Things To Do near Belstone

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Longstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Longstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Stand at Meldon Reservoir Dam looking south west at Dartmoor's highest ground and you'll see a shoulder of moorland in front of you. This is Longstone Hill. A grass path climbs steeply from the dam to the broad, flat summit of the hill. From there, very obvious army tracks lead you up to...

Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

High above the West Okement River, spanning the West Okement Valley, is Meldon Viaduct. Part of the Granite Way, there are superb views of the wooded valley below and the high moors to the east and south east. Meldon Reservoir is to the south. In the area, we'd recommend the Yes Tor and High Will...

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor's Highest Points Circular Walk (High Willhays/Yes Tor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking/Dartmoor's highest ground This walk takes in Dartmoor's highest points High Willhays and Yes Tor, a National Nature Reserve and a stunning river valley.   Start at Meldon Reservoir Start at the car park by Meldon Reservoir. Climb the steps by the public toilets, turn le...

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

Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Meldon Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Note that you are not allowed to wild swim here. A local information board reads: 'Meldon Pool is an old, and now flooded, limestone quarry. The site was worked from the mid 19th century to produce agricultural lime; several 18th century quarries can also be seen on the east side of the river....

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...

High Willhays, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

High Willhays, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor's highest ground is in the north west section of the National Park. Near Okehampton, the moors rise to a broad ridgeline on which are two tors. The most impressive tor at the northern end of the ridgeline is called Yes Tor. At the southern end is Dartmoor's highest summit High Willhays. The...

Wild Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Wild Tor is at the centre of a cluster of remarkable tors and hills on Dartmoor's north plateau. As a consequence, you tend to see groups of walkers, mountain bikers, runners and horse riders pass by Wild Tor as they progress to other destinations within the National Park. Situated on a broad r...

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill Stone Circle, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are many stone rows and circles on the moors above Chagford. Some, like Scorhill Stone Circle and The Grey Wethers Stone Circles, are well known and much visited. Others, like Fernworthy Stone Circle, are less well frequented because they are a little harder to find. Buttern Hill Stone Circle...

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Granite Way is an 11 miles or 18 kilometres multi-use recreation route running between Okehampton and Lydford on the north west fringe of Dartmoor National Park. The Granite Way was fully opened at the beginning of 2014*. The entire route is now off-road so it's ideal for family bike trips in th...

Buttern Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Buttern Hill is one of a number of unremarkable domed hills on the edge of the National Park's north moor. There are hut circles, cairns and a chambered cairn on this stretch of moorland. To its west, in a shallow valley, is Buttern Hill Stone Circle. Most people pass Buttern Hill as they walk be...

Okement Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okement Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Okement Hill is remote, high moorland in the northern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's relatively easy to get to. At the southern end of the army ring road, you can walk or mountain bike up the hill using the safe, solid rough road. Okement Hill is known for its disused army observation point...

Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Beautiful reservoir in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park Meldon Reservoir, or Meldon, is a local Dartmoor beauty spot in the north west section of the National Park. The reservoir sits below Yes Tor and High Willhays which are the only two mountains in southern England....

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

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

An army ring road pushes out from Okehampton Camp on Dartmoor's north moor. On the ground, this army ring road is in fact a network of roads and tracks that provide easy access to remote moorland. At the south western extent of this ring road is Dinger Tor. It's a small rocky outcrop overlooking a l...

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Fordsland Ledge is a large strip of moorland covered with clitter occupying ground between High Willhays and the West Okement River. Whilst we include it on Holiday in Dartmoor as a point of reference, Fordsland Ledge provides stunning views of Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, the Upper We...