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Name:The Beacon
Hill number:17682
Height:162m / 531ft
Parent (Ma):2881  Brown Willy
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Cornwall (CoU)
Catchment:Camel, Catchment Boundaries, Fowey
Watershed:Land's End to John o' Groats, Land's End to Dover, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SX067663 (est)
Col:117m  SX073663  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 200
(1:25k) 107 109
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 19 users)ByDate of Ascent
Monument to Walter Raleigh Gilbert, the winner of the anglo-sikh wars. 2 minutes from the adjacent car park.moorsman26/06/2019
From SX 0702 6639. Cornish folk seem to like their over-sized monuments. Last hill of the trip, on to Wiltshire for the night.jonglew21/10/2018
Impressive stone obelisk to commemorate Walter Raleigh Gilbert's Indian military exploits. ( 18/3/1785- 10/5 1853; monument built 1856 on site of bronze age burial mound.) Short paved walk within grass from free carpark to NW, popular with dogwalkers. Elaborately decorated galvanised steel benches with nature/ historical themes.Denise 19/10/2018
From small car park off Beacon Road we join the dog walkers for short walk across the Bodmin Beacon local nature reserve. Summit topped bt tall monument commemorating Walter Raleigh Gilbert's exloits in India.RichardM19/10/2018
In addition to the overseas military campaigns of Sir Walter Gilbert Raleigh commemorated by the tall monument, Bodmin was, in more recent times, also home to Roadblock- a winner of Robot Wars - with its crafty wedge shape for flipping opponents and its circular saw - designed by A Level students at Bodmin College.Chris Pearson17/08/2018
From car park to NNW, easy path popular with dog walkers. HP just to SE of monument to Walter Raleigh Gilbert.PeterD23/04/2018
From nnw, car park, path to monumentRHW13/05/2017
Roadworks in Bodmin diverted me very close, so thought I might as well. Been reading about the East India Company recently so interesting coincidence.Martin R17/03/2017
Up and back off the lanes from the S.Arbie23/07/2016
Visited whilst geocaching in the area.CornishGazza21/04/2012
andrew brown12/07/2019
john steel15/10/2004