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Name:Selworthy Beacon
Hill number:2893
Height:308m / 1010ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
Hill area:Exmoor
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SS 91888 47994
Summit feature:ground 2m NNE of trig point
Col:115m  SS935459  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Observations:large cairn 5m W of trig point may hide higher ground; ground 50m E is 1m lower
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 437 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
On 4-day SWCP backpack from Minehead to Braunton.alistairpooler27/04/2024
From cp at culver cliff wood, along rugged coast walk then back along the top. Very windy and a fair bit of rain. Very wet under foot, but a lovely walk. 11km in 2 hrs 30.Nicky C02/01/2024
Coast path walk up from Minehead and back with Shirl. Very clear panoramic view of Wales and Dunkery from the beacon.Valerie06/11/2023
On Coast Path circular from Bratton Ball to Hurlstone Point and back.rfoster23/10/2023
With Jon. Easytallblond27/09/2023
Big loop of Bossington Hill, Selworthy Beacon & North Hill from HornerClifford26/08/2023
Exmoor's 3 Marilyns. Parked in the long stay car park in Porlock (£5.50 all day card/cash). Out to Porlock's shingle beach ridge, along to the very end of the beach to fp ascending to SWCP, Bossington Hill, Selworthy Beacon (hazy views across to South Wales), Periton Hill, Dunkery Beacon and back via the small church at Stoke Pero. Good to see the complete conifer clearance and new broadleaf replanting by the NT in Doverhay Coombe - although it looks a little spartan now, give it 5 years or so to get going. Rain finally arrived on the approach to Dunkery Beacon along with the low cloud so no views. With Gillian.richard6927/07/2023
Circular 10 mile walk from Porlock via Coast Path to Hurleston Point then up steep coastal path past Point to ridge, then English Coast Path to summit. Off via Selworthy, West Luccombe, Horner, Porlock.JulieB01/03/2023
From Porlock via ridge from Harlstone Point. KeithByTheC01/03/2023
Easy walk from roadside parking. The only dryish hill today before rain set in.cjo31/12/2022
Mountain biked to summit as part of circuit from Porlock Weir.southern_rambler14/10/2022
part of a walk along SW coast path lovelt sunny march dayiannotts14/03/2022
Spent the night in Minehead. Drove most of the way up first thing in the morning. Solo.Dangerous Dave10/01/2022
New Year’s Day walk in Exmoor. Good views and plenty of nice easy paths to follow. Parked in Selworthy with plenty of space.JazDisney01/01/2022
Walk from Allerford via Selworthy, then down to Bossington.ascapola12/09/2021
On walk from Selworthy to Mineheadclimbingkershaw11/09/2021
Parked in camper van at end of road for the night. 2.5 miler circular walk to the summit. Marilyn no. 52The-Z-Man29/08/2021
Easy stroll up the track from the south east. Land Rover parked on the summit.isabelle28/08/2021
Circular walk from Bossington to Bratton Ball, out via rugged coast path / North Hill, return over Selworthy Beacon, descent via Lynch Combe.deknyff22/07/2021
Circular walk from Selworthy Church, up over Bury Castle to Selworthy Beacon, then E along the coast path to North Hill, then W along the other, more coastal variant of the coast path, detouring via the ridge descent to Hutlestone Point and back via Allerford. Lovely 11 mile circuit on a glorious day.Clive G05/06/2021
From CP at road endCrib Goch27/05/2021
Family gatheringpaulhilder02/05/2021
Parked at the church and walked up through the woods past the monument and up to the summit. Nice views and relaxing walk up.Stevooo23/04/2021
Our first excursion out of Gloucestershire post the winter lockdown. A beautiful, sunny spring day, so lovely to see the sea again, even if it was very windy on the front. Walked up from Minehead RNLI, initially on the SWCP before stopping to visit the very overgrown round barrows to the east of the summit, a trial of heather and gorse-hopping. The summit itself is lovely, with a modern cairn and terrific views across to Dunkery Beacon. We carried on to Bossington Hill to visit the Bronze Age cairn, then looped back SE to visit the unexpectedly good Bury Castle hillfort. Dropped down through nice woods to Selworthy Coombe, then back up along the bridleway to the ridge. Paralleled the rather busy road eastwards, then down through Moor Wood back to the town. A terrific day trip.thesweetcheat23/04/2021
Minehead - Selworthy Beacon - Knowle Top - Dunkery Beacon - Periton Hill - Minehead.Mark Jackson10/04/2021
from church in selworthyrichardrosser08/12/2020
SW Coast Path return routeejjohnstone22/10/2020
Failed to bag this one when on the SWCP so eight years later a quick dash up (in the rain) from the Memorial Hut.Newton Maximus23/09/2020
Would love to have walked from Selworthy but had my young daughter & partner with me so decided to stay in the good books & drive closer to the summit. Nice drive brought me to roadside parking approx 400m from trig. Easy walk up kept everyone happy and we all enjoyed the views. Result! :-)Gerry the Ranger05/07/2020
2/5 From NT car park at Selworthy, up through forest and down through Coombe after visiting memorial hut. Not raining but windy. Rounsfell28/06/2020
Walked fro St. Michael's Church in Minehead via wood to Eastern CP, then with K did circuit oh ridge via Selworthy Beacon.IanHHill06/10/2019
Last one of a long day. Couldn't be bothered to drive all the way around from Knowle Top so i parked in Selworthy and walked from there. It was about 3 miles up & back.fosal2919/09/2019
bagged while trekking the South West Coastal path with Eoin. Good panoramic view from impressive cairn.Pete West11/09/2019
Part of South West Coast Pathwhiskybottle08/06/2019
From Minehead via SW CP; loop back via Hurlestone.o.gilman27/05/2019
From high Moor road to south, near memorial. Wild cold wind. Vaguely familiar, suspect been to summit before on childhood holidays to Minehead, Marilyn 3/7N.Morters27/04/2019
Solo. On coast path run . Fidget03/03/2019
Drove and parked to within 400m of summit.NormanW10/02/2019
Drove up and parked at corner, 924479. Short dash to summit in fading light. Impressive lights all around.iangalbraith06/01/2019
6/6 Marilyn Day in the SW. Short walk from the road in the fading light. Now a long drive back to the caravan at Malvern.silveracorn_alan01/11/2018
With Chris on circular walk from Minehead, out via the rugged coast path and back via the inland on. Short diversion to Seaworthy Beacon.re142120/10/2018
With Katy from road on bike ride. Very Clear.George Thompson26/09/2018
4.75 mile circular walk from one of the car parks along Hill Road. Walked along the inland stretch of the south west coast path.unicornvader24/09/2018
Along path from road to the east.Winterfloodian17/09/2018
Ascended Selworthy Beacon from Porlock.hillbagger9124/08/2018
4 mile circular walk from North Hill. With Annacitygent15/08/2018
Almost a drive up. Views across and up Bristol Channel.Topographer5708/08/2018
Carefully navigated the back streets of Minehead to get onto Hill Road and continued to the viewpoint CP at the end of the road. Unfortunately misty conditions so retraced our steps 500m to a pull-in opposite the Memorial Hut. After visiting the hut, followed easy stone track NE for 500m to trig point. With Sue and 6 month Border Collie, Meg.Dartmoorman23/07/2018
On arrival day at HF holidaysHam and Skate21/07/2018