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Stover Country Park The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Stover Country Park The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This superb poetry trail runs, roughly speaking, around the lake in Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve. Nature poems by the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes are displayed on posts. Interspersed between the posts are other displays providing information on local birdlife, wildlife and history. On a sun...

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Haytor Rocks is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. The rocks rise from Haytor Down which is peppered with disused quarries and crossed by an old tramway on which granite was transported from the moors down to Stover Canal and then to the coast at Teignmouth from where the rock was...

Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor Zoo, the National Trust's Buckland Abbey and many other major visitor attractions are located just beyond the border of the National Park. Clearly, lots of people visit them when on holiday in Dartmoor which is why we include them on this site. Another superb attraction just beyond the east...

Wray Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, between, roughly speaking, Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh is the Wray Valley. Cut by Wray Brook, today the A382 runs along the valley floor connecting the east of the National Park around Bovey Tracey to the north around Chagford and Whiddon Do...

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Between the cairn on Black Hill and Smallacombe Rocks are a number of rocky outcrops running from the flat top of the hill down the flank of moorland towards a public footpath and then Becka Brook. These rocky outcrops are marked Hole Rock on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The...

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

For a National Park with a reputation for being bleak, it's unsurprising that there are a couple of Black Hills on Dartmoor. The remote, rough-cut Black Hill on the north plateau is covered with a thick layer of peat and deserves its name. The Black Hill near Manaton, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey...

Sharpitor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor) and Nut Crackers, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Sharpitor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor) and Nut Crackers, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Lustleigh Cleave is one of the most beautiful sections of wooded valley in Dartmoor National Park. Its broad ridge is lined with rocky outcrops and tors. At the north west end of the ridge is Hunter's Tor. Towards the south east end are Sharpitor and the logan stone called Nut Crackers. In his 'G...

Clam Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Clam Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Bovey cuts a beautiful valley between Foxworthy Bridge and Drakeford Bridge. Lustleigh Cleave dominates the upper section of the valley. Houndtor Wood and Hisley Wood are beautiful downstream. Towards the middle of the valley, next to a modern, wooden footbridge is Clam Bridge. Fenced off...

Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of a number of quarries on the moorland around Haytor Rocks. Granite was quarried here in the 18th and 19th centuries. A granite tramway was built in 1820 to transport the granite down to Stover Canal. From there, quarried granite was taken by water to the Teign Estuary and Teignmouth. Granit...

Lustleigh Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

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

Many of Devon's most famous rivers rise on the high moors and flow down to the coast. On their way, they cut numerous stunning wooded valley and cleaves* on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park. Lustleigh Cleave, in the east of the Park between the pretty village of Manaton and Lustleigh is a stunn...

Tottiford Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Tottiford Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of three reservoirs near the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park Tottiford Reservoir is one of three beautiful reservoirs north of Bovey Tracey and south west of Moretonhampstead. Tottiford was the first reservoir to be built in what is now Dartmoor National Park. Tottiford was bui...

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

South West England was battered by storms at the beginning of 2014. A vast quantity of rainwater was dumped on Dartmoor's high plateaus and channeled to the coast in famous Devon rivers such as the Dart and Teign. Waterfalls on these rivers became particularly impressive. We were fortunate enough to...

Lustleigh Cleave, Hunter's Tor and Bovey Valley Woodlands Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave, Hunter's Tor and Bovey Valley Woodlands Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor is fringed by stunning steep-sided wooded valleys. Lustleigh Cleave is one of the best. Located at the upper end of the Bovey Valley, Lustleigh Cleave offers some of the best valley views in the National Park. This walk takes you from the lower end of the valley up through Bovey Valley Wood...

Becky Falls Waterfalls, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becky Falls Waterfalls, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Waterfalls/family attraction Becky Falls Woodland Park is one of Dartmoor's most popular family attractions. Most people visit to experience its waterfalls. The upper, or main, waterfalls are the highlight. That said, we really enjoy following the Becka Brook downstream to the lower waterfalls. T...

Best Dartmoor Walks With Kids, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Walks With Kids, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

How difficult are Dartmoor walks with kids? Dartmoor is a great starter National Park for kids. The terrain is relatively gentle. Our youngest daughter wandered up to High Willhays (the highest point on Dartmoor and in southern England) when she was four. Every year, children as young as 13* comp...