Things To Do near Best Dartmoor Autumn Things To Do

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Moretonhampstead Public Art/Sculpture ('Dartmoor Flight'), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Public Art/Sculpture ('Dartmoor Flight'), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of the highlights of Moretonhampstead is its public art/sculptures. From a sparrowhawk to Dartmoor ponies, barn owl to relief panels, the town is full of creative goodness. These beautiful works were created by a group of artists lead by Roger Dean as part of a project called 'Dartmoor Flig...

Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A beautiful, tranquil walk to the east of Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is known for its granite tors and high moorland. The National Park is also home to stunning valleys and gorges. Much less well known are its many reservoirs. The beautiful Tottiford, Trenchford and Kennick reservoirs are lo...

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

At the top of Moretonhampstead high street, in a refurbished bus depot, is a super collection of vintage vehicles. There are about '90 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles from pre-1920s to the 1990s'. We've positioned Moretonh...

Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Penny Simpson Ceramics, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Towards the top of Moretonhampstead high street is Penny Simpson's showroom where you can buy exquisite handmade tableware. We've positioned Penny Simpson Ceramics on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

Dartmoor Giant Chair, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Giant Chair, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

[Sadly, Dartmoor Giant Chair is no longer on Dartmoor. This listing provides information about its creation, placement on Dartmoor and current location.] 'If you look west through the wrought iron gate' in The Manor Garden at Cranborne Estate in Dorset, 'you will see a wild flower garde...

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Approx halfway up the Bovey Tracey to Haytor road keep an eye out for this excellent farm shop that stocks a wide range of local produce including meat, vegetables, cheeses, cakes, jams. The sizeable and inviting cafe, which includes an outdoor seating area, is run by very friendly and helpful staff...

Dartmoor Giant Ladder, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Giant Ladder, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

At the end of 2017, in a Dartmoor valley running down to Widecombe-in-the-Moor, a giant ladder appeared in the place where the Dartmoor Giant Chair used to be. The chair was created in 2006 by Henry Brudenell-Bruce and was eventually removed in 2010 after Dartmoor National Park Authority iss...

Shaptor Woods, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Shaptor Woods, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Shaptor Wood is a chaotic, boulder strewn wood cloaking a valley wall as it tapers down towards Bovey Tracey on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. In the upper section of the wood is Shaptor Rock with its massive views across the National Park and South Devon. Shaptor Down is the oak...

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool (Outdoor), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool (Outdoor), Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of a number of open air swimming pools in the towns that fringe the eastern side of Dartmoor, Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool is situated next to the main car park at the top of the high street. Whilst it's heated by solar power, Dartmoor takes a wee while to warm up after the cold winters so...

Shaptor Rock, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Shaptor Rock, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Shaptor Rock is well known in the Dartmoor climbing community. You'll often see people bouldering on its chunky rock face with padded mats on the woodland floor below. For walkers, the views from the top of Shaptor Rock are exceptional. To the west and north west are the National Park's high moors....

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Haytor Rocks beauty spot Haytor Rocks is Dartmoor's most popular tor. It's also the National Park's most popular beauty spot. Situated on the east flank of the moor, Haytor Rocks overlooks stunning South Devon countryside and coast. The Rock Inn is located in the village below this famous to...

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

At present, Dartmoor has three National Park Visitor Centres. The largest and most impressive is up in Princetown. Next is Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre with its special display relating to Dartmoor's rich prehistory. The smallest is at the foot of the hill that rises to Haytor Rock...

Kennick Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Kennick Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Largest of three reservoirs near the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick reservoirs 'lie within Dartmoor National Park. Created between 1861 and 1903 these beautiful lakes, along with Fernworthy, supply the Torbay area with the highest quality dri...

Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor (East Dartmoor) are two of the most popular and visited tors in Dartmoor National Park. Haytor Rocks is located on Haytor Down. Hound Tor is located on Houndtor Down. Becka Brook divides them. A new granite footbridge and a much older clapper bridge span the brook and enab...

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If possible, we'd recommend this walk on a bright autumn day (say, early October). The colours are exceptional. That said, we've walked it every month of the year and it's gorgeous any time the weather's behaving. Use the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map to help plan your walk in tandem with our...