Beacon On Beacon Hill South
Landmark Richmond North Yorkshire

Beacon On Beacon Hill South

Landmark In Richmond, North Yorkshire

A beacon on a hill just outside Richmond that was supposidly erected for Millennium celebrations.

We love discovering new curiosities, so when visiting Willance's Leap near Richmond, we saw a little beacon on a hill as we were passing. On the map it's simply called Beacon Hill South, but we assume that is just the name of the actual hill. So we have uninspiringly named this the Beacon On Beacon Hill South.

As usual we did some searching of t'internet and even asked AI, but we couldn't anything on it, other than it may have been erected as part of some Millenium celebrations.

In the olden days these kind of beacons would have been used to alert the area of impending danger or a request for help.

It also has a little trig point next to it, keeping it company.

The beacon is pretty easy to get to. From the parking area on Hurgill Road, just head east until you are in line with the beacon, which you will easily see. There is a style and a fingerpost here pointing the way and you just hug the wall all the way to the top.

There is "Beware of the bull" sign at the entrance to the field, but all I saw were sheep. Go canny tho.

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Where Is Beacon On Beacon Hill South?

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54.418162, -1.777415

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54.416896, 54.416896

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There is bit of a parking area just off the road, however please do not obstruct the gate.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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Beacon On Beacon Hill South was listed in Landmark // North Yorkshire // Richmond