Well yes there is a Snowdon on Dartmoor!! Not as high, spectacular or difficult to climb as the Welsh mountain of the same name. But at least you can say you’ve climbed Snowdon to your friends without leaving Devon!! The hill itself has a couple of cairns at the top and is a fairly flat, uninspiring place to be honest. The long distance views in all directions are excellent and an easy walk can be made from here to either Puper’s Hill or Ryder’s Hill, beware of the boggy ground to the latter of these, even in summer. No military areas around here.

Height – 495 metres          OS Grid Reference – SX667684            Mark out of 10 – 5


Snowden 1

One of the cairns on Snowdon looking back to Ryder’s Hill

Snowden 2

Views from Snowdon

Snowden 3

Looking down to Puper’s Hill

Ryders Hill 1

Ryder’s Hill on the right with Snowdon on the left looking higher from here