Things To Do near Steeperton Gorge

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Rustor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Unusually for a Dartmoor tor, Rustor has its name carved into its granite. A small outcrop between Belstone Tors/Higher Tor and Oke Tor, its flat top makes it a nice spot for a picnic. The views across the north moor are superb. We've positioned Rustor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite'...

Okehampton Camp to Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp to Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A long but easy yomp, the Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk takes advantage of army roads and tracks in the high moors of North Dartmoor. The views are spectacular, especially if you catch early or late evening light. First, the army train here so check if the ranges are open to the p...

Kennon Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Kennon Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Kennon Hill is one of a number of domed hills above Chagford on Dartmoor's north moor. Buttern Hill Stone Circle is to the south east. White Moor Stone and White Moor Stone Circle are to the west. The dangerous Raybarrow Pool extends from the northern flank of the hill. Avoid as it's one of the...

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

All the way at the southern end of the army ring road on Dartmoor’s north moor is a pool of water at Ockerton Court. It’s a beautiful place to photograph high moorland with Hangingstone Hill beyond. It’s also on one of the most popular routes to the famous letterbox at Cranmere Pool. Whilst it...

Winter Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Winter Tor is one of the high number of rocky outcrops on the broad ridge extending south of Watchet Hill by Belstone. On the western flank of the ridge, Winter Tor is less visited than Belstone Tors, Higher Tor and Oke Tor. Henry's Ford and East Okement Farm are below. We've positioned Winter To...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The peat pass by Ockerton Court on Okement Hill is heavily eroded and situated on boggy high moorland. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it's referred to as Huggaton Cut Peat Pass. We've positioned Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on...

Belstone and Oke Tors Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Oke Tors Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

One of the first walks we completed in Dartmoor National Park about ten years back and still a favourite. We recommend the area for a wild camp, too. As ever, we'd suggest you plan this walk by looking at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 Dartmoor map in conjunction with our photographs, links...

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A memorial to the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in December 2011. More appropriately, another memorial was helicoptered onto the high moors of Dartmoor National Park a decade before. It's a simple granite stone sunk into a mound close to the head of the...

Raybarrow Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Raybarrow Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Avoid. Dartmoor's a great National Park for young kids. Its highest ground is easily accessible and its landscape provides few real problems if you're properly prepared. There are, however, a few places that are genuinely dangerous. We'd place Raybarrow Pool at the top of the list. We've posit...

Higher Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

A broad ridge of moorland runs from the west side of Belstone from Watchet Hill all the way up to Oke Tor and Steeperton Gorge. The top of the ridge is lined with tors. Some, like Belstone Tors and Oke Tor, are a series of outcrops. Others are isolated collections of granite. On the ground this make...

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

We include Irishman's Wall on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a point of reference. It's a useful landmark on the edge of the north moor to use when exploring this section of Dartmoor National Park. In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing tells the story of the wall: 'The portion of th...

Hangingstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

At 603 metres above sea level, Hangingstone Hill is the joint third highest point in Dartmoor National Park (Cut Hill is also marked 603 on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map). It's topped by a small, rocky outcrop and an army hut. Whilst there are superb views across Dartmoor's n...

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...