Things To Do near Hameldown Beacon

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Dartmoor Hawking, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

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

We'd put this high on our list of essential Dartmoor experiences. Whilst it's a remarkable experience to fly owls, falcons and eagles from Dartmoor Hawking's base near the luxury hotel Bovey Castle, it's a particular joy taking Harris Hawks out onto the moor. On the day we spent...

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...

Yar Tor Stone Row, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor Stone Row, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Triple stone rows are rare. The best example is Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row. Challacombe Stone Row is in a superb location. Yar Tor Stone Row is much more difficult to see but when you've located the row, it becomes clear that it's exceptionally long in comparison to the other triple stone rows...

Bellever Tor & Forest Circular Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Tor & Forest Circular Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Bellever Tor Explore the heart of Dartmoor around Bellever Tor. The tor is a local beauty spot known for its excellent panoramic views. We describe lots of different routes to this beauty spot in our Bellever Tor listing. The circular walk outlined below takes in forest, moorland and tors...

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

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

As you climb the B3387 from Bovey Tracey past Haytor Vale to the high moors, Haytor Down runs north of the road and Bagtor Down to the south. Note that the River Sig rises on Bagtor Down from two boggy sections of moorland. The western section is called Bag Tor Marsh and is best avoided. If you...

Neadon Cleave, Horsham Cleave and Water Cleave, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Neadon Cleave, Horsham Cleave and Water Cleave, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Neadon, Horsham and Water are hamlets and part of a village in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. A cleave is generally accepted to mean a valley. Neadon Cleave, Horsham Cleave and Water Cleave are located next to one another in the upper section of the Bovey Valley. Collectively, they f...

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Yar Tor rises steeply above the East Dart River and Dartmeet. Surrounded by ancient farms on three sides and the bulk of Corndon Tor with its barrows to the east, it's an impressive location. We've positioned Yar Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its...

Horsham Steps, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Horsham Steps, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

'Steps' on Dartmoor usually refer to stepping stones used to cross the National Park's many rivers and streams. Some steps are man-made. Others are natural features. The steps crossing the River Bovey below the tiny hamlet Horsham at the upper end of the Bovey Valley are a natural collection of huge...

Lustleigh Cleave Foxworthy via Horsham Steps Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Foxworthy via Horsham Steps Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Park at Manaton. Follow the road past Manaton St Winifred Church and take the footpath on the right down to Horsham. To the left of the cottages is a path which runs down to the River Bovey. Cross the magnificent moss covered boulders, if you dare, to find a path which runs either left to Foxworthy...

North Bovey St John's Church, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

North Bovey St John's Church, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

St John's Church is situated in the heart of the village near the green and local pub. Dating from the 13th and 15th centuries, along with many other churches in the UK, it was restored in the 19th century. When visiting, buy a copy of the church guide for further information. There are many...

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Family attraction A Dartmoor highlight for young children, The Miniature Pony Centre's just south west of Moretonhampstead on the B3212 which cuts across the National Park. As the name suggests, the Centre's home to miniature ponies. Some, especially the foals, are unbelievably cute. There's a...

Ponies on Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Ponies on Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you head out on to the moors or hills of Dartmoor National Park, it's very likely you'll see ponies. We've photographed ponies and their foals all over the Park and, because they're free to roam, it's difficult to recommend exact locations in which to see them. There are various types of pony...

Foxworthy Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Foxworthy Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Foxworthy is a hamlet at the top of the Bovey Valley. There's a good, stone bridge spanning the River Bovey here. Foxworthy Bridge is the most convenient way to get from Manaton to the stunning Lustleigh Cleave and Hunter's Tor or vice versa. Note that you can cross the River Bovey downstrea...

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is probably the most popular area of moorland in Dartmoor National Park. In high Summer, or after a good dumping of snow in Winter, its many car parking areas are rammed full with vehicles. Its popularity is partly owing to its location on the eastern side of Dartmoor near the large towns of So...

North Bovey Cross, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

North Bovey Cross, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Visit the village North Bovey and you'll see a granite cross on the edge of the village green. In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing writes: 'North Bovey has happily preserved its old restful air. Removed from the high road and the railway it is now almost as ever it was. Although not a...