- Walbury Hill
Name = Walbury Hill
Photo = View from Walbury Hill.jpg
Caption = The view from Walbury Hill, looking towards
Elevation = 297 m (974 ft)
North Wessex Downs AONB, Berkshire, England
Prominence = "c." 188 m
Parent peak =
OS "Landranger" 174
Easiest route =
Grid_ref_UK = SU373616
Listing = Marilyn, County Top
Walbury Hill is the highest point in the
South East Englandregion of the UKat 297 m (974 ft) above sea level.
It is situated on the border between the
civil parishes of Inkpenand Combe in southwestern Berkshire(the latter formerly in Hampshire). It is close to the Hampshire border and 7 km southeast of Hungerford, the closest town. On its summit is the Iron Age hill fortof Walbury Camp. Combe Gibbetstands on the adjoining Gallows Down.
The true summit is marked by a
triangulation pillarapproximately 100 metres from the main Test Way. Walbury Hill is sometimes used by the BBCas a temporary relay station during major sporting events. There is no metalledroad across the hill, but the byway is open to all traffic and maintained with a hard gravel surface, probably because of its use by outside broadcast vehicles. The ridged summit is also popular with paragliding enthusiasts.
It is the start point for both the
Test Wayand the Wayfarers Walk.
There is also a small low level circular brick building, approximately 6 feet high, on the the south side of the hill, which appears to be hollow and descend quite some way. However there is no indication what this building is, or what it covers.
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