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Name:Withypool Common
Hill number:17925
Height:428m / 1404ft
Parent (Ma):2889  Dunkery Beacon
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Exe
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SS 81832 35092
Summit feature:trig point on tumulus
Drop:34m
Col:394m  SS789330  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Observations:ground 70m SW of trig point is as high as base of tumulus
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 30 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in pull in due south. Didn't notice the path up so trudged over the wet tussocks to the trig at the summit. Back down via the much easier path.fosal2919/09/2019
Quick up and over the Withypool Hills with Conker before breakfast.RichieRambler23/08/2019
From wide pull in to south. Some Exmoor ponies to north.Campbell Singer11/04/2019
Good path from S.Barbara Singer11/04/2019
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: On Brightworthy Barrows. From a small pull in to the South we found a pretty straightforward track all the way to the trig, very dry ground, no complications. Heard a skylark overhead. With Coineanach Hutch. #4 pillar of the trip. Also a Tumpthejackrustles29/03/2019
From roadside pull off ssw of the summit.Moorponder02/07/2018
From lay-by to south. Path to Trig. Had to disturb a number of Exmoor Ponies who were Trig bagging themselves to reach trig. They soon returned once I left.PeterD27/06/2018
Ran from Withypool up to Withypool Hill across to Withypool Common. Then down to the River Barle which I walked through and up to Thornmeade Hill with a return along the Two Moors Way. It was a cloudy day with occasional brightness and a bit of drizzle. Time taken 2hours 15 minutes for 8 miles. No other people seen on the hills. Plenty of Wildlife including Raven, Buzzard, Snow Bunting, Robin, Snipe, Stonechat, Bullfinch, Chaffinch and Winter Thrushes.isabelle04/12/2017
Excellent parking available on the road to the south (alt 1345). A path can be picked up leading all the way to the summit.moorsman15/06/2016
Dirt pull-in on minor road due S. 600m trudge over tough tussocky ground, followed path on return - much easier! Brightworthy Barrows was 3 Bronze Age round barrows, of which only 1 now exists, and with trig pillar atop is the HP.jonglew03/04/2016
Better known as Brightworthy Burrows.Isambard29/07/2015
With Jo, from Withypool: road SE to Blackmoreland then tracks to Withypool Hill and Withypool Common, then across to Landacre Lane and tracks to Thornemead Hill, returning along Kitridge Lane. Weather, sunny, warm breeze, good visibility.amblerbob03/07/2015
Park at car park bottom of hill and proceed up hill to trig pillar. For a small hill quite challenging !Fergalh09/11/2014
From small lay-by on minor road to south at SS 81916 34451. Easy stroll to summit on decent path.David Gradwell25/10/2011
After 4 hour wet outing on South Dartmoor a long drive to Exmoor (for Darren)for an evening of mostly drive by bagging of Clems , Humps and 400m tops. Boggy 5 mins from car here.Chris Pearson11/08/2010
andrew brown10/11/2018
mae04/10/2017
MM30/08/2016
nicolajane16/10/2014
tomandivy28/03/2014
jimbloomer26/02/2014
Edwin Gradwell25/10/2011
stevent080902/01/2011
Dusty15/07/2009
rbayfield08/06/2009
George Gradwell25/06/2008
RHW10/08/2003
andrew.allum01/01/2000
IainT10/02/1996
Jonathan Russell01/01/1970