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Easdon Hill

Easdon Down

The Ordnance Survey (OS) (Outdoor Leisure Map 28 1:25000) mapping of the various tors and rocks on Easdon Hill is sparse and disappointing. Whilst in bold lettering somewhere in the mid-section of the Down, Easdon Tor is marked with its triangulation pillar, underneath this point a lower case Easdon Hill is shown a little way to the south.

Visiting the Down the summit point is obvious, but other outcrops dotted in all directions are not represented including the immense Easdon South Tor at SX 7306 8195 and the impressive rock stack known as Figgie Daniel at SX 7347 8228. In between these two eminences and much closer to the latter we find a lowly but prominent outcrop with surrounding boulders set on that part of the Down that is marked as the actual 'Hill'. A few fissured outcrops here are part involved with a low and ruined cairn on top of the slope and it is not far to the east where the conspicuous rock column looms.

Views from these scattered rocks are exceptional, in keeping with this side of the Down, where a full and thrilling vista of the landscape unfolds to the south and east.

Easdon Hill
The map above is not a navigation tool and we recommend that the grid reference shown below is used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey map and that training in its use with a compass is advised.
Grid Ref:
SX 7333 8229
Height:
425m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps

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