Dunkery Beacon is the highest point in Exmoor at 519 metres.
Dunkery Beacon is the highest point in Exmoor at 519 metres. It is topped with a large cairn and is a wonderful viewpoint on a clear day. You can see across Devon as far as Dartmoor in the south, the Mendips and Quantock Hills to the east, Wales and the Bristol Channel to the north and the patchwork quilt of North Devon and Hartland Point to the east. You can reach it from a small road from Wheddon Cross towards Porlock, parking at Dunkery Gate car park. Then follow the footpath for 0.6 miles to the top. Why not take a picnic with you and position yourself on the sheltered lee slope with a guaranteed wonderful panorama.