Things To Do near South Zeal

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Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Tolmen Stone on the North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In the south west corner of the UK, on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) in Cornwall, is a prehistoric monument called the Men-an-Tol. We've photographed it for other UK travels sites we run such as PictureTheUK. There's a wonderful description of the Men-an-Tol in William Bot...

Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teign-e-ver Clapper Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's most photographed clapper bridges are very easily accessible. Coach loads of tourists cross the road from the Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre to walk the famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. There's a big car park by the ruined Dartmeet Clapper Bridge. Whilst photo...

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Family attraction Just off the main road, in a courtyard by Okehampton Tourism Information Centre, the Museum of Dartmoor Life is arranged on three floors. In our opinion, it's a superb local museum exploring the geology, prehistory and history of Dartmoor National Park. We'd recommend a visit...

Best Dartmoor Rainy Day Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Rainy Day Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are plenty of things to do on, and around, Dartmoor when it rains. We list ideas below by theme. When it's raining hard, head indoors. If it's light rain there are still plenty of things to experience outdoors. Browse the list and photo gallery for inspiration.   Muse...

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Milfordleigh Wood (National Trust), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor is home to some of the National Trust's best Westcountry properties such as Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge. Collectively, these properties pull in huge numbers of visitors. However, there are also smaller National Trust properties and chunks of land that are less well visited. To our knowle...

Leigh Bridge Stepping Stones/Milfordleigh Wood Stepping Stones, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Leigh Bridge Stepping Stones/Milfordleigh Wood Stepping Stones, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are various clapper bridges and sets of stepping stones you can use to cross the North Teign River, South Teign River and the upper section of the River Teign after its two tributaries converge. At Leigh, on the North Teign River just before it meets the South Teign River, is a set of stone...

Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you're visiting English Heritage's Okehampton Castle then we'd recommend a walk in Okehampton Old Town Park Local Nature Reserve afterwards. There's access via the car park by the castle. Salmon can be seen in the West Okement River.  Note that the Two Castles Trail and the West Devon Way...

North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

North Teign River, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Teign is one of Dartmoor's great rivers. It rises in two places on the National Park's north moor. The North Teign Head is located between two of the highest points on Dartmoor. The South Teign Head is located on lower ground by the western boundary of Fernworthy Forest. From these headwaters, t...

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Family attraction Okehampton Castle is an English Heritage property located on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. The castle is situated near the only two mountains in southern England. To visit, head for Okehampton. Once you are in the town, the castle is well signposted. We've...

West Mill Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

West Mill Tor is an impressive rocky outcrop on the fringe of Dartmoor's north plateau close to the north border of the National Park. In the shadow of Dartmoor's highest ground at Yes Tor and High Willhays, West Mill Tor is just south of the British Army's Okehampton Camp. We've positioned West Mil...

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Round Pound, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Chagford is a gateway town to Dartmoor's north plateau and its high moors. A narrow road rises west of Chagford to the northern section of Chagford Common at Batworthy Corner. This section of Chagford Common and Shovel Down are known for their prehistoric attractions such as stone rows and standing...

Kestor Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Settlements and Field System, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Spend time walking in the northern section of Chagford Common and you'll see plenty of people heading up to Kestor Rock or wandering across to see the Shovel Down Stone Rows. Others strike out across the common on their way to high north plateau around Wild Tor and Watern Tor. Few explore the settle...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Along with Haytor Rocks and Great Staple Tor, Watern is one of the most distinctive tors on Dartmoor. Thin strips of granite appear to have been carefully layered one on top of another and then sculpted to produce extraordinary shapes. The rocky outcrop is impressive. Its location even more so. O...

West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

From Okehampton, follow the signs to Okehampton Camp. The views down to Okehampton, Okehampton Castle and North Cornwall/Mid & North Devon are impressive if you have clean light. At Okehampton Camp, cross the cattle grid and turn hard right. The road leads to West Mill Tor with Yes Tor behind. Pa...

East Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...