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Avon Dam Reservoir Valley, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir Valley, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Avon rises on remote moorland and flows into the Avon Dam Reservoir. From there, beyond the dam wall, it cuts a stunning valley as it meanders down to the car parking area at Shipley Bridge. The stretch of valley between the dam and Shipley Bridge is exceptionally popular with wa...

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

There are some places on Dartmoor that are best avoided. Raybarrow Pool by Cosdon Hill on the north moor is a dangerous place. Down on the edge of the National Park's south plateau, Foxtor Mires is another. Said to have been the inspiration for Grimpen Mire in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of...

Red Lake Ford, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake Ford, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Each year, many people follow the path marked 'Abbot's Way' on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This path crosses Dartmoor's high south moor. Because so many rivers and streams rise on the high south moor, you have to ford these waterways when following the route. One of the most is...

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Marker Stone is visible on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map where the Two Moors Way meets the Abbot's Way near Red Lake China Clay Works on Dartmoor's south moor. It's very useful if you're following the Abbot's Way west and need to descend to Red Lake Ford. See our Photo Gallery...

Challacombe Down, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

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

If you go for a drink or bite to eat at The Warren House Inn on a clear day at the end of Autumn, you'll enjoy one of the best moorland views in Dartmoor National Park. Giant waves of rusty moorland roll east. The huge bulk of Hamel Down shapes the horizon. Challacombe Down hunkers down below. In ad...

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Wild daffodils Dunsford Wood Wild Daffodil Circular Walk.   Bluebells Bluebell Walks.   Wild flowers Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk.   Gardens Stone Lane Gardens and Sculpture Exhibition. The Garden House. Castle Drogo Gardens...

Kraps Ring Settlement, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Kraps Ring Settlement, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Ancient settlement in Bellever Forest near Postbridge Kraps Ring is the most impressive of the Bellever Settlements. We've postioned Kraps Ring on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.   Learning more about settlements on Dartmoor To learn more...

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote that 'Western Whitaburrow is generally referred to as Petre's Cross from the former existence on the cairn of a cross forming a bondmark of Sir William Petre's manor of Brent, where it abutted on the forest'. We've positioned Petre's Cross on Goo...

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

There are two White Barrows above the Avon Dam Reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor. Eastern White Barrow is an extraordinary shape. Western White Barrow is less remarkable. Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled) and the Red Lake Railway (Dismatled)/Puffing Billy Track run nearby. The latter is the route of th...

Crane Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crane Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

It's not the most inspiring place on Dartmoor but if you want to explore the National Park's south plateau then you're going to spend a lot of time skirting Crane Hill's flanks or wandering over its top. The River Plym rises here. The Abbot's Way arcs around its south west side. Ducks' Pool is on...

Dartmoor North To South Walk In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor North To South Walk In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

You can walk from Belstone near the northern border of Dartmoor down to Ivybridge on the southern border of the National Park in a day. Providing you don't get lost, it takes roughly twelve hours so you'll need to do it when there are sufficient daylight hours unless, of course, you want to walk by...

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

If possible, we'd recommend this walk on a bright autumn day (say, early October). The colours are exceptional. That said, we've walked it every month of the year and it's gorgeous any time the weather's behaving. Use the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map to help plan your walk in tandem with our...

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Goldsmith's Cross is one of a high number of crosses marking the route of the ancient Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route as shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Goldsmith's Cross is located just south of the infamous Foxtor Mires that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used as in...

Red Lake, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

On Dartmoor, a lake is a stream or brook. Red Lake is a small stream high on Dartmoor's south plateau through which many ancient and modern travel routes pass and around which there are a very high number of points of interest. We've positioned Red Lake on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite...

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Holwell Lawn is the most popular place to experience bluebells in Dartmoor National Park. On a sunny day, when the flowers are at their most vibrant and their intoxicatng smell pervades the moor, Holwell Lawn can get crowded. This circular walk takes you through the most popular area in addition to...