Beardown Man

Beardown Man is a large standing granite stone (menhir) near to Devil’s Tor in central Dartmoor. It stands around 3.5 metres tall and is the second tallest on Dartmoor behind Drizzlecombe. It is also the menhir at the highest altitude, at 542metres above sea level. The reason that it is here is unknown but a waymarker is a possibility.

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Yours truly at Beardown Man

Yours truly at Beardown Man

Beardown Man with Great Mis Tor to the right and North Hessary Tor to the left

Beardown Man with Great Mis Tor to the right and North Hessary Tor to the left

Beardown Man and Devil's Tor taken from the decent down the side of Maiden Hill

Beardown Man and Devil’s Tor taken from the decent down the side of Maiden Hill