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Name:Dunkery Beacon
Hill number:2889
Height:519m / 1703ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
County (CoH):Somerset (CoH)
County (CoA):Somerset (CoA)
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Exe
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:SS 89150 41596
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:414m
Col:105m  SS769025  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Somerset (1974) administrative county top
  • Somerset historic county top
  • Somerset current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 507 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From highpoint ENE parking. Short walk on bridalway to summit, very cold strong wind blue sky. Probably repeat visit from childhood holiday, Marilyn 5/7N.Morters27/04/2019
Manuel Pereda15/04/2019
AngusDog07/03/2019
clique16/02/2019
Up and down on a very windy day from Dunkery Gate.NormanW10/02/2019
From the east, plenty parking. High cloud, mild, calm good views.iangalbraith06/01/2019
Quick stomp up from the car park to the east. Absolutely amazing views despite some light cloud!jkl31/12/2018
A DAMP DAY BUT DECIDED TO ROUND OFF THE EXMOOR MARILYNS. NIPPED UP AND BACK DUNKERY BEACON FROM THE NEAREST CAR PARK IN WIND AND DRIZZLE. DID THE SAME WITH PERITON HILL FROM WOOTTON COURTENAY IN THE DRY - USED GPS TO FIND THE TOP IN THE FOREST. FINISHED ON SELWORTHY BEACON FROM NEAREST POINT ON ROAD. GOOD VIEWS.BURGESS06/12/2018
Isbjorn02/11/2018
laurencemorris22/10/2018
o.gilman29/09/2018
With Katy. Sunny great views.George Thompson25/09/2018
Via path along ridge from road to the east.Winterfloodian17/09/2018
ijpowell17/08/2018
Dunkery Hill - DUNKERY BEACON - Great Rowbarrow - rtn. With Annacitygent13/08/2018
Brisk twilight ascent from road HP.Topographer5708/08/2018
Parked on lane near Kit Barrow cairns - main track to summit nice beacon (but surely the National Trust could have maintained or relocated the Trig point - it too is part of our peculiar history) - along ridge picking up lane near Porlock Post - Took track crossing Bagley Combe - Sweetworthy Combe - Aller Combe - kept above Hollow Combe - then back up hill to car. Last hill of the break now Manchester bound.briandavies30/07/2018
From car park to East.Ham and Skate25/07/2018
From near Allerford on A39 took minor road S towards Dunkery Beacon. Parked at CP at 904419 close by main path. Headed for 1.3Km. along ridge to Dunkery Beacon. Return by same way. Third Marilyn today, with Sue and Meg.Dartmoorman23/07/2018
MC from east in mist.Martin6619/06/2018
sunny day and lovely views.gettingonabit23/05/2018
Park on the road easy track to summitjmistry8616/04/2018
A quick out and back from the parking area to the South. Walked up with Mum and 2 children. Weather was sunny breezy and coolish. Reasonable views. Still a bit of snow behind field boundaries. Saw first Swallows of the year and a vocal Meadow Pipit. 1.5 miles in 40 minutes.isabelle03/04/2018
patrick28/03/2018
A foul afternoon, so a quick out and back from the road summit, to complete SW England.Gill27/01/2018
hillhunter07/01/2018
Quick run up to the summit and back. Large flock of Golden Plover. Saw another runner 1.7 miles in 19 minutes.isabelle04/12/2017
Nomad Perkins03/12/2017
TFCope03/12/2017
3/8M good path from the east cp.robertphillips08/11/2017
3 hills of Somerset runbenwloudon24/10/2017
Easy walk from parking to the eastLongwojo13/10/2017
From Brockwell. Parked at a small carpark just past Brockwell farm and then joined the footpath initially through an ancient woodland and then onto the open ridge to the summit.Peterb30/09/2017
Nice family walk to the summit to round off a lovely day in Exmoor National Park! Ascended from the western side, enjoyed the views but didn't linger long on top as it was quite blustery, my young daughter was feeling cold and we were ready for some hearty pub grub!Gerry the Ranger23/09/2017
beckybags18/09/2017
A Peckish18/09/2017
Easy walk from the parking, Weather was good though an hour before had limited visibility, so went off and can back Poppy the collie only a week post knee op so I towed her up in the luxury of her wagon, added a bit of effort to the walk, Hopefully she will be walking soon The first of my planned 50 Marilynís in a yearSossick08/09/2017
Short climb up from Dunkery Bridge - very boggy off main track. Lovely view from top. Good pubs in Dunster.mcf05/09/2017
mnixon24/08/2017
joshua24/08/2017
elijah24/08/2017
bethia24/08/2017
lisajane24/08/2017
A nice easy stroll up from Dunkery Bridge car park. Good time of year to do this one with the heather and gorse in flower adding a splash of colour here and there. Great views from the top.The Gardener04/08/2017
ey up me duck03/08/2017
County top reached from Dunkery gate car park. Took the wrong path to start with but eventually found one that went to the top. Wet and windy day with no view will have to come back on a better day. 30 mins there and back.WAYNE ROWLETT21/07/2017
SteveG10/07/2017
GmacT04/07/2017
elizyanne04/07/2017
With CPgarth8702/07/2017