Things To Do near The Rugglestone Inn

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Holwell Lawn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Lawn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor are arguably the most famous and frequently visited tors in Dartmoor National Park. Between them are Holwell Tor, the pretty Becka Brook with its recently installed clapper bridge and Holwell Lawn. The latter is covered with horse and pony jumps used by the local pony...

Houndtor Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Houndtor Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Houndtor Down is home to Hound Tor, Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage) and Holwell Lawn. The latter has one of the best bluebell showings in Dartmoor National Park. Houndtor Down was used for crops and livestock during the medieval period when the abovementioned settl...

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Becka Brook runs from the moor between Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor down to the River Bovey by Hisley Bridge in the lower part of the Bovey Valley. The brook can be split into three sections. The upper section flows through open moorland. The middle section is at Bovey Falls Woodland Pa...

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Some Dartmoor tors are difficult to get to. Fur Tor, said to be the most remote spot in Dartmoor National Park, is a fine example. Other tors are exceptionally easy to get to. Saddle Tor is probably the best example. Located by the B3387 road that runs between Haytor Vale and Widecombe-in-the-Moo...

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a display cabinet in Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre which contains a replica of the Hameldon Dagger or Hamel Down Dagger. The display reads: 'Hameldon dagger. In 1872 the original dagger was found with a burial of burnt human bones in a cairn or barrow at Hameldon. It cons...

Dinna Clerks Longhouse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Dinna Clerks Longhouse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor is known for its longhouses. Higher Uppacott is a superb example of an extant longhouse. The ruined medieval village at Hound Tor is famous for its medieval longhouse foundations. We include the lesser known Dinna Clerks because it's a great excuse to encourage you to visit one of Sout...

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Drive along the A30 that skirts the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see the unmistakable dome of Cosdon Hill topped by Cosdon Beacon. Further south, towards the heart of the National Park is the equally vast Hamel Down topped by a tor, barrows and its own beacon. The views fro...

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Buckland Beacon is a Dartmoor beauty spot offering some of the best views in the National Park and across South Devon to the English Channel. Located at the end of a spur of open access moorland high above a heavily wooded section of the River Webburn and River Dart, the place is a joy to visit. It'...

Holwell Tor Quarries Hut, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor Quarries Hut, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

You often see a line of schoolkids following the Haytor Granite Tramway to Holwell Tor. Whilst their teachers are introducing them to the history and beauty of the area, they are also taking their pupils to see the quirky Holwell Tor Quarries Hut. Quarry workers sheltered in the hut when using...

Holwell Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Visit the South Devon coast around Teignmouth and you'll see the distinctive granite outcrops of Haytor Rocks on the horizon to the west. Granite was quarried at Haytor Rocks and the surrounding tors and then transported down to the coast on a tramway and canal. Holwell Tor is at the western end of...

Villages of Dartmoor Driving Tour/Road Trip, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Villages of Dartmoor Driving Tour/Road Trip, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor is small so you can cover a lot of places in a day Dartmoor's a relatively small place. You can walk north to south or east to west in a (long) day. If you want to tour Dartmoor National Park by car then you'll be able to explore its villages and beauty spots with relative ease. There ar...

Holwell Tor Quarries, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor Quarries, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

When exploring Holwell Tor, you'll see quarries cut into its rocky outcrops. The granite extracted from these quarries was transported on the Haytor Granite Tramway down to Stover Canal where it was taken by water to Teignmouth at the eastern end of the Teign Estuary. We've positioned Holwel...

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

One of Dartmoor's most impressive and popular tors, Hound Tor is located in the east section of the National Park across the valley from Haytor Rocks. As is the case with Haytor Rocks, Hound Tor is very easily accessible. We've positioned Hound Tor (East Dartmoor) on Google maps so zoom in o...

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If possible, we'd recommend this walk on a bright autumn day (say, early October). The colours are exceptional. That said, we've walked it every month of the year and it's gorgeous any time the weather's behaving. Use the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map to help plan your walk in tandem with our...

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Once, there was a giant chair but, sadly, they took it down. You'll still find plenty of other quirky sights and names across the moors. There are exquisite sculptures dotted around the landscape and in the towns and plenty of weird rock structures. Many of the ponies are remarkably small, some o...