The site of the Culmstock Beacon was no doubt chosen for its views. It was used in Elizabethan times for lighting fires to warn of advancing enemies, for example, The Spanish Armada.
From the 250m (820ft) summit there are magnificent views across the Devon and Somerset countryside. The scene is particularly beautiful in the late summer when the bell heather is in bloom.
Culmstock Beacon is located on Black Down Common which is a great place to go walking. Look out for birds, horses and more great views.