Things To Do near Bell Tor

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Heaven's Gate, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Heaven's Gate, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are plenty of 'gates' around Dartmoor that provide access to the National Park's high moorland and its river valleys. The appropriately named Heaven's Gate provides access to/from the stunning Bovey Valley and Lustleigh Cleave area from/to the pretty village Lustleigh. Heaven&#...

Lustleigh Cleave River Bovey Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave River Bovey Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Start at the car park about 200 metres after the first cattlegrid on the Bovey Tracey to Manaton road (we have geo-located this starting point on the map provided for ease of reference). Follow the Dartmoor Way down alongside the River Bovey, past the first bridge on your right, to a smaller mode...

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

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

There are a number of places on Dartmoor that attract lots of visitors. The Haytor Rocks area, for example, is packed in the holiday season. Burrator Reservoir can turn into a car park on sunny summer weekends. The Warren House Inn area is another busy spot. Southern England's highest pub, The...

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Bovey rises on the edge of Dartmoor's high moorland and arcs past the luxury hotel Bovey Castle and North Bovey village before cutting the stunning Bovey Valley as it flows to Bovey Tracey. Beyond the National Park border, it meets the River Teign where the combined river runs east to...

Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Just west of Ilsington St Michael's Church is Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate. A local information board reads: 'The first building on this site that we know of was likely to have been of medieval origin, for in the year 1639 it was being used as a schoolroom for about 30 b...

Ilsington Manor House (Ruins), Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington Manor House (Ruins), Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In the north eastern corner of Ilsington St Michael's Church are the remains of Ilsington Manor House. A Dartmoor National Park Authority information board tells the story of the manor house and provides floor plans and drawings. George Ford 'is thought to have rebuilt the house in...

Ilsington St Michael's Church, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington St Michael's Church, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Another Dartmoor church rebuilt in the 15th century, Ilsington St Michael's Church is thought to have been first constructed during the 11th century. Look out for the ruins of Ilsington Manor House in the north eastern corner of the churchyard. There's also an alarming story associated with&...

River Bovey, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Bovey, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map has the East Bovey Head near Birch Tor, Hookney Tor and English Heritage's Grimspound. The Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map has the Boveycombe Head below Water Hill by the Warren House Inn. Both potential headwaters are near the B3212 trans-...

Lustleigh Cleave to Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave to Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Along with the Teign Gorge Circular Walk and Dart Gorge Circular Walk, this is one of the finest walks in Dartmoor's many wooded valleys, cleaves and gorges. The views from the ridgeline of this walk over the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park are spectacular. Park in the lay-by at Hammers...

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, 'Jan Reynolds once entered into a compact with a stranger, who turned out to be the Prince of Darkness, and failing to keep it became his victim. Seven years after the meeting Jan was discovered indulging in a nap in Widecombe Church on a Sunday...

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Exeter has a superb museum. In its medieval section is a model of a house with toy animals at one end and living space at the other. The model is popular with children and is a great introduction to a Devon longhouse. There are dozens of these longhouses in and around Dartmoor National Park. The...

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of places named 'warren'. For example, in the south west section of the National Park, Hentor Warren, Ditsworthy Warren, Willings Walls Warren, Legistor Warren and Trowlesworthy Warren are names given to moorland on either side of the River P...

Dartmoor Hawking, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Hawking, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

We'd put this high on our list of essential Dartmoor experiences. Whilst it's a remarkable experience to fly owls, falcons and eagles from Dartmoor Hawking's base near the luxury hotel Bovey Castle, it's a particular joy taking Harris Hawks out onto the moor. On the day we spent...

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The B3212 rises gently from Moretonhampstead past the Miniature Pony Centre and the luxury Bovey Castle Hotel to the high moors. Where the road meets moor, above Lettaford, is a popular viewpoint. There's a spacious car park, ice cream van in the holiday season and you can usually find ponies in the...

North Bovey St John's Church, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

North Bovey St John's Church, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

St John's Church is situated in the heart of the village near the green and local pub. Dating from the 13th and 15th centuries, along with many other churches in the UK, it was restored in the 19th century. When visiting, buy a copy of the church guide for further information. There are many...