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Name:Challacombe Down
Hill number:17492
Height:463m / 1519ft
Parent (Ma):2877  High Willhays
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Dartmoor
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Catchment:Dart, Catchment Boundaries, Teign
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SX 68995 80428
Summit feature:no feature: ground by wall
Drop:38m
Col:425m  SX689809  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 191
(1:25k) OL28N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 28 users)ByDate of Ascent
P Bennett's Cross; Birch Tor, Hookney Tor, Hamel Down & Challacombe Down with Fiona.agentmancuso07/07/2019
With Jo, from Bennett’s Cross car park: Birch Tor, Challacombe Down and then onto Hameldown (trig and top). Weather; generally cloudy, cold wind, moderate views.amblerbob10/04/2019
Sunny walk after parking near Bennett's Cross. Then up Birch Tor and onward to Challacombe Down.Dugswell229/03/2019
Round of Hookney Tor, Hameldown Tor, Hamel Down, Challacombe Down and Birch Tor. With Jenx and Bryher on a glorious daynordicstar29/03/2019
Some interesting things to see. Grimspound, Stone row, and old mining scars.jenx29/03/2019
From parking and stile at SX 6954 8023 - wide grassy track leads to stream. At SX 6945 8019 take path half right thru' reeds and stream (currently dry) to mapped BW. North to wall - not much of a path up wall but easy going. Path from summit to Birch Tor. Lovely circular walk using Two Moors Way and BW.carole engel28/06/2018
Short round of 4 Dartmoor hills, this the last. From Hameldown. Return to car at SX 6797 8159. Lot of bracken.jonglew22/06/2018
Parked at roadside near brow of hill and went up Hookney Tor, across to Hameldown then straight doen and across the road and up Challacombe Down and completed the round with Birch Tor. Paths nearly all the way.clivevilla14/11/2017
Summit is by wall- apparently an ancient rabbit breeding enclosure. Purple heather to N and grass to south of wall ( easier walking) with a stile near the summit to cross the wall. We approached from the East, crossing the river over boggy pathless Access land and returned north, finding a delightful unmarked path along the ridge then west to Vitifer mine, linking with the other mapped pathsDenise 13/08/2017
Large levelish summit with high point crossed by rabbit proof wall. Grass S side, heather N side. Could probably have found an easier route than the one we took from Grimspound with barbed wire fences, marsh and chest high bracken .RichardM13/08/2017
Another fascinating stone row passed on the way across the ridge to the high point.Dangerous Dave12/06/2017
Continuation from Birch Tor. Followed path south to a col, then onwards by a stone row and up to a wall, with gate. To descend, dropped east to the road, following it south for several kilometres, then drover's track over the south shoulder of Hameldown and back down to Widdecombe. Solo.Man of Kernow129/04/2017
11/14 of long but satisfying hill bagging day (Hay Tor/Rippen Tor/Top Tor/Chinkwell Tor/Hound Tor/Heatree Down/Easdon Tor/Black Hill/Mardon Down/Birch Tor/Challacombe Down/Hamel Down/Hookney Tor/Cornden TorFergalh13/06/2015
Verge parking to south east at 695803 where a stile over the fence gives access to the open access area. Follow this down, across the river and turn right along the main track. Follow this to the wall where a path leads upwards crossing through the fence via a bridle gate.moorsman21/08/2014
500m Dewey & 400m tops circuit with Lesley from Postbridge (B&B). White Ridge - Assycombe Hill - Birch Tor -Challacombe Down -Hameldown - then back on lanes & through forest.Chris Pearson19/02/2009
A long walk from Bellever, taking in Hameldon, Hockney Tor, Challacombe Down, Birch Tor, Merripit Hill, Assycombe Hill and White Ridge.Jake99401/08/2006
heather/tussock summit by wall, nice view. from layby to E, bracken, prob best from NW with Birch Tor RHW05/09/2004
softsquare30/09/2018
Moorponder21/06/2018
mae08/10/2017
Colin Crawford14/07/2017
MM02/09/2016
chalky195309/07/2016
Dusty27/04/2016
isabelle14/01/2016
Lesley Atchison19/02/2009
andrew.allum01/01/2000
anne336622/04/1990