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Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Education and Visitor Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Education and Visitor Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park is known for its moorland ponies. Take a holiday in Dartmoor and it's difficult not to see ponies grazing or wandering the moors. These ponies come in a huge variety of colours, shapes and sizes. This variety can be confusing. A trip to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Educati...

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...

Parke Estate (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Parke Estate (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Parke is a country park on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Whilst it has always been a beautiful place in its own right, lots of attractions have been added to Parke in recent years to turn it into a leisure destination. There's the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Education and Visitor Ce...

Hamel Down RAF Memorial, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down RAF Memorial, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

At the northern end of Hamel Down, where the moor drops down to Natsworthy, is a memorial to a RAF bomber that crashed after a raid in March 1941 during the Second World War. The memorial is by the side of a path that cuts across the moors to/from English Heritage's ancient settlement Grimspound....

Single Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Single Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Dartmoor expert William Crossing writes 'this tumulus was opened in 1873 by the late Mr. C. Spence Bate, and was found to consist of earth with the exception of a low hedge of stones which encircled it, and a low cairn in the centre. About six feet from the latter a small heap of burnt human...

Whooping Rock, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Whooping Rock, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

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...

Easdon Tor, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Easdon Tor, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Broad Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Numerous cairns and barrows run along the spine of the vast Hamel Down. Broad Barrow sits on the highest ground 532 metres above sea level. The views up top are awesome. It's a particularly impressive place when the heather and gorse flower purple and yellow in early Autumn. A barrow is a mound o...

Grey Wethers and Blue Jug, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Grey Wethers and Blue Jug, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

'The stream on the eastern side of the hill forms the boundary between the common lands of Manaton and Widecombe, and this is drawn from its head to Hameldon Cross, the space between the two being marked by a couple of bondstones, the lower one being called Blue Jug, and the other the Grey Wethe...

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

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Easdon Down, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

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

Much of Dartmoor's high moorland consists of large landmasses. The National Park's north moor and south moor are the best examples. There are many islands of moorland cut off from these masses. Towards the east of Dartmoor, Hayne Down and Easdon Down are examples. For directions, refer to our Eas...

Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing notes that 'Hameldon Cross consists of a granite slab rather over four feet in height and about two feet in width, rudely fashioned into the form of the sacred symbol, and probably has never served any other purpose than that of a boundary sto...

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Moretonhampstead & South Devon Railway ran from Moretonhampstead through Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey to Newton Abbot. Opened in 1866, the line was closed to passengers in 1959. The stretch between Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey is being turned into a multi-use trail called the Wray Valley Trai...

Wray Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, between, roughly speaking, Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh is the Wray Valley. Cut by Wray Brook, today the A382 runs along the valley floor connecting the east of the National Park around Bovey Tracey to the north around Chagford and Whiddon Do...