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Seven Stars Inn, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park

Seven Stars Inn, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There's a cluster of pretty villages up by the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. South Tawton is one of them. At the heart of the village, across the square from South Tawton St Andrew's Church and the magnificent Church House, is the Seven Stars Inn. 'Holiday in Dartmoor' helps visitors...

Two Castles Trail, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Castles Trail, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

To the east of the walk is Okehampton Castle. To the west is Launceston Castle. These are the two castles in the trail's name. Running east to west, it's the first section of the trail that lies in Dartmoor National Park. This section shares the route of the West Devon Way from central Okehamp...

Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park has the highest concentration of stone rows in the UK. Information boards in the excellent Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre state that 60% of England's stone rows and 'a third of all stone rows in the UK and Brittany are on Dartmoor'.* Most of these are single or double...

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

By Dartmoor standards, this is a small gorge. Unlike the Dart Gorge, Teign Gorge or Lydford Gorge which have been cut by wide, powerful waterways, Steeperton Gorge is situated pretty far upstream on Dartmoor's north plateau. The River Taw rises on the high, boggy ground around Hangingstone Hill and...

Ramsley Mine and Ramsley Mine Chimney, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Ramsley Mine and Ramsley Mine Chimney, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Ramsley Mine and Ramsley Mine Chimney rise above South Zeal near the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. They're located on Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common. Copper was mined here from the 1850s to 1909. A local information board reads 'when the turnpike bypassing [South Zeal] was...

Corn Ridge, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Corn Ridge, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

South of Meldon Reservoir, high above the West Okement River as it flows past the Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, is Corn Ridge. It’s an impressive site from High Willhays or Black Tor. To walk Corn Ridge, we’d recommend parking at Meldon Reservoir and heading south west to Sourton...

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Upper West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The West Okement is a river that rises on Dartmoor's north plateau by the National Park's famous Cranmere Pool. From this river head, the water flows swift and clear around the north slope of Great Kneeset to Kneeset Foot. This remote and boggy area is at the top of a stunning, steep-sided valley to...

Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Ramsley is a cluster of houses and a farm on the edge of the village South Zeal. Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common overlook the village and provide stunning views south west to Cosdon Hill. There's parking on the eastern side of Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common. It's also on the Taw-Teign Link...

Sourton Tors, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Sourton is a small village on the A386 road that skirts the western side of Dartmoor National Park's high moors. Sourton Tors are a collection of rocky outcrops that rise on steps of moorland above the village. The number of outcrops and the fact that they are dispersed across steps of moorl...

Branscombe's Loaf (and Cheese), Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Branscombe's Loaf (and Cheese), Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In her work 'The Outline of Dartmoor's Story', Sylvia Sayer tells the story of Bishop Bronescombe and his loaf: 'Bishop Bronescombe often travelled on the Moor himself ... [He] was a great character and well known to his flock, who loved to tell stories of his doings as they sat around their peat...

Steeperton Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Little Hound Tor, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Little Hound Tor, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

As the name suggests, Little Hound Tor is a small, rocky outcrop near Hound Tor to the south of Cosdon Hill and Cosdon Beacon. Little Hound Tor offers exceptional views of Dartmoor's high north plateau and the gentler, rolling hills of the eastern section of the National Park. We've positioned Littl...

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

An army ring road pushes out from Okehampton Camp on Dartmoor's north moor. On the ground, this army ring road is in fact a network of roads and tracks that provide easy access to remote moorland. At the south western extent of this ring road is Dinger Tor. It's a small rocky outcrop overlooking a l...

Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

According to The Church of England's 'A Church Near You' site, Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church 'was dedicated in honour of St. Thomas a Becket in the 14th Century by descendants of two knights who had taken part in the murder of Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury Cathedral in 117...

The Highwayman Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

The Highwayman Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Britain's most unusual inn The Highwayman Inn bills itself as Britain's most unusual inn. The eccentric interior is packed with artefacts and curiosities. The Highwayman Inn is highly recommended if you're looking for something (very) different.   Sourton The A30 skirts the northern...