|Ebrington Hill from
|Estimated net time||1-1½ hour|
|Drinking water||No access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (March 2013).|
|Parking||Room for cars along the road by trail head.|
|Start height||104 metres|
|Vertical metres||160 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||4.7 km|
Assume your starting point is Warwick. From junction 15 on road M40 drive road A429 17.2 km south (in the direction of Cirencester). Turn right for Halford in the round about, and drive 2.1 km to the next round about. Turn right and follow A3400 towards Stratford. Then turn left towards Armscote after 650 metres, and follow the road 4.3 km. Turn right towards Stratford, and then turn left 100 metres later, in the direction of Mickleton. Stay on this road 1.7 km and observe an unsigned road going uphill towards left, just before a right curve. Park along the road immediately after the exit to the road heading uphill. Note that it is possible to drive this road uphill, to within a few tens of metres from the summit.
Start your hike by following the smaller road uphill, all the way up to the top of the road, where you find some buildings and telecomm installations, ignoring roads forking left. Turn left through a gate immediately after having passed the fenced telecomm area, and then cross a larger gate to the left. The summit is somewhere on the field in front of you.
In order to get to the trigonometric point, which is located two metres lower then the summit, walk back to the road, cross it, and walk along the fence of the telecomm building. Turn right when you get to the end of the fence and walk 130 metres north. The cairn is located in the middle of the stone fence.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
18. March 2013
I was working from our Warwick office this week, and a short hike on a grey but else fine Monday evening was well spent time. It started to get dark when I parked, and by the time I got to the summit I had to use my head lamp. Hence it was a little difficult to navigate around the large summit plateau, but a pre-loaded way-point on my GPS took me to the highest point, and I was also able to locate the trigonometric point on the other side of the road. And after two short summit stops it was easy walking back down to the car and back to Warwick for a Chinese carry-out.