Things To Do near Hameldown Beacon

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Hookney Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Hookney Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

English Heritage's Grimspound sits in a saddle of moorland below two tors. Hameldown Tor is to the south east. The superb stacks of granite that form Hookney Tor are to the north west. Hookney Down pushes east to King Tor and is beautiful when covered in heather in late summer. Headland Warren Farm...

King's Barrow, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

King's Barrow, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The barrow on top of King Tor is one of a number of these highly visible burial chambers on Hookney Down and Hamel Down. You can see them from miles around which was, clearly, the intention. See our King Tor listing for directions. Note that the barrow is close to English Heritage's Grimspound...

East Webburn River, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

East Webburn River, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The East Webburn River rises near Hameldown Tor and English Heritage's Grimspound on the vast back of Hamel Down. The headwaters are close to Hamel Down Cross and Broad Barrow. From its source, the river cuts deep into moorland and tumbles past Berry Pound before arcing through Natsworthy. It flo...

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Heathercombe is known for its gardens which are open to the general public on select days through the year. See Heathercombe's website for further information. We provide an external link. A section of the Two Moors Way and the Mariners' Way pass through Heathercombe. Another path climbs through...

King Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

King Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor's high moorland rises from rolling countryside. The edge of the moor is lined with tors. For example, among others, Belstone Tors, Sourton Tors, White Tor, Pew Tor, Trowlesworthy Tors, Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor all overlook gentler landscapes. King Tor is another. Located to the ea...

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Warren House Inn is the highest pub in southern England. English Heritage's Grimspound is one of Dartmoor National Park's most famous prehistoric sites. Between them, near the deserted Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, is a rare example of a triple stone row on Dartmoor. The stone row is loca...

The Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Award-winning pub The Rugglestone Inn was voted one of the best UK country pubs in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. It's a great pub in a superb setting.   Widecombe-in-the-Moor Situated on the edge of Widecombe in the Moor in the east section of Dartmoor, The Rugglestone I...

Bonehill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bonehill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Bonehill Rocks and nearby Hound Tor are two of the most popular places on Dartmoor to enjoy bouldering. When visiting, you're likely to see people climbing the rocks without ropes using a cushioned mat on the ground for protection. Bonehill Rocks overlook Widecombe-in-the-Moor so the area gets bu...

Bonehill Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Bonehill Down is a finger of open access moorland surrounded by private land in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park near the popular moorland village Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Running north to south, the down is home to the impressive rocky outcrops Honeybag Tor, Chinkwell Tor, B...

Golden Dagger Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Golden Dagger Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The area south of the B3212 near The Warren House Inn was heavily mined in past centuries. The local landscape is shaped, in part, by the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine, the Headland Tin Mine, Bushdown Mine and the Golden Dagger Tin Mine. The wonderfully named Golden Dagger Tin Mine is the furthest sout...

Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The moorland east of The Warren House Inn is heavily scarred by centuries of tin mining. It's topped by Birch Tor. Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine is the name given to a group of mines worked in this area. When you visit, you'll walk in, by or above scooped up of the moorland by the tinners....

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

An information board on site reads that 'this is the site of a deserted medieval settlement known today as Hutholes. Within an area of just under an acre lie the remains of six buildings dating to the 13th and 14th centuries A.D.' We've positioned Hutholes on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satell...

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...

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A section of the Two Moors Way runs along the spine of Hamel Down and then descends to Dunstone Down and Bittleford Down before moorland meets a mosaic of small fields. At the southern end of this moorland, where Dunstone Down merges into Bittleford Down, is Wind Tor. It's one of Dartmoor's flat out...

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...