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Name:Great Hangman
Hill number:17949
Height:318m / 1043ft
Parent (Ma):2889  Dunkery Beacon
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Tump (300-399m)
(Tu,3)
Grid ref:SS 60077 48072
Summit feature:large pile of stones
Drop:74m
Col:244m  SS601471  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 180
(1:25k) OL9W
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From the start of the Girt Farm track and onto Little Hangman Hill and Combe Martin cp. Delightful walk in spectacular coastal scenery. Great views over to the Gower, Swansea and Port Talbot.Campbell Singer20/10/2019
Walking South West Coastal path with Eoin (Minehead to Ilfracombe)Pete West15/09/2019
Along SWCP from Little Hangman with Alfie & Danu.Dangerous Dave08/08/2019
From Combe Martin on the SWCP.milimana13/07/2019
From car park in Coombe Martin, Great Hangman first then back and up Little Hangman.PeterD06/05/2019
On holiday in North Devon so tackling Hildstone Hill and the Hangman’s.Pipesy16/04/2018
Ascent with sisterPaul_142_uk24/03/2018
Long walk with Jack. Loop to Holdstone Down, Great Hangman and Little Hangman.peter_tun11/11/2017
Combe Martin, Lester Cliff, Little Hangman, Great Hangman, Hangman's Pathmavero1028/10/2016
A circular walk from near by Coombe Martin.Anthony Vosper09/08/2016
Four coastal hills today: Holdstone Down, Great Hangman, Little Hangman, Heddon's Mouth Hilldavidpettit8423/07/2016
With Lesley, a steep climb out of Coombe Martin over Little Hangman first(bench on top) A nice path across breezy, sunny quiet moorland - Below here is the highest cliff in England (mostly steep grass)at the base of which lies the incredible adventure of the Exmoor Coast traverse -a very committing traverse /climb at sea level between Coombe Martin & Lynton. A huge tidal range (2nd largest in world) and very few escape routes up steep rock and grass make for a very serious outing. The 1st continuous crossing in 1978 took 4 and half days! http://members.madasafish.com/~exmoorwalker/page100.html. Silver mines to the south have helped fund several war efforts of English kings e.g Henry V at Agincourt,and silver from here is in the Crown Jewels.Chris Pearson06/04/2016
Walked 5 miles with Julie and Amy. Walk from Exmoor and the Quantocks Ordnance survey book. Staying in Horizon in Combe Martin with the girls. Walked from Combe Martin up to Little Hangman and onto Great Hangman on a blustery day. Very muddy and slippery path but a lovely walk.Suzyj15/11/2015
Number two of two summits on this walk. Cloudy. Holdstone Hill (349m) and Great Hangman (318m) from county road. Distance = 6.72km. Average moving speed = 4.0km/h. Time moving = 1:41. Ascent = 343m.paulnewby8116/08/2015
From S, by light of full moon: vegibagger would approve.RHW03/04/2015
Energetic walk from Combe Martin via Holdstone Down and on to Little Hangman.Warm sunny day.Grand views.With Bridget and Oscar.catman30/09/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge30/09/2014
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie30/09/2014
With girlsPaul_142_uk27/08/2014
On SW Coast Pathnickywood108/10/2013
With LizPaul_142_uk20/09/2013
Walked up from Combe Martin, up to Little Hangman, Great Hangman and Holdstone Down. 9 miles.DanTrig27/08/2013
with Steve P, walking the SWCP from Lynmouth to Combe Martin, the highest point on the SWCP.Lou02/03/2013
From pay & display car park in Combe Martin at SS 79539 45513. Fine little circular coastal walk taking in Little Hangman & Great Hangman. Return from SS 60381 47742 via footpath passing Girt Down Farm.David Gradwell28/10/2011
On SWCP - drizzle blown before a gale at the summit. Had a miserable lunch squatting behind a low stone wall before being scared by an enormous archetypal highlander (kilt, ginger beard) looming out of the murk. Surreal.wheresthepath15/09/2003
From Watermouth Cove on one of our annual Spring caravaning holidays there.jonglew06/05/1995
Estimated datealthough the year is correct. Evening walk from the road to the southmoorsman15/10/1990
Coastal walking with JS, great scenery. Little Hangman too. Probable in 1976/77 too.nordicstar07/08/1985
On SW Peninsular Coast Path.arranc13/09/1982
Climbed on a family holiday sometime in July 1978- date estimated due to blank in my diary. Superb but edgy views down some of the highest sea cliffs in the country. Wonderful walk from Combe Martin, including Little Hangman (my first ever tump,which I had done as a 12 year old, 8 years previously) in the circuit.pdantic20/07/1978
With: solo; Did part of the South West Coast Path from Combe Martin to Lynton.Ian Baines17/06/1978
Date is best guess, during our last family holiday in Combe Martin. I probably couldn't have taken this on any younger as I was only 10. Dad and I walked over this top and Holdstone Down before presumably walking back on lanes. The Hangmen looked terrific hills, in lovely country, from the bay. I remember the walk as rough (the thinnest of paths then) and encountering frequent adders, which of course were never exaggerated in telling of this walk.pwheeler19/08/1964
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