Name:Seamer Beacon
Hill number:2835
Height:188.5m / 618ft
Parent (Ma):2830  Urra Moor - Round Hill
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:North Yorkshire
Catchment:Derwent (Goole), Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Humber Estuary
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:TA 00836 87625
Summit feature:ground by wall of ancient fort
Col:42.8m  TA 0015 8964  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 101
(1:25k) OL27S 301
Observations:fort is in copse of trees
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 136 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Throxenby Mere car park (southern end) including out and back to Throxenby Hill.Archie12/04/2024
On paths from Throxenby Mere car park.Winterfloodian26/02/2024
Very straightforward from the South. Wide verge parking along the road west.Tony S25/09/2023
Parked in the free car park by Throxenby Mere. Ascended up path from the bend in the road. There is a good path through the woods once you get by the two masts. Came back through Raincliffe Woods. A nice little hill.KevPalmer07/09/2023
Parked at Throxenby Mere, paths up through woods, then round to the W of the masts, and surprisingly good path through a few gates along a narrow strip of woodland to a field. Along tractor lines through crop, and around crop edge to the copse and summit.LizH07/09/2023
Visiting family, parked at end of Springhill Lane, followed Prow along Rowbrow Woods to the beacon, definately evidence of an old folly or other building here Good views, dry and sunnymatty1971b26/08/2023
From the Green Gate CP in Raincliffe Woods. Up and along woodland paths to Wilkinson's Shed and Glasshouse Springs, then FP across brassica field to Hagworm Hill and Row Brow transmitters. Row Brow FP to E of Seamer Beacon, over gate and along field edge then short walk to summit features. Returned along mid-path through Raincliffe Woods. A lovely way to do the hill. Treecreeper and Nuthatch highlights.summitter20/02/2023
As others, parked on wide verge towards the farm. At corner took bridal way passing through four wooden gates. Then across squelchy turnip field to summitgrumpy01/02/2023
From Throxenby Mere. No real mud after the heatwave. There is an obvious path to the west of the masts that isn't marked on the map.sturuss06/08/2022
Walked from Scarborough Castle to here via the steep steps in Falsgrave Park. The narrow nettly path south of the reservoir wasn’t the best.mrs_ts711/09/2021
As others describe, parked passed the road bend, towards the farm. From the corner, took bridal way, passing through four pedestrian gates. Path then has open access to the tree top knoll. Quite an enigmatic spot. Going by earthworks and prominence, it would surely have been of some importance in ancient times.Pete West19/08/2021
Summit knoll has mature trees, long grass and a partly covered tumulus. Hazy views of Scarborough castle, from where we had walked. Footpaths through Row Brow farm/ holiday park not well marked but not challenged. Showery day.Denise 31/07/2021
From the pond to the North (where a turtle resides) along the footpath to the masts then through a couple of fields and over a bwf to the top.NormanW07/07/2021
Parked on the North foot of Raincliffe Woods and then a gentle and very green stroll - found a meadow of rather large horsetails. Gentlemen were decommissioning the Medium Wave transmitter located a short way from the summit.M3WDD07/07/2021
From the car park at Throxenby Mere. Up the muddy bridleway, where it was too bad we used a path people had made on its bank; then track on NE side of fenced off field then access route to bw coming up from S. Path to top then found good path back on SW side of mast compound. We returned via a well-used, waymarked path above Cock hollow and a boardwalk on the W side of the mere. A decent walk, with Pete.pwheeler06/06/2021
Near GCHQ Scarborough.clivevilla13/03/2021
From Irton Mount caravan park next to GCHQ parking for two. 40 min there and back.Longwojo02/08/2020
Ran up, up, up from West / East Ayton. Interesting summit featuresmadaddo28/07/2020
Seamer Beacon from GR: TA 01038 88677ronaldo33316/07/2020
Seamer Beacon from GR: TA 01038 88677Hippster16/07/2020
Parked near Riggs Head Farm, along minor road and between new fences through four gates, turning left for tumulus.peter4lc20/05/2020
1st of 3 tumps on an 8.5mi traverse from Scarborough hospital (via 8 bus from stop M opp Wetherspoons). I took a series of paths leading to top of woodland ridge, over 1 bw fence over tumuli then another to walk direct to atmospheric top in copse with old stones nearby. Elder tree had some good Jews Ear fungus on it. Continuation on fp along ridge heading for Oliver's Mount...Dazingdale29/12/2019
Parked on Irton Moor Lane, on the verge near the junction with the track to Beacon Farm. From here, it is a straightforward walk E to the road corner, N through the bridleway gate until parallel with the copse, and W avoiding fences to the summit. I made the circuit of the remains of Baron Albert’s tower.Nick Down129/08/2019
From Throxenby Mere (TA010886) via small (unmapped) path to the W of telecoms masts.summitsup25/03/2019
Drove up the track near Beacon Lodge as the plethora of no parking signs near GHQ deterred me. As it turned out good track and another branched over the fields to the Tumuli. One barb wire fence crossed at corner to the summit area.N.Morters07/03/2019
With Jo, from car park near Raincliffe Farm. Ascent via Middle Road and Shield’s Trod, descent via Rowbrow Road to Throxenby Mere. A lovely sunny afternoon with good visibility.amblerbob17/02/2019
From the car park at Throxenby Mere. Up the muddy bridleway past Row Brow Farm. Ignore the first track immediately after the first mast compound. Go down the short track to the second mast compound and immediately before the gate into the compound ahead go right and a track will be found. This is a continuation of the bridleway that the map shows as stopping to the north east of the summit (though I would challenge anyone to ride a horse along it). Follow the track through a couple of gates and at the third one you can make your way across the field to the top.Clach Liath20/01/2019
HEMA Amateur Radio Activation. A beautiful peaceful spot but sadly I felt obliged to collect a small amount of litter that had been deposoted by previous visitors.G0DEB55926/07/2018
Milking the last of the daylight before heading to Scarborough YHA. Parking at start of RoW due S. Waterlogged fields, but nice treed mound with ancient stonework to finish off the day.jonglew11/03/2018
From Throxenby Mere up the very boggy bridlewaypeebs08/03/2018
Early morning climb w Jenx and Bryher from nr GCHQ facility. Grass on bridleway quite long and still wet, wellies would have been better than boots. The beacon top is quite small but impressive nonethelessnordicstar10/09/2017
A pleasant wooded knoll. A sense of history.jenx10/09/2017
Verge parking by bend just beyond the GCHQ facility at 011871 - Through gate & then N. along RoW & through 3 more gates before heading across to the summit tumulus. The circle of stones on the summit are the remains of Baron Albert's Tower, a 19th century stone folly. (S)gerrybowes02/09/2017
With K. Site of the Badger and Mole joint council.Ashley19/02/2017
Nice walk with K on crisp day from Forge Valley via Raincliffe Woods.IanHHill29/01/2017
Quite an atmosphere around here after twilight. Still, done and back down in plenty of time for supper at Scarborough YHA.Alex C19/11/2016
8/8 last of Eight (Black Hambleton/Noon Hill/Carlton Moor/Cringle Moor/Cold Moor/Brow Moor/Olivers Mount/Seamer Beacon)Fergalh10/07/2016
Parked at bend at point 152 north of GCHQ complex.Easy,dry walk up on mild,cloudy day.With Bridget and Oscar.catman03/07/2016
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie03/07/2016
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge03/07/2016
Drove up from East Ayton, thru farm and parked at track junction TA 003875.Eddie30/03/2016
From minor road to south by GCHQ building. Easy but wet underfoot.citygent01/03/2016
With Sail. We walked up through the woods from the car park by Raincliffe Farm.Dangerous Dave14/11/2015
Public road from East Ayton to the transmitters. Drove all the way in my standard vehicle. Public footpath from the end as far as the top. Fantastic viewpoint so choose a clear day.moorsman04/01/2015
On a fairly random trig and sub Marilyn visit to Scarborough, not enough switched on and planned.vegibagger12/09/2014
With MoraBLACKHILL15/06/2014
Lovely evening walk over from the main road past the GCHQ listening station. And there was a geocache at the summit too!signyred11/05/2013
On way to Claire and Steve's wedding. Nice views of the sea around Scarborough.simon and co19/07/2012
Walked up through the town from seafront, and along Lady Grace track until peeling off for summit.DanHolme09/06/2012
A good walk up through the mist on some snow and ice. Summit area clear. Good 2m contacts.G4OOE05/02/2012
Walked up to the obvious summit from the car park at Raincliffe Woods. High point is at the centre of a copse (inside the remains of the beacon?)yorkie31/01/2012
Short pleasant walk from corner near Rigg's Farm. Centre of copse on skyline. MoD Range Rover kept an eye on me.Aye Jimmy17/08/2011
Easy parking for a few cars on bend to S.destaylor14/07/2011
A short walk up from Raincliffe Wood car park after an excellent lunch at Beiderbecke's Hotel in Scarborough. Cloudy but dry.PaulH10/05/2011
From the bend to S. Top is the Beaconchrisbien03/03/2011
must do it in daylight next time.DARRENG18/09/2010
Dry and clear from south, parking for 2 cars.Dugswell201/08/2010
Got buzzed by MoD police.Man of Kernow107/03/2010
large tumulus, copse, view disappointing. rough tk driveable to 005878, cross arable & pasture to summit RHW28/09/2002
Parked in Raincliffe Woods near Forge Valley. Climbed steeply to the top of the valley. Then walked around a large field with pigs in. Eventually reaching the beacon from the north.garyhoney13/04/2002
800m stroll over sheep pastures through trees to top. 14.30.arranc11/03/2000
Solo trip from L's at Leeds. On a trip around N Y Moors doing Marilyns, sub-Marilyns, County Tops and even an aborted attempt on a Treble zero down jungle and crumbling shale cliffs to the coast.Chris Pearson20/04/1997
as part of the LDWA Scarborough Rock Challenge walkjoseph mitchell04/01/1986
Lorna S25/09/2023
Ben Rinnes01/12/2022
Wycombe Wanderer13/10/2022
Andy West27/07/2022
Tom Mundell17/08/2019
sarah mundell17/08/2019
Trekking toes17/08/2019
carole engel07/07/2018
Lionel Bidwell13/07/2013
Susan Bidwell13/07/2013
Alan Caine02/04/2013
Campbell Singer03/03/2013
Alan Whatley26/09/2010
andrew brown18/09/2010
Martin R31/12/2009
Jon F01/09/2008
Emma and Simon01/01/2008
Colin Crawford10/11/2007
David Purchase18/10/1998