Things To Do near Manaton

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Sharpitor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor) and Nut Crackers, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Sharpitor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor) and Nut Crackers, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Lustleigh Cleave is one of the most beautiful sections of wooded valley in Dartmoor National Park. Its broad ridge is lined with rocky outcrops and tors. At the north west end of the ridge is Hunter's Tor. Towards the south east end are Sharpitor and the logan stone called Nut Crackers. In his 'G...

Whooping Rock, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Whooping Rock, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Explore the moors and coastline of South West England and you'll come across plenty of 'whooping' or 'hooting' rocks. Some are associated with fantastic stories. Our favourite is the 'Hooting Cairn' on The Land's End Peninsula/The Penwith Peninsula of West Cornwall which you can read about in R...

Easdon Tor, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

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

Easdon Tor is a superb rocky outcrop on an island of moorland towards the east of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by farmland and fields, cut off from the mass of Dartmoor's high moor, it's relatively isolated and offers magnificent views of North and East Dartmoor. The popular villages North Bov...

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of Dartmoor's most impressive and popular tors One of Dartmoor's most impressive and popular tors, Hound Tor is a collection of rocky outcrops in the eastern section of the national park close to both Haytor Rocks and the village Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Note that there is another Hound...

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Heathercombe is known for its gardens which are open to the general public on select days through the year. See Heathercombe's website for further information. We provide an external link. A section of the Two Moors Way and the Mariners' Way pass through Heathercombe. Another path climbs through...

Easdon Down, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

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

Much of Dartmoor's high moorland consists of large landmasses. The National Park's north moor and south moor are the best examples. There are many islands of moorland cut off from these masses. Towards the east of Dartmoor, Hayne Down and Easdon Down are examples. For directions, refer to our Eas...

Houndtor Wood Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

There's a good, stone bridge on the Manaton Old Road in the heart of Houndtor Wood. Use the bridge to cross Becka Brook. We've positioned Houndtor Wood Bridge on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Becka Brook flows into the River Bovey near Hisley Bridge. Yo...

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Explore Dartmoor and you'll encounter a high number of abandoned sites dating from the medieval period. The most famous is English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement. A hamlet, Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement consists of eleven buildings including longhou...

Bowerman's Nose, Hound Tor and Medieval Village Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Hound Tor and Medieval Village Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Park at Manaton near the church. Head back across the main road and down a narrow lane. A path cuts right over a field towards Hayne Down. Continue up onto open moorland. Bowerman's Nose is to the right near the end of the ridge. Head back to the path that crosses the ridge and follow it down to...

Lustleigh Cleave Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Tors/rocky outcrops, the beautiful River Bovey and ancient woodland Along with the Teign Gorge Circular Walk and Dart Gorge Circular Walk, this is one of the finest walks in Dartmoor's many valleys, cleaves and gorges. You'll experience Dartmoor's famous tors/rocky outcrops, the beautiful Ri...

Greator Rocks, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Greator Rocks, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Houndtor Down is packed with points on interest. Hound Tor is one of Dartmoor's most popular rocky outcrops. Beyond its south east side is English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement. South of Hound Tor and the settlement is Holwell Lawn which is known for its astonishing bl...

East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

England's first National Nature Reserve*, the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve consists of parts of the Bovey Valley, Trendlebere Down and Yarner Wood. We've positioned the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Fo...

Becka Brook, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becka Brook, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Becka Brook rises in the Emsworthy area by Hemsworthy Gate between Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor. It flows below Holwell Tor where a new granite footbridge provides dry crossing where you once had to wade across at a ford. The brook then cuts a beautiful valley between Greator Rocks...

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Between the cairn on Black Hill and Smallacombe Rocks are a number of rocky outcrops running from the flat top of the hill down the flank of moorland towards a public footpath and then Becka Brook. These rocky outcrops are marked Hole Rock on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The...

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

For a National Park with a reputation for being bleak, it's unsurprising that there are a couple of Black Hills on Dartmoor. The remote, rough-cut Black Hill on the north plateau is covered with a thick layer of peat and deserves its name. The Black Hill near Manaton, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey...