Things To Do near The Old Forge

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Manaton St Winifred Church, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton St Winifred Church, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

A local information board says of the church: 'The Church, dedicated to St Winifred, dates from the 15th century and is built in the perpendicular style of the period. Inside is a fine rood screen dating from about 1490 which, although restored, retains much of the original ornamentation'. Locate...

Hunter's Tor Hillfort, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hunter's Tor Hillfort, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map and you'll see the outline of an Iron Age hillfort next to the rocky outcrop Hunter's Tor. On the ground, these earthworks are heavily weathered and are best seen when the sun is low in the sky. Winter is a great time to explore the a...

Taw-Teign Link, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Taw-Teign Link, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Taw and Teign are rivers that rise on Dartmoor National Park's high north moor. On Dartmoor, each river is associated with a long-distance trail. The River Taw is the northernmost river and is associated with the Tarka Trail. The River Teign is the southernmost river and is associated with...

Fingle Woods Halls Cleave/Cod Wood Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Fingle Woods Halls Cleave/Cod Wood Circular Walk, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The woods around Fingle Bridge in the Teign Gorge (National Trust) can get relatively crowded. Head east into Fingle Woods (National Trust/Woodland Trust) and you'll find fewer walkers. This is especially the case in Halls Cleave and Cod Wood. However, these are remarkably beautiful places teeming w...

Manaton to Heaven's Gate via Hisley Bridge Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton to Heaven's Gate via Hisley Bridge Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This can be done as a walk or on horseback. Park in Manaton car park. Head north up the lane to the right of the village green and take the track and footpath to the right after approximately 100 metres, known locally as Slinkers Lane.* At the end end of the rocky path at Horsham, turn right on t...

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

Neadon Cleave, Horsham Cleave and Water Cleave, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Metheral Hill isn't on most people's list of hills and tors to visit in Dartmoor National Park. Located at the south eastern end of Taw Marsh in the northern section of the Park, Metheral is in the shadow of the impressive conical of Steeperton Tor. It's a shame people don't visit as...

Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Dartmoor's most famous deserted medieval settlement sits below Hound Tor towards the eastern side of the National Park. An English Heritage site, it attracts plenty of visitors and bus loads of school kids learning about Dartmoor's past. Clearly, it's not the only deserted medieval settlement on Dar...

Single Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Single Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Wray Cleave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Cleave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

On Dartmoor, a cleave is usually taken to mean a wooded valley. Wray Cleave is a section of the Wray Valley between Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh in the north eastern section of the National Park. We include it on Holiday in Dartmoor because there's usually a good bluebell showing in Spring....

Sittaford Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Sittaford Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

With the upper River Teign to the north and the East River Dart to the south, Fernworthy Forest to the east and the high moors to the west, Sittaford Tor is surrounded by beautiful natural features. Throw in the recently discovered Sittaford Stone Circle, the restored Grey Wethers Stone Circles,&...

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Wray Cleave Bluebell Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Cleave Bluebell Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Grab a copy of the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. Follow the Wray Valley south east of Moretonhampstead and you'll see Pepperdon Down above Steward Wood, Wray Barton and Wray Cleave. There's limited parking available at the top of Pepperdon Down along the side of the road. Start...

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Drive along the A30 that skirts the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see the unmistakable dome of Cosdon Hill topped by Cosdon Beacon. Further south, towards the heart of the National Park is the equally vast Hamel Down topped by a tor, barrows and its own beacon. The views fro...

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

It's possible to complete big, circular walks in many of Dartmoor's wooded valleys and gorges. The Dart Gorge Circular Walk is magnificent. The Teign Gorge Circular Walk is arguably the most popular in the National Park. The Bovey Valley Circular Walk takes in some of the most beautiful wooded lands...