Things To Do near Best Dartmoor Rainy Day Things To Do

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Cosdon Beacon, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Cosdon Beacon is a huge cairn and trig point 550 metres above sea level at the highest point on Cosdon Hill. We've positioned Cosdon Beacon on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Read our Cosdon Hill listing for directions. Cosdon is one of a number of b...

White Hill and White Hill Settlement, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

White Hill and White Hill Settlement, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Marked White Hill on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, and Big Whit Hill on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map, when visiting, this hill appears to be an extension of the much larger, and higher, Cosdon Hill. For example, as you approach White Hill across...

Black Tor (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Some of Dartmoor's most striking tors are situated above the National Park's many river valleys and cleaves. Black Tor is a fine example. Black Tor is a series of rocky outcrops located above Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve in the Upper West Okement Valley. We've positioned Black Tor on...

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Where the A30 Devon/Cornwall road meets the A386 is Prewley Moor. Given its location, Prewley Moor provides superb access to Dartmoor's high moorland. In addition, the Granite Way cuts across the moor and the long distance walking routes the West Devon Way, Two Castles Trail and Dartmoor Way run bet...

Taw-Teign Link, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Taw-Teign Link, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Taw and Teign are rivers that rise on Dartmoor National Park's high north moor. On Dartmoor, each river is associated with a long-distance trail. The River Taw is the northernmost river and is associated with the Tarka Trail. The River Teign is the southernmost river and is associated with...

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

King's Arms, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

King's Arms, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Beautiful location Dartmoor has many beautiful villages. Some, like Widecombe-in-the-Moor, are very well known. Others, like South Zeal, are less well known. It's a shame because South Zeal is in a remarkable location and surrounded by visitor attractions. The King's Arms...

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

National Nature Reserve on a bank of the West Okement River as it flows into Meldon Reservoir in the north west of Dartmoor National Park. The Reserve was featured in the BBC’s 2010 programme 'Secret Britain’ and is home to rare, high altitude oak woodland. There’s an information board on t...

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Fordsland Ledge is a large strip of moorland covered with clitter occupying ground between High Willhays and the West Okement River. Whilst we include it on Holiday in Dartmoor as a point of reference, Fordsland Ledge provides stunning views of Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, the Upper We...

Market Cross, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Market Cross, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

According to the 'Guide to St Andrew's Church, South Tawton and Chapel of St Mary, South Zeal Devon', 'the 14th century cross is considered one of the finest in Devon, and is Grade II listed, as is the chapel'. In addition, a local information board states that 'the tall 14th/15th century cross s...

St Mary's Chapel, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

St Mary's Chapel, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A local information board states that the 'Chapel is thought to have been a Guild Chapel that fell into disrepair at the Reformation. The bell turret is late 14th/15th century. The whole building was rebuilt in the early 18th century and housed a school until it reverted to a place of worship i...

Oxenham Arms, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Oxenham Arms, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Extraordinary pub and village below high moor An extraordinary pub, restaurant and hotel in the heart of a wonderful medieval village located between the high moor and National Park boundary, the Oxenham Arms is surrounded by some top Dartmoor visitor attractions and points of interest. Built aro...

Sourton Tors Ice Works, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Sourton Tors Ice Works, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walk the moorland around Sourton Tors when the sun is low in Winter or at the end of the day and earthworks like a sheet of corrugated iron are particularly noticeable. These earthworks were part of Sourton Ice Works or the Ice Pits. The Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery describes this venture in...

Church House, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park

Church House, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

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

South Tawton St Andrew's Church, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...