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Name:Mardon Down
Hill number:2882
Height:356m / 1168ft
Parent (Ma):2877  High Willhays
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Dartmoor
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SX 76772 87093
Summit feature:rock
Col:211m  SX749863  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 191
(1:25k) OL28N
Observations:cairn 360m N at SX 76764 87459 is lower
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Alternative summit 356m at SX767874
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 75 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From CP by Headless Cross to Giantís Grace, the lovely stone circle and the summit - although I fancy the knoll surrounded by stones 50 yards NW of the stone circle may be higher. I was joined on the walk by my mother, on her 96th birthday.Nick Down115/07/2019
From SW but seems morning local strollers all come up from the east somewhere. Both tops.Eddie11/07/2019
Short walk from CP. Visited all of the summit candidates.Herbert Anchovy20/03/2019
Round of five summits from Blytheswood bunkhouse.Moorponder26/06/2018
Parked to the SE and went to both possible tops. Which ever you are at the other one looks slightly higher.clivevilla14/11/2017
Up the RoW from East, good parking. Freshly cut gorse channels, offcuts made for useful kindling that night at our rental. Stone circle on top interesting, query GR for Highpoint.nordicstar06/10/2017
An attractive open moorland with handy mown ways through the gorse. The high point seemed to be on one of these not at GR.jenx06/10/2017
Parked in the CP to the SW and walked up and over down to the Headless Cross, around and back admiring the Giant's grave on the way back.PK130/03/2017
Short up and down from roadside parking area.rhalstead05/03/2017
5 tump walk from Morternhampstead on a hot day with Lesley and Flook the dog. Linked footpaths and narrow Devon lanes on a circular walk. My 2nd visit to this Sub-marilyn. S to N along 'crest' Up from SE on wide tack after a scary encounter with a snarling dog which escaped from its owners car. The owner shouted its only nervous. Not as much as me I was tempted to reply.Chris Pearson15/08/2016
From Headless Cross through recently burt gorse. Very fine views from lovely 'whale-back' ridgeRichardM27/03/2016
On circular walk with Mardon Down East TopPoolton12314/11/2015
Easy walk from W visiting both potential summit areasRobertP16/10/2015
9/14 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
Ample parking available at start of track to south east. From here there is a wide track leading over the summit.moorsman19/08/2014
Up marked path from North and walked the ridge. There are several stone circles on the hill.Chris Peart11/06/2014
New car park been bulldozed into the moor, a little E of one shown on OS 1:25k map. NE to Giants Grave then S across broad flat top to undefined summit. Arguably summit could be anywhere but OS 356m spot height seems to be it. Watched some spectacular weather come across from the high moorland to the W. High winds and rain hit us before we reached the car - nice!jonglew13/01/2014
hot dayAdrian14/07/2013
Made a bit of a meal of this one. There did not seem to be a path up through the vegetation from the west so drove up and around to the south and tackled it from there. The feint path through broom and brambles disapeared and in shorts made it painful. Then I found the main path up and it was much easier! Walked the ridge to make sure I got the high point. Then found a geocache. Then back.Father Ted08/09/2012
From jnct SE of hill. Walked the top both ways.chrisbien25/05/2012
From the North West in heavy rain shower cold wind walked the whole length of ridge must say the alternative summit did seem higher. Very difficult to tell though due to the Gorse.isabelle22/04/2012
Easy parking to SE. Best to walk the full length of ridge as summit could be at either of the two alternatives or thereabouts.destaylor08/12/2011
Think the ground to the north is higher as per the alternative summit grid ref.It looks higher and measures higher on my gps.DARRENG22/05/2011
Good rapid ascent from Moreton via Yarningdale path (watch for gate on left after farm at SX760863).Smudge27/03/2011
Climbed on way home from Cornwall.Man of Kernow102/04/2010
We lived thereStephenfarmer01/08/2008
Fifth Hump of the day, parked low down on grassy car park then walked up thro' gorse and braken to summit ridge, which I walked along before returning east to the road and down to car. Site of interest at/near summit.Dugswell201/06/2008
In passing to climb on Hound Tor with BobChris Pearson23/08/2002
Parked in Moretonhampstead by the school. Took the road and path past Yarningdale to the spot height. Walked on past to the Giant?s Grave. Lost path on descent and hacked through burnt gorse giving camouflage affect to trousers.garyhoney28/05/2000
easy hill, pleasant surroundings. 764872 park roadside, FP to summit RHW09/04/2000
Up through gorse to half hidden stone circle and flat gorse covered top.arranc01/11/1998
Colin Crawford15/07/2017
carole engel29/04/2017
Denise 27/03/2016
Mark Sims18/03/2015
Wycombe Wanderer23/12/2013
Barbara Singer12/06/2013
Campbell Singer11/06/2013
Colin Crawford10/03/2013