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Best Dartmoor Autumn Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Autumn Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

For many, the period between September and December* is the best time to holiday in Dartmoor. Clean light, cooler conditions and remarkable autumnal colours make it an ideal time to explore the National Park. We've listed some of the best things to do in autumn below.   Gorges and va...

Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The broad ridge that runs along the top of Lustleigh Cleave provides some of the best valley views in Dartmoor National Park. At the north west end of the ridge, when open access moorland drops steeply into farmland, is Hunter's Tor. The view opens out over North Bovey and the luxury hotel Bovey Cas...

Hunter's Tor Hillfort, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hunter's Tor Hillfort, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map and you'll see the outline of an Iron Age hillfort next to the rocky outcrop Hunter's Tor. On the ground, these earthworks are heavily weathered and are best seen when the sun is low in the sky. Winter is a great time to explore the a...

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (1), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (1), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walk Dartmoor's many wooded valleys and it can be difficult to find a viewpoint. Given how beautiful these places are, this can be an immensely frustrating experience. Thankfully, in Lustleigh Cleave, there is a line of rocky outcrops high up the north valley wall. Some of these outcrops, such as Sh...

Lustleigh Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many of Devon's most famous rivers rise on the high moors and flow down to the coast. On their way, they cut numerous stunning wooded valley and cleaves* on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park. Lustleigh Cleave, in the east of the Park between the pretty village of Manaton and Lustleigh is a stunn...

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (2), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (2), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Read the listing for Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (1). It describes the first lookout over Lustleigh Cleave. It also provides directions. From Lookout Rock (1), as mentioned in that listing, you can follow a faint track a few minutes east to a second rocky outcrop to which we refer as Lookout Ro...

Clam Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Clam Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Bovey cuts a beautiful valley between Foxworthy Bridge and Drakeford Bridge. Lustleigh Cleave dominates the upper section of the valley. Houndtor Wood and Hisley Wood are beautiful downstream. Towards the middle of the valley, next to a modern, wooden footbridge is Clam Bridge. Fenced off...

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Lustleigh Cleave and Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Lustleigh Cleave and Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Some of the best valley views in Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is fringed by stunning steep-sided wooded valleys. Lustleigh Cleave is one of the best. Located at the upper end of the Bovey Valley, Lustleigh Cleave offers some of the best valley views in the national park. This walk takes you...

Harton Chest (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Harton Chest (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Harton Chest is a well known viewing point high up in Lustleigh Cleave. It's a collection of huge rocks that jut out of surrounding woodland. Exposed, there are big drops so this experience is not for those with a fear of heights. The Bovey Valley opens out far below. The views are huge and remarkab...

Manaton Old Road, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton Old Road, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A road climbs from Bovey Tracey and the National Trust's Parke Estate to Trendlebere Down. From there, it continues to Becky Falls Woodland Park, Water/Freeland and Manaton. At the bottom of Trendlebere Down there's a byway open to all traffic that runs through Houndtor Wood to Water/Freelan...

Figgie Daniel, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Figgie Daniel, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Bowerman's Nose is, arguably, the most famous stack of granite in Dartmoor National Park. It rises from a jumble of rock at the north west side of Hayne Down. Hayne Down is one of a number of islands of moorland surrounded by farmland and fields near the main mass of Dartmoor's high moo...

Anthony Trollope and Dartmoor, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Anthony Trollope and Dartmoor, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his autobiography, Anthony Trollope wrote of Dartmoor: The prettiest scenery in all England is 'on the southern and south-eastern skirts of Dartmoor, where the rivers Dart, and Avon, and Teign form themselves, and where the broken moor is half-cultivated, and the wild-looking fields are half-m...

Houndtor Wood, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Houndtor Wood, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Houndtor Wood is part of the Bovey Valley Woodlands which, in turn, are part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. Houndtor Wood is situated at the bottom of Trendlebere Down near Manaton. The River Bovey and Becka Brook run through the wood. Between them is Houndtor Ridge. Manaton Old Ro...

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Once, there was a giant chair but, sadly, they took it down. You'll still find plenty of other quirky sights and names across the moors. There are exquisite sculptures dotted around the landscape and in the towns and plenty of weird rock structures. Many of the ponies are remarkably small, some o...

Easdon Hill, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Easdon Hill, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Easdon Down is, roughly speaking, a circular island of moorland. It rises to a broad, flat ridge. Easdon Tor and Whooping Rock are to the west of the ridge. The granite stack of Figgie Daniel is to the east. The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map marks the east side as Easdon Hill. As such...