Amicombe Hill

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Amicombe Hill
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Amicombe Hill. Looking over from Fur Tor to Green Tor.
Highest point
Elevation 584 m (1,916 ft) [1]
Prominence 36 m (118 ft) [1]
Parent peak High Willhays[1]
Listing Dewey, Tump
Coordinates 50°40′02″N 4°01′45″W / 50.6671°N 4.0293°W / 50.6671; -4.0293Coordinates: 50°40′02″N 4°01′45″W / 50.6671°N 4.0293°W / 50.6671; -4.0293
Geography
Location Devon, England
Parent range Dartmoor
OS grid SX566872
Topo map OS Landranger 191, Explorer 28N

Amicombe Hill, also known as the Devil's Dome,[2] is a hill in North Dartmoor in the southwest English county of Devon. At 584 metres high, it is the sixth highest peak in Devon and Dartmoor.[1]

This bleak and remote hill lies within the military training area on Dartmoor and is not accessible to the public except at certain times. It forms an elongated, hooked ridge between the West Okement River to the east and Rattle Brook to the west and southwest.[3]

The actual summit is the rock tor by the flagpole.[1] Near the summit of the hill is Kitty Tor. On the steep eastern hillside are further prominent rocky outcrops, including a logan rock. To the west are the remains of Bleak House and other ruins. Great Links Tor (586m) lies around 1.5 km to the west-southwest and Dartmoor's highest peak, High Willhays (621m), lies about 2 km northeast.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Database of British and Irish Hills at www.hill-bagging.co.uk, retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. ^ Amicombe Hill at www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2016
  3. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Landranger Map No. 191, 1:50,000 series
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