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Name:Staple Hill
Hill number:2892
Height:315m / 1033ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Catchment:Axe (Seaton), Catchment Boundaries, Parrett
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:ST 24044 16687
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:212m
Col:103m  ST070190  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 193
(1:25k) 128E
Observations:ground up to 50m S through to SE is about as high; trees prevent line of sight further into wood
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 272 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Covered all possible high points.andrew brown24/06/2020
From Forestry England Carpark SE of trig. Bridleway beside dyke to intersect with another bridleway in mixed woodland. Trig just visible 100 yards into woodland from path. Proud trig in fine fettle, a bit lost and lonely in this unremarkable spot. Don't miss taking a peep from the view point to north of car park.Pete West21/02/2020
Taunton bus station - Staple Hill (via Cotlake Hill, Poundisford and Adcombe Hill) - Orchard Wood - back to Taunton.Mark Jackson11/01/2020
from Staple Fitzpaine, with KIanHHill03/10/2019
Followed path from large car park to where path meets another path. Kept left for about 80 meters. Trig was in the woods on the left used GPS to locate it.fosal2915/07/2019
From CP. Visited TP and surrounding land that appeared as high or higher. TP surrounded by high bracken. Solo.CJM15/07/2019
3rd of the day, Easy stroll from forest CP. Always feel a bit sorry for these forgotten Trigs.Jephcote8327/05/2019
Easy walk on track from car park to SE. To highpoint more open, then short detour into woods to trig, plus a few bits of what appeared slightly higher ground nearby. 1/7 MarilynsN.Morters27/04/2019
followed woodland walks from car park on rainy afternoon.cjo05/04/2019
Bit of a trek from Taunton, and a bit of a search in the woods to find the TP.Buteobuteo23/02/2019
From the car park to the SE. Nice walk used by many dog owners but none ventured to the trig in the trees as I did.NormanW11/02/2019
Stroll up from the car park. Very windy the rain cleared to give some brightness. Saw a Raven and a Grey Squirrel.isabelle08/02/2019
From gate entrance just beyond the 9 of the 299 spot height on 1:50000. Short stroll up track, row appears to avoid a wee bit of the track, but friendly gates so stayed on track. Just before trig a pile of stones/cairn is located on the S of the track. Trig more or less due south.iangalbraith07/01/2019
Ran up from Staple Fitzpaine. Had a bit of bother finding the trig point. Initially looked on ground to South East. Went back to track and checked co-ordinates finally discovering it behind a fallen tree and bracken. Continued to Castle Neroche before fast descent back down the road to the car. Time 1 hour 30 for 8.25 miles. Dull and dreary day and cool only 6c but no wind. Views non existent. Saw Buzzard Kestrel Magpie Great and Blue Tit . Heard plenty of Jays.isabelle25/11/2018
From the car park near pt.306, ST 246159 (the car park/picnic spot on the OS map near pt.299, ST 228163, does not exist)Isbjorn05/11/2018
From car park via forest tracks.Winterfloodian24/09/2018
MC. From CP to E.Martin6615/08/2018
From designated car park, tracks to gate in BWF. Then if you forgot your GPS good luck finding the trig among the beech and bracken.Topographer5711/08/2018
Large, free Forestry car park to the SE. If in no hurry, take the loop walk first which takes in a couple of viewpoints. then, when the loop starts it's return journey take a path to the right into the trees and up to the top.moorsman05/08/2018
From CP south of Taunton at 246159, take path N for 100m, then turn left and follow easy path NW. At path junction, continue through gate then take wide path on left and gently uphill. After short distance, there is a clearing at the high point of the track. From the small mound in the clearing, facing into the wood, the trig point lies at about 2 oClock, 75m through the trees.With Sue and Meg.Dartmoorman27/07/2018
Parked in car park and followed path, using iPhone maps to zoom in as over grown trees blocked it.Hippy7728/05/2018
From Car Park, along tracks, went into woods from North and found trig easily. Quite a bit of the surrounding vegetation had been cleared. Ground to SE looked as if it might be marginally higher.PeterD13/05/2018
Finding the trig is quite an achievement!gettingonabit09/05/2018
Bagged on way between Cornwall and South WalesLongwojo24/04/2018
Nice views if you follow the trail N from the car park. Top in woodland.twg2724/04/2018
Approached from Staple realised the carpark was on the side of the hill so left the car at top of the track and followed the track up into the woods and trig hidden on left in woodsjmistry8616/04/2018
A bizarrely easy stroll from the huge car park, on almost flat tracks, but pleasant enough, despite heavy rain. There is a delicate little cairn marking the place to leave the track to find the trig point.Gill24/01/2018
parking in the car park to the SE then easy walk over, last 50m in woodland, so no views. pillar good condition.griefmiester22/01/2018
With K. Totally different character to Dorset hills we just left behind.Ashley17/11/2017
3/8M easy walk from the cp to the SE. wandered around woods to find any higher ground.robertphillips07/11/2017
Pleasant stroll through woods from car park to SE. Although the trig is rather lost in the trees it is not too difficult to find.dal27/10/2017
Staple Hill must be in the top ten rubbish Marilyns! I spent 15 minutes going round in circles in thick woodland, bracken & brambles looking for the trig. It was almost invisible only 5 yards from me, shrouded in bracken!citygent11/09/2017
Bracken well up so GPS came in very handy! V good views to NW if you walk from the FC gate west of the main car parkRocksRock22/06/2017
Bus Taunton to Castle Neroche, then walk along East Deane Way to top. After summit walked to Buckland Hill and then to Buckland St Mary for bus back to Tauntontrimarc222/06/2017
Easy walk from car park to SE. Trig would have been difficult to find without GPS!Tony J18/02/2017
GB Marilyn 300. Was advised not to wear trainers for this one. Parking at south entrance to North Down Plantation (ST 23238 16289) following forest track almost to summit wondered if I had been advised correctly. Soon found out I had. Following marked track heading SE to the west of summit. Nothing more than a boggy firebreak. Trig and summit difficult to see from track until nearly on top of it. Returned to track (firebreak) and checked if better route along south boundary of wood. It is not.SteveSmith21/12/2016
Family walkbenwloudon29/10/2016
Lots of walk about to establish the summit of this one!nickywood107/09/2016
Large car park at 246159 (not on my map) 1st left on footpath from car park, left where path joins track then followed Bramley's excellent log. Enter wood opposite log, hard left over two fallen trees, trig is on left surrounded on three sides by bracken 40m from track.rogreeves30/08/2016
TD, C and H.This Dog22/07/2016
A nice stroll from the forestry carpark to SE.jenx09/07/2016
Repeat w Jenx from CP to the SE. Easy stroll, trig hiding in brackennordicstar09/07/2016
Short walk from forestry car park.rhalstead16/01/2016
Second Marilyn of 2016 bagged. Bagged with Sarah and I carried Seumas up. We had a bit of a wander around the trig looking for higher lumps and bumps. Nice short walk.assynt_bob04/01/2016
Great walk through forest from Forestry Commission car parkPoolton12305/09/2015
With Val. On our way back from Devon. From car park to the SE. Tracks almost to summit. TP located using satnav. In trees and surrounded in bracken.mike.hoult28/08/2015
With MikeVal Deisler28/08/2015
KeithByTheC01/05/2015
Post mentioned by Father Ted is now on its side in the ferns.Dusty11/02/2015
1/7 First of short climbs. Drive to entrance to forest just beyond crossroads. Walk to clear high point and plunge into forest to find trig pillarFergalh03/02/2015