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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.  A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

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.

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