a few yards up the entrance drive there is a grass track which allows farm machinery and me to access the wood without having to brave traffic on the A46.DC11main06/06/2022
Andy West05/03/2022
Martin R27/02/2022
What a lovely 15 minutes through a rich carpet of orange and brown leaf litter on a drab winter's day. Nothing moving in the wood but must be busy with badgers snuffling around at dusk. Unlikely legends abound here concerning the devil dropping a bag of nuts -which made the hill (?) and equally un/likely stories of a robber (Alcock) in a cave with treasure protected by an attacking cockerel. True treasure stories here involve hordes of Roman coins and pottery found from a supposed temple on the NW slope. This little hill has it all.Chris Pearson13/12/2021
Very surprising little hill. Rises up steeply within the woodland. Deceptive because 4 x 5m.contour lines missing from the 1:25k map...!!vegibagger31/08/2021
With Judy. Easy parking at NE Corner. Interesting to find modest hill inside an open wood.GordonAdshead13/08/2021
Done after Oversley Wood. Hidden derelict caravan haunted?Play2End05/07/2021
Parked at NE corner of deciduous wood, accessed from Trench Lane to N, passing underneath A road. After Oversley Wood.PGCE27/12/2020
Parked at SP 1163 5668, wide double gateway on N side of A46 almost opposite wood. Short walk up open woodland, with delightful carpet of autumnal leaves.Aye Jimmy04/11/2020
Parked at W end of a long layby (SP 1170 5664). Took a direct line from NE corner of woods to the HP.jonglew17/09/2020
Parked at lay-by on the A46. To avoid walking on the verge next to the road, there is a track on the other side of the hedge. Easy ascent after the second gate on the path. Even for July the undergrowth was no problem.JohnW05/07/2020
From lay-by to NE on main road. Along edge of wood at first then just through gate went into and up through woods. Faint track to top.PeterD02/07/2020
wet pathless ascent from SW corner through brambly undergrowth to obvious mound with ferns and ransom in deciduous woodland. Parking at NE corner of Oversley Wood, accessed from N by tunnel under A road.Nuthatch.Denise 18/06/2020
From the hidden car park at SP1105,5672 (accessed from N along track) First up Oversley Wood summit then E on track / bridleway to SW corner of wood by Bee hives. Up through deciduous trees to sandy/ pebble summit mound with Badger setts. Predominantly Sycamore with a few Ash and Oak. Under-story of Nettles and Dogs Mercury. Air scented with the trodden rotting leaves of Ransom.RichardM18/06/2020
Parked in field pull-in in Trench Lane. Crossed busy A46 then straight into wood and up through pretty mixed woodland. Pleasant conical hill. Returned via fp to the east through field then back along main road.Campbell Singer14/06/2020
Incorporated into a 6 mile circuit from Oversley wood with Lesley first exploring Alcester and the WT reserve beside the River Arrow, returning through Oversley wood. I branched off on fp, climbing via Sw corner. Easy-going through deciduous woodland. Top beside tree. Attractive row of colourful bee-hives on Sw edge of woodland. Lots of Common spotted orchids on verges of woodland tracks through Oversley wood. Warwickshire re-completed. We headed off to look at the Dovecote in Kinwarton afterwards..Dazingdale30/05/2020
Parked in gateway at NE corner of the wood and walked south along E edge of wood before entering the wood and easy walk to summit.clivevilla29/05/2020
From NE, layby, 150m along main road, RoW unmarked at start, OK thereafter. Well defined summit in open woodlandRHW28/05/2020
Can park in gateway at start of footpath/A46. Large layby 400m to East.andrew brown27/05/2020