Things To Do near Shilley Pool

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Spinster's Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Spinster's Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

'Spinsters Rock [sic]. A Neolithic burial chamber erected around 3500-2500 B.C. This chamber probably contained many burials and would originally have been covered by a long earthen mound. The stones fell down in 1862 and were re-erected in the same year. Traditionally this monument was erected...

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Cullever Steps Pool is a small wild swimming pool on the East Okement River. It's just downstream of a river crossing point called Cullever Steps after which the pool is named. We've positioned Cullever Steps Pool on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

Belstone and West Cleave Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and West Cleave Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Use the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map in conjunction with our photographs and Google mapping. Start at the large car parking area on the northern side of Belstone village. Given the area's popularity, you're asked to park here as a visitor. Walk into the village and take the r...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Along with Haytor Rocks and Great Staple Tor, Watern is one of the most distinctive tors on Dartmoor. Thin strips of granite appear to have been carefully layered one on top of another and then sculpted to produce extraordinary shapes. The rocky outcrop is impressive. Its location even more so. O...

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Batworthy Corner, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We include Batworthy Corner on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a point of reference. If you are on holiday in the Chagford area, Batworthy Corner provides access to the high moor and a wealth of local prehistory. We usually drive to Batworthy Corner before heading out onto the moor from the Chagford are...

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're walking the Tarka Trail in Dartmoor National Park, you'll cross the wooden footbridge at Chapel Ford on the East Okement River at the upper end of West Cleave. The ford is just downstream of the footbridge. There's also a set of stepping stones. The Tarka Trail runs along the west bank mov...

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are a couple of sets of stepping stones in West Cleave along the East Okement Valley. One set is practical and runs along the side of the East Okement River in the middle of West Cleave. The other set is located in the upper section of West Cleave by Chapel Ford and its modern footbridge that...

Army Ring Road Walking and Cycling, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Army Ring Road Walking and Cycling, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A network of roads run around a section of Dartmoor's north moor. We cover the road and parking in our Okehampton Camp listing. Whilst Dartmoor walking purists avoid the network, it does provide an easy and safe way to get to high, remote moorland on foot or by mountain bike. We'd recommend walki...

Kestor Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're on holiday in the Chagford area of Dartmoor National Park and want to start exploring the high moors, we'd recommend following the narrow road that winds up to Batworthy Corner. As this road flattens out when it reaches the moors, you'll see a large granite outcrop to your left. This is Ke...

Kestor Rock and Middle Tor Rock Basins, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Rock and Middle Tor Rock Basins, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Across Dartmoor, you'll find plenty of basins worn into the flat granite surfaces of tors. These are referred to as rock basins. Some of the best examples can be found in the northern section of Chagford Common. They look like miniature paddling pools that have been carved and polished into the rock...

East Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The East Okement River rises by the army ring road on Okement Hill high on Dartmoor's north plateau. It flows north over Deep Ford and Henry's Ford to the popular crossing point Cullever Steps. Beyond a wild swimming pool, below Scarey Tor, the river cuts the beautiful East Okement Valley that runs...

Shovel Down Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Shovel Down Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The high moor above Chagford is packed with prehistoric attractions from stone circles to standing stones, stone rows to ancient settlements. There's a particularly impressive cluster of attractions on Shovel Down by the northern section of Chagford Common near Batworthy Corner. The Long Stone St...

East Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Okehampton is one of Dartmoor's gateway towns. It sits beneath the highest ground in the National Park. As clouds are blown across Cornwall, they hit this high ground and dump rain on the moors. The rain collects in rivers and flows downhill back towards the coast. The River Okement is one such wate...

Okehampton Camp to Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp to Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A long but easy yomp, the Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk takes advantage of army roads and tracks in the high moors of North Dartmoor. The views are spectacular, especially if you catch early or late evening light. First, the army train here so check if the ranges are open to the p...

Shovel Down Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Shovel Down Stone Rows, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are numerous stone rows running across a compact section of moorland on Shovel Down near Chagford. Some are very obvious double stone rows and can been seen from a long way off. Others consist of smaller stones obscured by tussocks and long grass. There's also evidence of stone rows no longer...