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
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 321 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)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
KathW06/07/2024
CXB05/02/2024
maknipe07/10/2023
ringo07/10/2023
From Wooton Courtenay. From bend in road steep up, back down via rail bridleway. Top in the trees.tallblond27/09/2023
Ratboy8723/08/2023
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
GW4BML17/06/2023
hillhunter28/03/2023
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
outlawcatcher08/09/2022
Swindon Bagger03/06/2022
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
iainwalton30/10/2021
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
dave g12/08/2021
fionnag12/08/2021
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
lboutside24/07/2021
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
arjh29/05/2021
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
ketzster08/04/2021
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
poppiesrara26/09/2020
Just under a mile up hill along the MacMillan Way from Wooton Courteney church (6, 10).Newton Maximus23/09/2020
geralddavison14/09/2020
Adrian212/09/2020
mazz12/09/2020
jabailey31431/08/2020
Scott Morley 8613/08/2020
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
abbo000112/06/2020
griefmiester10/02/2020
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
Ben Rinnes16/07/2019
Martyn112/05/2019
Glenysj2112/05/2019
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
stub196918/04/2019
AngusDog07/03/2019