Ryder’s Hill

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Notes: There is supposed to be a Rain Gauge somewhere on the slopes of this hill. A green one. So that should be easy to find..

Ryder’s Hill is famed for being the highest summit on the South Moor, at 515m above sea level. It is a lonely spot that will require a boggy walk from any direction, and all paths in this area seem to lead to the trig point. From its summit is a panorama that on a clear day is tremendous; it is reputed that you can see Dodman Point near Mevagissey and the Isle of Portland. I can certainly claim seeing the latter but the former, it’s hard to tell.

There are two boundstones on the summit, the tall one inscribed B for Buckfastleigh and the smaller one H for Holne; this is the highest point in both parishes.

Further Reading: Tim Sandles, Legendary Dartmoor

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