Name:Periton Hill
Hill number:2894
Height:297.4m / 976ft
SMC/RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset
Topographical area:ES03 Dunkery-neck
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SS 94658 44165
Summit feature:no feature: ground 15m from forest road
Drop:178.5m
Col:118.9m  SS 9344 4337  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 181
(1:25k) OL9E
Observations:ground 20m SW at SS 94642 46157 is of equal height; summit is 2.2m higher than highest natural ground by trig point 180m ENE at SS 94827 44232
Survey:Abney level
Change log:show changes for this hill entry
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

Loading...

Show Map


View on: Geograph  Magic  NLS

Show/hide GPS File for mountains/markers shown

Show/hide GPX File for mountains shown


Photos
Hill summit photo
(where available)
Hill portrait photo
(where available)

Click on a photo link to view photo on the hillsummits website

To contribute a summit or portrait photo for a hill
please contact the hillsummits website

N.B. Some hill summits are on private property or on land where there is no public right of way.  Permission should be sought from the landowner where access to a hill summit is through private land.
Please report via the contact page any logs you see below which describe or encourage acts of trespass.  Please quote the hill number and hill name.

Logged Descriptions  (logged by 321 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Wootton Courtney Village Hall. Enquired of passing locals best place to park and they showed me to the village hall and said it was free parking.Archie06/07/2024
From Wooton Courtenay. From bend in road steep up, back down via rail bridleway. Top in the trees.tallblond27/09/2023
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
12 mile end to end from Dunster to Porlock over Periton Hill and Dunkery Beacon.JulieB02/03/2023
From Dunster. Long easy angled ascent on good tracks. KeithByTheC02/03/2023
Headon Cross to Dunster 10km. First Marilyn of 2023Clifford14/01/2023
Steep pull up from Wooton on a wet day. Summit in trees at top of path trig pillar another 200m along track.cjo31/12/2022
walked up from alcombe nr Mineheadiannotts13/03/2022
Parked at start of bridle way in Marsh Cross. Pleasant walk on forest tracks to the trig. High point a bit further on in the trees. Solo.Dangerous Dave10/01/2022
Solo. Early morning out & back walk along Macmillan Way West from Dunster up Knowle Hill and across Wootton Common. Good views from forest track of Minehead to the north. Exact high point tricky to find in trees.millionmts30/08/2021
Nipped up on a pre-parkrun bimble. Parked in lay-by on A39 near where Periton Lane meets the road. Ascended on bridleway - steep-ish at points but very easy to follow. High point in trees but didn’t bother with trig. Distracted on way down by runners on Coast-to-Coast so missed turn and added half-a-mile…ewangibb8724/07/2021
Pleasant walk from Wootton Courtenay with H, S and G. My 7th and final Somerset Marilynpaulhilder17/07/2021
Parking in Wootton Courtenay was tricky...found a safe space eventually though on setting off I found that the car park at the village hall (937434) has a large empty car park. Lovely walk through mixed forest of beech and pine. Even the area that looks open just N of the trig point has young birch trees so no views from there...the best path for views seems to be the footpath between 940449 and 944437, from which Dunkery Beacon looks majesticClive G06/06/2021
Parked in Wootten Courtenay up the fairly steep ascent to the woods and trigStevooo23/04/2021
Minehead - Selworthy Beacon - Knowle Top - Dunkery Beacon - Periton Hill - Minehead.Mark Jackson10/04/2021
From Wooton Courtenay via Macmillian Way West. Walk up fro village nice, but unappealing bag in plantation conifer woodland. Tiarnan and I decided high point lay beneath a tree, which we circled a couple of times for good measure.Pete West10/10/2020
Just under a mile up hill along the MacMillan Way from Wooton Courteney church (6, 10).Newton Maximus23/09/2020
Parked at Wooton Courteney village hall & followed track directly to summit. Useful to have a GPS with you to get exact high point. Steep trail initially but gradually eases. Enjoyable walk.Gerry the Ranger05/07/2020
1/5 Parked just off A39 at start of lane to Wootton C. Out and back with slight loop at top. Shower on way up, breezy. Rounsfell28/06/2020
from Dunster via Grabbist Hill, then down to Wootton Courtenay. Left my walking pole on seat in W C'y.IanHHill05/10/2019
Nipped off the path into woods to highest point i could register while on the Brendon Incline Challenge Event.fosal2917/08/2019
From limited street parking Wootton Courtenay. Up signposted route to east end of village, over small field then up on track/path. Final jump into woods to search for highest vague ground. Marilyn 4/7N.Morters27/04/2019
Up the very muddy bridleway from the village hall at Wootton Courtenay. Descent by footpaths and through field with 2 stiles.NormanW10/02/2019
From village hall car park. Slightly grumpy person opening hall said it was all right to park. Offered a donation to the hall fund, declined but raised a friendly smile. Track from hall completely dug up including the centre, so obviously deliberate. All now dry mud. Returned via track through trees more or less directly south. Cleaner but forestry warnings.iangalbraith06/01/2019
A DAMP DAY BUT DECIDED TO ROUND OFF THE EXMOOR MARILYNS. NIPPED UP AND BACK DUNKERY BEACON FROM THE NEAREST CAR PARK IN WIND AND DRIZZLE. DID THE SAME WITH PERITON HILL FROM WOOTTON COURTENAY IN THE DRY - USED GPS TO FIND THE TOP IN THE FOREST. FINISHED ON SELWORTHY BEACON FROM NEAREST POINT ON ROAD. GOOD VIEWS.BURGESS06/12/2018
The car park at the village hall in Wootton Courtenay has a small sign (and even smaller lettering which cannot be read as one drives in) stating that it is not for use by the public for parking. There is limted roadside parking in the village.Isbjorn02/11/2018
5/6 Marilyn Day in the SW. Steep walk up from the north.silveracorn_alan01/11/2018
From Periton on circuit of bridlways to trig point and summit. Westetly track is almost entirely in the woods, but good views in places as we descended on easterly route.Winterfloodian17/09/2018
From Wootton Courtenay, up via Roadway Lane, back via Macmillan Way footpath. Both very steep.citygent13/08/2018
Direct from Wootton Courtenay. Steep in places but mostly easy.Topographer5708/08/2018
After Selworthy Beacon, Periton Hill is my second Marilyn today. Turned S off A39 at 955457 and continue S for 800m into forest and car park. I took the stone track heading SW and steadily gaining height until it intercepted the main MacMillan Way after 1400m. Continued W along broad path until obvious high crest where there is a slight clearing in the woods on your left. Large trig point atop a wall is unmissable on your left. Returned along MacMillan Way eastwards as far as Oway Corner where we turned N along a clear stone path to the car park. Some good views in another hot day, With Sue and Meg.Dartmoorman23/07/2018
MCMartin6619/06/2018
Looks promising as you walk along the ridge but ultimately a bit disappointing.gettingonabit23/05/2018
Marilyn 1 of 7 today. Good weather. Solo. Parked at Village Hall (despite notice), up bridleway to summit area, thrashed through trees etc looking for highest potential ground and till gps read 0m, plus nipped over to trig.assynt_bob30/04/2018
Approached this one from the north, only because there was a geocaching trail that side of the hill and it was then on the right side to drive over to Selworthy Beacon afterwards. A very misty day but a pleasant climb nevertheless. Went to trig point first then around the corner to the high point.Father Ted12/04/2018
A rapid hack up from the Youth Hostel so that I could get back to get my punctured car tyre replaced. Easy walking on huge tracks. Wet and murky but decent views in places.Gill27/01/2018
Village Hall car park signed only for Hall users, so even with it empty we parked down the street a bit. Up the bridle way, down the trail (less muddy) nice loop.Nomad Perkins03/12/2017
4/8M parking in village hall up steep bridle track to the top.robertphillips08/11/2017
3 hills of Somerset runbenwloudon24/10/2017
Surprisingly steep path up through woods from Wooton CourtenayMark Sims20/10/2017
From Wootton Courtenay.Longwojo13/10/2017
Parked in the village hall carpark and then followed the footpath on the left of the hall. Easy walk up before scratching around in the trees to find the summit.Peterb30/09/2017
Walked from Bossington, via Horner, Webber's Post and Wootton Courtenay. After summit we visited trig point then on by Headon Cross to Selworthy BeaconAlanD07/09/2017
See Dunkery Beacon entry. From Wooton Courtenay and then down into Mineheadtrimarc221/06/2017
TD, C & HThis Dog02/06/2017
From centre of Minehead with Shaky on a warm but hazy day. Followed Macmillan Way for most of it, shortcutting along the bridleway across Hopcott Common to the trig point. Continued along the Mac Way & had a brief foray into the trees for the true summit, but being NotReallyABagger, avoided crawling about doubled up in the wood trying to bag the last 10cm... Continued on through Wootton Courtenay & Brockwell still following the Way to the summit of Dunkery Beacon. Then reversed the whole route back to Minehead.NotReallyABagger06/05/2017
Both of usTonyandsue10/04/2017
5/7 Marilyns today. From Wootton Courtenay up row to summit in fairly dense growth then on to trig and back by Roadway Lane (very muddy). Hunt were on the hill - plenty bugles, horse and dogs about.SS04/02/2017
Parked just west of post office in lovely village of Wooton Courtenay and bought a Euro lottery ticket and won £3.70. heading east out of village took MacMillan Way West Path across field following it all the way to summit in forest. Well signposted and easy to navigate highest point is just off road in middle of pine forest apparently though difficult to tell so stood on highest point on side of road before visiting trig point slghtly further NNE. Could have returned down Roadway Lane but decided to pick up ascent route to return to village.mntainman20/12/2016
From Wootton Courtenaysqueegs27/10/2016
Trig bagged and then a good roam round summit area to make sure.Alan Caine25/08/2016
From Wooton Courtenay. Parked at the church and took the footpath up and the bridleway down. A rather underwhelming summit (especially since it's not at the trig point), but a nice woodland walk. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget26/07/2016
KeithByTheC11/06/2016
Solosimon and co09/05/2016
walked from Grabbist to Wootton Courtenay via the Periton trig point. clear cool day. Ideal. Met Sean the Billygoat and his 10 friends plus owner..doing a good job mansging the gorse. Lovely walk.2hrs.keithelliott24/04/2016
Up from the village. Miserable conditions. Tramped around in the trees on the top- pleased of the cover!huwthomas06/02/2016
Up and down from Wooton Courtney.rhalstead16/01/2016
With Val. From Wooton Courtney church car park. Track up. Short detour from track to flat summit located using GPS. Went on to TP and descended by footpath.mike.hoult15/09/2015
With MikeVal Deisler15/09/2015
Ascended from Wootton Courtenay. Had the place to ourselves, wonderful.Poolton12322/08/2015
Bike rideTheWicken04/08/2015
on tandem tour to Land's EndTeasyChris02/06/2015
Up the bridleway from Wootton Courtenay and down the foot path. Went to trig point after a trash about in the forest. Saw two deer on the the way up.mindlessflogger07/04/2015
From car park south of Higher Hopcott. Operated ham radio near trig point for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)11/12/2014
Quick climb up from village, follow track the high point is at the three way intersection.The trig point is 200 metres further north east just off the track to left in the treesFergalh05/12/2014
Ground between spruce trees. Second visit.PeteF25/10/2014
I climbed this hill after work from just south of the A39. There was a good track to the top the trig point was a better view point than the summit the latter being in the pine trees. I wandered through the trees as the exact high point was difficult to determine.isabelle07/10/2014
Parked in Stoney Close, just below the entrance gate to Wootton Courtenay Village Hall 937434 (limited parking in village) – Up bridleway to top of track and then had a bit of a wander in the forest. (Solo)gerrybowes04/03/2014
A pleasant walk through the woods.bolton07/09/2013
From Wootton Courtenay on way home from walking Smugglers Way. PB & PM.CJM07/09/2013
From the village. Think I heard the beast of Exmoor above me on the way down!clivevilla14/08/2013
Up path by hotel - wandered into trees at the path summitBramley07/06/2013
a lovely easy circular from woot court. went up via roadway lane, trig is fairly well hidden and sits on a large concrete plinth. the higher ground isn't very rewarding.. the top is unmarked and in forestry, if it matters that much to you...stig_nest23/11/2012
Linear walk with Mum and Dad from Dunkery Gate to Selworthy via Dunkery Beacon, Periton Hill and Selworthy Beacon. Forecast showers never really materialised.davidpettit8425/09/2012
Found trig point in hedge beside pathnickywood116/09/2012
Morning walk from Minehead with 7&5 year oldsWestlandWessex26/08/2012
Nice walk through the forest from Headon Cross.Richard23/06/2012
Completed as part of a Somerset three peaks walk.Al Fouracre10/06/2012
Parked in Wootton Courtenay village (17:15) and took footpath from bend in road to summit - unmarked in dense trees near track. Fine weather. Finish 18:00dbb16/03/2012
Solo walk up from Minehead on the way to Dunkery Beacon. Light rain getting heavier, but easy walking to the trig, using the Macmillan Way in part. Dropped down to Wooton Courtenay before climbiong onto the Moor.thesweetcheat23/12/2011
Parked at drive entrance at SS 93542 43682 then walked down minor road and took track just past hotel in Wootton Courtenay. DoBH summit GR is more or less 297m 25k spot height.David Gradwell24/10/2011
From Wootton Coutenay and had a good wander along the many tracks.milimana02/10/2011
Felt sure I must have done this one before but the trig is very distinctive and I couldn't remember it. Felt highest spot was around SS 94680 44194 or SS 94674 44144 in the woods and not on the track.signyred25/09/2011
from wootton courtney in the treesgigglejon04/08/2011
3rd Marilyn of day,a separate walk for each. From Hopcott Cp (turn of A39 at 964455) up an old road with a splendid ancient beech hedge. On the common, sunshine and good views. Though the top (NB not at the trig point) was buried in conifers, the walk gave an enjoyable hour. Later evening stroll at Porlock Weir to enjoy the impressive coastal scenery.pwheeler21/04/2011
Steep walk up through snowy woods from Ranscombe. Highest point is in wood not far from a fork in the path. About 150m further on, slightly lower, and on an adjacent path is a trig point.Aye Jimmy24/12/2010
Climbed from Minehead, via Hopcott Common. Trig point on top of boundary wall.Isambard02/11/2010
Finally, just before Ammerdown gathering and after visiting Steve and Penny Grove in Totnes. and summitting High Wllhays with them previous day. It got missed 1/8/05 when Jamie & I climbed the other three as, carelessly, I'd missed drawing its Maquaco-line on my maps and I was climbing by Maquaco-line rather than having the book with me to check.vegibagger27/07/2010
Walked from campsite above Minehead. Miserable day.Overthehilljill16/05/2010
Bagged this one on the way to bagging Dunkery Beacon.DanTrig15/05/2010
On tour in the Somerset Hills. Access via SS 940 434. Tramped about in the trees W of the trig and a few metres N of the track bend to make sure of the 297m spot height.summitsup03/04/2010
Solo192104/03/2010
Circular walk from Wootton Courtenay. Top is a forestry plantation so not very inspiring.Herbert Anchovy26/08/2009
Our holiday home in Woodcombe overlooked this hill. Climbed from there on paths to top. Some mountain bike trails and jumps on the way up.robphys11/08/2009
From West side of village. Good track.destaylor09/06/2009
Lies at the end of the ridge coming up from Dunster towards Wooton Courtney. Trig hidden in trees just north of the Macmillan Way West.jondudley28/03/2009
With Sam BrettellStuart Hyde06/12/2008
Trig revisit. Marilyn summit is in mature Spruce. Straightforward ascent from SW: path from village, well marked.RHW27/09/2008
Climbed after a stay at Cheddar Youth Hostel.Man of Kernow114/09/2008
Park close to footpath to Minehead to the east before the bend, interesting walk on a dry, warm, cloudy morning.Dugswell202/06/2008
By winding tracks up from Wootton Courteney. Gorge's garage for chain oil where showed me his Morris Minor collection and his Portable Ping Pong on the back of a converted Countryman.Eddie23/04/2008
Alan frank and OtisGlenford20/10/2007
petey20/09/2007
Walked up from Wootton Courtenay in stormy weather. Lots of small trees and branches down (we'd had to stop and clear the road in a few places). Very limited views, indeterminate high point on forestry track.wheresthepath02/09/2006
Day walk including Dunkery Beacon & Selworthy Beaconphilhythe06/10/2005
Ascended through the forest from Wootton Courtenay as it was starting to get dark. The actual high point took some locating. yorkie29/09/2003
Annual week's climbing / bagging trip with Darren. After camping by Will's Neck (Quantoks) did a 10 mile circular run linking Dunkery Becon, Selworthy Beacon and Periton Hill. Sunny with a cream tea at the end.Chris Pearson12/08/2001
Galltywenallt22/07/2001
From Selworthy descended to Headon Cross. Here a pleasant uphill climb was made under tree cover to the trig which as seems common in these parts was on a wall. Wood Warbler seen on climb plus others heard.garyhoney29/05/2000
Visited during Mountain Bike Orienteering eventPeterD15/02/2000
Date is first visit. Notes from later...pleasant ascent, NB trig pt is tucked into edge of wdld by northernmost of 2 //el tks at summit. b/way from 933441 RHW17/07/1999
In conifer wood, column on top of stone wall. Highest point supposedly at junction of forest roads 150m further W.arranc30/10/1998
Started at Wootton Courtnay Forest tracks lead to the top. The trig point is on a junction of tracksChinnockC02/05/1998
With Claire.MickyRoss05/05/1996
And again on :- 02-12-2000RichardM11/03/1989
With: solo; From Wooten Courteney up through woods to summit & back.Ian Baines25/06/1978
SOLOdonmeisterblank
KathW06/07/2024
CXB05/02/2024
maknipe07/10/2023
ringo07/10/2023
Ratboy8723/08/2023
GW4BML17/06/2023
hillhunter28/03/2023
outlawcatcher08/09/2022
Swindon Bagger03/06/2022
iainwalton30/10/2021
dave g12/08/2021
fionnag12/08/2021
lboutside24/07/2021
arjh29/05/2021
ketzster08/04/2021
poppiesrara26/09/2020
geralddavison14/09/2020
Adrian212/09/2020
mazz12/09/2020
jabailey31431/08/2020
Scott Morley 8613/08/2020
abbo000112/06/2020
griefmiester10/02/2020
Ben Rinnes16/07/2019
Martyn112/05/2019
Glenysj2112/05/2019
stub196918/04/2019
AngusDog07/03/2019
mcallmar21/09/2018
Andy West06/07/2018
Clach Liath21/06/2018
patrick28/03/2018
TFCope03/12/2017
beckybags20/09/2017
A Peckish20/09/2017
SteveG10/07/2017
GmacT04/07/2017
elizyanne04/07/2017
thelonious24/03/2017
bwm18/03/2017
rogreeves29/09/2016
Kevin Borman01/09/2016
Vertigo22/05/2016
aul-fogie07/05/2016
Tony Wilson17/04/2016
twg2707/03/2016
Tony J20/01/2016
doddy20/12/2015
BHBrunt20/12/2015
Emma and Simon18/09/2015
David S06/09/2015
brianb27/07/2015
PhilipChaston18/07/2015
G0HIO03/06/2015
otis.laws01/05/2015
carole engel01/04/2015
Tom Mundell25/10/2014
Trekking toes25/10/2014
Alan Moore02/05/2014
nordicstar19/04/2014
jenx19/04/2014
TONY DEALL03/04/2014
tomandivy30/03/2014
Philsidwell12/03/2014
TeamMoo25/08/2013
Crumblie205/07/2013
Thorny03/07/2013
ras5224/02/2013
govanah19/10/2012
tallscottishguy19/10/2012
nicolajane18/10/2012
Geoff Briggs29/08/2012
LizH04/07/2012
PeterAH04/07/2012
Lionel Bidwell07/04/2012
Susan Bidwell07/04/2012
mnixon04/04/2012
Derek_Snaith25/03/2012
Liz_N25/03/2012
boxblade21/01/2012
Edwin Gradwell24/10/2011
DW14/10/2011
KevPalmer01/10/2011
softsquare08/09/2011
PhilB29/08/2011
bowlesy31/07/2011
m0tub15/07/2011
siabod27/06/2011
Owen B19/06/2011
m0jla21/05/2011
Cookwah17/03/2011
Adrian06/03/2011
RobertP23/01/2011
PM06/11/2010
m1eyp02/08/2010
interloper26/07/2010
jimbloomer10/07/2010
jonglew12/06/2010
alda27/03/2010
stevedixon20/01/2010
AndyS30/11/2009
PGCE10/11/2009
G4OWG28/09/2009
Dusty13/07/2009
asbown11/06/2009
Steve Q04/06/2009
jonathanwilliam28/05/2009
Neil Midgley17/04/2009
DanKanaris05/04/2009
lydia.walker05/04/2009
lordtonult13/01/2009
Sprog14/09/2008
Martin R16/08/2008
dgresty20/07/2008
Buteobuteo28/06/2008
George Gradwell22/06/2008
ajwxyzt07/06/2008
plodderslot25/04/2008
mae09/02/2008
DARRENG12/01/2008
andrew brown31/12/2007
theczernobog10/12/2007
Alan Whatley20/10/2007
chriswatson15/07/2007
Tony S16/04/2007
Lorna S16/04/2007
danpquinn22/10/2006
Kiltie30/07/2006
Jim.Fothergill21/07/2006
bedfordtom11/07/2006
MIKE NICHOLLS01/05/2006
Campbell Singer27/03/2006
Sherlock28/12/2005
Stewart13/09/2005
Nick02/08/2005
M0ZZO24/07/2005
stevent080918/06/2005
richtea504004/06/2005
chrisbien16/05/2005
ianwatson15/03/2005
crowberry gully19/08/2004
David Bell19/08/2004
Colin Crawford31/07/2004
iaindbrown12/07/2004
peterstanding27/06/2004
Moorponder30/05/2004
Minto24/05/2004
davefh01/05/2004
ARC16/04/2004
petesimpson11/04/2004
BrianMatthews10/04/2004
morgs4mountains23/12/2003
johnabutler231/07/2003
BaggerGutt08/03/2003
ChrisU01/02/2003
Jim T30/12/2002
Fletch02/11/2002
David Purchase15/09/2002
Tony Rogers27/08/2002
Dee Rogers27/08/2002
Jon F29/03/2002
Tricky02/12/2001
johnbarnard2504/08/2001
DRS04/08/2001
Matt14/01/2001
Denise 02/12/2000
Nirobi9925/05/2000
David Rawden14/01/2000
rpettit01/01/2000
andrew.allum01/01/2000
Halfdecent00/00/2000
Jacqdaw28/10/1999
Hillsidenick28/10/1999
GaryJones01/07/1999
chalky195315/03/1999
Smudge01/03/1999
fasgadh01/10/1998
Alison R24/08/1998
Chris Peart10/07/1998
climbingkershaw21/06/1998
GordonAdshead00/08/1997
David Purchase21/04/1997
Ianto&Sue00/04/1997
Calico08/11/1996
geoffreycurnock16/08/1996
Rob Rees15/04/1996
GWR Chris04/06/1995
IainT03/02/1995
jabbott196801/01/1990
Wycombe Wanderer15/08/1980
anne336620/09/1979
tim74710/11/1970
amblemark01/01/1970
kanderson01/01/1970
malcorbettblank
Berkscire874blank
JGCblank
Brunshawblank
gsmith161098blank
AFD90blank
scottfitzgeraldblank
peakrodentblank
Bondie62blank
Sisyphusblank