Ascent of Bath Hills on 2012-11-03

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Twm Stone
Date:Saturday, November 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bath Hills
    Elevation:29 m / 98 ft

Ascent Trip Report

According to the Information Officer of the Broads Authority the highest point in the National Park is Bath Hills at 12 metres above sea level. However, as the excellent trip reports by Nick Down and Rob Woodall confirm the highest point is actually further east and more like 31 metres asl at TM 32424 91485 or thereabouts (according to my GPS).

It is found at the end of Free Lane (off the B1332 NW of Bungay), on the Angles Way/Bigod Way, among trees at the top of the bank above the River Waveney. Not much parking up here and when we returned for a second time in an hour to recheck the elevation on my (now re-calibrated) altimeter the occupant of the adjacent property "The Wood House" came out to give us a suspicious look.

The highest marked OS spot heights in The Broads that I can find are both 26 metres just ENE of Bungay on and near the B1062 at TM 356899 & 358903 (on 1:50k & 1:25k maps respectively). Bath Hills is definitely higher but I visited them all for completeness!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy

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