Eastern Beacon

This is another of the ‘beacons’ along the southern edge of Dartmoor. This one lies a hundred yards or so from Ugborough Beacon itself and to be honest could be considered an extension of that hill. The beacon was originally a burial ground, however the beacons were also used to warn of invasion, the Spanish Armada being one of those times. The views to the South Hams from here are as good as it gets, the sea easily in view on a decent day. The easiest way up here is from Wrangaton or Moorhaven and walking up the slope to the summit. One item that seems out of place is the summit telegraph pole! I haven’t a clue why its there but it does provide a decent marker post when walking to this one. There are no military areas near here.

Height – 360 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX667588            Mark out of 10 – 6

The telegraph pole and South Hams stretching out below

Ugborough Beacon from Eastern Beacon

Western Beacon with Butterdon Hill right, from Eastern Beacon