Things To Do near Hameldown Beacon

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Tunhill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Tunhill Rocks is the most dramatic tor on Blackslade Down. A jumble of giant, rocky outcrops located on moorland that drops down reasonably steeply to farmland and hamlets south of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Tunhill Rocks is just south west of Pil Tor. The prehistoric barrow Wittaburrow is a short strol...

Greator Rocks, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Houndtor Down is packed with points on interest. Hound Tor is one of Dartmoor's most popular rocky outcrops. Beyond its south east side is English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement. South of Hound Tor and the settlement is Holwell Lawn which is known for its astonishing bl...

Bennett's Cross, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Bennett's Cross, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Bennett's Cross is one of Dartmoor's most famous and easily accessible stone crosses.   Recommended route to Bennett's Cross for the first time Located by the side of the B3212 near the Warren House Inn, there are a number of parking areas along the road from which one can walk to the...

Whooping Rock, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Whooping Rock, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Explore the moors and coastline of South West England and you'll come across plenty of 'whooping' or 'hooting' rocks. Some are associated with fantastic stories. Our favourite is the 'Hooting Cairn' on The Land's End Peninsula/The Penwith Peninsula of West Cornwall which you can read about in R...

Warren House Inn, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Warren House Inn, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Highest pub in southern England Essential visiting. The highest pub in southern England, the Warren House Inn looks out across one of the most beautiful areas of moorland in Dartmoor National Park. Autumn is particularly stunning. Clearly, it's great walking country. There's also a wealth...

Easdon Tor, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Easdon Tor, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Easdon Tor is a superb rocky outcrop on an island of moorland towards the east of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by farmland and fields, cut off from the mass of Dartmoor's high moor, it's relatively isolated and offers magnificent views of North and East Dartmoor. The popular villages North Bov...

Pil Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Pil Tor is the largest tor on Blackslade Down. Roughly speaking, two walls of granite are separated by a strip of moorland. We've positioned Pil Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. The tor is situated by Top Tor. Click through to that listing...

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

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Easdon Hill, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Easdon Hill, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Easdon Down is, roughly speaking, a circular island of moorland. It rises to a broad, flat ridge. Easdon Tor and Whooping Rock are to the west of the ridge. The granite stack of Figgie Daniel is to the east. The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map marks the east side as Easdon Hill. As such...

Blackslade Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Blackslade Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, it was on Blackslade Down 'that the wicked 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 indulgin...

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The B3212 rises gently from Moretonhampstead past the Miniature Pony Centre and the luxury Bovey Castle Hotel to the high moors. Where the road meets moor, above Lettaford, is a popular viewpoint. There's a spacious car park, ice cream van in the holiday season and you can usually find ponies in the...

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

Dinna Clerks Longhouse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Figgie Daniel, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Figgie Daniel, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Bowerman's Nose is, arguably, the most famous stack of granite in Dartmoor National Park. It rises from a jumble of rock at the north west side of Hayne Down. Hayne Down is one of a number of islands of moorland surrounded by farmland and fields near the main mass of Dartmoor's high moo...

King's Oven, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

King's Oven, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of Dartmoor's many curious place names, the Dartmoor expert William Crossing states that' we shall hardly be wrong in supposing that [the name King's Oven] was derived not from being a furnace connected with tinworks belonging to Henry III., but to a much earlier king, for there cannot be a doub...

Hemsworthy Gate, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hemsworthy Gate, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We include Hemsworthy Gate on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a reference point. As is the case with Nun's Cross Farm and Batworthy Corner, it's a great starting point from which to discover Dartmoor's landscape and history. There's a small car parking area and paths run off in all...