Things To Do near Belstone

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Belstone Cleave and Skaigh Woods Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Cleave and Skaigh Woods Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walking/views Start at the car parking area at the entrance to Belstone (by Brenamoor Common). Wander through the village to Belstone Great Green. Cosdon Hill is the vast dome of moorland to the south east. Belstone Cleave is the beautiful wooded valley running east. Stand facing Belstone Clea...

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ivy Tor Water, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Ivy Tor Water is a small stream running off the north flank of Cosdon Hill into the River Taw in Belstone Cleave. We include Ivy Tor Water on Holiday in Dartmoor as a reference point for finding Ivy Tor. You also cross Ivy Tor Water on routes taking you around Cosdon Hill or up to its summit at Cosd...

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Stepping Stones, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are a couple of sets of stepping stones in West Cleave along the East Okement Valley. One set is practical and runs along the side of the East Okement River in the middle of West Cleave. The other set is located in the upper section of West Cleave by Chapel Ford and its modern footbridge that...

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're walking the Tarka Trail in Dartmoor National Park, you'll cross the wooden footbridge at Chapel Ford on the East Okement River at the upper end of West Cleave. The ford is just downstream of the footbridge. There's also a set of stepping stones. The Tarka Trail runs along the west bank mov...

East Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The East Okement River rises by the army ring road on Okement Hill high on Dartmoor's north plateau. It flows north over Deep Ford and Henry's Ford to the popular crossing point Cullever Steps. Beyond a wild swimming pool, below Scarey Tor, the river cuts the beautiful East Okement Valley that runs...

West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

West Cleave is one of Dartmoor's many beautiful woodland valleys. West Cleave Tor, or West Cleave Rocks, is a rocky outcrop on the eastern lip of the cleave. We've positioned West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

East Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Okehampton is one of Dartmoor's gateway towns. It sits beneath the highest ground in the National Park. As clouds are blown across Cornwall, they hit this high ground and dump rain on the moors. The rain collects in rivers and flows downhill back towards the coast. The River Okement is one such wate...

West Cleave, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Many Dartmoor valleys, gorges and cleaves are well known and much visited. The Teign Gorge by the National Trust's Castle Drogo and Lustleigh Cleave between the villages Lustleigh and Manaton can get very busy. Other valleys, gorges and cleaves are less well known and tend to be visited by Dartmoor...

Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Below the hamlet Skaigh, in the middle of the valley cut by the River Taw between Belstone and Sticklepath, is Skaigh Woods Tarka Bridge. The bridge is named after Henry Williamson's 'Tarka the Otter' and is on the Tarka Trail. It's called Tarka Bridge because a short excerpt taken from Will...

Moor Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Moor Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Moor Brook rises near West Mill Tor on Dartmoor's north plateau. It flows down to Okehampton Camp on its way to Lower Halstock. The brook tumbles through Halstock Wood and meets the East Okement River at West Cleave in the East Okement Valley. This last stretch of Moor Brook is stunning. We've po...

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

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

Snow on Dartmoor We've photographed snow on Dartmoor between the months of December and March. Some years have seen very heavy snowfall. Others have been patchy. These are our favourite places to experience snow on Dartmoor. We've chosen places that are usually accessible even after a p...

Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Roman Chair, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Roman Chair, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his work 'High Dartmoor', the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery writes: 'On the north slope of the hill, a little below the Iron Age fort and surrounded by furze bushes of great height, is a small unrecorded outcrop presenting the appearance of a huge stone chair. John Hodge [a local farmer] was tol...

Ashbury Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ashbury Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Ashbury Tor isn't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map which is a shame as the views from the top of its outcrops are wonderful, especially if you like a mix of wooded valley and high moorland. We've positioned Ashbury Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting...

East Hill Hillfort, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

East Hill Hillfort, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

By the north border of Dartmoor National Park, at the northernmost point of the moor where the land sweeps down to Okehampton and the Mid Devon countryside, is a spur of land above the place where the East Okement River meets the smaller Moor Brook. Marked as a 'Settlement' on the Ordnance Survey Ex...