Things To Do near Mel Pool

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Erme Pound, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pound, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

A pound is an enclosure or space surrounded by a wall. The Erme is a river flowing from Dartmoor's south moor down to the South Devon coast. Erme Pound is an enclosure in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor reasonably close to the headwaters, or start, of the River Erme. In his book 'High Dartmoor...

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row is a short stone row just south east of Erme Pound by Hook Lake. If it weren't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it would be difficult to find when exploring the area. The stones are small and obscured by long, moorland grass. We've po...

Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Haytor Rocks is arguably Dartmoor's most famous and visited tor. It's located on Haytor Down which is home to a large number of other rocky outcrops. Saddle Tor is close to the B3387 and its car parking areas and always seems to have people wandering over and around it. Holwell Tor is frequently vis...

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Erme Pits, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pits, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Follow the path marked Abbot's Way on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map from either the east or west and you'll cross the heart of Dartmoor's south plateau. Where the Abbot's Way crosses Erme Head Ford by Erme Head are a number of very deep pits known as Erme Pits. These are the...

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Avon is one of England's iconic rivers. It flows from Dartmoor's high south moor down to the South Devon coast at Bantham, Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island. Where river meets sea is one of the most photographed areas of coastline in the country. It's an exceptionally beautiful place and we'...

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Black Tor rises above the car parking area at Shipley Bridge. The rocky outcrops are situated at the southern end of what we call the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley. The views up that valley to the dam and reservoir from Black Tor are wonderful. We've positioned Black Tor on Google maps. Zoom in on th...

Hamel Down RAF Memorial, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down RAF Memorial, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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....

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

At present, Dartmoor has three National Park Visitor Centres. The largest and most impressive is up in Princetown. Next is Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre with its special display relating to Dartmoor's rich prehistory. The smallest is at the foot of the hill that rises to Haytor Rock...

Great Gnats Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Great Gnats Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This is one for the Dartmoor enthusiast. On the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, there's not much else around the cairn. We've positioned Great Gnats Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, we'd recommend following the footpath marked Abbo...

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of places named 'warren'. For example, in the south west section of the National Park, Hentor Warren, Ditsworthy Warren, Willings Walls Warren, Legistor Warren and Trowlesworthy Warren are names given to moorland on either side of the River P...

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Haytor Rocks is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. The rocks rise from Haytor Down which is peppered with disused quarries and crossed by an old tramway on which granite was transported from the moors down to Stover Canal and then to the coast at Teignmouth from where the rock was...

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

Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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....

Erme Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Famous South Devon rivers such as the Plym, Avon, Yealm and Erme rise in the heart of Dartmoor's south plateau. The Erme takes the longest and most dramatic route across the moor to Ivybridge and then down to the South Devon coast at Erme Mouth between Wonwell Beach and Meadowsfoot Beach. It's also...