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Name:Periton Hill
Hill number:2894
Height:297m / 974ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SS 94656 44164
Summit feature:no feature: ground 15m from forest road
Drop:182m
Col:115m  SS933434  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Observations:summit is 2m higher than base of trig point 180m ENE at SS 94827 44232; trees affect GPS measurement
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 264 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Wooton Courteney village hall & followed track directly to summit. Useful to have a GPS with you to get exact high point. Steep trail initially but gradually eases. Enjoyable walk.Gerry the Ranger05/07/2020
from Dunster via Grabbist Hill, then down to Wootton Courtenay. Left my walking pole on seat in W C'y.IanHHill05/10/2019
Nipped off the path into woods to highest point i could register while on the Brendon Incline Challenge Event.fosal2917/08/2019
From limited street parking Wootton Courtenay. Up signposted route to east end of village, over small field then up on track/path. Final jump into woods to search for highest vague ground. Marilyn 4/7N.Morters27/04/2019
Up the very muddy bridleway from the village hall at Wootton Courtenay. Descent by footpaths and through field with 2 stiles.NormanW10/02/2019
From village hall car park. Slightly grumpy person opening hall said it was all right to park. Offered a donation to the hall fund, declined but raised a friendly smile. Track from hall completely dug up including the centre, so obviously deliberate. All now dry mud. Returned via track through trees more or less directly south. Cleaner but forestry warnings.iangalbraith06/01/2019
A DAMP DAY BUT DECIDED TO ROUND OFF THE EXMOOR MARILYNS. NIPPED UP AND BACK DUNKERY BEACON FROM THE NEAREST CAR PARK IN WIND AND DRIZZLE. DID THE SAME WITH PERITON HILL FROM WOOTTON COURTENAY IN THE DRY - USED GPS TO FIND THE TOP IN THE FOREST. FINISHED ON SELWORTHY BEACON FROM NEAREST POINT ON ROAD. GOOD VIEWS.BURGESS06/12/2018
The car park at the village hall in Wootton Courtenay has a small sign (and even smaller lettering which cannot be read as one drives in) stating that it is not for use by the public for parking. There is limted roadside parking in the village.Isbjorn02/11/2018
From Periton on circuit of bridlways to trig point and summit. Westetly track is almost entirely in the woods, but good views in places as we descended on easterly route.Winterfloodian17/09/2018
From Wootton Courtenay, up via Roadway Lane, back via Macmillan Way footpath. Both very steep.citygent13/08/2018
Direct from Wootton Courtenay. Steep in places but mostly easy.Topographer5708/08/2018
After Selworthy Beacon, Periton Hill is my second Marilyn today. Turned S off A39 at 955457 and continue S for 800m into forest and car park. I took the stone track heading SW and steadily gaining height until it intercepted the main MacMillan Way after 1400m. Continued W along broad path until obvious high crest where there is a slight clearing in the woods on your left. Large trig point atop a wall is unmissable on your left. Returned along MacMillan Way eastwards as far as Oway Corner where we turned N along a clear stone path to the car park. Some good views in another hot day, With Sue and Meg.Dartmoorman23/07/2018
MCMartin6619/06/2018
Looks promising as you walk along the ridge but ultimately a bit disappointing.gettingonabit23/05/2018
Marilyn 1 of 7 today. Good weather. Solo. Parked at Village Hall (despite notice), up bridleway to summit area, thrashed through trees etc looking for highest potential ground and till gps read 0m, plus nipped over to trig.assynt_bob30/04/2018
Approached this one from the north, only because there was a geocaching trail that side of the hill and it was then on the right side to drive over to Selworthy Beacon afterwards. A very misty day but a pleasant climb nevertheless. Went to trig point first then around the corner to the high point.Father Ted12/04/2018
A rapid hack up from the Youth Hostel so that I could get back to get my punctured car tyre replaced. Easy walking on huge tracks. Wet and murky but decent views in places.Gill27/01/2018
Village Hall car park signed only for Hall users, so even with it empty we parked down the street a bit. Up the bridle way, down the trail (less muddy) nice loop.Nomad Perkins03/12/2017
4/8M parking in village hall up steep bridle track to the top.robertphillips08/11/2017
3 hills of Somerset runbenwloudon24/10/2017
Surprisingly steep path up through woods from Wooton CourtenayMark Sims20/10/2017
From Wootton Courtenay.Longwojo13/10/2017
Parked in the village hall carpark and then followed the footpath on the left of the hall. Easy walk up before scratching around in the trees to find the summit.Peterb30/09/2017
Walked from Bossington, via Horner, Webber's Post and Wootton Courtenay. After summit we visited trig point then on by Headon Cross to Selworthy BeaconAlanD07/09/2017
See Dunkery Beacon entry. From Wooton Courtenay and then down into Mineheadtrimarc221/06/2017
TD, C & HThis Dog02/06/2017
From centre of Minehead with Shaky on a warm but hazy day. Followed Macmillan Way for most of it, shortcutting along the bridleway across Hopcott Common to the trig point. Continued along the Mac Way & had a brief foray into the trees for the true summit, but being NotReallyABagger, avoided crawling about doubled up in the wood trying to bag the last 10cm... Continued on through Wootton Courtenay & Brockwell still following the Way to the summit of Dunkery Beacon. Then reversed the whole route back to Minehead.NotReallyABagger06/05/2017
Both of usTonyandsue10/04/2017
5/7 Marilyns today. From Wootton Courtenay up row to summit in fairly dense growth then on to trig and back by Roadway Lane (very muddy). Hunt were on the hill - plenty bugles, horse and dogs about.SS04/02/2017
Parked just west of post office in lovely village of Wooton Courtenay and bought a Euro lottery ticket and won £3.70. heading east out of village took MacMillan Way West Path across field following it all the way to summit in forest. Well signposted and easy to navigate highest point is just off road in middle of pine forest apparently though difficult to tell so stood on highest point on side of road before visiting trig point slghtly further NNE. Could have returned down Roadway Lane but decided to pick up ascent route to return to village.SteveSmith20/12/2016
From Wootton Courtenaysqueegs27/10/2016
Trig bagged and then a good roam round summit area to make sure.Alan Caine25/08/2016
From Wooton Courtenay. Parked at the church and took the footpath up and the bridleway down. A rather underwhelming summit (especially since it's not at the trig point), but a nice woodland walk. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget26/07/2016
KeithByTheC11/06/2016
Solosimon and co09/05/2016
walked from Grabbist to Wootton Courtenay via the Periton trig point. clear cool day. Ideal. Met Sean the Billygoat and his 10 friends plus owner..doing a good job mansging the gorse. Lovely walk.2hrs.keithelliott24/04/2016
Up from the village. Miserable conditions. Tramped around in the trees on the top- pleased of the cover!huwthomas06/02/2016
Up and down from Wooton Courtney.rhalstead16/01/2016
With Val. From Wooton Courtney church car park. Track up. Short detour from track to flat summit located using GPS. Went on to TP and descended by footpath.mike.hoult15/09/2015
With MikeVal Deisler15/09/2015
Ascended from Wootton Courtenay. Had the place to ourselves, wonderful.Poolton12322/08/2015
Bike rideTheWicken04/08/2015
on tandem tour to Land's EndTeasyChris02/06/2015
Up the bridleway from Wootton Courtenay and down the foot path. Went to trig point after a trash about in the forest. Saw two deer on the the way up.mindlessflogger07/04/2015
From car park south of Higher Hopcott. Operated ham radio near trig point for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)11/12/2014
Quick climb up from village, follow track the high point is at the three way intersection.The trig point is 200 metres further north east just off the track to left in the treesFergalh05/12/2014
Ground between spruce trees. Second visit.PeteF25/10/2014
I climbed this hill after work from just south of the A39. There was a good track to the top the trig point was a better view point than the summit the latter being in the pine trees. I wandered through the trees as the exact high point was difficult to determine.isabelle07/10/2014
Parked in Stoney Close, just below the entrance gate to Wootton Courtenay Village Hall 937434 (limited parking in village) Up bridleway to top of track and then had a bit of a wander in the forest. (Solo)gerrybowes04/03/2014
A pleasant walk through the woods.bolton07/09/2013