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Name:Lype Hill
Hill number:5418
Height:423m / 1388ft
Parent (Ma):2889  Dunkery Beacon
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Hill area:Exmoor
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SS 95037 37117
Summit feature:no feature: 2m E of trig point on mound in fenced off compound
Col:284m  SS921389  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Observations:man-made mound 25m SW of trig point is higher but probably hides brick or stone structure
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Man-made construction 25m SW is higher but appears not to cover natural summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 77 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at bend in road directly north of Lype Hill. Follow path SSE and then SSW to HP. East following Coleridge Way before leaving it to follow track downhill towards Butcher's Farm. Following stream east around Throat Cottages and to Old Stowey. Follow track NW to road, east along road to gateway to the SE of HP. Back to road, Couple Cross and south to start. Windy, cold and dry. 5.53miles; walking time 2hrs,18mins; 2.4mph.Howards28/03/2020
While on the Brendon Incline Challenge Event. Over BW fence to trig.fosal2917/08/2019
So easy. Mostly waymarked except for 10 metres. Both tops.Eddie08/07/2019
From the west along FP. Reaching trig and HP over fence.PeterD19/04/2019
From Wheddon Cross car park by the football field. Took the marked trail south and east up onto Lype Common. My plastic pipe device simplified the barbed wire problem. A pleasant pastoral hill. Onwards to Couple Cross Hill. Solo.Man of Kernow106/04/2019
Parked at 95242 36541, north up the track and then made my way across pastures to summit which is surrounded by double barbed wire offset which makes it tricky to climb over.clivevilla27/03/2019
From west on Bridleway. Easy apart from all the barbed wire surrounding the trig area. Oh and the Bulls.jenx14/10/2017
Parked to SW at start of BW, room for couple of cars. Cross grazing pasture w cows and a couple of bulls, uninterested in us. Top is circled by fencing laced with barbed some rusty wire, fence posts not sturdy so crossing interesting. Highpoint is clearly grassed over manmade mound 15m or so SW of trig in enclosurenordicstar14/10/2017
Area around trig and mound to south west both bagged.Alan Caine24/08/2016
Parking on the road to the west (alt 1345ft). Public footpath across the fields. Easy walkmoorsman14/06/2016
lovely sunny day, doing coleridge way from Luxborough to Wheddon Crosskeithelliott14/05/2016
With Bevsimon and co10/05/2016
Walked along the footpath on a very windy morning. Lovely views in all directions.Alancache09/03/2016
From forest car park off B3224rhalstead16/01/2016
Lovely walk across the fieldsPoolton12329/08/2015
5/8 of long day ! Easy walk from west to fence surrounded summit.Fergalh15/11/2014
Gentle walk from the west to the strange summit with Ian Brown.Dugswell227/08/2014
Followed bridleway from West.Chris Peart11/06/2014
With Mum and Dad from Kingsbridge via Coleridge Way. Then on to Monkham Hill.davidpettit8419/10/2013
easy stroll across two soggy fields from west. trig is enclosed by an unmarked fence with barbed wire. no problem though.. trig is mossy and likes to be hugged.stig_nest23/11/2012
Easy walk from road.arranc26/10/2012
Walked this and Monkham Hill together as they are only just over 3 miles apart. Starting and finishing at Kingsbridge made this a very pleasant 8 mile circular walk in a beautiful part of the country.jonglew01/09/2012
From gate to the W. Climbed covered building beside trig which is higher than the trig.chrisbien21/05/2012
A determined attempt has been made to seal off the summit. England eh!fasgadh01/04/2012
Trig point on top of a 'tumulus'. Dry and very sunny for late March!Isambard29/03/2012
From road to the west. The trig is well defended by barbed wire but it's easy enough to hop over at the corners.Herbert Anchovy11/01/2012
Parked at gate entrance at SS 94332 37169. Long lush wet grass to summit. (Might not always be wet!!)David Gradwell24/10/2011
Easy stroll up on springy grass from road to west (whilst my considerate wife waited in the car). Flipping awkward access through barbed wire-topped fences; easiest where other baggers have clearly entered from the southern and western sides of compounds.wheresthepath12/02/2011
Parked to West. Grassy stroll.destaylor09/02/2011
good path then difficult barbed wire climb into / onto tumuli and trigChris Pearson10/08/2010
On tour in the Somerset Hills. Access via SS 943 371. Awkward getting into the enclosures where the trig point is situated and the nearby (man-made?) slightly higher lump.summitsup03/04/2010
Ascent made with my nephew Bailey. The summit had a trig and cumulus surrounded bt barbed wire fence. Good views over the Bristol channel.isabelle04/02/2007
pleasant tumulus summit; fair view. BW E from rd RHW08/06/2003
Steve Q03/05/2015
carole engel01/04/2015
Campbell Singer13/01/2015