Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

The River Swincombe rises above the infamous Foxtor Mires on the northern flank of Dartmoor National Park's south plateau. The River Avon rises to the east. The River Plym has its headwaters to the south west.

We've positioned Swincombe Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Whilst the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map refers to the moorland by Swincombe Head as Naker's Hill, on the ground it looks more like a vast plateau covered with reddish moorland grass. The silence in this area is intoxicating. The seemingly endless, boggy moorland can be intimidating.

For us, this feels like the most remote part of Dartmoor National Park.