Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The Warren House Inn is the highest pub in southern England. English Heritage's Grimspound is one of Dartmoor National Park's most famous prehistoric sites. Between them, near the deserted Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, is a rare example of a triple stone row on Dartmoor.

The stone row is located in a saddle of moorland across which run deep cuts in the landscape left from the once thriving local tin mining industry. Clearly, it's a fascinating area layered with prehistorical and historical sites. It's also a stunningly beautiful section of the National Park with waves of heather clad moorland pushing from the heart of Dartmoor to the popular tors near the eastern border.

We've positioned Challacombe Stone Row on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, we'd recommend starting from one of the car parking areas at the side of the B3212 just north east of The Warren House Inn. From any of these parking areas, obvious tracks lead up to the rocky outcrops of Birch Tor above Headland Warren. From this tor, a rutted track drops down to Chaw Gully and the triple stone row is visible in front of you. You can also walk in from the limited parking area below English Heritage's Grimspound. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail.

 

Other extraordinary stone rows we'd recommend visiting in Dartmoor National Park

The triple stone row Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row on the flank of Cosdon Hill.

Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row which is also a shortish walk from The Warren House Inn.

The Merrivale Stone Rows.

If you like walking, it's well worth the effort to walk the world's longest stone row Stall Moor Stone Row.