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Name:The Beacon
Hill number:5428
Height:196m / 643ft
Parent (Ma):2895  Long Knoll
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:ST 63287 23420
Summit feature:no feature 3m W of trig point
Col:86m  ST707291  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 183
(1:25k) 129E
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 68 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Combined with a trip to Yeovil we parked at the junction to the NW and straight up very steep grass Lunch and photos on topChinnockC24/08/2019
Walked over from Parrock Hill then back to car parked in lane NE of Parrock Hill.fosal2928/07/2019
On the way to Hollys for new yearBigNick29/12/2018
Small parking space nr start of path. Lovely view. With B and R.jenx10/12/2018
Lovely hill and views, with Jenx and Bryher. Parking for couple of cars on minor road, then easy pasturesnordicstar12/10/2018
No this is a proper beacon hill. Rising steeply from the plain to the west. 360 degree views, grass covered, no trees and there is a red, illuminated warning beacon at the summit. Met paragliders from my 14/07/2018 visit to Thorncombe Beacon (18195) - small worldM3WDD15/07/2018
Short stroll from the lane. Not many views today!twg2724/04/2018
With K in dark from layby to north east. We scared the cows. K used red light on head torch to pretend to be the beacon.Ashley17/11/2017
From Parrock Hill descended directly towards The Beacon. We saw a brocken spectre in the misty/sunny conditions. From Girt we went through a gate a ascended directly to the summit. We were above the surrounding banks of fog, with just a few surrounding points sticking out from the sea of cloud. With JT and HT.Sprog02/11/2017
Last hill on first day of a 4 day trip from Scotland. Previous 6 hills were White Horse Hill, Hambleton Hill, Ridgeway Hill, The Verne, Bulbarrow Hill and Lyscombe HillKiltie08/10/2017
Enjoyable walk up from Corton Denham along ridge to summit with trig, circular stone seat and a messy red aircraft beacon. Extensive views but pity they are so grey today.RichardM20/11/2016
lovely walk from village nestling in valley. views a little gray but the grass very green. Trig, red aircraft light and seat on top.Denise 20/11/2016
From Corton Denham at dusk, just head toward to light!rhalstead17/01/2016
Parked in layby NE of Parrock Hill, Stile by Girt accessed the hill and climb rewarded with good views.PeterD04/12/2015
2/5 Wonderful views from this approached from east through gateFergalh16/08/2015
By bike on circuit from Taunton. Great views and a good lunch in Sherbourne afterwards. Lovely place.fasgadh07/04/2015
Sparkford to Templecombe. Fine vista of SE Somerset. Beacon (1 of 3 hereabouts) is for RNAS Yeovilton.Smudge06/12/2014
Limited roadside parking at top of Beacon Lane to east at ST636234. Very gentle stroll to top on grass from here. Great viewsHillsidenick23/04/2013
Parked at 636233 and very little ascent involved.Chris Peart01/01/2013
Nice easy walk up from Corton Denham church. Lovely views from the top. Summit marked by trig and beacon as well as a comfy seat. Lots of sheep for company.isabelle25/06/2012
P at bend at top of Beacon Lane.chrisbien22/05/2012
From the Cadbury Castle car park on a wet and blustery day. Brightened later though with views north to Glastonbury Tor, Brent Knoll etc.jonglew07/05/2012
Bagged the P30 to NW first before this lovely little hill.Dugswell210/03/2012
Parked opposite the pub in Corton Denham. figure of 8 walk, SE towards Wheatsheaf, along the ridge to The Beacon, back via Beacon Lane. Sunny but breezy.malcorbett30/04/2011
Lovely stroll. Parked at 63607 23318.destaylor08/12/2010
Easy walk up from lanearranc25/08/2010
Parked in centre of grass triangle at entrance to Witcombe Farm Lane. A splendid part of Somerset and a nice hill (complete with beacon) with grand views, especially to the north, towards Glastonbury, the Levels, the Mendips and nearby Cadbury Castle.Herbert Anchovy14/04/2009
lovely hill & view. easy access from rd to SE RHW22/09/2002
Swindon Bagger05/07/2019
Mark Sims22/07/2015
carole engel03/04/2014
Campbell Singer23/09/2013
Alan Whatley23/09/2013
Colin Crawford12/03/2013