Things To Do near The Old Forge

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Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

One of Dartmoor National Park's more understated stone rows, Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row is tucked away in a clearing in the Assycombe section of Fernworthy Forest. We've positioned Fernworthy Assycombe Stone Row on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its lo...

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Manga Hole Waterfall, North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Manga Hole Waterfall, North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Manga Hill rises towards some of the highest ground in Dartmoor National Park between Hangingstone Hill and Whitehorse Hill. The North Teign River flows fast around the eastern side of Manga Hill cutting a steep-sided valley called Manga Hole. In this striking, remote valley is Manga Hole Waterfall...

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. 4 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...

Raybarrow Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Raybarrow Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Avoid. Dartmoor's a great National Park for young kids. Its highest ground is easily accessible and its landscape provides few real problems if you're properly prepared. There are, however, a few places that are genuinely dangerous. We'd place Raybarrow Pool at the top of the list. We've posit...

Mardon Down Cairn Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Cairn Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are many heavily weathered cairns on Mardon Down. In addition, there's a particularly fine cairn circle.

Fingle Woods Wooston Castle Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Woods Wooston Castle Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Fingle Woods (National Trust/Woodland Trust) is an area of woodland in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. Wooston Castle is a hillfort within the woods. Below are two route descriptions for walks to Wooston Castle within Fingle Woods.   1. Saw Mill Car Park to Wooston Ca...

Mardon Down Giant's Grave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Giant's Grave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

According to Phil Newman in his excellent 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', 'it was Dean Jeremiah Milles of Exeter, President of the Society of Antiquaries, who first undertook archaeological fieldwork on Dartmoor barrows in 1752 on Mardon Down (Grinsell 1978, 87), and the literature of the early...

Mardon Down Stone Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Stone Circle, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Prehistory/views Dartmoor's stone circles are invariably situated in stunning locations. Arguably, Mardon Down Stone Circle provides the finest views. Positioned on top of an island of moorland in the north eastern section of the National Park, there are massive views from the stone circle to Dar...

Wooston Castle Hillfort, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Wooston Castle Hillfort, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Look at the location of Wooston Castle Hillfort on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see that it appears to occupy a strange site in woodland about half way up a valley wall in Fingle Woods (National Trust/Woodland Trust). Visit and you'll be rewarded with exceptional views...

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a number of amazing facts about the prehistory of Dartmoor National Park.* It has the greatest concentration of Bronze Age sites in Britain. It's home to the longest stone row in the world. It has 60% of England's stone rows. It's home to more than 5000 hut circles or ancient homes. Despit...

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

Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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....

Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a number of islands of open access moorland rising from surrounding farmland just south of the Teign Gorge and Fingle Woods in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. The largest is Mardon Down. At Mardon Down, two domes of moor are connected by a thin strip of land in whic...

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Teignhead Farm Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The North Teign River can be a formidable natural barrier preventing you from walking to Dartmoor's north plateau from the Chagford, Fernworthy Forest and Postbridge areas. Thankfully, there are a number of clapper bridges providing safe passage over the water. The most famous is Teign-e-ver Clapper...