Things To Do near Combestone Tor

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Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A wheal is a mine. A leat is a man-made waterway used to channel water from, say, a river down to a mine, mill or town/city. Wheal Emma Leat is the now dry channel of a leat built in 1859 that once collected water from near the source of the River Swincombe as it flows past the eastern side of Foxto...

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Wild swimming/picnic and walking On maps, Spitchwick is usually marked as Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common. Most people, however, refer to the area as Spitchwick. There are a small number of places in Dartmoor National Park that can get exceptionally crowded. Spitchwick is one of...

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Who was Childe? Whilst hunting on Dartmoor, Childe was overwhelmed by a snowstorm. To survive, he killed his horse, disembowelled it and then climbed inside for shelter. The snowstorm continued and Childe froze to death. Upon the event of his death, it became known that he'd leave his lands at Plyms...

River Swincombe, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Swincombe, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

By Dartmoor standards, this is a short river that rises on the edge of the National Park's south plateau and meets the West Dart River in Dartmoor's central bowl near Hexworthy. The river rises at Swincombe Head above what the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map refers to as Suns...

Fox Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Fox Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In comparison to the larger north moor, the National Park's south moor has relatively few tors. One of the most impressive is Fox Tor. Situated on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, overlooking the infamous Foxtor Mires to which the tor gave its name, Fox Tor provides magnificent views over Da...

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Swincombe and Strane River (having been fed by Nun's Cross Brook) meet at the eastern end of Foxtor Mires near the beginning of the old Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel). Just before they meet, there are two fords spanning each waterway. After a spell of dry weather, the ford across th...

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The name Black Lane Peat Pass suggests a tidy, sunken road with high, black peat walls offering easy passage through difficult terrain. Whilst this might once have been the case, and there are still such peat passes on the north moor, if you walk Black Lane Peat Pass today you'll expe...

Huntingdon Barrow or Heap of Sinners, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Barrow or Heap of Sinners, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor is blessed with some super place names. There's Deadmans Bottom and Grim's Grave, the Crock of Gold and The Ten Commandments Stones. Our favourite is the Heap of Sinners north west of the Avon Dam Reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor. The location lives up to the name. The barrow sits at t...

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

An information board on site reads that 'this is the site of a deserted medieval settlement known today as Hutholes. Within an area of just under an acre lie the remains of six buildings dating to the 13th and 14th centuries A.D.' We've positioned Hutholes on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satell...

Bellever Tor, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Tor, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see Bellever Tor marked as a beauty spot providing panoramic views of the National Park. Situated in the heart of Dartmoor overlooking Bellever Forest, the tor is near Postbridge and its famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. Given...

Keble Martin Open Air Chapel, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Keble Martin Open Air Chapel, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

'Keble Martin open air Chapel 1904. Divine worship last held here 11th July 1982 ...'

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are some places on Dartmoor that are best avoided. Raybarrow Pool by Cosdon Hill on the north moor is a dangerous place. Down on the edge of the National Park's south plateau, Foxtor Mires is another. Said to have been the inspiration for Grimpen Mire in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of...

Bellever Tor & Forest Circular Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Tor & Forest Circular Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Bellever Tor Explore the heart of Dartmoor around Bellever Tor. The tor is a local beauty spot known for its excellent panoramic views. We describe lots of different routes to this beauty spot in our Bellever Tor listing. The circular walk outlined below takes in forest, moorland and tors...

Green Hill, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Green Hill, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The highest ground of Green Hill is at one end of the longest stone row in the world. If it weren't for this stone row, there would be very little reason to wander over its very shallow dome of moorland. The ground is boggy and tussocky and it's remote and surrounded by some tricky mires....

Red Lake China Clay Works, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake China Clay Works, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Drive the A30 through Cornwall and you'll see the impressive sky tips of the Cornish Alps or White Alps created by the local china clay works. Walk the moor above Plymouth and you'll look down on the huge china clay works at, among others, Shaugh Lake, Lee Moor and Whitehill Yeo. Smaller, more...