Things To Do near Best Dartmoor Summer Things To Do

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Belstone to Rowtor Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone to Rowtor Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Fine walk that helps you explore the north west border of the Park. Stunning views of the high stuff and mid-Devon. On clear days, Exmoor rises to the north. Start at Belstone. Follow the road that leads due south from the village onto Belstone Common and then head west to the Nine Maidens Stone...

Longstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Longstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Stand at Meldon Reservoir Dam looking south west at Dartmoor's highest ground and you'll see a shoulder of moorland in front of you. This is Longstone Hill. A grass path climbs steeply from the dam to the broad, flat summit of the hill. From there, very obvious army tracks lead you up to...

Scarey Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Scarey Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Scarey Tor is a small rocky outcrop near Cullever Steps and Cullever Steps Pool on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. The East Okement River flows fast in the valley below the tor. The Nine Maidens Stone Circle and Tarka Trail are nearby. The tor offers superb views of West Cleave, Mid Devon and Exm...

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Cullever Steps Pool is a small wild swimming pool on the East Okement River. It's just downstream of a river crossing point called Cullever Steps after which the pool is named. We've positioned Cullever Steps Pool on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

Dartmoor Cycling, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Cycling, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This listing is intended as an introduction to cycling in, and around, Dartmoor National Park. For detail, we'd recommend buying a copy of Harvey British Mountain Map's 'Dartmoor and the surrounding area for cyclists for off-road cycling and cycle touring'.   Family Cycling Routes 1. G...

Cullever Steps, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The highest ground in southern England rises in Dartmoor National Park. It rains. As a consequence, many of South West England's most famous rivers have their headwaters on this high ground and then flow down to the coast. Clearly, these rivers need to be crossed. Whilst Dartmoor's striking...

Tarka Trail in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Tarka Trail in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Tarka Trail, named after Henry Williamson's novel 'Tarka the Otter', is a circular 180 mile long distance footpath running from North Devon down to the fringe of North Dartmoor. The team behind this website live in the north east and east sections of Dartmoor. We tend to describe routes start...

Okehampton Common, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Common, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

According to Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), 'common land covers about 37% of the Dartmoor National Park'. Okehampton Common covers the high ground above Okehampton in the north western section of the National Park. Roughly speaking, Okehampton Common runs from Okehampton Camp past Yes Tor...

West Mill Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Mill Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

West Mill Tor is an impressive rocky outcrop on the fringe of Dartmoor's north plateau close to the north border of the National Park. In the shadow of Dartmoor's highest ground at Yes Tor and High Willhays, West Mill Tor is just south of the British Army's Okehampton Camp. We've positioned West Mil...

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Nine Maidens is a stone circle on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor just south west of the village Belstone.   Recommended route to The Nine Maidens Stone Circle for the first time To visit, start from the car parking area at the entrance to Belstone. Wander towards...

Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Beautiful reservoir in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park Meldon Reservoir, or Meldon, is a local Dartmoor beauty spot in the north west section of the National Park. The reservoir sits below Yes Tor and High Willhays which are the only two mountains in southern England....

Watchet Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Watchet Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A high number of hills fringe Dartmoor's north moor. Cosdon Hill is the biggest. East Hill is the furthest north. Between them is the superbly located Watchet Hill by the village Belstone. If you're going to spend time exploring Dartmoor's high ground, it's likely you'll cross Watchet Hill at som...

West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

From Okehampton, follow the signs to Okehampton Camp. The views down to Okehampton, Okehampton Castle and North Cornwall/Mid & North Devon are impressive if you have clean light. At Okehampton Camp, cross the cattle grid and turn hard right. The road leads to West Mill Tor with Yes Tor behind. Pa...

Belstone Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, Belstone Common is marked as moorland between the River Taw and East Okement River covering Watchet Hill and Belstone Tors. 'Holiday in Dartmoor' is a practical guide to the National Park so our emphasis here is access points to the moor....

Okehampton Camp to Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp to Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A long but easy yomp, the Okement Hill and Steeperton Tor Circular Walk takes advantage of army roads and tracks in the high moors of North Dartmoor. The views are spectacular, especially if you catch early or late evening light. First, the army train here so check if the ranges are open to the p...