Beamsley Beacon
Heather on Beamsley Beacon

Beamsley Beacon or Howber Hill is 1282ft high. It is not quite the highest point of the surrounding moorland but was clearly high enough to have a warning beacon built there in the Napoleonic wars. Its history goes back far beyond that: a cairn is thought to mark a Bronze Age burial site. A line of 18th-century boundary stones leading over the moor from the beacon marks the division between Beamsley and Langbar parishes.

Location: Yorkshire

Heather on Beamsley Beacon

Beamsley Beacon or Howber Hill is 1282ft high. It is not quite the highest point of the surrounding moorland but was clearly high enough to have a warning beacon built there in the Napoleonic wars. Its history goes back far beyond that: a cairn is thought to mark a Bronze Age burial site. A line of 18th-century boundary stones leading over the moor from the beacon marks the division between Beamsley and Langbar parishes.

Location: Yorkshire