GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Haddon Hill Circular Walk

4 miles (6.7 km)

This circular walk explores Haddon Hill in the Brompton Regis area of Somerset. The hill sits in a lovely spot on Exmoor close to the expansive Wimbleball Lake.
The walk starts from the Haddon Hill car park which lies just to the east of the hill. From here you can pick up a footpath heading west to take you to the summit viewpoint. Here you will find a trig point standing at 1,164 feet (355m)above sea level. From this elevated spot there are excellent views across the adjacent lake towards Dartmoor. The hill is also covered in lovely heather during the late summer months with lots of birdlife and butterflies to look out for too.
After taking in the views the route descends to the north towards Hartford where you can pick up a lakeside trail running along the southern edge of Wimbleball Lake. Follow the trail east and it will take you past a woodland area toward Bridge End. The route then turns west to follow paths back to the car park.

Postcode

TA4 2DS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Haddon Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Haddon Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

You could head into the nearby village of Brompton Regis for some well earned refreshments after your walk. Here you'll find the George Inn, a quintessential Exmoor pub with a lovely garden area and beautiful views over Exmoor hills. You can find them on the western side of the lake at postcode TA22 9PD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The hills and woods make for a fine walk for fit dogs. The George mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The hill is part of the Brendon Hills which you can explore further on the Brendon Hills Walk. This visits Lype Common and Lype Hill to the north.
The hill is also close to a major highlight of the area at the picturesque Tarr Steps.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Exmoor Walks page.

Photos

Brompton Regis - Hadborough trig point - geograph.org.uk - 533250

Trig point on the summit.

Brompton Regis, on Haddon Hill - geograph.org.uk - 195119

Looking north-north-east to Wimbeball Lake, a man-made reservoir.

Heathland, Haddon Hill (geograph 3613267)

Heathland on the hill.

Exmoor , Haddon Hill Car Park - geograph.org.uk - 1959507

View of the car park and information board at the site.

Exmoor , Brendon Hills - Haddon Hill ^ Exmoor Pony - geograph.org.uk - 1816296

Exmoor Pony near the hill.

Exmoor , Wimbleball Dam - geograph.org.uk - 1816243

Exmoor , Wimbleball Dam

Fishing on Wimbleball Lake - geograph.org.uk - 461181

Fishing on Wimbleball Lake. Bessom Bridge can be seen in the background

Exmoor , Brendon Hills - Haddon Hill Moorland - geograph.org.uk - 1816275

Moorland view.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Haddon Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)