Three Barrows

As it suggests, the name of this tor is down to the fact that three barrows or cairns lie at its summit. The largest of these is the largest cairn on Dartmoor at over 40 metres in diameter. There is an OS trig point for company as well and plenty of views on a good day down across South Hams to the sea. With Butterdon Stone Row, Piles Hill and Piles Copse all nearby there is plenty of history in the area. The easiest way to the top is to follow the Two Moors Way path from Ivybridge, If however you are feeling fit then you can walk up from Piles Copse in the Erme valley (crossing the Two Moors path), I have done this and it was tougher than it looked. There are no military ranges near here.

Height – 464 metres            OS Grid Reference – SX652626            Mark out of 10 – 7.5


Three Barrows 1

Looking to Ugborough Beacon from Three Barrows

Three Barrows 2

A wider shot looking the same way, with Butterdon Hill in the centre and Piles Hill right

Looking to Plymouth from Three Barrows, Stalldown Hill to the right and Sharp Tor left in the foreground

Views to Torbay from Three Barrows

Three Barrows 4

Standing on the huge cairn of Three Barrows looking to Shell Top and Langcombe Hill

Three Barrows 5

Bleak looking Dartmoor behind Three Barrows