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Name:Wavering Down
Hill number:5426
Height:211m / 692ft
Parent (Ma):2891  Beacon Batch
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Catchment:Axe (Weston)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
Grid ref:ST 40702 55910
Summit feature:rock 3m N of trig point
Col:79m  ST421560  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 172 182
(1:25k) 141 153
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 134 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Rosie from the very busy NT car park at Kings Wood. onto crook peak.Longwojo24/10/2019
With Carol on the way to campsite near Taunton. Warm sunny afternoon, hazy views. From small car park on Winscombe Hill at grid ref ST421560. Walked up through woods to the trig point then on to Crook Peak and back the same way.Skip12/09/2019
Parked to the East in the NT car park by Kings Wood. Followed FP to Trig then on to Crook Peak.fosal2901/09/2019
From Crook Peak. Followed the Mendip Way along the fine limestone ridge over Compton Hill and up to the summit. Then returned to the col and descended south to Compton Bishop and back to my car. Solo.Man of Kernow107/05/2019
From King's Wood, part of West Mendip Waywhiskybottle12/01/2019
Glorious evening anticlockwise circuit over Wavering Down HuMP summit and its SW TuMP sidekick while parking near the church dien in the little valleyvegibagger30/07/2018
Lovely ridge walkejjohnstone13/07/2018
Parked at Compton Bishop church. Nice circuit of Wavering Down and Crook Peak.PGCE30/03/2018
With K from car park to east. Very popular hill. Perfect still blue November skies.Ashley19/11/2017
This hill now places me one away from the TuMP Hall of Fame. End of an era in a way and it was a real humdinger of a day. Roll on tomorrow now :)).Alex C27/10/2017
Very windy walk from Compton Bishop - Crook Peak - Wavering down. Nice views and rolling ridge walking.twg2721/10/2017
From east parking at Kings Wood. A very pleasant walk through Autumn woods onto grazing land above.jenx14/10/2017
From the Kingswood, following bridleway through fine woods. Grand plateau on top for thectrig and fine views. With Jenx and Bryher.nordicstar14/10/2017
Last hill on second last day on quick trip from Scotland. Previous 6 hills that day were Bingwell Hill, Three Gates Hill, Lyle Hill, Monkham Hill, Glastonbury Tor and Brent KnollKiltie10/10/2017
Agree with RichardM that to WNW of trig seems at least equal height.Adrian28/08/2017
With Calebsimon and co27/07/2017
with Charlotte and Noahcraigfoley02/06/2017
with Mum and Dadnoahfoley02/06/2017
Wavering Down then Crook Peak from Compton Bishop. Lovely walk.clivevilla19/05/2017
Circular walk from AxbridgeRamblingpaul23/10/2016
From Crook Peak with good views as weather cleared to the east. Trig point and ground to west same height. Visited both.PeterD28/08/2016
Combined with Crook Peak from King's Wood, lovely little hill.tomd415/08/2016
Mendips Marauderbenwloudon06/08/2016
Pleasent walk from Crook Peak, fine views even under grey and murky skies. Warm and light rain. Trig point appears to be on a flattened tumulus. High ground on N side of fence 500m WNW of trig is of similar height. I liked the inscription on the stone seat ' Only a hill but all of life to me'RichardM24/07/2016
Pleasant walk on warm muggy day driving home from Plymouth. Trig. Also visited Crook Peak and Compton Hill.Denise 24/07/2016
Parking on the road by the church to the North East then along ROW to the lane then along to Hill Farm, from there over to Pillar at Wavering Down and then off to Crook Peak, great evening walk and views.griefmiester04/07/2016
3.5 mile circular from bottom of Crook Peak ridge, following small roads and crossing fields towards Wavering Down, then along surprisingly nice ridge to Crook Peak, descended ridge back to car, weather was dull and started raining between the 2 hills, not bad views even though better on a clear day. Did a walk a Beacon Batch that morning.DanTrig11/06/2016
from small car park at base up to waveringdown then to crook peak and backorbit bad28/02/2016
With Minnie, from parking area, Webbington rd, up Crook Peak-steady pull up ridge, more intersting top, then round Compton Hill to Wavering Down & trig, down via Hill farm & woods to Compton Bishop-parking, some sun & heavy cloud, dry & v cool fresh breeze.apricorum19/04/2015
3/6 Climb up from King's wood carpark. Again slippy and wet on a rainy day. Straight after farmhouse on left is final climb, trig point is a short distance from the track to the leftFergalh26/11/2014
Popped up to the top here from Shute Shelve. Great clear viewsGnomedodds06/08/2014
From Kings Wood, out and back on the West Mendip Way.rhalstead09/03/2014
Wonderful views - did loop from Compton Bishop, to include Crook Peak.Isambard26/02/2014
From church car park.jimbloomer22/02/2014
From NT car park due east, good path but very muddy! Probably good views but we didn't get any today as summit in cloud.Hillsidenick03/01/2013
Walked up from winscombe, best ascended via the footpath behind st james church. Easy access via cross plain some fine views towards brent knoll.A pleasant enough hill.hodder19/09/2012
Walk up to the top with Isabelle, Amelia and Hayley from the National Trust car park. Very pleasant saw a Green Woodpecker en route.isabelle01/07/2012
Walked up from the National Trust car park. Lovely downland walk to the summit then on to the rocky topped Crook Peak. Only downside was the noise of the M5. great views to Wales. First decent weather for ages.isabelle18/06/2012
From CP to E. Pleasant walk and very flat at the top.chrisbien21/05/2012
Dull, overcast day, but it stayed dry. Wavering Down is on open access land, a lovely rounded hill with short grass and wild ponies running free. A good day's walking.jonglew28/04/2012
Sunny walk from east leaving car at the busy Kingswood National Trust car park.Dugswell226/03/2012
Winscombe to Brent Knoll. Light cloud on summits.Smudge10/03/2012
Easy walk up from the King's Wood carpark.Herbert Anchovy15/02/2012
Winscombe - Winscombe Church - Old Quarry Farm - Compton Hill - Crook Peak - Wavering Down - Hill Farm - King's Wood - Strawberry Line - Winscombe (Gem, Mum, Dad, Todd)ciderpeter27/02/2011
Stroll on grass from NT car park.destaylor10/02/2011
Winscombe-Winscombe Church-Old Quarry Farm-Compton Hill-Crook Peak-Wavering Down-Hill Farm-King's Wood-Strawberry Line-Winscombe... With: Pete, Kathryn, Andy, Toddbeadlebarker27/01/2011
parked at car park to the east.(national trust) and a steady 1mile to the top. absolutely fantastic panoramic views, probably the best in the area.(my opinion)DARRENG06/07/2010
While walking West Mendip Way from Weston to Cheddar. Sunny and warm day with great views.mart079720/05/2010
with Magda, the first walk which started me on the slippery path of hill bagging.dicky02/01/2010