Name:Beacon Hill
Hill number:19782
Height:155.8m / 511ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Cheshire West and Chester
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SJ 51965 76684
Summit feature:no feature
Col:124.9m  SJ 5200 7622  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
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Observations:summit is in open woodland
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A 2.4km circuit from the Sandstone trail car park veering off the North Cheshire Way into woodland and nicely upto the top. Descent to track and over gate to car park. Cheshire West recompleted again.Dazingdale30/12/2023
6km loop from beacon Hill car park taking in Woodhouse hill. Beautiful views over Merseyside.1hr 30Nicky C17/12/2023
Ascent from Castle Park through Frodsham Wood. Wooded summit, no viewsCumbriancyclist06/12/2023
After exploring some of Clywdian Range, an easy 5 minute stroll hopping the gate, round to the left of the building, up the steps to the RHS of the top mast.Alfa1M03/11/2023
14:30. From the higher south car park next to the locked council gate advising No public Right of Way. High point just north of the northerly of two radio masts. Not a very welcoming summit is it? But two days after Mount Manisty with the other gang of weight, Cheshire West & Chester completion, it is... Hoorayvegibagger03/09/2023
Handy car park. Over gate and keep left. Behind second mast. Early morning.Campbell Singer01/09/2023
Over gate then bear left, hp behind left hand mast.Nick Canute02/06/2023
Walked up from Frodsham and in to Woodhouse Hill.sclater16/01/2023
Free car park. Over locked gate and up steps to mast. High point on mound just behind. Solo.Dangerous Dave24/11/2022
Short walk from car park, up steps to transmitter, past it and up to top.PeterD17/10/2022
From parking to SW. With ARC and his dad.PGCE07/08/2022
Car park at the base of the hill alongside a weird notice. This states ...... Access to Beacon Hills. No right of way. No access. So is there no access at all, or can you walk it at your own risk? I chose the latter option. Climb over the gate then a good track leads to a series of brick buildings. Here you can see soime steps leading up to the transmittor. Walk round it and the top is a few metres away.moorsman05/05/2022
Beautiful early morning walk with Bryher and Rick.jenx21/03/2022
At first light with Ajenx and Bryher from Forest Hills. Up track from the car park at start of Sandstone Trail. First climbed in 2001.nordicstar21/03/2022
From track running to E of hillRobertP06/03/2022
Beacon Hill, Woodhouse Hill, Hangingstone Hillkeithouk17/02/2022
Small car park on Simons Lane at SJ 5188 7656, the original start point of the Sandstone Trail - Over gate & a short walk along track to a small stone building on left - Up banking to summit. (S)gerrybowes03/02/2022
From car park.fasgadh02/12/2021
A through walk from Frodsham to Helsby station. Hill 1, via public footpaths, and then open woodland to the summit. Thick vegetation en route to track to masts.Minto13/11/2021
A tour on foot from Frodsham Station: 1. Beacon Hill; 2. Birch Hill; 3. Alvanley Cliff.summitsup30/10/2021
Birch, oak, bracken and rock typical of this lovely pocket of countryside. Last hill of a long and satisfying day.Wycombe Wanderer26/09/2021
Small car park to the SW 51886 76587. Direct route blocked by workmen and mini-digger. Used P/F to SE (Start point 52005 76389) Follow footpath North and go past a big house named Heathercliffe. Soon after enter woods to the West which give plenty of cover to reach summit.David Evans08/09/2021
Very short walk from small carpark to the SW. Recompletes a county, a section, a topo section and catchment all in one go - until another one's found of course!Aye Jimmy19/08/2021
As others from the car park, descended to E to join fp, no fences or signs just a narrow patch of ferns between the trees and path. Continued round to the war memorial viewpoint and back to the car via the fp over the golf courseRob5015/08/2021
Stopped off in Frodsham on way home and took a walk around.muzza231/07/2021
From 51886 76587. There is a gate saying not to go but summit is only a short distance beyond it.clivevilla13/07/2021
I rather interesting hill - nice and craggy, under the wonderful woodland canopy. Underground there are WW2 bunkers - where, back in the 90s Cheshire Country Council had archives - my mother describes it being like everyone just upped and left in 1945 and everything had lain untouched since.M3WDD13/07/2021
From walkers car park (SJ 5188 7656), quick up and down.jonglew23/06/2021
Only just noticed this hill, so popped over from Manchester in glorious sunshine, up from car parkGordonAdshead11/06/2021
Quick bag from car park to SW, but this approach seems to be out of favour, maybe preferable from the other side. Nice little wooded summit, 2 HPs 15m apart.RHW03/04/2021
A pleasingly retrospective bag as I had detoured here in 2019 -thinking it might be Tump-worthy. Small free car park and track past masts and around compound to neat top above small quarried edges. Then walked to the WW1 monument perched prominently on the edge of the big drop looking out over Frodsham.(105 names of Frodsham men who were killed)Chris Pearson29/03/2019
Search Team Training, passed summit on way to skills station at mast.JK12/01/2016
A retrospective bag. Then on to the war memorial.Pete R26/06/2012
Nice armchair bag. This looked like a prominent hill so bagged before wandering over to Overton Monument.Alan Caine17/06/2012
Along with Woodhouse Hill. Earlier that day I went up High Billinge and was the first to realise it might be Hump status.malcorbett14/07/2011
Walked this fine viewpoint a few times linking it with Helsby and Woodhouse Hill and using the convenient train to save looping back.Jake99411/12/2010
At end of part of Sandstone TrailFlatfield23/09/2006
Date approx, exploring tops while staying at Forest Hills hotel.nordicstar01/07/2001
no idea of dates but visited more than once when I lived in Frodsham Galltywenallt01/06/1995
With my first wife-to-be and I had bought my first car. Date approximate.Martin R01/08/1974
Late 1980'sFlatfieldblank
Ben Rinnes26/03/2023
Alex C09/12/2022
Mark Sims15/07/2022