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Name:Hangingstone Hill
Hill number:2880
Height:603m / 1978ft
Parent (Ma):2877  High Willhays
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Dartmoor
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Catchment:Triples, Dart, Teign, Taw
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Simm, Dewey
(Tu,Sim,Dew)
Grid ref:SX 61703 86136
Summit feature:small cairn on mound of grass and stones 10m N of stone hut
Drop:48m
Col:555m  SX601839  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 191
(1:25k) OL28N
Observations:Whitehorse Hill 650m S at SX 61738 85483 has 602m spot on 1:25k map and 601m on Harvey map
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Steeperton Tor and Hangingstone Hill from the end of the public road west of East Okement farm. Swift going on tracks, with views of the northern tors above the lowlands of mid Devon from Hangingstone Hill.Nick Down127/08/2018
In round from BelstoneMoorponder30/06/2018
Round of 4 Dartmoor hills from South Zeal, this the second and furthest. Steeperton Tor picked up next on the return leg.jonglew23/06/2018
See Cut Hill log.Dartmoorman22/06/2018
Meldon - Yes Tor-High Willhays-Hangingstone Hill-abbo000107/05/2018
A 12 mile Dewey outing taking around five hours from the free car park in South Zeal. First taking in Crosdon Hill then following the line on the map past Hound tor and Wild tor to reach Hangingstone Hill. Descended via a track before climbing Steeperton tor then used a path to Hound tor over a stream (not on the map) back over Crosdon Hill and to the car.WAYNE ROWLETT22/04/2018
From Hound Tor. Flogged up the north 'ridge' to the summit. Also visited the top of Whitehorse Hill to be sure. Onwards to Steeperton Tor. Solo. Smarktrengove16/04/2018
Staying in Belstone so did Belstone Tor, East Mill Tor, Hangingstone Hill, Steeperton Tor, Hound Tor and Cosdon Hill. 13.5 miles - just over 5 hours on a lovely November day.clivevilla13/11/2017
Solo. Followed track from Steeperton Tor.Dangerous Dave10/06/2017
From South Zeal car park. Cosdon Hill, Hound Tor, Hangingstone Hill, Steeperton Tor. 6.5 hours. Good paths /tracks all the way. Good stone circle north of Hound Tor and stone row east of Cosdon Hill.ijpowell21/04/2017
Oke Tor - Hangingstone Hill - Black Hill - Cut Hill -Black Hill from GR: SX 60091 91134ronaldo33309/03/2017
Bracken Tor YH to Sticklepath. Very cold walking back (N) into the wind.Smudge06/11/2016
So raise the scarlet standard high, beneath its shade there was a man with two dogs and a horse in a stone hut who was not pleased to see me, but was interested in my equipment.alda25/10/2016
Day 1 of four-day backpack from Okehampton.davidpettit8415/09/2016
After Cut Hill headed over Black Hill then east over some rough ground to pick up paths on the west side of Hangingstone. Back over Sittaford Tor to Postbridge. Solo walk covering 13 and a quarter miles in 5 and a half hours.bolton17/10/2015
From South Zeal in best conditions of the week over Cosdon Hill, then from south of Hound Tor across to Steeperton Tor before picking up good land rover track to just below Hanginstone Hill. Return over Hound Tor then on ROW to east of Cosdon Hill and back to car park in South Zeal.SS27/08/2015
4/8 Fourth of long day Belstone Tor/Cosdon Hill/Hound Tor/Hangstone Hill/Steeperton Tor/East Mill Tor/Yes Tor/High WillaysFergalh18/07/2015
Parked in South Zeal car park Took bridleway up N. ridge of Cosdon Hill Hound Tor Steeperton Tor Hangingstone Hill (Good paths & tracks all the way) Continued to Black Hill and Cut Hill before returning to Hangingstone & back down to South Zeal. (S)gerrybowes14/03/2015
Start ~ South Zeal car park. Followed bridleway up between tiny walled fields to the Moor before climbing Cosdon Hill. Followed ridge over Hound Tor to reach Steeperton Tor then paths and tracks to Hangingstone Hill. Perfect walking weather and even dry underfoot. With Wombournesteve hudson10/09/2014
Parked in South Zeal car park. Walked up track onto open moor then up to Cosdon Hill, Steeperton Tor then a good track leads to summit of Hangingstone Hill. Warm and sunny. With SH.wombourne10/09/2014
Parked on the minor road at SX 65262 92588 then used bridleway to get to Stone Row before going direct to Cosdon Hill with Ian Brown. Then onto Hound Tor, Hangingstone Hill and Steeperton Tor before heading back to the car.Dugswell223/08/2014
Drove as far as we dared from Okehampton Camp and finally chickened out at ford at SX607892. 4x4 desirable. Took in Oke Tor on the way back. 5.71mls 2hrs 13minsCurly & Shirley27/07/2013
Stunning bank holiday MondayStephenfarmer06/05/2013
Ascent from Watern Tor, across the valley and ascent to the army hut.KatieJayne08/12/2012
Visited whilst geocaching.CornishGazza09/09/2012
With: hb; From overnight camp in Little Varracombe ascended in rain up track via Quintin's Man and Whitehorse Hill to cairn on summit. Descent N then NW to Steeperton Tor.Ian Baines09/09/2012
From Steeperton Tor.Wheelsy08/08/2012
From South Zeal via Cosdon Hill [South Tawton Common]. Good idea to concentrate or you may end up (in thick mist) in the very minor valley to the west.destaylor28/06/2012
On CUHWC Dartmoor trip as part of a 47km traipse from Postbridge all the way to Yes Tor, High Willhays and back. Took in White Ridge and Hangingstone Hill on way out, Cut Hill and Higher White Tor on way back. Bogs mostly frozen, fortunately.Mark Jackson11/02/2012
CUHWC Dartmoor Trip. Same as Mark. What a day!AGWilliamson11/02/2012
Part of 3 day backpack. Hill fog, but easy going once on the military tracks. OP made a nice wind shelter.LauraGuy24/07/2011
Retrospective entry. I've been up here many times on Dartmoor walksBURGESS31/03/2011
Started my journey from OP15 to wild camp on Hangingstone Hillescottjon26/09/2010
5 hour run outing with Darren bagging Dewey's. Unlocked shelter in concrete army block useful in bad weather.Chris Pearson05/08/2010
Nicebenstacey20/12/2009
Second day of walking with the Imperial College Fellwanderers. On circular route from South Zeal, good views.Edgemaster13/12/2009
Galltywenallt14/07/2007
walked as part of a two day hike on north dartmoorhodder06/07/2007
Parked in South Zeal and took a circular route around Cosdon Hill, Hound Tor, Wild Tor, Hangingstone Hill, Steeperton Tor and returned on the bridleway to the west of Cosdon Hill. Good views across the moors and easy tracks.rhalstead26/11/2006
Solo walk from Okehampton YHA to Bellever YHA as a teenager. Heading in to this huge wilderness gave me a sleepless night with excitement, and it didn't disappoint.Jake99425/07/2005
Retrospectively logged with the help of the date written in Terry Bound's A-Z of Dartmoor Tors. long before the existence of web sites like this. In most cases only my first visit is recorded. This was part of our North to South crossing of the Moor. Done on the longest day in June.Anthony Vosper22/06/2003
Just over a hour and a half's walk from High Willhays mostly using tracks and a metalled road with civilian cars on! Actual summit has observation post on it. Good views east were had.garyhoney28/05/2000
Laid around in the sunshine waiting for my Ten Tors trainees to turnup!beamerboy3601/01/2000
Climbed on traverse from Sourton to Warren House Inn, freezing cold only -5 during the day. Summit barren and surreal.isabelle31/12/1996
On Ten Tors training. Repeated on 21/04/1996 on OATS Walk 1996, again on 09/06/96, 19/04/98, 16/04/00alistairpooler25/02/1996
Date unknown. From Postbridge RHW01/01/1990
KN Epic walk from Batworthy to Cranmere Pool and then onto Postbridge.crazy12/03/1988
On Dartnoor N/S reccy.arranc28/04/1985
On a N to S traverse.Chris Peart25/09/1984
Estimated date, with II Sqn RAF Regtbeorwulf22/05/1976