When looking easterly from Plymouth or when travelling along the A38 from Cornwall, Penn Beacon stands out as the first piece of high ground in view. You could argue that this view of Penn Beacon is better than the view from it, this is down to the Lee Moor China Clay works below it. In fairness however the China Clay blot only covers views in one direction. Southerly there are views across the South Hams all the way to the sea and easterly there are great views to Western Beacon. A walk to Penn Beacon is usually linked with Shell Top to make a nice half day walk starting from Quick Bridge or Rook. There are no military firing ranges in this area.
Height – 427metres OS Grid Reference – SX599629 Mark out of 10 – 5