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Name:Monkham Hill [Withycombe Common]
Hill number:5419
Height:382m / 1253ft
Parent (Ma):2889  Dunkery Beacon
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SS 98718 39369
Summit feature:no feature: ground 100m SE of trig point
Col:257m  SS969383  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Observations:natural summit in very flat area; ground by trig point 100m NW at SS 98675 39451 (40cm lower than fb)is as high but does not lie on natural summit
Survey:Abney level
Comments:relocated from trig point July 2012
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 66 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Small clearing with trig and sunken tumulus just off path and within heather, bracken and bilberry. HP is somewhere close- we wandered around using Abney. Grazing ponies.Denise 09/07/2020
On tracks from Withycombe Hill. Levelish summit of low gorse and heather grazed by ponies. Ground 80m SE of mound is higher than ground around base of mound. Heathland views.RichardM09/07/2020
Treborough NW along lane, footpath to Druid's Combe Farm and ascent through woods, past Slowley Farm to Monkham Hill and HP. South along wood-edge to Luxborough and ascent through fields back to lane. 7.31miles; 3hrs,01mins; 2.4mph. Sunny, dry, very windy and very cold.Howards29/03/2020
Popped over to Trig & HP while on the Brendon Incline Challenge Event.fosal2917/08/2019
From Road summit to ESE, along BW into woods., then across common following animal tracks to the trig. Hazy view. Back via the paths and forest track.PeterD19/04/2019
Parked at 96930 38383 and walked up the track. At the six ways go ahead through the gate and bear right towards the trig. Tramped around in the gorse to the HP given.clivevilla27/03/2019
Easy track from SW. Not sure why top has been relocated from trig. Also went to other 381 spot height in the forest.jenx14/10/2017
Up the track from pt 259 near Nurcott Farm. Permissive to park at start of woods, then follow track w Jenx and Bryher to intersected paths. Line to trig, under new summits and cols update the trig is highpoint, manmade but grassed over mound. Alternate high point lower. More relevant is the alternate summit in woods of Croydon hill. Large 380m ring contour with higher ground inside. My GPS showed 384m, needs a survey, Abney level no use due to trees.nordicstar14/10/2017
Memorable for being plagued by flies whilst trying to get my ageing GPS to work at the summit.Alan Caine24/08/2016
Parking possible at the road junction 100m before the Forestry offices (alt 590ft). An easy walk up to the summit ... but .... make sure know which of the 5 tracks at the final junction you need to select for your return. They all look the same!moorsman14/06/2016
Up and down on Bridleway from SW.rhalstead16/01/2016
Approached from the EAdrian21/10/2015
Parked on road to ESE. Circular walk with Withycombe Hill.Poolton12308/09/2015
With Jo, from Dunster: over Gallox Hill and Batís Castle to Withycombe Hill, then along Stapling Lane and tracks onto Monkham Hill (Withycombe Common) and the nearby trig, returning by Withycombe Scruffets. Weather; sunny, warm breeze, good visibility.amblerbob04/07/2015
4/8 of long day ! Climb up from luxborough to junction. Easy walk to trig point on foggy day !Fergalh15/11/2014
Walked up the bridleway from the SW with Ian Brown.Dugswell227/08/2014
As Des - up SE ridge. There's room to park at the start of the bridleway.Chris Peart11/06/2014
With Mum and Dad from Kingsbridge via Lype Hill and Churchtown.davidpettit8419/10/2013
Walk up from villagearranc26/10/2012
Did this hill along with Lype Hill as they are just over 3 miles apart. Started and finishing at Kingsbridge making a pleasant 8 mile circular walk in a lovely part of the country.jonglew01/09/2012
Very wet. Trig on hill fort not on natural summit Galltywenallt02/07/2012
From forrestry track E of Nurcott farm. Took in trig and 381 sp ht in forestchrisbien21/05/2012
As DG and then a stroll along the edge of the forestry plantation in the sunshine.Herbert Anchovy11/01/2012
Circular walk, from Gupworthy Farm. Great views of the Bristol ChannelIsambard01/11/2011
Parked at track junction at SS 97353 38539 (no unauthorised vehicles beyound this point). Easy ascent on tracks to summit from here.David Gradwell24/10/2011
From SE point 288. Stroll. When reach gate where barbed wire starts recommend you to take it.destaylor09/02/2011
With Darren.Steep climb for 1 mile through forest on good path. Reached top bang on time at 3pm just as the Red Arrows kindly arrived to do a display for us (and Minehead). A fitting end to an action packed week. All Exmoor 400m tops and Humps done in last 24 hours. then the long drive back north.Chris Pearson10/08/2010
climbed from Nutcombe bottomwith daughter Isabelle and my Mum. Summit marked by Trig and barrow. Also visited the other point 381 in the forest.isabelle01/04/2009
Parked in car park Kingsbridge early morning, no problems. Also known as Withycombe CommonGeorge Gradwell26/06/2008
I Xmas walk with dadbenwloudon22/12/2007
pleasant summit fine view. parking encouraged @ 973386; simple access RHW08/06/2003
Steve Q03/05/2015
carole engel03/04/2015
Campbell Singer13/01/2015
Alan Whatley06/06/2013
Colin Crawford11/03/2013
andrew brown27/06/2012