Things To Do near Best Dartmoor Summer 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...

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...

Lyd Head, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lyd Head, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Lyd rises between Corn Ridge and Woodcock Hill in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park. It's boggy, flat terrain best avoided unless you're walking after a long period of dry weather. From its headwaters, the River Lyd flows past Great Nodden to the footbridge and stepping s...

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...

Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Small outcrop above the south west wall of the Upper West Okement Valley. It's situated in a potentially very boggy part of Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Walking up there after a period of heavy rain is an unpleasant experience. Sandy Ford crosses the West Okement River below. Ten Tors teams refer t...

Sandy Ford (Upper West Okement Valley), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Crossing Dartmoor's major rivers can be difficult. Thankfully, there are plenty of granite bridges, wooden bridges, modern suspension bridges, clapper bridges, stepping stones and fords to help you cross these waterways. Sandy Ford enables you to cross the upper section of the West Okement River nea...

Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

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

The Granite Way crosses the impressive Lake Viaduct near Bearslake Inn. A path runs down from the Granite Way and up from Bearslake Inn to the foot of Lake Down. Deep Valley is cut by a stream on the down. It's a wonderful sight and paths climb steeply to the King Way, Sourton Tors and Rattlebr...

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...

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...

Lints Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

A number of Dartmoor tors stand proud at the head of a valley. The most obvious, and impressive, is Steeperton Tor at the southern end of Taw Plain. Another is Lints Tor at the top of the Upper West Okement Valley. Study the area around Lints Tor on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' ma...

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...

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

We include Coombe Down as a point of reference. The King Way and Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) run across the down. It rises to Corn Ridge to the north east. To the north and north west it runs into Lake Down which drops down to Lake Viaduct. The Granite Way runs over the viaduct. A track...

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...

Gren Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Gren Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Along with its neighbour Hunt Tor, Gren Tor is a small outcrop located on boggy moorland by the headwaters of the River Lyd. Like Hunt Tor, it's easily accessible from the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused). We've positioned Gren Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to se...

East Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Okement flows from Okehampton to meet the River Torridge north of Hatherleigh in Mid Devon. The River Okement rises in two places on Dartmoor's north moor. The West Okement River has its headwaters up by Cranmere Pool. The East Okement River rises on a flank of Okement Hill by th...