Name:Woolacombe Down
Hill number:18086
Height:199m / 653ft
Parent (Ma):2889  Dunkery Beacon
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Devon
Catchment:Taw, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:SS 46860 42910
Summit feature:no feature: pasture
Drop:37m
Col:162m  SS476429  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 180
(1:25k) 139
Observations:c 50m ENE of trig point
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 24 users)ByDate of Ascent
Up from PROW via the mast.cjo20/12/2023
SWCP walking Putsborough - Woolacombe on a beautiful sunny day with ShirlValerie19/08/2022
From layby (there are 3, don't use car park, the NT get hassle if you do) by mast track/ RoW then up field to HP. A return a few yards to the N of a bee-line gave great views of Woolacombe and Morterhoe. Surfs up today after a few days of calm. With Pete.pwheeler08/06/2022
With Claudi from the Spring Classic festival. Nice trig, nice weather, nice views over WoolacombeFionalevey29/05/2022
Followed fp from near Marine Drive carpark in Woolacombe, crossed pasture to trig and through gate to flat indeterminate top. Sunny.milimana26/02/2022
Roadside parking to south. Field boundary to trig pillar, then hopped the fence for an indetermined top in cattle pasture.jonglew06/11/2021
Nice view of Woolacoombe from the topmaltloaf28/10/2021
10km loop from Woolacombe beach, taking in Woolacombe down and spreacombe hill. 2hrs 30, very hot and lots of horse flies!Nicky C27/07/2021
Easy access from transmitter on public footpath to west. Great views, even as far as South Wales today.Exe-Eagle05/01/2021
Hp in grassy field next to trig. Clear coastal views on gusty day. Trig has plaque: dedicated to British Resistance Movement- auxiliary units 1940-44. These special 'Home Guard' units were trained in guerilla warfare and would be activated if Britain were invaded.Denise 10/03/2019
Field path from Ivycott then along fence to summit. Views include Lundy to the W. Blustery. Levelish summit area, high point in pasture 50m ENE of trig pillar.RichardM10/03/2019
A run up from Woolacombe one morning up the road, out to trig, back down FP in field. Good stiff pull up that hillnordicstar09/10/2017
From Woolacombe on a busy Sunday. Followed FPs to mast, then trig point and onto HP in adjacent field.PeterD27/08/2017
Astonishing views of the south facing Woolacombe 'village' with its huge caravan and chalet parks.(England for Excellence Gold Award for best family resort) The 3 miles of sandy beach has been voted Best Beach in Britain by Mail on Sunday and on Trip Advisor, for its cleanliness, water quality and 'facilities' (I.e £8 day parking in summer and surf lifeguards) Presumably the criteria ignores being packed with people. Thankfully nobody much gets to see the Western Isles beaches or to vote for them.Chris Pearson04/04/2016
As I began to ascend,the mist began to descend,so no views.From road via mast through pasture full of cows.catman01/10/2014
With Catman.oscarrosie01/10/2014
Pasture land summit trig point (S1601) plaque dedicated to the Volunteers of the resistance movementTony Hartry14/07/2006
RHW08/06/2003
Matt08/07/2022
holtsd22/06/2022
Lesley Atchison04/04/2016
stevent080927/02/2016
Dusty17/02/2014
asbown14/07/2013