Things To Do near Steeperton Gorge

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West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

West Cleave is one of Dartmoor's many beautiful woodland valleys. West Cleave Tor, or West Cleave Rocks, is a rocky outcrop on the eastern lip of the cleave. We've positioned West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

Red-a-ven Brook Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Stand on top of Yes Tor looking north west to Meldon Viaduct and you'll see a beautiful steep-sided valley cut by a brook. This is Red-a-ven Brook Valley. The valley stretches from the ford at Red-a-ven Brook below Black Down all the way down to Meldon Aplite Quarries where it meets and wider and bi...

West Cleave, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many Dartmoor valleys, gorges and cleaves are well known and much visited. The Teign Gorge by the National Trust's Castle Drogo and Lustleigh Cleave between the villages Lustleigh and Manaton can get very busy. Other valleys, gorges and cleaves are less well known and tend to be visited by Dartmoor...

The Halstock & Blackertor Studs, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

The Halstock & Blackertor Studs, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're heading up to Okehampton Camp to walk or cycle Dartmoor's north moor, it's possible you'll pass herds of miniature ponies in fields belonging to the local Halstock & Blackertor Studs. Whilst the ponies are not part of a visitor attraction, they're so cute that you'll often see pe...

Ashbury Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Ashbury Tor isn't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map which is a shame as the views from the top of its outcrops are wonderful, especially if you like a mix of wooded valley and high moorland. We've positioned Ashbury Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting...

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Whilst chatting to a local farmer on Thornworthy Tor, we were told that two farms lay in ruins or were submerged by water in Fernworthy Forest and Fernworthy Reservoir. Another ruined farm lies just west of the forest near Sittaford Tor, Quintin's Man and the source of the North Teign River. This is...

Teignhead Farm Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The North Teign River can be a formidable natural barrier preventing you from walking to Dartmoor's north plateau from the Chagford, Fernworthy Forest and Postbridge areas. Thankfully, there are a number of clapper bridges providing safe passage over the water. The most famous is Teign-e-ver Clapper...

East Hill Hillfort, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill Hillfort, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

By the north border of Dartmoor National Park, at the northernmost point of the moor where the land sweeps down to Okehampton and the Mid Devon countryside, is a spur of land above the place where the East Okement River meets the smaller Moor Brook. Marked as a 'Settlement' on the Ordnance Survey Ex...

Roman Chair, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Roman Chair, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his work 'High Dartmoor', the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery writes: 'On the north slope of the hill, a little below the Iron Age fort and surrounded by furze bushes of great height, is a small unrecorded outcrop presenting the appearance of a huge stone chair. John Hodge [a local farmer] was tol...

East Hill Hillfort Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill Hillfort Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This circular walk covers the northernmost section of moorland and river valley in Dartmoor National Park. It takes you past a miniature pony stud, connects with the Tarka Trail in the beautiful East Okement Valley and climbs up to an Iron Age hillfort. In Spring, it also takes you through one of th...

Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

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

One for the Dartmoor enthusiast or tor bagger, Kitty Tor is a collection of small outcrops on the high, flat moorland of Amicombe Hill, Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Ten Tors teams nickname the valley east and north of Kitty Tor 'death valley'. The moorland surrounding Kitty Tor can get really boggy...

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We include Batworthy Corner on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a point of reference. If you are on holiday in the Chagford area, Batworthy Corner provides access to the high moor and a wealth of local prehistory. We usually drive to Batworthy Corner before heading out onto the moor from the Chagford are...

Fitz Well and Cross, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fitz Well and Cross, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Just west of the moorland road that climbs from Okehampton to Okehampton Camp are Fitz Well and Cross. Unless you're specifically looking for the cross, it's likely that you'd miss it. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location. In his work 'The Ancient...

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Chagford is a gateway town to Dartmoor's north plateau and its high moors. A narrow road rises west of Chagford to the northern section of Chagford Common at Batworthy Corner. This section of Chagford Common and Shovel Down are known for their prehistoric attractions such as stone rows and standing...

Longstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Longstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Stand at Meldon Reservoir Dam looking south west at Dartmoor's highest ground and you'll see a shoulder of moorland in front of you. This is Longstone Hill. A grass path climbs steeply from the dam to the broad, flat summit of the hill. From there, very obvious army tracks lead you up to...