Ascent of Telegraph Hill on 2011-10-25

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Twm Stone -- Trip Report or GPS Track
David Stone
Ceri Stone
Patrick Stone
Date:Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Telegraph Hill
    Elevation:417 ft / 127 m

Ascent Trip Report

According to the New Forest National Park Authority the highest point in The New Forest is Telegraph Hill, 127 metres.

However, there are three 125 metre ring contours marked on the 1:25,000 map in close proximity along a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the B3078. These areas are also variously known as Bramshaw Telegraph, Studly Head, Homy Ridge, Longcross Plain, Black Bush Plain and Pipers Wait, but the Forestry Commission car park nearest to the SU227167 spot height of 127 metres at the junction of the B3078 and the B3080 is called Telegraph Hill.

Interestingly (?) this spot height is not actually marked on the 1:25k map, but is marked as being 127 metres on the 1:50k map and 128 metres on the 1:10k. Other points may be equally high so I visited the other 2 areas and the nearby 2 trig points, while my wife waited for the AA to come and fix our broken down car (she doesn't take this highpointing as seriously as I do).
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country

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