Mardon Down Stone Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Stone Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Prehistory/views

Dartmoor's stone circles are invariably situated in stunning locations. Arguably, Mardon Down Stone Circle provides the finest views. Positioned on top of an island of moorland in the north eastern section of the National Park, there are massive views from the stone circle to Dartmoor's high moors running from Haytor Rocks to the south around to Cosdon Hill to the north west. Between are Hound Tor, Hamel Down, Fernworthy Forest, Hangingstone Hill, High Willhays and Yes Tor.

Having praised the setting, Mardon Down Stone Circle isn't the most impressive on the ground. Like most of the ancient monuments on Mardon Down, it's heavily weathered and difficult to see the full extent of the circle.