Things To Do near Shilley Pool

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Higher Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

A broad ridge of moorland runs from the west side of Belstone from Watchet Hill all the way up to Oke Tor and Steeperton Gorge. The top of the ridge is lined with tors. Some, like Belstone Tors and Oke Tor, are a series of outcrops. Others are isolated collections of granite. On the ground this make...

Best Belstone Walks, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Best Belstone Walks, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Belstone Belstone is one of the best places from which to walk in Dartmoor National Park. Located on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor, Belstone offers access to many of Dartmoor's most beautiful tors and hills. In addition, you can walk several stunning wooded valleys and explore some top prehis...

Rustor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Rustor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Unusually for a Dartmoor tor, Rustor has its name carved into its granite. A small outcrop between Belstone Tors/Higher Tor and Oke Tor, its flat top makes it a nice spot for a picnic. The views across the north moor are superb. We've positioned Rustor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite'...

Belstone Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, Belstone Common is marked as moorland between the River Taw and East Okement River covering Watchet Hill and Belstone Tors. 'Holiday in Dartmoor' is a practical guide to the National Park so our emphasis here is access points to the moor....

The Belstone Ring Cross, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

The Belstone Ring Cross, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

'Holiday in Dartmoor' is part of a network of UK travel sites. Whilst gathering content for these sites, we've been photographing and researching South West England for over a decade. During this time, we've seen a large number of ancient crosses in, or near, churches. The Belstone Ring Cross is a f...

Belstone Church, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Church, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many Dartmoor churches dominate their surroundings. Widecombe-in-the-Moor's 'Cathedral of the Moor' is the most obvious example. Moretonhampstead St Andrew's Church rises high above its moorland gateway town. Manaton St Winifred Church is visible from miles around. Belstone Church, however, is tucke...

The Tors Inn, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

The Tors Inn, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking pub Dartmoor has some great 'walking pubs'. Up on the high moor is The Warren House Inn. In the east of the Park is Widecombe-in-the-Moor's The Old Inn. Belstone's The Tors Inn is superbly situated for those wanting to explore Dartmoor National Park's north plateau and then relax with a p...

Best Dartmoor Pubs, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

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

(Pictured the Ring of Bells Inn in North Bovey) Award-winning pubs on Dartmoor The Rugglestone Inn near Widecombe in the Moor was voted one of the best UK country pubs in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. The Rugglestone Inn is in the east section of Dartmoor. Also try The Treby Arm...

Wallabrook Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Wallabrook Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walla Brook is a narrow stream that flows from Dartmoor's north plateau to join the North Teign River by Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge. Walla Brook rises below Hangingstone Hill, passes between Watern Tor and Wild Tor before cutting across a wide area of boggy moorland. Just before it meets the Nort...

Gidleigh Park (North/South Park), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Park (North/South Park), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Gidleigh Park Hotel is widely recognised as being one of the best hotels in the UK. It's located in beautiful, wooded landscape on the fringe of the high moors near the Dartmoor National Park gateway town Chagford. The woodland is called Gidleigh Park and a section of the Mariners' Way runs through...

Scorhill Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Scorhill Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the edge of Dartmoor's north moor, overlooking the beautiful Scorhill Gorge, is the small rocky outcrop Scorhill Tor. Located on Scorhill Down near Scorhill Stone Circle, the tor provides exceptional views of Kestor Rock to the south east and the National Park's north plateau to the west. Members...

Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In the south west corner of the UK, on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) in Cornwall, is a prehistoric monument called the Men-an-Tol. We've photographed it for other UK travels sites we run such as PictureTheUK. There's a wonderful description of the Men-an-Tol in William Bot...

Steeperton Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Some Dartmoor tors, like Hound Tor and Great Staple Tor, attract huge numbers of visitors owing to their extraordinary granite structures. Vast rocky outcrops, these tors are well known, and much photographed, shapes in the landscape. Other equally impressive tors lack the outcrops but occupy sublim...

Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's most photographed clapper bridges are very easily accessible. Coach loads of tourists cross the road from the Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre to walk the famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. There's a big car park by the ruined Dartmeet Clapper Bridge. Whilst photo...

Watchet Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Watchet Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A high number of hills fringe Dartmoor's north moor. Cosdon Hill is the biggest. East Hill is the furthest north. Between them is the superbly located Watchet Hill by the village Belstone. If you're going to spend time exploring Dartmoor's high ground, it's likely you'll cross Watchet Hill at som...