Cosdon Hill or Cosdon Beacon as it is sometimes known is a large dome shaped hill which dominates the north easterly side of Dartmoor. There is plenty of history on this hill with a triple stone row on its eastern side, cairns at the top, a trig point and Taw Marsh on its western side. The views from the top are 360 and absolutely stunning on a clear day, especially south towards Hangingstone Hill, a real “wow” moment. Taw Marsh separates Cosdon Hill from the Okehampton Firing Range so no military activity directly on this hill. This is a tough hill to climb especially from the north, with only the southerly route being easy and that’s because you will have gained most of the height already in getting to Hound Tor beneath it. A great place.
Height – 550 metres OS Grid Reference – SX636915 Mark out of 10 – 10