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Shilstone Tor, Cosdon Beacon and Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row Circular Walk, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Shilstone Tor, Cosdon Beacon and Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row Circular Walk, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Start at Shilstone Tor by the village Throwleigh on the edge of the high north moor. We've positioned a marker on the accompanying Google map to locate this. There's limited parking by the tor. A road runs along the border of the moor and farmland. If you cannot park by Shilstone Tor, there are...

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

A memorial to the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in December 2011. More appropriately, another memorial was helicoptered onto the high moors of Dartmoor National Park a decade before. It's a simple granite stone sunk into a mound close to the head of the...

Great Nodden, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Nodden, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Great Nodden bulges out of the moor on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. Its east side drops very steeply down to the River Lyd. Its west side curves more gently to the trackbed of the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) and the King Way. Grass paths rise to the top of Great Nodden pro...

Green Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Green Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Green Tor is situated by the headwaters of Rattle Brook and Green Tor Water on the flank of Amicombe Hill in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. The tor overlooks Bleak House which was once part of Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused). The huge and impressive Great Links Tor is nearby. De...

Bleak House, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Bleak House, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

According to the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery in 'High Dartmoor': 'The peat-works are situated at the bottle-neck of the mire ... When the works first gave promise of financial success and the railway from Bridestowe was built in 1879, the manager was provided with a house eight hundred yards down...

Little Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Little Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Little Links Tor is a small rocky outcrop a short walk to the west of Great Links Tor on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned Little Links Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. See our Great Links Tor listing for directions. From...

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

There are many stone rows and circles on the moors above Chagford. Some, like Scorhill Stone Circle and The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, are well known and much visited. Others, like Fernworthy Stone Circle, are less well frequented because they are a little harder to find. Buttern Hill Stone Circle...

Great Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

This is one of the most dramatic and impressive tors on Dartmoor. It dominates the western flank of the National Park and is visible from miles around. Essential Dartmoor visiting, the views from Great Links Tor are exceptional. We've positioned Great Links Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'S...

Southerly Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Southerly Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Southerly Down provides access from the Granite Way to the high moor near the western boundary of Dartmoor National Park. Coombe Down is to the north east. Great Nodden is to the east and south east. King Wall, the King Way and a section of the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) run across the...

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

According to the 'Church of St Mary the Virgin Throwleigh' guide, 'the first recorded rector was in 1248, but most of the present church dates from the 15th and 16th centuries'. On the edge of Dartmoor's high north moor, the church is close to Shilstone Tor and the vast bulk of Cosdon Hill which is...

Higher Dunna Goat, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Dunna Goat, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Higher Dunna Goat and Lower Dunna Goat are two small rocky outcrops near Great Links Tor on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. See our Lower Dunna Goat listing for more information. We've positioned Higher Dunna Goat on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its locatio...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 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...

Lower Dunna Goat, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lower Dunna Goat, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

One of a pair of small rocky outcrops overlooking Rattle Brook, Lower Dunna Goat is situated between Great Links Tor and Bleak House in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. Higher Dunna Goat is a very short walk away to the north. Both tors are on the edge of the interior of Dartmoor's nor...

Great Kneeset, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Great Kneeset, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Great Kneeset is on the western edge of a large, boggy moorland plateau in the northern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's topped by granite outcrops and, for its location, is relatively easily accessible from the north via the army ring road and Dinger Tor. We've positioned Great Kneeset on...

Amicombe Hill, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Amicombe Hill, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Dartmoor specialises in vast, shallow domed hills that stretch for miles across high moorland. Amicombe Hill is one of the biggest and potentially boggiest. It's not a destination in its own right. You tend to cross, or skirt, it to visit places such as Fur Tor, Great Kneeset and Black Ridge Peat Pa...