Things To Do near South Zeal

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Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Many of Dartmoor's tors attract huge numbers of visitors. Others, like Ladybrook Tor, are off the beaten track and passed on route from one area of the National Park to another. Ladybrook Tor is a relatively short walk from the moorland village Belstone. We'd recommend visiting for the views of B...

River Taw, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

River Taw, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

For anyone who loves the poetry of Ted Hughes, the River Taw should be a very special place. Near Taw Head, where the river rises, is a simple granite memorial stone to the Poet Laureate. Sunk into a mound on the west bank of the river, a visit to the memorial stone on a walk from Belstone is a grea...

Belstone Great Green, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Great Green, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a car park on the right as you enter Belstone. Walk from this car park towards The Tors Inn and Belstone Church and you'll see a small village green with stocks to the left. There are two roads. Follow the left hand road and you come to a pub garden and a large grassy area that drops steeply...

Best Belstone Walks, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Best Belstone Walks, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Belstone Belstone is one of the best places from which to walk in Dartmoor National Park. Located on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor, Belstone offers access to many of Dartmoor's most beautiful tors and hills. In addition, you can walk several stunning wooded valleys and explore some top prehis...

The Tors Inn, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

The Tors Inn, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Walking pub Dartmoor has some great 'walking pubs'. Up on the high moor is The Warren House Inn. In the east of the Park is Widecombe-in-the-Moor's The Old Inn. Belstone's The Tors Inn is superbly situated for those wanting to explore Dartmoor National Park's north plateau and then relax with a p...

Best Dartmoor Pubs, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Pubs, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

(Pictured the Ring of Bells Inn in North Bovey) Award-winning pubs on Dartmoor The Rugglestone Inn near Widecombe in the Moor was voted one of the best UK country pubs in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. The Rugglestone Inn is in the east section of Dartmoor. Also try The Treby Arm...

The Belstone Ring Cross, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

The Belstone Ring Cross, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

'Holiday in Dartmoor' is part of a network of UK travel sites. Whilst gathering content for these sites, we've been photographing and researching South West England for over a decade. During this time, we've seen a large number of ancient crosses in, or near, churches. The Belstone Ring Cross is a f...

Belstone Church, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Many Dartmoor churches dominate their surroundings. Widecombe-in-the-Moor's 'Cathedral of the Moor' is the most obvious example. Moretonhampstead St Andrew's Church rises high above its moorland gateway town. Manaton St Winifred Church is visible from miles around. Belstone Church, however, is tucke...

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

According to the 'Church of St Mary the Virgin Throwleigh' guide, 'the first recorded rector was in 1248, but most of the present church dates from the 15th and 16th centuries'. On the edge of Dartmoor's high north moor, the church is close to Shilstone Tor and the vast bulk of Cosdon Hill which is...

Shilstone Tor, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Shilstone Tor, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Shilstone Tor is a small, rocky outcrop above a narrow moorland road that skirts the north east side of Dartmoor's north moor. There's parking for a handful of vehicles below this tor.* It's a great place from which to wander up to Cosdon Hill and Beacon and then the National Park's north plateau...

Shilstone Tor, Cosdon Beacon and Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row Circular Walk, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Shilstone Tor, Cosdon Beacon and Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row Circular Walk, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Start at Shilstone Tor by the village Throwleigh on the edge of the high north moor. We've positioned a marker on the accompanying Google map to locate this. There's limited parking by the tor. A road runs along the border of the moor and farmland. If you cannot park by Shilstone Tor, there are...

White Hill and White Hill Settlement, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

White Hill and White Hill Settlement, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Marked White Hill on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, and Big Whit Hill on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map, when visiting, this hill appears to be an extension of the much larger, and higher, Cosdon Hill. For example, as you approach White Hill across...

Raybarrow Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Raybarrow Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Avoid. Dartmoor's a great National Park for young kids. Its highest ground is easily accessible and its landscape provides few real problems if you're properly prepared. There are, however, a few places that are genuinely dangerous. We'd place Raybarrow Pool at the top of the list. We've posit...

Watchet Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Watchet Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Belstone Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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....