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Golden Dagger Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Golden Dagger Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The area south of the B3212 near The Warren House Inn was heavily mined in past centuries. The local landscape is shaped, in part, by the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine, the Headland Tin Mine, Bushdown Mine and the Golden Dagger Tin Mine. The wonderfully named Golden Dagger Tin Mine is the furthest sout...

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Bovey rises on the edge of Dartmoor's high moorland and arcs past the luxury hotel Bovey Castle and North Bovey village before cutting the stunning Bovey Valley as it flows to Bovey Tracey. Beyond the National Park border, it meets the River Teign where the combined river runs east to...

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Education and Visitor Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Education and Visitor Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park is known for its moorland ponies. Take a holiday in Dartmoor and it's difficult not to see ponies grazing or wandering the moors. These ponies come in a huge variety of colours, shapes and sizes. This variety can be confusing. A trip to the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Educati...

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a number of places on Dartmoor that attract lots of visitors. The Haytor Rocks area, for example, is packed in the holiday season. Burrator Reservoir can turn into a car park on sunny summer weekends. The Warren House Inn area is another busy spot. Southern England's highest pub, The...

Parke Estate (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Parke Estate (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Parke is a country park on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Whilst it has always been a beautiful place in its own right, lots of attractions have been added to Parke in recent years to turn it into a leisure destination. There's the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Education and Visitor Ce...

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The B3212 rises gently from Moretonhampstead past the Miniature Pony Centre and the luxury Bovey Castle Hotel to the high moors. Where the road meets moor, above Lettaford, is a popular viewpoint. There's a spacious car park, ice cream van in the holiday season and you can usually find ponies in the...

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, 'Jan Reynolds once entered into a compact with a stranger, who turned out to be the Prince of Darkness, and failing to keep it became his victim. Seven years after the meeting Jan was discovered indulging in a nap in Widecombe Church on a Sunday...

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Exeter has a superb museum. In its medieval section is a model of a house with toy animals at one end and living space at the other. The model is popular with children and is a great introduction to a Devon longhouse. There are dozens of these longhouses in and around Dartmoor National Park. The...

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of places named 'warren'. For example, in the south west section of the National Park, Hentor Warren, Ditsworthy Warren, Willings Walls Warren, Legistor Warren and Trowlesworthy Warren are names given to moorland on either side of the River P...

Wray Cleave Bluebell Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Cleave Bluebell Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Grab a copy of the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. Follow the Wray Valley south east of Moretonhampstead and you'll see Pepperdon Down above Steward Wood, Wray Barton and Wray Cleave. There's limited parking available at the top of Pepperdon Down along the side of the road. Start...

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Moretonhampstead & South Devon Railway ran from Moretonhampstead through Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey to Newton Abbot. Opened in 1866, the line was closed to passengers in 1959. The stretch between Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey is being turned into a multi-use trail called the Wray Valley Trai...

Wray Cleave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Cleave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

On Dartmoor, a cleave is usually taken to mean a wooded valley. Wray Cleave is a section of the Wray Valley between Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh in the north eastern section of the National Park. We include it on Holiday in Dartmoor because there's usually a good bluebell showing in Spring....

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Family attraction A Dartmoor highlight for young children, The Miniature Pony Centre's just south west of Moretonhampstead on the B3212 which cuts across the National Park. As the name suggests, the Centre's home to miniature ponies. Some, especially the foals, are unbelievably cute. There's a...

Bennett's Cross, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Bennett's Cross, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Bennett's Cross is one of Dartmoor's most famous and easily accessible stone crosses.   Recommended route to Bennett's Cross for the first time Located by the side of the B3212 near the Warren House Inn, there are a number of parking areas along the road from which one can walk to the...

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Spitchwick beauty spot and the Dart Gorge Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common) is an exceptionally popular local Dartmoor beauty spot known for its wild swimming and picnics. It sits at the east end of the stunning Dart Gorge which is known for its great walks and views. Both Spitchwick an...