Eylesbarrow

Eylesbarrow is probably more famously known as a tin mine, which ran until the 1850s, than it is as a hill. The top of Eylesbarrow has two large Bronze Age cairns and great views to Plymouth Sound, round to Sheeps Tor and further round to Princetown and its mast. There are plenty of remains of the old mine on Eylesbarrow including adits and shafts, wheelpits and the remains of the tin smelting house. Eylesbarrow can be easily reached by following the track heading north easterly from the scout hut near to Gutter Tor. There are no military firing ranges near to Eylesbarrow.

Height – 454metres          OS Grid Reference – SX599686

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Sheepstor left and Sharpitor on the right, Burrator reservoir will be in the dip between the two, taken from Eylesbarrow

 

Eylesbarrow cairn looking to Princetown

Eylesbarrow cairn looking to Princetown

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From the cairn on Eylesbarrow to Plymouth Sound in the distance

 

Loking over a small pond on Eylesbarrow to Plymouth Sound

Looking over a small pond on Eylesbarrow to Plymouth Sound

Tin workings on Eylesbarrow

Tin workings on Eylesbarrow