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Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Sourton is a small village on the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Sourton Down is a nearby area of countryside where the A30 passes over the A386. Dartmoor's highest ground at Yes Tor and High Willhays is visible from the down. On the night of the 25th April 1643, this was the locati...

East Mill Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

East Mill Tor is a series of rocky outcrops on a broad spur of moorland shaped by the East Okement River and Black-a-ven Brook. When you're walking Dartmoor's north moor, East Mill Tor can appear a little isolated. Walkers tend to follow the army roads east and west of the tor on their way to higher...

Taw Plain and Taw Marsh, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Taw Plain and Taw Marsh, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking/Dartmoor's highest ground This walk takes in Dartmoor's highest points High Willhays and Yes Tor, a National Nature Reserve and a stunning river valley.   Start at Meldon Reservoir Start at the car park by Meldon Reservoir. Climb the steps by the public toilets, turn le...

The Trafalgar Way, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

The Trafalgar Way, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

The Devonshire Inn, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

The Devonshire Inn, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

North Dartmoor Situated just up the road from the National Trust's Finch Foundry and at the tail of Belstone Cleave, The Devonshire Inn is also by the Tarka Trail and at the foot of Dartmoor's north moor. Add local riding stables and two of the most stunning prehistoric sites in the National Park...

Two Museums Walk, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Two Museums Walk, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Finch Foundry is a National Trust property and museum in the Dartmoor village Sticklepath. The Museum of Dartmoor Life is a museum in the National Park gateway town Okehampton. This walk links the two. The route fringes Dartmoor's north moor and runs close to the National Park's northern border....

Finch Foundry (National Trust), Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Finch Foundry (National Trust), Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Family attraction Finch Foundry is a National Trust property on the north border of Dartmoor National Park. Located between the National Trust's Castle Drogo and English Heritage's Okehampton Castle, it's easy to overlook Finch Foundry which is a great shame as it's a fascinating place in a very...

The Taw River Inn, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

The Taw River Inn, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

River Taw and North Dartmoor The River Taw flows from Dartmoor's north moor to the village Belstone. It curls into Belstone Cleave on its way to Sticklepath where you'll find The Taw River Inn. This area of Dartmoor is packed with things to do and see. The Taw River Inn is a great place to refuel...

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

Army Ring Road Walking and Cycling, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Oke Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Oke Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Splendid rocky outcrop south of Belstone. There's a great circular walk from this moorland village to Oke Tor that we highly recommend. Good for wild camping too. The River Taw flows through the low ground here and across the valley to the east is Cosdon Hill (Cawsand Hill). From O...

Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a number of mountain biking routes and a very popular family-friendly multiuse trail on the north west and western side of Dartmoor National Park. You can slog up the flank of the north moor on the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) to the high ground or complete the stunnin...

High Willhays, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

High Willhays, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor's highest ground is in the north west section of the National Park. Near Okehampton, the moors rise to a broad ridgeline on which are two tors. The most impressive tor at the northern end of the ridgeline is called Yes Tor. At the southern end is Dartmoor's highest summit High Willhays. The...

Shelstone Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Shelstone Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Some of Dartmoor's most beautiful tors are either far from towns and villages or tucked away in less well known areas of moorland. Shelstone Tor is an example of the latter. Located near the north western border of Dartmoor National Park where the Upper West Okement Valley meets Meldon Reservoir,...

Cosdon Hill (Cawsand Hill), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon Hill (Cawsand Hill), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Cosdon Hill, or Cawsand Hill, is one of the most recognisable natural features in Dartmoor. Its huge, shallow dome dominates the northern border of the National Park and is visible from miles around. You'll see Cosdon from the Haytor Rocks area in the eastern section of the Park and from the Yes Tor...