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Name:Five Barrows Hill
Hill number:7794
Height:493m / 1617ft
Parent (Ma):2889  Dunkery Beacon
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Exe, Taw
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SS 73244 36811
Summit feature:ground 2m N of trig point on tumulus
Drop:81m
Col:412m  SS719406  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 180
(1:25k) OL9W
Observations:tumulus appears to cover natural summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
From east. Through new gate and up close cropped moorland. Great views west. I counted seven barrows. Five seems very modest.Campbell Singer11/04/2019
From east over rough ground to Trig and HP.PeterD27/06/2018
In the clag from northMark Sims19/10/2017
Due S from minor rd over rough, poor quality pasture. IF HP is on the barrow then it's a mound 2m SE of trig pillar.jonglew23/04/2017
Parking on the roadside due north. Short open access walk down a developing trackmoorsman16/06/2016
With Bevsimon and co10/05/2016
With Jo; from gate to north across field to Five Barrows Hill. Weather; cloudy, humid, good visibility.amblerbob01/07/2015
Struggled to find access at the southern end of access land but then came across a gate at the northern end. Short walk up to summit with Nicky Emily, Joe & Tom.fnem10/04/2015
On my own parked by fence very cold. Filling this in live from location.alwaysinshorts09/12/2014
quick park on road over fence and head for the top one of three mounds. Make sure you stop at the one with trig pillar !Fergalh09/11/2014
Surprisingly dry under foot!Isambard25/09/2013
From the road to the north. Followed fence up in thick cloud then just about saw the trig point and walked across to it.clivevilla14/08/2013
Did this as as a drive by when going to Linton. Very windy, with snow still on top of the hills.steverd03/04/2013
from road to the north.. following an overnight deluge the ground was pretty saturated, but an easy stroll following fence, no sign of the stone row marked on some maps, trig is atop one of the tumuli, of which there are many.. super views under leaden skies.stig_nest21/11/2012
From road to east, damp under foot on sunny afternoon.Dugswell221/03/2012
Parked in small lay-by at SS 73232 37256. No path but terrain ok.David Gradwell26/10/2011
Last day of bagging / climbing / camping week with Darren and needed to be on our way home by 3.30pm with 9 400m tops on wish list. Up at 7am from camp by open road in sheep field, cloud lifting to give a lovely day after yesterday’s wet start. Western Common – or Five Barrows – awkward ditch and fence – 15 min round trip from nearby road. The Hunt were out – do they still hunt foxes?Chris Pearson10/08/2010
RHW08/06/2003
Ascent made from the road just north of the summit. It was cold and cloudy with a couple of inches of snow underfoot. it only took 10 minutes. Summit marked by trig point.isabelle10/04/1999
Barbara Singer11/04/2019
mae05/10/2017
MM30/08/2016
Steve Q03/05/2015
jimbloomer17/10/2013
asbown17/07/2013
DARRENG14/10/2012
andrew brown14/10/2012
Martin R31/12/2011
George Gradwell26/10/2011
Edwin Gradwell26/10/2011
stevent080901/01/2011
Dusty13/07/2009
Chester19/10/2003
ad-lib31/03/2002
andrew.allum01/01/2000
IainT10/02/1996