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Name:Great Rowbarrow
Hill number:7793
Height:510m / 1673ft
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
Grid ref:SS 87546 41540
Summit feature:large tumulus
Col:488m  SS885414  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Observations:tumulus 110m SW is at least 1m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 60 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Cloutsham north to Dunkery Beacon, west to Great Barrow and then NW to Lang Combe Head. Continued NW over Wilmersham Common to lane, NNE along lane and then SE to Dady Combe and NE to Stoke Ridge to follow lane back to Cloutsham. 7.08miles; 1307ft ascent.Howards16/04/2020
Up track from NW to large cairn. Red deer in the mist near the top.Herbert Anchovy30/01/2020
From ESE, 3 rivet BMs en route all found intactRHW17/11/2019
Parked where the track from the NW reaches the road and headed SE to the massive pile of stones that marks the summit. Good views especially across to Dunkery Beacon.clivevilla27/03/2019
Dunkery Hill - Dunkery Beacon - GREAT ROWBARROW - rtn. With Annacitygent13/08/2018
Standard dog walk ...slight snow todaykeithelliott09/12/2017
Part of a nice family evening walk to the top of Dunkery Hill to round off a lovely day in Exmoor National Park.Gerry the Ranger23/09/2017
With CPgarth8702/07/2017
Free National Trust car park to west at an altitude of 477m. Easy walk along good track to first pile of stones from where a second good track leads to the summit cairn. 1.43km return. 46m ascent. 20 minutes.moorsman26/06/2017
18 Exmoor ponies near top. A swarm of bees passed over the top while I was theretrimarc221/06/2017
Solo. Good track from Dunkery Gate.Dangerous Dave09/06/2017
Good track from Lang Combe Head. HP is a circular stoney round cairn, designated an Ancient Monument. Friendly encounter with a Highland Cow.jonglew03/04/2016
With Jo, circular walk from Dunkery Bridge: road to Dunkery Hill, ridge track onto Dunkery Beacon and Great Rowbarrow, continuing along track to Lang Combe Head and returning along bridleway from Porlock Post. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob29/06/2015
Parked at Lang Combe Head. Solo.CJM26/06/2015
Parked at Porlock post, on my own on way to Dunkery Beacon. Clear day.alwaysinshorts09/12/2014
Quick walk up from road to west. However note there is limited parking on west approach. Best approached from east with Dunkerry Beacon as there si more parking thereFergalh05/12/2014
With Mum and Neil. Saw lots of red deerre142101/11/2014
From road then track to W, then onto Dunkery Beacon.PeteF25/10/2014
Up from Dunkery Bridge car park via Dunkery Beacon on warm late September day.Pleasant views.With Bridget and Oscar.catman28/09/2014
With Catman and Oscarrosiebridge28/09/2014
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie28/09/2014
Round trip via Dunkery BeaconBramley07/06/2013
simple climb from dunkery bridge car park, rained for 20 mins or so on way up but had stopped when reached summit. large pile of stones waiting to be made into a decent cairn. views would be superb on a clear day - but today was restricted.stig_nest20/11/2012
I started this walk at Wheddon Cross and climbed to Dunkery Hill and then used the ridge top track that takes you to Great Rowbarrow. Its a fantastic ridge walk and i was so fortunate to get amazing sunshine in the combes below with sunlit and dark clouds. Very atmospheric place! The track leads onto the Macmillan way west, meets a minor road and I headed to Exford at the Junction following the track called South lane before heading off on the footpath direct to Exford.Dazingdale29/10/2012
Think the high point is the bronze age cairn but the smaller pile of stones may be higher.andrew brown14/10/2012
With Dunkery beaconnickywood116/09/2012
On way to Dunkery Beacon. Hornets had nested in the cairn and attacked me!simon and co31/08/2012
With Dunkery Beacon DSFred Windsor07/04/2012
Bagged after Dunkery Beacon on a dry clear day.Dugswell202/06/2008
With: jr; Stayed with Jack for W/E in Watchet. Walked up here from Luccombe & returned by different route.Ian Baines15/06/1974
From Dunkery Beacon.arranc27/03/1967
Swindon Bagger06/07/2020
Steve Q03/05/2015
Nick Caunt16/07/2013