Name:Milk Hill
Hill number:2872
Height:294.3m / 966ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
SMC/RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County (CoH):Wiltshire (CoH)
County (CoA):Wiltshire (CoA)
Topographical area:ES06 Walbury-butser
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Avon (Bristol), Thames
Watershed:Land's End to Dover, Dover to Cape Wrath, Greater Thames Estuary
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top,
Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SU 10427 64315
Summit feature:no feature
Col:147m  SU235632  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 173
(1:25k) 157
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Surveys of Milk Hill and Tan Hill (Final).doc
Comments:See Database Notes. Tiny cairn in middle of field may be inaccessible if crops present. 5612 Tan Hill is 0.25m lower.
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  • Wiltshire (1974) administrative county top
  • Wiltshire historic county top
  • Wiltshire current county/UA top


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Hopped over the BWF from the RoW to the West.summitter01/07/2024
Good circular route clockwise from the car park via Adams Grave and Tan Hill Way. Top is supposedly in the stone field area but I felt it was higher amongst the treeline to the east. Great views over the Vale Of Pewsey, could even hear Army guns firing on Salisbury Plain.Nick11/05/2024
Quick up and back from the Walkers Hill car park.PGT197516/01/2024
From Pewsey Station via Huish, up Golden Ball and along the ridge. Lovely scenery on a clear day. Managed to make the train back.hillbagger9125/05/2023
Fantastic views , highly recommend with variety of paths. took awhile to find the trig as been relocated. Tracked back and found within corner of field across from the chalk circle in the opposite hill.Climber241223/04/2023
Circular hike from Tan Hill Way - Tan Hill (trig point moved to another field) - Milk Hill - White Horse Trail - Walkers Hill - Adam's Grave (long barrow). Parking: parking close to Knap Hillmanilena22/03/2023
From P to ESE.sclater20/01/2023
On a short circular walk with Lyn. Yet another stunningly uninteresting top to walk around.Sixtyplus09/12/2022
After Tan Hill, an easy diversion from the ROW. Top currently a stubble field. No evidence of cairn but the field is more stones than soil and it's probably been ploughed anyway.milimana16/11/2022 Cycled from Pewsey. Left bike in car park. Walked round the hill - amazing views - got onto the top by the rusty reservoir thing. Back to car, 4.6km. Busy on a Bank Holiday!cjwilliams03/01/2022
Milk Hill from GR: SU 11575 63821ronaldo33328/10/2021
Milk Hill from GR: SU 11575 63821Hippster28/10/2021
Did Milk Hill with my cousin, an easy hill to do.DavidHiner08/07/2021
Lovely circuit from East Kennett in sweltering heat. Surprising amount of bird life. Fantastic views southwards.jkl01/06/2021
Showers, hail, intermittent stunning views when the sun came outMickeyfinn24/05/2021
Wonderful sunny April dayroope23/04/2021
On walk back from Tan Hill, great winters eveningcjo31/12/2020
Bright and clear this morning, but really had a very chill wind blowing for this time of the year.Alex C25/09/2020
TD & CThis Dog24/09/2020
Cycled out from Devizes to All Cannings. Over the canal and field to Allington then up the track to the ridge, up to Tan Hill and then along to my 5th County Top at Milk Hill. Return via Rybury and Clifford’s Hill.pclyndes07/09/2020
En-route from Dorset to homeParkerP196029/08/2020
Circular from East Kennet with Liz.jimbloomer226/07/2020
Unable to find trig point or summit, due to overgrown field, no visible paths from any aspect, and only wearing shorts, so unable to try due to thistlesdiyceejay12/07/2020
Done from the car park near Walkers Hill on a 10km round trip with Tan Hill. Gloriously sunny Whitsun bank holidayRockdoctor25/05/2020
Solo. On run. Fidget20/03/2020
Martinsell, Golden Ball, Milk and Tan Hill from Pewsey Station - back to train over Milk Hill, Drove Road and Canal tow pathtrimarc230/09/2019
Walk from carpark to pick up Milk Hill, Tan Hill and Golden Ball Hill. Great viewsRamblingpaul13/09/2019
Good walk from nearby car park on road to Alton Barnes. No trig point so no real fixed point to aim for (with no GPS). Good to get third of the day.acolling12/08/2019
Anri clockwise round from the car park. Square of fallow ground one side of both the current and the 294m summit to SW. New agers in car park no problem while I wild-camped on the hills.Eddie12/07/2019
Walk on way back from visit in Oxford, parked on roadside in nearby farmland after poor SatNav directionspenbet22/04/2019
Car broken into so beware.softsquare05/04/2019
On own. Parked in Pewsey Downs car park, mega potholes! NW along bridleway 'Tan Hill Way', then S along White Horse Trail until directly W of cultivated field to take shortest route to summit, tricky barbed wire topped fence. Able to keep in tractor wheel gaps to avoid walking on young crops growing there. No evidence of small cairn, assume ploughed over. GPS used to find true summit of fairly flat field. Hang gliders watched from Milk Hill. Return paths across rolling grassy chalk downs above White Horse Hill figure. Very pleasant walk with good views.Beeliner21/03/2019
Oare - Martinsell Hill - Golden Ball Hill - Milk Hill - Tan Hill - Woodborough Hill - Pewsey. Lovely hills but very windy.Mark Jackson16/03/2019
Started from the car park. Up via the Wansdyke and back via the tumuli above the white horse. Copious mince pies and gingerbread kept our 5yr old goingekm01/01/2019
Circular walk from Bridleway start at 156 spot height on rd. Then to Tan Hill and Ciffords Hill. With B and R.jenx10/12/2018
With Darrenkingabunyip10/11/2018
With Jenx and Bryher, no Cairn! Plus Tan Hill without its trig now. Walked up from the South on good tracks, made a circuit of it from the B road at Cannings Crossnordicstar12/10/2018
Parked in the nearby car park. Visited Adam's Grave, and walkers hill before heading to tan hill and back to the car park.Buck21/06/2018
On my way home from a cycling holiday in Wales. Left my bike on road at SU 0955 6265 and walked up footbath, wouldn't recommend this route as it was overgrown and then the cows in the field were a bit too friendly. Summit field had crops in it so no way to visit the summit without severely damaging them. Walked round field perimeter and also visited spot height at 294m (which I know is not the top).tsharp18/06/2018
Ploughed field on summitBen Tindal09/04/2018
Walked around nondescript summit field which was mostly surrounded by barbed wire. Tractor tracks did not quite lead to summit (probably around 2m under), but no qualms about counting this one.rlee504017/03/2018
Up via Walkers Hill (262m). Solo.Dangerous Dave18/02/2018
Circular walk from car park on drove track. Indistinct top in enclosed field. Cold late winter conditions with lots of mud.Argentum6612/02/2018
Parked in car park walked around the hill past the white horse then up onto the summit which really doesn't have any summit markings so used GPSjmistry8619/01/2018
Great views from Stwg2717/11/2017
With K. Quite a tour round this palimpsest of archaeological features. Saw deer near summit, which had been ploughed a year or two ago but is now fallow. Quite a mess.Ashley13/11/2017
Parked in the nearby car park. Visited Adam's Grave, before following the Mid Wilts Way. A gate gave access to the summit field, which was partly fallow and partly recently ploughed. Descended back to the car on the Tan Hill Way.Sprog01/11/2017
Picked my way through weedy (in both senses) beans, to reach the summit.ngthack11/08/2017
Getting to the top is a different prospect in the south when you are used to right to roam at home. Nice easy summit to bag before breakfast back at the motorbike rally I am attending near PewseyLizzieG05/08/2017