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Name:Beacon Batch
Hill number:2891
Height:325m / 1066ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Catchment:Axe (Weston), Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Severn Estuary
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:ST 48464 57270
Summit feature:trig point on mound
Col:88m  ST962905  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 172 182
(1:25k) 141
Observations:tumulus 20m E is 20cm lower; tumulus 50m E is 30cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 382 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Fantastic weather and views. Simple walk with about 50 wild ponies at the summit.pog10030/07/2020
First hill after lockdown, lovely summer day with great views and peaceful hill top.JazDisney19/07/2020
Ascent from Ellick House to Beacon Batch; East to Wireless Station and south to Blagdon Farm Hill where HP is on road. Descent south through fields to Blagdon and then up and west back to start. Sunny and breezy spring day. 4.81miles; walking time 2hrs,10mins; average speed 2.2mph.Howards22/03/2020
Run up from Churchill along the Limestone Link. Weather was sunny with blustery showers and cool. Few walkers about. Saw Green Woodpecker, Crows, Wood Pigeon, Meadow Pipits, Robin Blue Tits and Blackbird. Descended through Rowberrow. Time 76 minutes for 9.18 miles.isabelle01/03/2020
Night run from Churchill along the Limestone link to the summit. Went back through Rowberrow Warren and Rowberrow.isabelle03/02/2020
Run up from Churchill along Limestone Link. Weather was mild with a few light showers but some sunshine. Saw a Raven. Plenty of people on the summit area. Time 75 minutes for 9.25 milesisabelle12/01/2020
Run up from Churchill while my daughter was skiingisabelle15/12/2019
a 10.5 mile run from Churchill Ski centre along in parts a very muddy Limestone Link. Views from the summit were limited as cloud base was about 300 metres. It was mild. Time taken 90 minutes. Wildlife seen Roe Deer, Buzzard and Raven.isabelle24/11/2019
From Burrington village via Burrington Combe.IanHHill07/10/2019
Parked in a Car Park to the N. Easy walk up to the Trig.fosal2901/09/2019
Second of 3 walks today courtesy of the U2 bus: Havyatt Green - Beacon Batch - Rickford Hill - Havyatt Green.Mark Jackson01/08/2019
Cycled up from my home in Streetisabelle31/07/2019
Parked in car-park by the rock climbing wallStevooo27/04/2019
Here for the trig point TP:UK log: Lovely easy walk from masts, good parking at reservoir (N51° 18.477' W2° 43.234' ST 49871 56788). #1 of the trip on the way to Okehampton for the annual trig baggers meet. In good company with Coinneach Hutch. High point of the Mendips apparently.thejackrustles28/03/2019
Run up from the top of Cheddar Gorge via Black Rock, Velvet Bottom and Rains Batch. It was sunny and pleasant with no wind saw my first Wheatear of the year. Good views to as far Dartmoor. Time taken 65 minutes for 8.5 miles.isabelle25/03/2019
7.5m Circular Walk Starting from Cheddar Gorge, lovely and quietJephcote8323/03/2019
From car park near Ellick on B3134. A sea of mud to wade through just after the start.NormanW09/02/2019
Route: Shipham – Beacon Batch – Velvet Bottom – Cheddar Cliffs – Cheddar Gorge. Stats: 5hrs14, 13.63km, 416.1m ascent. Weather: claggy for most of day, but ended with glorious sunshine above Cheddar Gorge for sunset. Notes: spent c. 30 minutes at sunset taking photos from Cheddar Cliffs; OODS walk.millionmts19/01/2019
From CP near Ellick farm. Drizzle, intensified by stiff breeze, visibiltiy 100m. Bit wet at the end.iangalbraith07/01/2019
Pleasent drive and walkkatreides788722/12/2018
Usual running route from the top of Cheddar Gorge. Cool day with a brisk east wind. Saw a few Crows Pigeons and a Raven but little else. Wasn’t as wet as I was expecting underfoot. Reasonable views but it was a milky sky so this was limiting.isabelle13/12/2018
Circumnavigated Black Down, led by Dave W. Investigated cave entrances including Bos Swallet and Reads Cavern. Visibility at summit was only about 100m, so not able to appreciate the view!Speleoprez23/11/2018
Walk with Suzanne from Cheddar Gorgedc9617/11/2018
4rd Marilyn of the day on way down to Cornwall to see Steve/Charlie/Harris. Walked up from Burrington Ham car park.Longwojo18/09/2018
From Burrington Ham car park.Winterfloodian16/09/2018
Walk up from Tynings Farm with my Mum and the children.isabelle31/08/2018
Usual run up from the top of Cheddar Gorge. Was cloudy but fairly warm with the threat of rain in the air. I saw a Buzzard, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Magpie and Stonechats.isabelle11/08/2018
From the south. Nice, but stick to marked paths. Direct route encounters two parallel BWF's with a bramble ditch in between.Topographer5708/08/2018
Lovely varied walk with clear pathsejjohnstone11/07/2018
Walk up from Tynings farm with the girls. Was rather overcast and breezy. Very dry underfoot for a change. Views across the Severn to Cardiff and to Minehead and Exmoor.isabelle17/06/2018
MC. Round trip in just over 20 mins.Martin6617/06/2018
Parked at Higher Burrington CP ( Burrington Ham). Walked uphill for 100m, crossing road and took well signposted bridleway. Passed through one gate and followed central path, gently curving L uphill, leading directly to summit TP mounted on the summit mound ( with accompanying horses). Overcast but clear visibility over Severn Estuary to Wales. Dry underfoot, so no issues with mud. Very pleasant, easy walk.Dartmoorman04/05/2018
Usual running route up from Black Rock Quarry. Still a lot of snow on the ground following the blizzard of 1st March. Saw nobody else out. Drifts along Rains Batch were 10-15 feet high. Most of the top area was snow free. Saw Kestrel, Raven, Crows, Winter Thrushes and a Pheasant and a Rabbit. Did 7.5 miles took 1 hour 20 mins due to the snow drifts.isabelle04/03/2018
Storm Georgina meant this was a rather damp walk, involving a stream cum bridleway, a muddy morass, and then a boggy motorway to the top. Nice hill, but too popular for its own good?Gill24/01/2018
Usual run from Black Rock Quarry. Put up a Snipe near the summitisabelle13/01/2018
Busy car park on B3134. Muddy path past Black Mount (Ellick House). Very muddy cow field as enter open access land but vere left and uphill to find established path to tree then left fork to summit.SteveSmith10/01/2018
Early morning with K from road end at masts to eastAshley19/11/2017
7/8M in the dark from burrington cp on muddy tracks/paths.robertphillips08/11/2017
7.5 mile circuit of Beacon Batch from Black Rock Quarry. Now feels like early Winter. Took 65 minutes for 7.5 miles. Only wildlife was a few Meadow Pipits. Plenty of people out and Mountain Rescue and lots of school groups.isabelle05/11/2017
With jess and tom.Friesidepixie29/10/2017
8.5 mile circular run from the top of Cheddar Gorge near Black Rock Cottageisabelle29/10/2017
From Burrington Combe car park, up via West Twin Brook, limestone link east then direct to summit. Descended via Black Down and bridleway to Link. An enjoyable round trip.AlanD06/09/2017
with Charlotte and Noahcraigfoley27/08/2017
with Mum and Dadnoahfoley27/08/2017
With Tony Gordon.zoob11/08/2017
Dedicated parking area alongside the road just east of north. Short walk down the road then a path all the way to the summit. 2.56km return 30 minutes.moorsman28/06/2017
From Burrington Combe. Nice circular walk and great views into Bristol channeltwg2726/06/2017
TD, C & HThis Dog01/06/2017
My 100th Marilyn! From the car park in Burrington Combe, up through wood and along Limestone Link to the east before picking up a path to the summit. We continued west and then dropped down the path beside West Twin Brook back into the wood. A lovely hill with great views on a beautiful day. With Keith, Aunty Eilidh and baby Ross.islamidget27/05/2017
Walk up from Black Rock Quarry at the top of Cheddar Gorge. Lovely sunny Spring day. Few people on the summit. On the way back saw a stunning Male Redstart. Distance 5.1 miles in 1 hour 40 minutes. Went through Long Wood on the way back, it was a lovely sea of blue.isabelle22/04/2017