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Name:Wills Neck
Hill number:2890
Height:386m / 1266ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Catchment:Parrett, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3)
Grid ref:ST 16534 35160
Summit feature:no feature 2m S of trig point
Drop:269m
Col:117m  ST138339  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) 140
Observations:ground is about15cm higher than ground in thick gorse 60m WNW at ST 16481 35193 but gorse hampers measurement
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 293 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the Triscombe Stone car park, driving up via Cockercombe to the East.NormanW10/02/2019
Easy walk from north car park. Mild, slight breeze, good views.iangalbraith07/01/2019
Family walk over Wills Neck and Lydeard Hill. Gloomy and cold with no wind and limited views. Saw a noisy Raven.isabelle05/01/2019
Easy stroll up from Triscombe Stone. Cloud base just above the summit. Views to Exmoor and Minehead in the gloaming. Steep Holm also visible behind the Power Station. Saw a Raven.isabelle01/01/2019
Popular walk on Boxing Daycjo26/12/2018
The end of a walk from Bicknoller via Black Hill and the Triscombe Stone. By the time we got up here the blowy drizzle had turned to proper unpleasant rain, so we didn't linger as long as I would have wanted. The cairns are decent if unspectacular examples.thesweetcheat03/11/2018
Run from the car park to the east of Cothelstone over Cothelstone on to Wills Neck and out to Black Hill. Came back the same way but with the addition of Lydeard Hill. Cold and fresh with a north easterly wind. Good visibility could make out Dartmoor and the Brecon Beacons. Not much wildlife just Chaffinches and Pheasants. Time taken 1 hour 40 minutes for 11 miles.isabelle28/10/2018
From Triscombe Stone car park.Winterfloodian16/09/2018
Easy walk up from top of road. Nice views despite light rain.Topographer5708/08/2018
From Nether Stowey on the A39, headed south via Marsh Mills towards Plainsfield. 1.5Km after the Marsh Mills junction, turn right on metalled road into forest and follow the road along Cockercombe for 4Km to the CP at the Triscombe Stone. Follow path through gate and, veering to the right, easy short ascent to trig point and nearby high point, 2m higher, in gorse. With Sue and Meg.Dartmoorman27/07/2018
MC. From West Bagborough CP. About 50 horses on the summit!Martin6619/06/2018
very hazy. lovely countryside. cuckoo and stonechat and skylarksgettingonabit24/05/2018
Parking at the car park to the SE then along the ridge first to Bagborough (Wills Neck) then over to Black Hill, Pillar a little cracked, great walk and some great views.griefmiester21/04/2018
Parked in car park at top of the hill and walked a short distance to the trigjmistry8616/04/2018
Came over from Cardiff for the day to bag the Marilyn and trig. Parked in West Bagbourough and climbed up onto the ridge and then along to this trig before continuing along the ridge to the next trig point.Father Ted24/02/2018
A run from Triscombe Stone then over Wills Neck and Lydeard Hill. It was then on to the summit of Cothelstone with a run back over the summit of Wills Neck. Time just over an hour for just over 7 miles.isabelle11/02/2018
A nice enough stroll from the Triscombe Stone car park on a massive and very easy hillwalkers motorway. Good views.Gill26/01/2018
With K. Beautiful area, shame there's only one hump here. From car park to north (probably accessible from West as well as east) or would have been but we parked on corner before carpark byistake.Ashley17/11/2017
6/8M easy walk from cp to the north.robertphillips08/11/2017
From Lydeard Hill car park to Beacon hill in the North and back. Nice ridge with good views.twg2717/10/2017
Solo from Lydeard Hill cpLongwojo13/10/2017
Family walk over Wills Neck and Lydeard Hillisabelle08/10/2017
Parked in Lydeard carpark and then followed the footpath along the pleasant ridge which offered far reaching views in all directions. Passed a group of wild horses enroute to the top.Peterb30/09/2017
Lydeard Hill Car Park - WILLS NECK - Lydeard Hill. Easy mile and a bit from the car park, hardly any climbing. My first visit to the Quantockscitygent13/09/2017
From Lydeard Hill car park, an easy walk along the ridge. Went over Lydeard Hill on returnAlanD08/09/2017
Bus to Treble's Holford turn (every 30 mins - Taunton to Minehead) and then walk up lanes to toptrimarc220/06/2017
Part of LDWA Wellington Bootbenwloudon22/04/2017
Both of usTonyandsue09/04/2017
I climbed up from Hawkridge reservoir. It was a relaxing walki also took in Lydeard Hill.isabelle18/03/2017
3/7 Marilyns today. From Triscombe Stone car park out and back. Pretty narrow road following a horse box.SS04/02/2017
Walk up over Lydeard Hill with Mum and 2 daughters. It was a still cloudy day on the tops with frost and fog lingering in the valleys and on the levels. Saw plenty of people a few ponies, Treecreeper, Robin, Great Tits and Crows. Walk was 3 miles in 1 hour 25 minutes.isabelle29/12/2016
Planned to start from car park to the north but having put Tricombe in to Sat Nav found I was wrong side of the hill. No suitable parking in Trinscombe other than Blue Bell pub car park for customers only so headed south past quarry and parked on off road parking opposite PROW. No obvious path off PROW up derelict fence through Bagborough Plantation before picking up decent path heading east along tree line. Would have been better to have gone higher to PROW and picking up Macmillan Way West to summit. After visiting trig point and highest point looked for tumulus to the WNW. Could not find in heather looks lower than trig anyway.SteveSmith20/12/2016
Circular walk from Aisholttomd408/12/2016
The pub at the bottom was well worth a visit - Blue Bell Triscombenickywood107/09/2016
Parked outside Blue Ball Inn Triscombe. Car park had sign for customers only. NE up lane to footpath that contours hill. Through gate up steep slippery wood onto open hill. Went straight down from gate on way back & came out 50m from pub on SW lane.rogreeves31/08/2016
Lovely evening walk from car park to north eastAlan Caine22/08/2016
TD, C and H.This Dog21/07/2016
From Lydeard Hill via the col to the trig point at the summitMariana Trench03/07/2016
This hill makes an enjoyable hours round trip from the car park south of Lydeard Hill. Easy path all the way including the ones up Lydeard Hill itself.moorsman27/06/2016
Highest point of the Quantocks reached just before nine in the morning as my overnight walk from Exeter to Bridgwater enters its final stage.Alex C18/06/2016
KeithByTheC12/06/2016
Nice 12.3 Mile walk of the Quantocks starting from Holford, ascended Dowsborough to its forested summit, descended to road south, walked along paths by roads up to Main ridge and followed obvious path up to Wills Neck, descended steeply to Triscombe, then followed hillside paths back to road, ascended Black Hill, along ridge to Beacon Hill trig, then descended east back to Holford, dull and grey weather.DanTrig10/06/2016
Nice easy walk from Lydeard Hill car parksqueegs27/03/2016
Parked in a layby on road to the North West. Interesting enough views.huwthomas05/02/2016
From Birches Corner, popular hill.rhalstead16/01/2016
And it rained.....Poolton12326/08/2015
TDJE + Jez, Sharon & Jack - very very wet!niedrum25/04/2015
Parked at the top of Cockercombe and strolled to the top. Fine views which deserved a longer walk. Met a commoner on a quad bike who was paranoid about people leaving gates open and her horses escaping.mindlessflogger07/04/2015
Crowcombe to Taunton. Re-visited without a post walk cider.Smudge08/03/2015
Quick walk from Triscombe Stone I then circled out to Aisholt Common and back to the carisabelle25/02/2015