Things To Do near Steeperton Tor

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Cosdon Hill (Cawsand Hill), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon Hill (Cawsand Hill), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Cosdon Hill, or Cawsand Hill, is one of the most recognisable natural features in Dartmoor. Its huge, shallow dome dominates the northern border of the National Park and is visible from miles around. You'll see Cosdon from the Haytor Rocks area in the eastern section of the Park and from the Yes Tor...

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are many stone rows and circles on the moors above Chagford. Some, like Scorhill Stone Circle and The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, are well known and much visited. Others, like Fernworthy Stone Circle, are less well frequented because they are a little harder to find. Buttern Hill Stone Circle...

Taw Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Taw Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a large area of flat, boggy moorland on Dartmoor's north moor where many of Devon's most famous rivers rise. The headwaters of the River Taw can be found there. Whilst most Dartmoor visitors avoid the headwaters of the National Park's rivers, the start of the River Taw can get relatively bus...

Belstone Tor (Belstone Tors and Tors End), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Tor (Belstone Tors and Tors End), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map names Belstone Tor. The Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map names Tors End and Belstone where a series of rocky outcrops run along a broad ridge of moorland at the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. This series of rocky outcrops is Belstone Tor (Be...

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Queenie Meads, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Queenie Meads, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Where possible, we use place names marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map or the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. These are widely used by visitors to the National Park and are perfect communal reference points. Sometimes, however, it's necessary to use local place nam...

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Whitehorse Hill Peat Passes and Memorials, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill Peat Passes and Memorials, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor's north plateau consists of rough cut moorland that can be difficult to cross. Peat passes help. There are a number around Whitehorse Hill. If you are walking to Whitehorse Hill from nearby Hangingstone Hill, it's likely you'll follow the peat pass on the eastern flank of the hill. By fo...

Best Dartmoor Winter Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Winter Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Snow on Dartmoor We've photographed snow on Dartmoor between the months of December and March. Some years have seen very heavy snowfall. Others have been patchy. These are our favourite places to experience snow on Dartmoor. We've chosen places that are usually accessible even after a p...

Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's tors attract huge numbers of visitors. Others, like Ladybrook Tor, are off the beaten track and passed on route from one area of the National Park to another. Ladybrook Tor is a relatively short walk from the moorland village Belstone. We'd recommend visiting for the views of B...

Whitehorse Hill Cist, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill Cist, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Whitehorse Hill is a remote, shallow-domed hill on Dartmoor National Park's north plateau. A cist is a prehistoric burial chest made from slabs of granite. In 1999, a cist was discovered on Whitehorse Hill. In 2011, this burial chest was excavated. It was the first excavation of a prehistoric burial...

Cullever Steps, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The highest ground in southern England rises in Dartmoor National Park. It rains. As a consequence, many of South West England's most famous rivers have their headwaters on this high ground and then flow down to the coast. Clearly, these rivers need to be crossed. Whilst Dartmoor's striking...

West Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Up on Dartmoor’s north plateau, within a short distance of each other, are the headwaters of many of the National Park’s most famous rivers. The moorland here is remote, boggy, rough cut and tussocky. Given that the headwaters are located on a plateau, it’s also possible to argue that the view...

Cranmere Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Cranmere Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are a number of attractions that every Dartmoor enthusiast wants to visit. High Willhays is Dartmoor's highest point. Fur Tor is the National Park's, and southern England's, most remote location. Bowerman's Nose is its most distinctive rocky outcrop. Cranmere Pool is the site of Dartmoor's fir...

Whitehorse Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

High on Dartmoor's north plateau are a number of shallow domed hills. Unlike Yes Tor or Fur Tor, these hills are understated. They lack dramatic rocky outcrops and steep sides. However, many have distinctive features that tell fascinating stories about moorland life through history and prehisto...