Things To Do near Mel Pool

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Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There's a display cabinet in Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre which contains a replica of the Hameldon Dagger or Hamel Down Dagger. The display reads: 'Hameldon dagger. In 1872 the original dagger was found with a burial of burnt human bones in a cairn or barrow at Hameldon. It cons...

Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Start at one of the car parking areas by Bonehill Rocks. These are not marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map but are clearly visible on Google's satellite imagery. Follow the track that runs around the western flank of Bonehill Down. There are super views back down the East W...

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Swincombe and Strane River (having been fed by Nun's Cross Brook) meet at the eastern end of Foxtor Mires near the beginning of the old Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel). Just before they meet, there are two fords spanning each waterway. After a spell of dry weather, the ford across th...

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The name Black Lane Peat Pass suggests a tidy, sunken road with high, black peat walls offering easy passage through difficult terrain. Whilst this might once have been the case, and there are still such peat passes on the north moor, if you walk Black Lane Peat Pass today you'll expe...

Green Hill, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Green Hill, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The highest ground of Green Hill is at one end of the longest stone row in the world. If it weren't for this stone row, there would be very little reason to wander over its very shallow dome of moorland. The ground is boggy and tussocky and it's remote and surrounded by some tricky mires....

Villages of Dartmoor Driving Tour/Road Trip, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Villages of Dartmoor Driving Tour/Road Trip, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Dartmoor is small so you can cover a lot of places in a day Dartmoor's a relatively small place. You can walk north to south or east to west in a (long) day. If you want to tour Dartmoor National Park by car then you'll be able to explore its villages and beauty spots with relative ease. There ar...

Bellever Stone Rows (Lakehead Hill Stone Rows), Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Stone Rows (Lakehead Hill Stone Rows), Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor Visit the Dartmoor prehistory exhibition on the top floor of Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre and you'll read that '60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor and a third of all stone rows in the UK and Bri...

Bellever Cairn Circles and Cists, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Cairn Circles and Cists, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre We'd recommend visiting Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre before exploring Bellever's prehistory. Whilst the second floor Dartmoor prehistory exhibition covers all aspects of the area's distance past, there's a section concentrating on the 'la...

Bellever Prehistory Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Prehistory Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre Start at the Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre across the road from the famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. There's plenty of parking outside the visitor centre. Before you walk, head into the visitor centre and pop upstairs to see the excelle...

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...

Honeybag Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Honeybag Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Honeybag Tor is the northernmost rocky outcrop in a line of tors running roughly north/south on Bonehill Down. Located close to Widecombe-in-the-Moor and separated from the vast bulk of Hamel Down by the East Webburn River Valley, Honeybag Tor is 445 metres above sea level and provides magnificent v...

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...

Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

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

This is arguably the most distinctive barrow in Dartmoor National Park. Many barrows are larger. None has such an exaggerated shape. The views from the top are immense. It's also relatively easy to get to. We've positioned Eastern White Barrow on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

Avon Dam Reservoir Circular Walk, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

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

This circular walk takes in a beautiful river valley, one of Dartmoor's most stunning reservoir settings and high moorland. It also includes a short stretch of the Abbot's Way as marked on Ordnance Survey maps. Highly recommended if you want to explore the south eastern corner of Dartmoor Natio...