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Name:Brent Knoll
Hill number:5432
Height:139m / 456ft
Parent (Ma):2891  Beacon Batch
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Catchment:Axe (Weston), Catchment Boundaries, Parrett
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:ST 34080 50918
Summit feature:jubilee memorial stone in depression
Col:6m  ST366496  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 182
(1:25k) 153
Observations:ground at this location probably lies above natural summit; direction indicator which has replaced trig point is 60m SE at ST 34131 50888
Survey:obvious summit
Comments:trig pillar replaced with buried block 1987
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 131 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From East Brent. Avoided the showers but not the mud as we squeezed along the path by the school fence. Worth the climb.Newton Maximus12/03/2020
After Cheddar Gorge and Brean Down. From parking space next to Ralph's WoodLongwojo22/10/2019
Visited while camping near Taunton with Carol and the dogs. I've walked up before but not logged the ascents. We parked in a gateway on a lane at grid ref ST 339516. Took the wrong path and ended up climbing a fence and forcing our way through brambles and nettles. A very hazy afternoon but impressive views nonetheless.Skip15/09/2019
Driven past this hill many times, I've now finally climbed it. From Brean Down I parked at a farm entrance to the NW. There is a sign in the village saying to Knoll Via Farm. easy walk up with great views all round.fosal2901/09/2019
With Jules and Jill on a clear dayGrey Hare16/03/2019
Trip up before Sunday lunchSCRBell13/01/2019
With Luna on the way to WalesBigNick02/01/2019
tacked onto Brean Down, as assisting with friends house move to Axbridge got delayed to 5pm. How convenient...dicky20/09/2018
Spectacular viewpoint with very high percentage, prominence to absolute height ratio.vegibagger31/07/2018
with Charlotte and Noahcraigfoley06/05/2018
with Mum and Dadnoahfoley06/05/2018
Many years ago whilst travelling the M5 I would tell my then small children that dragons used to live on the top of this hill. Finally after driving past it many times I made time to go and climb to the top. Not the clearest of days but still worth it. Sadly no dragons. But a couple of churches worth visiting followed by a pub lunch. A GOOD DAY!Anthony Vosper07/04/2018
With K from church in dark with rain and wind. Superb hillAshley18/11/2017
K Climbed from Church up waymarked path. Vary blustery.crazy22/10/2017
Up from farm to NW off minor road, good parking. Pleasant walk around firld to meet path coming steeply up from church. Steps leading to hill fort ramparts and superb views.nordicstar15/10/2017
Went up from W - farm route where there is some parking. A nice walk and great little hill fort.jenx14/10/2017
Quick break from M5 on very hot day to go up this hill with great views all round. From Church up easy path to jubilee stone.PeterD20/06/2017
Parked near the church in Brent Knoll village. There is a well used path up from there. 30 mins round trip.clivevilla19/05/2017
Passed this Hill by car and train on hundreds of occasions. Finally decided to bag it on a beautiful November morning. Worth it for the view alone.Ramblingpaul06/11/2016
Nice 1.5 mile there and back walk from Brent Knoll village, good views from top even though weather was terrible, great little hill. Walked Quantock Hills in worse weather earlier that day.DanTrig10/06/2016
We have driven past this often so a joy to be on top on a clear cool breezy day. Marked path from church. No trig ( as per 1:25, but not marked on modern 1:50 OS map) but topgraph apparently in same place. Oblong stone on HP commemorating various royal bonfires. Grassy, undulating summit area, possibly with ancient fortifications. Wikipedia says that geologically it is an example of denudation in which harder rock has escaped erosion occurring elsewhere in the Bristol channel and that it used to be a dry refuge for frogs before the Somerset levels were drained!Denise 10/04/2016
Well used path from church in Brent Knoll village. Very fine grassy summit with great views. Have passed this prominent hill so many times, but this the first visit.RichardM10/04/2016
Run up from the church.tomd422/09/2015
From Hill Road. Excellent hill fort. Great views. SoloCJM24/06/2015
2/6 simple climb up from behind church..however very slippy on final ascent as can be mudy and slippy on wet day.Fergalh26/11/2014
Went up here with my girlfriend on our hill topping adventures. Played at the views plaque for a bit before heading round to the summit. A family were having a bbq but let us take our token photo on the top. Route was up from the road to the east and along to the path and up.Gnomedodds13/09/2014
On way back from Josua's open day at Plymouth University. He didn't bother getting out the car. Well laid out and maintained path around back of church. Nice hill.simon and co06/04/2014
From Brent Knoll School. Hazy views this morning, a good hill tostart the day.rhalstead09/03/2014
Very muddy walk following the heavy rains of winter 2013/14.Isambard19/02/2014
G/HSC-002. Path from East Brent church yard and around perimeter of the primary school. Straight forward ascent towards the summit's solitary telegraph pole. Great views across the levels to the Mendips and Wales. The herd of cows left me alone as I did a radio activation for HEMAM0YDH16/08/2013
Climbed with Dad, sister Amelia and Nana heather in freezing conditions on Good Friday. Long queues on the M5 southbound.isabelle summer29/03/2013
Easy walk from the church with my daughters and my mum. Reasonable visibility giving good views over the Bristol Channel.isabelle29/03/2013
A smashing wee hill with terrific views. Climbed from the hill road at ST340517 - room for one car.Chris Peart04/03/2013
A short walk up to an interesting summit. Lots of iron age earthworks and also more recent evidence of use during WWII. Excellent views across the Somerset Levels; north to the Mendip hills; and west over Bridgewater Bay, north Somerset/Devon coast and to South Wales.jonglew10/06/2012
From church at East Brent. Path goes round the outside of the school playground.chrisbien21/05/2012
Ascended from St Michael's church along the excellent footpath. GR8 views on this sunny March day on my way back from Exeter to Preston. Trig long gone.Dugswell226/03/2012
Winscombe to Brent Knoll. Low cloud cleared for final summit.Smudge10/03/2012
Nice gentle walk up from the church, up and back in 20 minutes. The views were great with the binoculars i could see the snow capped Brecon Beacons.isabelle05/03/2012
ascended from st michael's church along the excellent footpath. Super views from such a small hill.One ridge inside the hillfort with two monuments on the hillfort walls.Had a good walk around the excellent hillforthodder28/01/2012
Essy stroll from manor farmMartin R24/08/2011
Training hike from house, round route is 5.2 miles. Approached from south, went up via the path which passes the church. Walked around hill fort on the top before descending.David62412/03/2011
Parked on residential road just below Brent Knoll church. Good hike up well-made path in great weather with my 4 year old daughter. Superb views. Jubilee stone is clearly higher than the topograph.wheresthepath14/02/2011
As GW.destaylor09/02/2011
Heading for Dartmoor with Darren. A small isolated conical shape prominent hill next to the M5 allowed a quick diversion. First hill fort of the week i.e raised bank. Good long views to Glastonbury, Mendips, and across the flat surroundings to the Severn & Wales beyond. Followed popular path up and down from church bit rainy still had rained heavily all night- luckily had not camped.Chris Pearson05/08/2010
From ST 335 512 - a welcome break from the motorway drive.summitsup15/07/2010
drove past this for forty years ,finally succeeded in climbing it. crackin view for a small hillDARRENG06/07/2010
Climbed on way home from Devon.Man of Kernow120/06/2010
Climbed with Bert the dog whilst on holiday.aussie196120/05/2010
Approximate date, with the family and the ThompsonsRichard Lawrenc24/10/2009
Parked by Brent Knoll church from where there is a steep gravel path to the top and then took a stroll around the hillfort perimeter. Top is marked by a stone commemorating Victorian jubilee bonfires.Herbert Anchovy14/08/2009