Name:Beacon Batch
Hill number:2891
Height:325m / 1066ft
RHB Section:41: South Central England
County/UA:Somerset
Catchment:Axe (Weston), Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:Severn Estuary
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:ST 48464 57270
Summit feature:trig point on mound
Drop:236m
Col:89m  ST964905  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 172 182
(1:25k) 141
Observations:tumulus 20m E is 20cm lower; tumulus 50m E is 30cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Repeat. With Lynda from cp to nne. Went on via Dolebury Warren to the excellent Crown at Churchill. Walked back via Mendip Lodge Wood and Burrington Combe. Started off drizzly but sunny by the end. Fabulous day!Herbert Anchovy23/04/2024
The extreme storm force winds of the afternoon had eased by the time I got up here at 10.30pm, and the lofty far off views to Bristol Channel towns and cities lit up in the dark were really top notch as you'd expect.Alex C02/11/2023
Quick walk up from Tyning’s Farm with Amelia. Dull dreary day but we missed the rain.isabelle28/10/2023
Parked at Burrington Ham free car park at the top of the coombe. Breezy walk to the top with some views except towards Exmoor, where the next weather front was looming. With Gillian on the way home from a camping trip.richard6929/07/2023
From Parking Area to the N on route to Devon for a weeks Holiday.Jephcote8309/06/2023
Saw 50+ wild ponies just below the summit area. Afterwards visited the beach at Western.Iris Jephcote09/06/2023
Saw 50+ wild ponies just below the summit area. Afterwards visited the beach at Western.Ivy Jephcote09/06/2023
With Lesley from Burrington Combe. Also soloed a scramble on Rock of Ages.Nick Canute16/05/2023
Cycle ride from home; left bike at Wireless Station and walked over to Beacon Batch was very quiet on summit apart from a couple having lunch.isabelle29/04/2023
Walked up from Charterhouse via the wireless station. Weather started off with a bit of drizzle and progressed to heavy rain. Good to get out had the hill to myself; still a few snow patches here and there especially behind the walls and hedges. Saw Stonechats Skylarks Raven Robin Fieldfares and a few Gulls. The summit was in the clag so no views it was still cold only 3-4C Time taken 1.5 hours for just under 4.5 milesisabelle11/03/2023
11.7 mile circuit from Cheddar YHA via Cheddar Gorge, Beacon Batch, Shipham, Railway pathJulieB04/03/2023
From Cheddar in a group of 24, including JulieB. Also climbed 09/01/2011 and previously.Phreerunner04/03/2023
From Cheddar via path high above SE side of Gorge. Descended west to Shipham and aiong RoWs to join Srawberry Trail back to Cheddar. KeithByTheC04/03/2023
Enjoyed the short run up and down from the E.davechaffey10/02/2023
Christmas morning revisit together with minor summit Rains Batchcjo25/12/2022
Free road side parking at Burrington Ham Car Park. Good muddy paths up and down. Murky day so walked a quick loop. Must revisit in good weather. Marilyn Number 400 for me.KevPalmer04/12/2022
Short walk from the car park to the northsturuss17/11/2022
With GFE post Maverick MendipsFionalevey18/06/2022
Beautiful walk. Stopped by one of the caves on the way back and did a figure of 8 walk from the Burrington Ham car park, to the peak, round, and then to the nature reserve. Breathtaking views all around and really beautiful scenery. Thanks to the local chap who I stumbled into (quite literally!) in the bottom of the cave and provided a history of the area.jamiequackers20/04/2022
Summited on a 9mile loop Roeberrow Warren, Beacon Batch, Dolebury WarrenClifford20/03/2022
Dropped Beckie off at Bristol airport at 3am... Maisie & I went south & parked up at the small car park S of Ellick House on the B3134. At 6:20am we 'woke' up & set off under perfect skies for the top. Superb views, glorious spring sunshine.DanMaisieBex19/03/2022
Usual route 7.5 mile run. Cold and wet got caught in a hail storm in shorts and t-shirt.isabelle13/03/2022
Lewesdon Hill, Hardown Hill, Beacon Batch, and Dundry Down in one daymazz25/02/2022
From parking area opposite Ellick House. Easy walk up on muddy path. I then ventured over to the wireless station on Rains Batch and down to Blagdon Hill Farm to bag the County Top. Solo.Dangerous Dave13/01/2022
From car park top of Burrington Combe. Good path slightly slippy/muddy but nice sunshine for my final English Marilyn Completion. With Suzy. 2/3 hills today.N.Morters26/12/2021
From Limestone Link Blagdon Hill walk whiskybottle15/09/2021
Parked at Burlington Ham CP and took shortest route to top. Busy at trig so had dinner behind tumuli out if wind. Took longer path E back to make walk circular. Nice hill - Dundry Down looks quite nice from up here 😆.robphys11/09/2021
great sunset over Bristol channelrichardrosser14/08/2021
Revisit. Circular walk from carpark at top of coombe. Dodged the rainshowers. Shorthorn cattlearound summit.cjo06/08/2021
with RedFiresidepixie02/08/2021
Cycle up from my home in Street. Wildlife on the hill Pheasant and Buzzard.isabelle29/07/2021
Early birthday morning.. A morning of sunshine and heavy showers. Wet on the way up.. Took my big brolly. Dry on the summit. Third ascent after August 1997 with Florida friend JJ August 2008 with eight year old Jamie and now on my 69th birthday and Harry Kane's 28th on the 28th..!vegibagger28/07/2021
ELMAdonmeister03/05/2021
Usual running routeisabelle24/04/2021
With H, S, Eva, Steve and familypaulhilder24/04/2021
Easy walk up from Rains Batch. Very quiet on the hill. Mild and cloudy with a bit of brightness and a light breeze. Time 44 minutes for 2 miles. Lots of Skylarks, Crows, Stonechats and a Magpie.isabelle21/02/2021
With Vicky and Lyrajd1622/11/2020
Walk up from Charterhouse via Rains Batch to the summit. Cool with cloud and a bit of sun. We did see Stonechats, Raven, Crows, Starlings, Stock Dove, Robin, Wren and a Kestrel. Time taken 1:41minutes for 4.35 miles.isabelle25/10/2020
From ST 4699 5645.summitsup27/09/2020
First of 3: Mendips, Quantocks, Blackdown Hills on way to Cornwall with J. Superb weather. From the parking area on the B3134, up the tree lined track & then half R passing lots of wild ponies to a great view. Varied the descent by heading SE & then NE on a curving path. Lots of birdlife including a couple of kestrels & a plover hopping & flapping down the rough path in front of us for some distance presumably drawing us away from its nest.NotReallyABagger25/09/2020
Fantastic weather and views. Simple walk with about 50 wild ponies at the summit.pog10030/07/2020
16 miles 1695ft walk, start at Mendip Heights campsite Priddy to Beacons Batch, Cheddar, walk up the road through Cheddar Gorge up Velvet Bottom then back to Priddy.stephenbuda23/07/2020
16.8 miles 2144ft walk, start at Mendip Heights campsite Priddy, follow West Mendip Way to Cheddar Cliffs and Black Rock to Black Down and Beacon Batch then return by top of Velvet Bottom to Priddy.stephenbuda20/07/2020
First hill after lockdown, lovely summer day with great views and peaceful hill top.JazDisney19/07/2020
4/5 From car park to N. One shower. Windy. Up and down. Rounsfell28/06/2020
Did a circular loop from Cheddar heading up into the Mendips and round to Beacon Batch, following the path past the wireless station and through Charterhouse, took a wrong turn and had to walk down Cliff Road rather than follow the West Mendip Way as intended. Rejoined at Black Rock and followed the West Mendip Way until the split in the path to head towards Pulpit Rock and the lookout tower, decended back into Cheddar.lboutside23/03/2020
Ascent from Ellick House to Beacon Batch; East to Wireless Station and south to Blagdon Farm Hill where HP is on road. Descent south through fields to Blagdon and then up and west back to start. Sunny and breezy spring day. 4.81miles; walking time 2hrs,10mins; average speed 2.2mph.Howards22/03/2020
Run up from Churchill along the Limestone Link. Weather was sunny with blustery showers and cool. Few walkers about. Saw Green Woodpecker, Crows, Wood Pigeon, Meadow Pipits, Robin Blue Tits and Blackbird. Descended through Rowberrow. Time 76 minutes for 9.18 miles.isabelle01/03/2020
Night run from Churchill along the Limestone link to the summit. Went back through Rowberrow Warren and Rowberrow.isabelle03/02/2020
Run up from Churchill along Limestone Link. Weather was mild with a few light showers but some sunshine. Saw a Raven. Plenty of people on the summit area. Time 75 minutes for 9.25 milesisabelle12/01/2020