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Longstone Hill


<b>Longstone Hill</b>Posted by GLADMANImage © Robert Gladstone
Nearest Town:Okehampton (5km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SX56909053 / Sheet: 191
Latitude:50° 41' 46.24" N
Longitude:   4° 1' 35.11" W

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Located below and (roughly) to the north-west of Yes Tor, Longstone Hill possesses a couple of Bronze Age cairns of its own....

Now I believe I visited the monument at SX56909053, cited by Pastscape thus:

"A very disturbed cairn 630m SSE of the flagpole on Longstone Hill. The mound measures 8.7m N to S by 8.3m and stands a maximum of 1.0m high on its W side. The W half of the interior is occupied by two amorphous hollows, which appear to be unrecorded antiquarian excavations. Spoil from these features has been deposited on the S flank of the cairn. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a kerb or cist. Scheduled"

More or less dead on my feet by this point I consequently bypassed what appeared to be other examples, including one such at cSX567911. The location boasts excellent views, in my opinion well worth an extended visit if the high plateau of Yes Tor/High Willhays does not appeal. Particularly so if your sojourn includes a wander around the stark rock formations of Black Tor....
3rd May 2014ce
Edited 3rd May 2014ce