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Name:Holdstone Hill [Holdstone Down]
Hill number:7786
Height:349.5m / 1147ft
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), Subhump, Clem
Grid ref:SS 61971 47707
Summit feature:no feature: ground by path
Col:259m  SS618467  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 180
(1:25k) OL9W
Observations:summit is 20m E of trig point and huge pile of stones
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 59 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Looped back over this one on return leg of SWCP section from Combe Martin.milimana13/07/2019
From car park to SE, good path all way to trig.PeterD20/04/2019
South West Coast Path, Trentishoe Down, Holdstone Down, Elwill Baywhiskybottle18/04/2019
From se cp. Good path to top. Huge summit cairn. Fine vantage point.Campbell Singer12/04/2019
Pleasant gentle walk up from cp. huge views from the huge cairn. A sensation of wide open space.Barbara Singer12/04/2019
With Wendyijpowell12/08/2018
On holiday in North Devon so tackling Hildstone Hill and the Hangman’s.Pipesy16/04/2018
Long walk with Jack. Loop to Holdstone Down, Great Hangman and Little Hangman.peter_tun11/11/2017
Four coastal hills today: Holdstone Down, Great Hangman, Little Hangman, Heddon's Mouth Hilldavidpettit8423/07/2016
Large parking area to the east and then an easy walk along a good wide track.moorsman16/06/2016
Parked in Old Quarry Car Park to the south east. An easy walk to the top which has a huge pile of stones and a Trig Point.Neil Haslewood25/09/2015
Number one 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
Heddons Mouth to Combe MartinPaul_142_uk07/08/2015
As for steverd.arranc25/03/2015
Bagged the trig too, stunning coastal views.CornishGazza06/12/2014
Up from Combe Martin on energetic round which went on to Great and Little Hangman(Hangmen?).Warm sunny day.Great views.With Bridget and Oscarcatman30/09/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge30/09/2014
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie30/09/2014
Did a quick loop with Joe and took in the peak of this hill. Nice peaceful spot, lovely views.fnem10/04/2014
Walked up from Combe Martin, up to Little Hangman, Great Hangman and Holdstone Down. 9 miles.DanTrig27/08/2013
Drove up to the National Park car park on the way to Ilfracombe. A nice 5 min walk to the peak to take in views over the North Devon Coaststeverd03/04/2013
from car park to south, easy stroll up decent path. super views over the channel, lovely late afternoon light. some marilyns/humps/hewitts would love a view like this little top has. trig overtopped by loose cairnstig_nest21/11/2012
From the car park in a sea mistsimon and co02/09/2012
From car park to SE, easy walk after a TB Disease Report Form near Combe Martin, lovely blue sky this afternoon.Dugswell221/03/2012
Parked in small car park directly east at SS 62508 47675. Easy there-and-back job on excellent broad pathDavid Gradwell23/10/2011
I would love to claim that I walked from Combe Martin via The Hangmen summits. Sad to say I didn't I used the near by car park and followed the track up hill. There was still some of last weeks snow on the ground. Fantastic early morning views. There is a small memorial stone dated 23.7.1958 near by with the initials G.K. on. If you think running round the countryside visiting concrete blocks and small metal bolts and rivets is odd. Look up who G.K was. X Files weird.Anthony Vosper17/02/2009
Quick walk out with my 2 year old daughter isabelle. She loved it.isabelle11/11/2007
fine hill & view. tk from large car pk to ESE RHW08/06/2003
Family holiday in Devon, walking the coastal path and in this case cut up from car park to SW, back along 'Tarka trail'nordicstar07/08/1976
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
Alan Whatley10/10/2019
Martin R28/03/2019
Steve Q03/05/2015
andrew brown14/10/2012
Nick Down114/07/2012
Edwin Gradwell23/10/2011
George Gradwell25/06/2008