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Culmstock Beacon

    A wildlife haven with stunning views.

    On the edge of the Blackdowns it has some of the most stunning views that inland Devon has to offer.

    Wild ponies can usually be seen here.

    In late summer it’s particularly beautiful when the bell-heather is in full bloom.

    Culmstock Beacon is one of a chain of Elizabethan beacons used for lighting fires to warn of advancing enemies (such as The Spanish Armada.) The beehive-shaped structure was built of flint. It was rebuilt in 1870 after the collapse of the earlier one.

    Culmstock Beacon is accessible via unmade public footpaths and bridleways.

    Address: Culmstock Beacon, Culmstock, Cullompton EX15 3HP

    Distance: 25min drive

    Parking: By road: No formal car park is available, and considerate parking along the narrow lanes leading to the common is required, or else park on the northern edge of Culmstock village and walk 1.5km to the site.… Read more