Things To Do near The Threshing Barn Cottage

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Wild Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Wild Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Wild Tor is at the centre of a cluster of remarkable tors and hills on Dartmoor's north plateau. As a consequence, you tend to see groups of walkers, mountain bikers, runners and horse riders pass by Wild Tor as they progress to other destinations within the National Park. Situated on a broad r...

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Fordsland Ledge is a large strip of moorland covered with clitter occupying ground between High Willhays and the West Okement River. Whilst we include it on Holiday in Dartmoor as a point of reference, Fordsland Ledge provides stunning views of Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, the Upper We...

Black Tor (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Some of Dartmoor's most striking tors are situated above the National Park's many river valleys and cleaves. Black Tor is a fine example. Black Tor is a series of rocky outcrops located above Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve in the Upper West Okement Valley. We've positioned Black Tor on...

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Sourton is a small village on the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Sourton Down is a nearby area of countryside where the A30 passes over the A386. Dartmoor's highest ground at Yes Tor and High Willhays is visible from the down. On the night of the 25th April 1643, this was the locati...

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

An army ring road pushes out from Okehampton Camp on Dartmoor's north moor. On the ground, this army ring road is in fact a network of roads and tracks that provide easy access to remote moorland. At the south western extent of this ring road is Dinger Tor. It's a small rocky outcrop overlooking a l...

Okement Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okement Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Okement Hill is remote, high moorland in the northern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's relatively easy to get to. At the southern end of the army ring road, you can walk or mountain bike up the hill using the safe, solid rough road. Okement Hill is known for its disused army observation point...

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

We include Gidleigh Common as a point of reference. People usually cross the common on their way to other places of interest in the National Park. For example, Scorhill Down and its famous stone circle are just south of Gidleigh Common. You also cross the common to walk up to White Moor Stone Circle...

Shelstone Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Shelstone Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Some of Dartmoor's most beautiful tors are either far from towns and villages or tucked away in less well known areas of moorland. Shelstone Tor is an example of the latter. Located near the north western border of Dartmoor National Park where the Upper West Okement Valley meets Meldon Reservoir,...

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

National Nature Reserve on a bank of the West Okement River as it flows into Meldon Reservoir in the north west of Dartmoor National Park. The Reserve was featured in the BBC’s 2010 programme 'Secret Britain’ and is home to rare, high altitude oak woodland. There’s an information board on t...

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

The West Okement is a river that rises on Dartmoor's north plateau by the National Park's famous Cranmere Pool. From this river head, the water flows swift and clear around the north slope of Great Kneeset to Kneeset Foot. This remote and boggy area is at the top of a stunning, steep-sided valley to...

Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

There are a number of mountain biking routes and a very popular family-friendly multiuse trail on the north west and western side of Dartmoor National Park. You can slog up the flank of the north moor on the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) to the high ground or complete the stunnin...

Gidleigh Castle (Landmark Only), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Castle (Landmark Only), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

An information leaflet from the church next door to the castle reads: 'Gidleigh Castle dates from about 1324 and was built over an earlier castle by William le Prouz, a powerful knight and overlord in the district. It was never a true castle in the military sense, but rather a fortified manor hou...

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

The north and eastern fringes of Dartmoor's north moor are lined with villages and hamlets and their churches. Moving clockwise, the towers of Belstone, South Tawton, Throwleigh and then Gidleigh churches rise against the backdrop of high moorland. Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church is...

Corn Ridge, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Corn Ridge, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

South of Meldon Reservoir, high above the West Okement River as it flows past the Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, is Corn Ridge. It’s an impressive site from High Willhays or Black Tor. To walk Corn Ridge, we’d recommend parking at Meldon Reservoir and heading south west to Sourton...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Along with Haytor Rocks and Great Staple Tor, Watern is one of the most distinctive tors on Dartmoor. Thin strips of granite appear to have been carefully layered one on top of another and then sculpted to produce extraordinary shapes. The rocky outcrop is impressive. Its location even more so. O...