Things To Do near The Old Forge

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Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We include Gidleigh Common as a point of reference. People usually cross the common on their way to other places of interest in the National Park. For example, Scorhill Down and its famous stone circle are just south of Gidleigh Common. You also cross the common to walk up to White Moor Stone Circle...

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

At the top of Moretonhampstead high street, in a refurbished bus depot, is a super collection of vintage vehicles. There are about '90 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s'. We've positioned Moretonh...

Prestonbury Castle Hillfort, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park

Prestonbury Castle Hillfort, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are four 'castles' in the Teign Gorge/Fingle Woods area of Dartmoor National Park. The National Trust's Castle Drogo guards the mouth of the gorge. South of the River Teign, overlooking Drogo, is the Iron Age hillfort Cranbrook Castle. Downstream, towering above the Dartmoor beauty spot Fingle...

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool (Outdoor), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool (Outdoor), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of a number of open air swimming pools in the towns that fringe the eastern side of Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool is situated next to the main car park at the top of the high street. Whilst it's heated by solar power, Dartmoor takes a wee while to warm up after the cold winters so...

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are many stone rows and circles on the moors above Chagford. Some, like Scorhill Stone Circle and The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, are well known and much visited. Others, like Fernworthy Stone Circle, are less well frequented because they are a little harder to find. Buttern Hill Stone Circle...

Best Day Trips From Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Day Trips From Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor is a great base from which to explore Devon and Cornwall. The A30/A38 provide great access to the region's most popular destinations. Best day trips from Dartmoor include:   Exeter Visit Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Museum (Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery) and...

Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Towards the top of Moretonhampstead high street is Penny Simpson's showroom where you can buy exquisite handmade tableware. We've positioned Penny Simpson Ceramics on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

Dartmoor Way Walking Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Way Walking Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Dartmoor Way's one of Devon's long distance footpaths. About 90m/140km in length, it's a circular walk that takes in many of the National Park's major towns. If you look at a summary map of Dartmoor, the footpath runs around the outskirts of the west and north and east of the Park. It cuts ac...

Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see a path marked as a broken green line running north of Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Down. On older Ordnance Survey maps, this is marked as part of the Dartmoor Way Walking Route. In Spring, when the wild flowers are out, the...

Shapley Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

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

Some Dartmoor tors are big and dramatic stacks of granite that command the surrounding landscape. Others are small and rather unassuming. Shapley Tor is among the latter. A scatter of granite towards the top of Shapley Common, it's one of those tors you tend to pass through on your way to another...

Bluebell Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Bluebell Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Best places to see bluebells on Dartmoor The below recommendations are all linked to Google maps but we'd suggest you refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail. If we had to choose a couple of places to see bluebells, we'd pick East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk up on...

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

North Bovey St John's Church, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

North Bovey Cross, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

North Bovey Cross, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Bovey rises on the edge of Dartmoor's high moorland and arcs past the luxury hotel Bovey Castle and North Bovey village before cutting the stunning Bovey Valley as it flows to Bovey Tracey. Beyond the National Park border, it meets the River Teign where the combined river runs east to...

Ring of Bells Inn, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Ring of Bells Inn, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Perfect Dartmoor village pub Bovey Castle is one of Dartmoor's most impressive hotels. Nearby North Bovey is one of the National Park's most pretty villages. Around the village green are numerous beautiful buildings including the Ring of Bells Inn. It's a stunning countryside setting on the...