Cosdon Beacon from South Zeal

Introduction to Walk 2639

Photo from the walk - Cosdon Beacon from South Zeal

Nat Park - Dartmoor

County/Area - Devon

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A Dartmoor walk that includes the most north-easterly summit in the National Park which offers some fine views especially to the north. The route needs careful navigation at the start and in poor weather you need a good sense of direction and compass skills.

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Walk Description

Map showing start

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Dartmoor NP

Dartmoor National Park is wholly contained within the boundaries of Devon and is dominated by some of the wildest upland moorland in the UK. Granite outcrops or tors are a feature ... - More information

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