Things To Do near Mel Pool

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Dartmeet Stepping Stones, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmeet Stepping Stones, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the River Dart or Double Dart. At Dartmeet, a bridge spans the East River Dart next to a ruined clapper bridge. To cross the West River Dart here, you need to walk across an arc of stepping stones. Whilst these stepping stones p...

East Dart River, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

East Dart River, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The East Dart River rises at East Dart Head on Dartmoor's high north plateau. For much of the year, it's a boggy area that's unpleasant to walk around. It becomes much more accessible after periods of dry and windy weather and is very much worth visiting. The famous Dartmoor letterbox Cranmere Pool...

Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is a superb long distance walk between Buckfast Abbey on the east border of Dartmoor National Park and Tavistock Abbey on the west. Monks once followed routes across the moors to visit the local abbeys and priory which is why it's called the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. The Buc...

Dinna Clerks Longhouse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Dinna Clerks Longhouse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor is known for its longhouses. Higher Uppacott is a superb example of an extant longhouse. The ruined medieval village at Hound Tor is famous for its medieval longhouse foundations. We include the lesser known Dinna Clerks because it's a great excuse to encourage you to visit one of Sout...

Holne Moor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne Moor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Holne is a village on Dartmoor. Holne Moor is an area of moorland above the village on the National Park's south moor. It's very popular with walkers, fringes the amazing Dart Gorge and is packed with points of interest. We've positioned Holne Moor on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setti...

Huccaby Stepping Stones/Huccaby Steps, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Huccaby Stepping Stones/Huccaby Steps, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you locate Dartmeet on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see a green path crossing the West Dart River running to/from the Combestone Tor area. This is the location of Dartmeet Stepping Stones. Follow the West River Dart upstream as it bows towards Hexworthy and Huccaby and...

Hexworthy Bridge, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Hexworthy Bridge, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Hexworthy is a hamlet located at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor. The West Dart River flows by Hexworthy on its way to meet the East Dart River at Dartmeet. There are numerous sets of stepping stones on this stretch of the West Dart River. The safest crossing point is the pretty Hexworthy Bridge....

Babeny Farm Riding Stables, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Babeny Farm Riding Stables, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

For an introduction to horse riding in Dartmoor National Park, please read our Dartmoor Horse Riding listing. Situated at the end of a Dartmoor lane in picturesque countryside north of Dartmeet. The horses range from cobs to thoroughbreds and are fully capable of dealing with a variety of terr...

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

An information board on site reads that 'this is the site of a deserted medieval settlement known today as Hutholes. Within an area of just under an acre lie the remains of six buildings dating to the 13th and 14th centuries A.D.' We've positioned Hutholes on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satell...

The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

High moor, rivers and stepping stones The Forest Inn sits at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor. The West Dart River flows below on its way to meet the East Dart River at Dartmeet. Numerous sets of stepping stones span the rivers here. The extraordinary Dart Gorge is to the east. The Forest Inn is...

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A section of the Two Moors Way runs along the spine of Hamel Down and then descends to Dunstone Down and Bittleford Down before moorland meets a mosaic of small fields. At the southern end of this moorland, where Dunstone Down merges into Bittleford Down, is Wind Tor. It's one of Dartmoor's flat out...

Skir Ford Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Skir Ford Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Skir Ford Cross is one of the many wonderful stone crosses waymarking the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route across Dartmoor's National Park's south moor. The cross takes its name from nearby ford which is on the north side of Skir Hill. We've positioned Skir Ford Cross on Google maps...

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many Dartmoor locals think the views from Buckland Beacon are the best in the National Park. Most views this big and special take a lot of effort to get to. Buckland Beacon is very easily accessible and a simple stroll from car parking areas along the nearby road. The Oxford English Dictionary de...

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking/attraction/views There are plenty of slabs of rock on Dartmoor into which verses and names have been carved. From the Heath Stone to the Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Datuidoc's Stone to the Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, these carved stones tell fascinating stories. The most impressive, however...

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Views from tors North. Belstone Tors and Tors End and Higher Tor to Dartmoor's high north moor. East. Rippon Tor to Haytor Rocks. Blackingstone Rock across the hills of north east Dartmoor to the high north moor. South. Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor). West. Great Links Tor dow...