Things To Do near Hameldown Beacon

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The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, 'Jan Reynolds once entered into a compact with a stranger, who turned out to be the Prince of Darkness, and failing to keep it became his victim. Seven years after the meeting Jan was discovered indulging in a nap in Widecombe Church on a Sunday...

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...

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Wild daffodils Dunsford Wood Wild Daffodil Circular Walk.   Bluebells Bluebell Walks.   Wild flowers Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk.   Gardens Stone Lane Gardens and Sculpture Exhibition. The Garden House. Castle Drogo Gardens...

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of places named 'warren'. For example, in the south west section of the National Park, Hentor Warren, Ditsworthy Warren, Willings Walls Warren, Legistor Warren and Trowlesworthy Warren are names given to moorland on either side of the River P...

Shilstone Rocks Horse Riding, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Nestled down a tiny lane a mile or so from the moorland village of Widecombe in the Moor, next to a stud that breeds Dartmoor Ponies. The horses range from sturdy Highland ponies to lighter breeds and the rides take you up onto Hamel Down, Bonehill Rocks and Buckland Beacon. The guides are responsib...

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...

Shapley Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

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

Some Dartmoor tors are big and dramatic stacks of granite that command the surrounding landscape. Others are small and rather unassuming. Shapley Tor is among the latter. A scatter of granite towards the top of Shapley Common, it's one of those tors you tend to pass through on your way to another...

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Holwell Lawn is the most popular place to experience bluebells in Dartmoor National Park. On a sunny day, when the flowers are at their most vibrant and their intoxicatng smell pervades the moor, Holwell Lawn can get crowded. This circular walk takes you through the most popular area in addition to...

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...

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

On the western side of Hayne Down, near the moorland village Manaton, is a tall stack of granite called Bowerman's Nose. When viewed from various angles, the stack of granite takes on the form of a human being with a big nose. Local legend suggests that Bowerman was a Norman hunter who was turned in...

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Bovey rises on the edge of Dartmoor's high moorland and arcs past the luxury hotel Bovey Castle and North Bovey village before cutting the stunning Bovey Valley as it flows to Bovey Tracey. Beyond the National Park border, it meets the River Teign where the combined river runs east to...

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Hayne Down is one of a number of small islands of moorland towards the east of the National Park just off the main mass of Dartmoor's high ground. Home to the famous and much photographed Dartmoor landmark Bowerman's Nose, Hayne Down is near Manaton and the Kestor Inn and provides exquisite...

Bowerman's Nose, Hound Tor and Medieval Village Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Hound Tor and Medieval Village Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Park at Manaton near the church. Head back across the main road and down a narrow lane. A path cuts right over a field towards Hayne Down. Continue up onto open moorland. Bowerman's Nose is to the right near the end of the ridge. Head back to the path that crosses the ridge and follow it down to...

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Explore Dartmoor and you'll encounter a high number of abandoned sites dating from the medieval period. The most famous is English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement. A hamlet, Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement consists of eleven buildings including longhou...

Top Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Top Tor is a scatter of rocky outcrops, as the name suggests, at the top of Blackslade Down. 432m above sea level, it offers fine views of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Haytor Rocks. As is the case with many tors in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, Top Tor is easily accessible so you...