Shaugh Beacon

This is a lovely little spot away from the crowds that can congregate at Cadover bridge. Follow the clay pipe path through North Wood and as you come out the other side on to West Down, turn left and head uphill, a faint path will zigzag near to the wall, this improves as height is gained. In summer bracken may cover this hillside but the grassy path is beneath and before long you will see Shaugh Beacon to your right. The views are very good, with the Dewerstone in view across the Plym valley. This isn’t the highest spot in these parts but is a lovely lesser known place so keep it quiet!! If you come up here as I have in thick mist you need to find the spot on your OS maps just south of the ‘D’ of West Down on the map. There are no military firing areas near this tor

Height – 244 metres            OS Grid Reference – SX543634           Mark out of 10 – 6

Glorious views to Plymouth Sound from Shaugh Beacon

Saddlesborough from Shaugh Beacon

The Cornish hills away in the distance and The Dewerstone and Devils Rocks in the middle of photo

The boys on Shaugh Beacon, Wigford Down behind them and Cox Tor and the Staple Tors looking dark beyond that

The ground drops away behind me a fair bit, meaning there’s a bit more rock than is first thought on this tor