The landforms of the South Hams, seen from this panoramic viewpoint, can be related to the structural trends of the Devonian rocks, which generally follow an east-west orientation. However, this contrasts markedly with the north-south alignment of the deeply-cut valley of the River Avon, which flows nearby.
A permissive path runs northwards into a newly established woodland. Blackdown Rings is also very close to Andrew’s Wood, an attractive Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve.
The site is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Ancient Monument.