Ascent of Bushey Heath on 2012-10-30

Climber: Peter Stone

Date:Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bushey Heath
    Elevation:153 m / 502 ft

Ascent Trip Report

The high point of the London Borough of Harrow and county top of the historic county of Middlesex. It's one of those urban high points where the precise natural summit is probably unknowable and further complicated by the fact that the present Hertfordshire-Harrow boundary may not be exactly co-incident with the historic Hertfordshire-Middlesex boundary.

We parked by the small triangle of grass and trees in Alpine Walk and visited all quadrants of the A409/A4140 junction (where Magpie Hall Road, The Common, Common Road and High Road meet). Also visited the Alpine Pub and the old Hertfordshire-Middlesex boundary stone on High Road 150 metres or so north-west of the junction. For good measure we also gained access to the higher covered reservoirs to the north (Colne Valley Pumping Station) which are higher but (even more obviously) man-made.
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