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Name:Pen Hill
Hill number:17957
Height:305m / 1001ft
Parent (Ma):2891  Beacon Batch
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset (CoU)
Watershed:Severn Estuary
Class:Tump (300-399m)
Grid ref:ST 56445 48786
Summit feature:trig point
Col:258m  ST558498  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 44 users)ByDate of Ascent
Ascended from Wells via Wookey Hole and Ebbor Gorge. Trail run wet and very windy. Time 85 minutes for 9.25 milesisabelle14/03/2019
Myself and daughter Izzy ran up via Biddle Combe on a sunny winters day. The Combe was muddy and in places the path was covered by a stream. We didnít see anyone else outside. Good views from the summit and still a few tiny patches of snow from 31st Jan. We saw a Squirrel and a Raven and heard but didnít see plenty of Jays. Time taken 75 minutes for 6.5 miles.isabelle10/02/2019
with Dad.noahfoley09/02/2019
with Noahcraigfoley09/02/2019
From Wells via Biddle Combe to the summit. Cool windy Winters day but clear with good views. Lots of Fieldfares close to the summit. Distance 6.75 miles in 1 hour.isabelle27/01/2019
Another quick run up from the A39 on a mild murky Winters day. The summit was in cloud. I saw a few Crows but that was about it. Time taken 6 minutes for 0.6 miles.isabelle30/12/2018
highland cows watched as we crossed their field to a huge mast disappearing into fog. high point obvious in domed field at trig. parking at roadside.Denise 16/11/2018
Over pasture from layby of sorts at start of mast service road. Grey views, mast rising into cloud.RichardM16/11/2018
Quick run up from the A39. Put up a few pheasants in the long grass on the summit. It was dry with milky high cloud. Good views. Time taken 6 minutes for 0.6 miles.isabelle07/10/2018
Quick run up from the A39 up and back in 6 minutes. Rather cloudy and muggy. Grass burnt brown. Saw a Sklark and a Herring Gull.isabelle29/07/2018
Run up from the Bishops Palace in Wells to the summit. Run back on trail through wild garlic and bluebells.isabelle20/05/2018
Quick walk up with Izzy cold and wet. Saw a Buzzard.isabelle03/02/2018
Walk up just before sunset. Still snow on the ground following the fall 2 nights ago.isabelle28/12/2017
Quick walk up in the snow. About half an inch of the white stuff. Limited view as it was getting dark and it was cloudy with light snow falling.isabelle10/12/2017
Parked at top of A39 hill north of Wells. Curving tarmac road up to the tv may but I decided to take off my people crocs and walk up the grassy field in bare feet. Trig pillar on summit S1515.vegibagger23/07/2017
Layby alongside the road junction with a convenient signposts pointing over a stile into the field. By judiciously using the stile you can accidentally wander off the footpath up to the summit.moorsman28/06/2017
From road, up track to mast and trig. Good views.PeterD07/05/2017
Short walk up tarmac road to trig. Easy parking at layby on A39.Ramblingpaul16/02/2016
From the layby on the A39 to the trig pointMariana Trench05/09/2015
1/5 Quick walk up from layby wonderful viewsFergalh16/08/2015
Good parking on A39 at road junc to E. Up here to bag the trig and mast.jonglew12/03/2015
A handy layby and then a short walk up a tarmac track to the trig next to an enormous mast.Herbert Anchovy04/03/2015
I parked on the A39 and walked directly up to the summit trig.Chris Peart18/02/2015
Quick walk up to the summit with my daughter and a run back down to the main road. It took all of 7 minutes.isabelle14/12/2014
Easy walk up from road at base - Pillar slightly damaged around spider and located just outside mast compound - massive mast - great views.griefmiester05/07/2010
1 ascentabbo000125/05/2009
Numerous Ascentsisabelle18/12/2005
Swindon Bagger22/10/2016
David Purchase23/03/1991