One of the greatest viewpoints on Dartmoor is Three Barrows, standing at 464m (1,522 feet) high. From here you can experience a 360-degree panorama.
About Three Barrows
One of the most spectacular viewpoints on Dartmoor is Three Barrows, at 464 metres (1,522 feet) high, where a 360-degree panorama unravels in all directions. Both the South Hams coast and the moorland in the opposite direction can be seen, including as far north as Fur Tor and Cut Hill, some 13 miles marginally west of north. The Barrows consist of three humongous Bronze Age cairns, the highest of which and closest to this trig point is the largest anywhere on Dartmoor. There is perhaps no better place on the southern moor where you can experience such extraordinary and varied views. This domed hill is characteristic from many locations in South Devon.
Other notable features seen from here are Hillson’s House on Stalldown to the west standing sentinel above the River Erme; distant North Hessary and Great Mis Tors to the north-west; Eastern White Barrow to the north-east looming above the infant Bala Brook; humble Wacka Tor on the ridge to the south-east, declining to Corringdon Ball; and Ugborough Beacon, Butterdon Hill and Sharp Tor to the south, each hill apparently insignificant from this proud elevation.
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Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor is a unique protected landscape in Devon, with rare wildlife and free roaming livestock and ponies. Made up of 954 square kilometres (368 square miles) of open moorland and deep river valleys, the landscape is punctuated by exposed granite tors, providing vital navigation markers and rest stops.
There are plenty of opportunities to explore the wildlife and heritage of the park on foot, by bike, horse or on the water. The long history of Dartmoor can be discovered in ancient Bronze Age burial mounds through to mining landscapes of the medieval and Victorian eras.
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