Name:Tan Hill
Hill number:5612
Height:294m / 965ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
SMC/RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
Topographical area:ES06 Walbury-butser
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Avon & Stour, Thames
Watershed:Land's End to Dover, Dover to Cape Wrath, Greater Thames Estuary
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SU 08211 64707
Summit feature:no feature
Col:246m  SU095646  
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:0.25m lower than nearby Submarilyn Milk Hill
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Hopped over the BWF from the RoW to the East.summitter01/07/2024
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
After Milk Hill then descent to Cannings Hill Farm via Clifford's Hill.sclater20/01/2023
Reached the Summit of Tan Hill while revisiting Milk Hill.DavidHiner30/12/2022
From Walkers Hill carpark and W along the impressive Wansdyke. Nipped over the bwf to given GR in young turnip field and then on to Milk Hill.milimana16/11/2022
Parked at Windmill Hill car park for a circuit of Tan Hill, Woodborough Hill and Golden Ball Hill to complete Wiltshire Tumps.PGCE19/12/2021
Trig pillar now located on field boundary. Great late afternoon walk. Watching setting sun with frost still on ground.cjo31/12/2020
TD & CThis Dog24/09/2020
From Walkers Hill car pk on the walk I promised myself in 2016. Wonderful section of Wansdyke then bag over the slack bw fence. Sorry, DD, standing on the exact HP is of interest to an eccentric minority and really adds nothing to the aesthetic. These are lovely hills and the walk all the way, over Cliffords Hill to Cannings Cross farm is on sensitively managed pasture/downland. Returned via towpath and Woodborough Hill. Warm and sunny.pwheeler21/09/2020
Climbed with Milk Hill on 10km round tripRockdoctor25/05/2020
Pewsey Station-Martinsell-Golden Ball- Milk Hill - Tan Hill and back to station over Milk Hill and using drove road. Lots of birdlife. Good wildlife management by land owners and managerstrimarc230/09/2019
Walk from carpark to pick up Milk Hill, Tan Hill and Golden Ball Hill. Great viewsRamblingpaul13/09/2019
As CS parked with permission at Cannings Cross farm buildings. Summit field had waist high wheat with tractor lines. Farmer trimming nettles/weeds in adjacent field made life awkward. Then visited relocated trig at SW corner, followed fence round.Aye Jimmy21/07/2019
Oare - Martinsell Hill - Golden Ball Hill - Milk Hill - Tan Hill - Woodborough Hill - Pewsey. Lovely hills but very windy.Mark Jackson16/03/2019
Given permission to park at Canninpg Hill Farm. Delightful walk. Dramatic scenery. Tractor tracks through newly planted crop field at top.Campbell Singer11/12/2018
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
From milk hill along Wansdyke. As mentioned by others it appears the trig point has been removed. I am guessing that I was on or close to the true summit.Buck21/06/2018
Pleasant walk. Started from Bottlesford, made my way to Allington and walked up to the summit from there. It appears the trig point has been removed which I found propped up in the corner of the field. So I can only guess if I reached the true summit but couldn't have been far off if not.derlan12/06/2018
Another dreadful crop field with a low barbed wire fence to cross. Trig point removed. These hills could be lovely if the summits were looked after and made accessible. What a shame! Solo.Dangerous Dave18/02/2018
From Milk Hill along Wansdyke. Quite tricky getting into summit field. Crop reaped, so no problem once in. My 1987 OS map shows the trig pillar in situ, so it was there then. Suspect the farmer uprooted it, so he didn't have to plough round it.ngthack11/08/2017
Cropped field with tractor tracks. Trig gone. nice viewsDenise 21/04/2017
Trig now at SU 08086 64558.andrew brown04/03/2017
Bishops Cannings circular. Visited the tops of Clifford's Hill on the approach to this de-trigged summit before heading off to W along the Wansdyke.Smudge08/01/2017
From Allington, simple up and down on road/bridleway.rhalstead18/08/2016
Also Clifford's Hill on the way up.Herbert Anchovy10/02/2016
arable field. Strange in pasture area. Trig re-located to field corner.Adrian31/05/2015
3/3 Climbed after Milk Hill. Did not find trig point but see from comments afterwards that it had been moved so not so disapointed now...although i thought you were not allowed move trig points ?Fergalh12/05/2015
Climbed by the same route as last time, including Clifford's Hill & the Barge Inn afterwards. This time we took Grandma & Granddad.DanMaisieBex11/05/2015
Climbed up after Tan Hill. Then went over Clifford's Hill & down to the Kennet & Avon Canal before a pint at the Barge Inn.DanMaisieBex17/04/2015
Ascent with my family in 13.5 mile round hike departing from Avebury, passing Silbury Hill, and visiting West Kennett Long Burrow before following an over grown White Horse Trail through a field of rapeseed oil to the Wansdyke and on to summit of Milk Hill. From Milk Hill followed the Wansdyke to Tan Hill before descending on a track of varying quality to the pub at Beckhampton. Beautiful sunny day, came away a little burnt.VirtualMountain01/06/2014
A walk from Walkers hill car park on a bright clear day, with Milk Hill, Donna J, Debs W, Susan P, Brian F, Rich N, and David ?Lou23/11/2013
Walked with Bib after climbing Milk Hill. Also found the now moved Trig Pointlozinworcester05/05/2013
On a circular walk from Pewsey to Avebury then back & finish of along the canalphilhythe28/04/2013
Easy parking to south. Pleasant walk.destaylor15/02/2013
Walked over via Milk Hill, (County top by a tiny bit above Tan Hill) from the car park about 3.5k to East - agreed there is no longer a pillar here there looks to be some new fencing along the edge of the field.griefmiester03/07/2012
A very nice walk. Trig point found in the south-west corner of the next field.JohnStoneham01/04/2012
Walked up from Avebury, bagged Milk and Tan Hills. This one is better than Milk Hill.DanTrig09/10/2010
Bagging flurry on way to Dauntsey' school for 3 day course after D of E trip to New Forest. Up from Allington.Chris Pearson13/04/2010
Re-visited 15 Nov 12 to get the trig point number only to find the trig wasn't there! Found it 165m to the SW sulking in the corner of the field. Looks like it has been uprooted by the farmer. New GR for the trig is SU 08086 64546.jonglew11/04/2010
Trig point in a crop field but a nice walk along Wansdyke from Milk Hill.clivevilla25/01/2008
Solid bike ride to trigRhayader_wander04/10/2006
Bagged whist visiting nearby MarilynFather Ted25/03/2005
Revisit date. First date not recorded. nice hill, by moonlight!. RHW19/03/2005
On circular walk up Milk Hillwheresthepath07/03/2005
With Jamie, Elliot and Emily with a pic of all three of them on top of the trig.vegibagger03/08/2003
Milk Hill and Tan Hill With familyPeterD19/07/2003
From Allington up the track to the flat area on the topMariana Trench12/04/2003
Solo evening run (with Milk Hill).mikejacobs25/10/1998
Unmarked point a few metres E of trig pillarwebmaster01/07/1997