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Name:Selworthy Beacon
Hill number:2893
Height:308m / 1010ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:SS 91888 47994
Summit feature:ground 2m NNE of trig point
Col:115m  SS935459  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Observations:large cairn 5m W of trig point may hide higher ground; ground 50m E is 1m lower
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 305 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Katy from road on bike ride. Very Clear.George Thompson26/09/2018
4.75 mile circular walk from one of the car parks along Hill Road. Walked along the inland stretch of the south west coast path.unicornvader24/09/2018
Along path from road to the east.Winterfloodian17/09/2018
4 mile circular walk from North Hill. With Annacitygent15/08/2018
Almost a drive up. Views across and up Bristol Channel.Topographer5708/08/2018
Carefully navigated the back streets of Minehead to get onto Hill Road and continued to the viewpoint CP at the end of the road. Unfortunately misty conditions so retraced our steps 500m to a pull-in opposite the Memorial Hut. After visiting the hut, followed easy stone track NE for 500m to trig point. With Sue and 6 month Border Collie, Meg.Dartmoorman23/07/2018
On arrival day at HF holidaysHam and Skate21/07/2018
very hazy. not much view. Will come back on a clearer day.gettingonabit24/05/2018
From the National Trust car park at Bossington Hill, north then east on tracks to the trig pillar and cairn at the summitMariana Trench19/05/2018
parked at start of a track and walked up to summit trigjmistry8616/04/2018
A very misty day so done almost as a drive by, just waling the last 600 meters from the road. Needed fog lights on when driving up.The cyclists at the trig point said they were surprised to see anyone else.Father Ted12/04/2018
Drove up the road, and walked from the final car park, then back via the woods. Raining, misty, so no point prolonging the suffering.Gill27/01/2018
Blustery day, cold (2 deg) but clearkeithelliott08/12/2017
Day trip by train from Paddington. Bus Taunton to Minehead then SW Coast Path to top. Delightful. Down to Selworthy Village and on to Knowle Top. Back to Minhead via FP and minor roads and then bus and train back to Londontrimarc228/11/2017
5/8M drive up to near top, then up track to summit.robertphillips08/11/2017
3 hills of Somerset runbenwloudon24/10/2017
In the wind, rain, and dark after working in area- from Hill RoadMark Sims19/10/2017
From NT cp at Selworthy. 45 minutes round tripLongwojo13/10/2017
Enjoyable circular walk from Bossington to Beacon and Selworthy itself. With Bridget and Oscar.catman03/10/2017
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie03/10/2017
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge03/10/2017
Parked at Selworthy church carpark and then followed the footpath left of the church wall. Pleasant walk through mature woods and onto the Heath to the summit.Peterb30/09/2017
From Periton Hill via Headon Cross. Afterwards went via Bossington Hill and Hurlstone Combe back to Bossington.AlanD07/09/2017
From the centre of Minehead with Shaky. Once the sun got to work on the sea mist, decent views across to Wales. Passed the harbour on SW Coast Path, out of the woods & then along to the summit. Then back along the tracks on top of the ridge near the road for variation & followed them into the woods popping out at Higher Town.NotReallyABagger07/05/2017
Both of usTonyandsue10/04/2017
4/7 Marilyns today. Up and down from Memorial Hut. Great views over to South Wales.SS04/02/2017
Parked at very end of Hill Road (SS 91032 47673) walked back along road to footpath opposite memorial hut heading NW to Selworthy Beacon and trig point visible from road. Rather than return via same route made a short circular walk by following South West Coast Path for a few 100m before turning left and south to car park and van.SteveSmith20/12/2016
Easy walk from car park at the end of the roadTony J17/12/2016
From Selworthy Church. Up via the Memorial Hut, down via Selworthy Combe.squeegs27/10/2016
Circular route from Bossington via Allerford and Selworthy.liljonb16/10/2016
Worth going to viewpoint at end of road for view of Porlock Bay.rogreeves31/08/2016
Parked at the end of the tourist road which comes up from upper Minehead. Took a leisurely stroll taking in Bossington Hill and Selworthy Beacon. Fantastic views. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget30/07/2016
TD,C and H.This Dog21/07/2016
Final Beacon of my short Devon tour - having ticked off Beacon Hill, Lundy, in the morning.M3WDD21/06/2016
Solosimon and co09/05/2016
with Peter.M0YDH02/05/2016
Up from Selworthy. Blue skies but showery, so plenty of rainbows. Lovely views of beautiful Wales to the North!huwthomas07/02/2016
Sort walk from the roadTony Hartry II03/02/2016
Parked the car on roadside to the east. An easy stroll to the summit which has a huge cairn and a Trig Point.Neil Haslewood24/09/2015
With Val. From Selworthy. Good views from summit.mike.hoult15/09/2015
With MikeVal Deisler15/09/2015
Watched an amazing thunderstorm brew over Quantocks and Brendon Hills.Poolton12322/08/2015
Bike RideTheWicken05/08/2015
With Jo, from NT cp to SW along tracks to Selworthy Beacon. Weather; low cloud, rain, poor visibility.amblerbob02/07/2015
Returned as I missed this when I backpacked the coastal path in 1981. After visiting the Owl center at Bossington walked up to the top. Returned on the costal path but took the steeper path down to the coast guard look out station. Great views.mindlessflogger08/04/2015
A short walk from left hand bend on road where we followed track to the top. Operated HAM RADIO for SOTA from summit.G4OBK (Phil)11/12/2014
1/6 Quick climb up from south east leads you to trig pointFergalh05/12/2014
By trig. Second visit.PeteF25/10/2014
Small parking area at 913476 Walked 200m back down road to Memorial Hut NE along bridleway to summit. (Solo)gerrybowes04/03/2014