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Name:West Down Beacon
Hill number:18237
Height:131m / 430ft
Parent (Ma):2892  Staple Hill
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Catchment:Exe, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SY045811 (est)
Col:90m  SY043822  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 192
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 30 users)ByDate of Ascent
Easy parking NE on Links Road. ROW to SWCP then a walk along to the Trig a few meters from the HP by 16th tee.fosal2902/02/2020
On a geocaching trip out from Cardiff - a long day. Nice to get this cache, trig and TUMP all in one! Approached from the North along the footpath.Father Ted01/09/2019
Sunny walk round from Links Road to the 16th tee and then the trig.Dugswell226/03/2019
Sidmouth to Exmouth on the SWCP. Short diversion to trig and Tee.rhalstead16/02/2019
Route: Exmouth station – The Geoneedle – Budleigh Salterton. Stats: 2hrs35, 9.79km, 321.7m ascent. Weather: cloudy but warm. Notes: unable to summit because I couldn’t find the trig point in the gorse bushes; OODS walk.millionmts21/09/2018
Parked in golf club car park. Short linking path to SW Coastal Path. With Carole Engel.jonglew24/02/2018
Through the caravan site then along the LDP. 16th tee highest.Play2End11/09/2017
Bagged as YSM0760 West Down Beacon. As per Mr U2's log, trying to say time and distance we made this a total nightmare. Parked outside caravan park and then entered. Walked through caravan park, went over bushes and through trees to enter a field. Walked along side then through hedgerow and down steep brambley bank and on to proper track. Then track disappeared and it was through the tramlines in the fields. Then went through barbed wire fence and into woods. Then followed faint tracks until found main track that took us to golf course. Walked up through that and only 60m from pillar, we got a lecture from a golfer. Once we got to the pillar it was a straightforward track down to field and across that and back into main track. Going back to the wildlife place close to caravan park. A bit of an epic this one was. #4 day#3 - Epic for all the wrong reasons! Total day#2 #11 Total day#1 #13thejackrustles20/08/2017
Lovely view from the trigpoint pillar.Alancache06/08/2017
Was down in Devon for the UK geocaching Mega. Parked at the entrance of the caravan park, and made the lengthy walk to the Trig Point. Great views across the Exenathanjhunt05/08/2017
On Exmouth to Sidmouth section of SWCP.Nab Scar23/07/2017
Exe to axe runbenwloudon02/04/2017
A brisk and slightly hazardous walk in across the busy golf course - groups of youth doing DofE training and a family dressed as pirates on a treasure hunt (miles from there the clue should have sent them)M3WDD18/06/2016
Good walk from B3178 through golf coursePoolton12315/11/2015
In the words of Gordon McRae in Oklahoma 'Oh what a beautiful morning' Out early after dropping my wife at work. Parked in the free car park in town. Yes there are still some of these about. A gentle climb and the job was done. Not a soul about just great.Anthony Vosper21/09/2014
On SW Coast Pathnickywood108/09/2011
Bagged whilst on Holiday at Sandy Bay Trig point S3755Tony Hartry29/07/1997
Date estimated.TK14/05/1996
On S W Peninsular walk.arranc18/01/1986
dave g23/05/2019
carole engel24/02/2018
Tony J02/08/2008
David Purchase19/04/2007