Butterdon Hill

Butterdon Hill sits quietly behind Western Beacon hiding away from the traffic whizzing along the A38. Like Western Beacon though it has great views to South Hams particularly towards Plymouth and Penn Beacon. The Butterdon stone row nearby is the second longest on Dartmoor at just over 2km in length as it heads northwards towards Piles Hill. Parking in Ivybridge and following the Two Moors Way is probably the easiest way to reach this hill. There are no military firing ranges in this area.

Height – 365metres         OS Grid Reference – SX655586            Mark out of 10 – 7


Butterdon Hill trig with Western Beacon behind

Butterdon Hill trig with Western Beacon behind

Looking north to Three Barrows, Sharp Tor and Hangershell Rock

Sunburst over Plymouth behind the cairn on Butterdon Hill

Butterdon Stone Row

Butterdon Stone Row

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