Things To Do near Shilley Pool

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The Trafalgar Way, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

The Trafalgar Way, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Trafalgar Way is a long distance path running between Falmouth, Cornwall and London. The path follows the route taken by Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere who delivered news of victory at the Battle of Trafalgar to the Admiralty in London. In and around Dartmoor, moving west to east, the Traf...

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Metheral Hill isn't on most people's list of hills and tors to visit in Dartmoor National Park. Located at the south eastern end of Taw Marsh in the northern section of the Park, Metheral is in the shadow of the impressive conical of Steeperton Tor. It's a shame people don't visit as...

Seven Stars Inn, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park

Seven Stars Inn, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a cluster of pretty villages up by the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. South Tawton is one of them. At the heart of the village, across the square from South Tawton St Andrew's Church and the magnificent Church House, is the Seven Stars Inn. 'Holiday in Dartmoor' helps visitors...

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Ivy Tor Water is a small stream running off the north flank of Cosdon Hill into the River Taw in Belstone Cleave. We include Ivy Tor Water on Holiday in Dartmoor as a reference point for finding Ivy Tor. You also cross Ivy Tor Water on routes taking you around Cosdon Hill or up to its summit at Cosd...

Church House, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park

Church House, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In the middle of Dartmoor's most famous village, next to the 'Cathedral of the Moor', is the National Trust's Sextons Cottage and Church House. It's a beautiful and popular building. Up by the northern border of the National Park is the even more impressive South Tawton Church House. Ac...

Hound Tor (North Dartmoor), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor (North Dartmoor), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Over in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, not far from Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor, are the mighty stacks of granite that form Hound Tor. This is one of the most well known and visited tors in Dartmoor. Up on the high north plateau, between Cosdon Hill and Wild Tor, is a much...

South Tawton St Andrew's Church, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park

South Tawton St Andrew's Church, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Drive the A30 across the top of Dartmoor from Devon towards Cornwall and you'll see a tall, beautiful church tower against the backdrop of the vast Cosdon Hill. This is South Tawton St Andrew's Church. We've positioned the church on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see...

Gidleigh Castle (Landmark Only), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Castle (Landmark Only), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

An information leaflet from the church next door to the castle reads: 'Gidleigh Castle dates from about 1324 and was built over an earlier castle by William le Prouz, a powerful knight and overlord in the district. It was never a true castle in the military sense, but rather a fortified manor hou...

Belstone and Cosdon Hill/Beacon Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Cosdon Hill/Beacon Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Cosdon Hill is a vast dome of moorland near the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. Given its size, there are plenty of walks and circular walks to the beacon and its summit and around its flanks. This walk starts at the village Belstone and takes you to the top of the hill before dropping do...

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The north and eastern fringes of Dartmoor's north moor are lined with villages and hamlets and their churches. Moving clockwise, the towers of Belstone, South Tawton, Throwleigh and then Gidleigh churches rise against the backdrop of high moorland. Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church is...

Lady Brook, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Lady Brook, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Lady Brook rises on the western flank of Cosdon Hill and flows across the moorland plateau Queenie Meads before dropping steeply down to join the River Taw near Belstone and Belstone Cleave. Near its source are the remains of extensive tin mining activity. Where the moorland drops steeply down the T...

Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Below the hamlet Skaigh, in the middle of the valley cut by the River Taw between Belstone and Sticklepath, is Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge. The bridge is named after Henry Williamson's 'Tarka the Otter' and is on the Tarka Trail. It's called Tarka Bridge because a short excerpt taken from Will...

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Common, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Taw Plain and Taw Marsh, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Taw Plain and Taw Marsh, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Walk south from Belstone village and you come to a vast natural ampitheatre of moorland, river and rock. This is Taw Plain. At the southern end of the plain rises the conical Steeperton Tor. Two arms of high ground embrace the flat river plain. The high ground to the west is formed by Belstone Tor a...

Ivy Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In winter, if you stand on Belstone Great Green and look east along the gorgeous Belstone Cleave, you'll see a rocky outcrop jutting out of the trees on the right hand side, or southern wall, of the wooded valley. This is Ivy Tor. It rises from the south bank of the River Taw next to a steep moorlan...