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Name:Selworthy Beacon
Hill number:2893
Height:308m / 1010ft
Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3)
Grid ref:SS 91888 47994
Summit feature:ground 2m NNE of trig point
Drop:193m
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 275 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
Stroll up from parking areaBramley07/06/2013
Short stroll from the memorial hut.tim74716/05/2013
. CreakingHiker16/05/2013
With the kids.jamescnicholls06/04/2013
a walk with Sharon and Lizzie, the day before I walked Day Two of the SWCP.Lou01/02/2013
from parking area a short stroll away... cheating really, top is cairned and trigged.. lovely allbeit hazy views..stig_nest23/11/2012
Leading a guided walkMatt Smith21/10/2012
Short walk up from the road.amswanston06/10/2012
Linear walk with Mum and Dad from Dunkery Gate to Selworthy via Dunkery Beacon, Periton Hill and Selworthy Beacon. Forecast showers never really materialised.davidpettit8425/09/2012
Climbed from Selworthy VillageWestlandWessex28/08/2012
Using the SWCP - brutal slog up the hill!Richard23/06/2012
Completed as part of a Somerset three peaks walk.Al Fouracre10/06/2012
Muddy verge parking adjacent to Memorial Hut at SS 91495 47694. Quick there-and-back job in pouring rain and strong wind.David Gradwell24/10/2011
My 500th Marilyn and 2nd of a bagging day between home and Porlock. Along the accessible track from the Cp 3/4 mile E then a little trespass I think over a pasture to a gate to join the spectacular coastal path between Henners Combe and Hurlstone Point. Returned on row tracks to the Cp. Hazy, sunny.pwheeler21/04/2011