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Western Beacon

Cantrel Hill

Western Beacon is the southernmost tor within Dartmoor National Park. What you first notice is the quarry which has robbed this outcrop of much of its granite. But this hole is not an eyesore, it is long since used and reclaimed by nature and its grass is manicured by the local livestock.

Hemery says; "Between Ivybridge and Bittaford the land escapes northward from development and rises to Western Beacon (1,088 feet), southernmost point of the moor. Known locally as 'Cantrel Hill', it commands wide views of the South Hams and the English Channel."

Western Beacon
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 6542 5754
Height:
334m
Parish:
Ugborough
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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