Things To Do near North Bovey

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Raven's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Raven's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

At the upper end of Lustleigh Cleave, where woodland thins into gorse and bracken, are various rocky outcrops. The largest is Raven's Tor. The tor is difficult to find but you sometimes see people bouldering on its rock faces.. We'd recommend walking to the general area for its beauty. Because you'r...

Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Valley, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see a path marked as a broken green line running north of Moretonhampstead to Butterdon Down. On older Ordnance Survey maps, this is marked as part of the Dartmoor Way Walking Route. In Spring, when the wild flowers are out, the...

Dartmoor Way Walking Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Way Walking Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Dartmoor Way's one of Devon's long distance footpaths. About 90m/140km in length, it's a circular walk that takes in many of the National Park's major towns. If you look at a summary map of Dartmoor, the footpath runs around the outskirts of the west and north and east of the Park. It cuts ac...

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

Best Dartmoor Autumn Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

For many, the period between September and December* is the best time to holiday in Dartmoor. Clean light, cooler conditions and remarkable autumnal colours make it an ideal time to explore the National Park. We've listed some of the best things to do in autumn below.   Gorges and va...

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (1), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (1), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Walk Dartmoor's many wooded valleys and it can be difficult to find a viewpoint. Given how beautiful these places are, this can be an immensely frustrating experience. Thankfully, in Lustleigh Cleave, there is a line of rocky outcrops high up the north valley wall. Some of these outcrops, such as Sh...

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (2), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (2), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Read the listing for Lustleigh Cleave Lookout Rock (1). It describes the first lookout over Lustleigh Cleave. It also provides directions. From Lookout Rock (1), as mentioned in that listing, you can follow a faint track a few minutes east to a second rocky outcrop to which we refer as Lookout Ro...

Bluebell Walks, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Best places to see bluebells on Dartmoor The below recommendations are all linked to Google maps but we'd suggest you refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail. If we had to choose a couple of places to see bluebells, we'd pick East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk up on...

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

On the western side of Hayne Down, near the moorland village Manaton, is a tall stack of granite called Bowerman's Nose. When viewed from various angles, the stack of granite takes on the form of a human being with a big nose. Local legend suggests that Bowerman was a Norman hunter who was turned in...

Wray Cleave Bluebell Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Cleave Bluebell Walk, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Grab a copy of the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. Follow the Wray Valley south east of Moretonhampstead and you'll see Pepperdon Down above Steward Wood, Wray Barton and Wray Cleave. There's limited parking available at the top of Pepperdon Down along the side of the road. Start...

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles 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...

Wray Cleave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Wray Cleave, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

On Dartmoor, a cleave is usually taken to mean a wooded valley. Wray Cleave is a section of the Wray Valley between Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh in the north eastern section of the National Park. We include it on Holiday in Dartmoor because there's usually a good bluebell showing in Spring....

Harton Chest (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Harton Chest (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Harton Chest is a well known viewing point high up in Lustleigh Cleave. It's a collection of huge rocks that jut out of surrounding woodland. Exposed, there are big drops so this experience is not for those with a fear of heights. The Bovey Valley opens out far below. The views are huge and remarkab...

Kestor Inn, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Kestor Inn, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Pub by one of the most beautiful valleys in Dartmoor National Park Wonderful location. Situated above one of the most beautiful valleys in Dartmoor National Park, the Kestor Inn is a stroll away from England's first National Nature Reserve, one of Dartmoor's most popular family visitor attraction...

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Hayne Down is one of a number of small islands of moorland towards the east of the National Park just off the main mass of Dartmoor's high ground. Home to the famous and much photographed Dartmoor landmark Bowerman's Nose, Hayne Down is near Manaton and the Kestor Inn and provides exquisite...

Week Down Cross, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Week Down Cross, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Week Down Cross is located at the top of Week Down on the outskirts of Chagford. Visit to see the distinctive, leaning cross and the views over the Chagford area to Dartmoor's north moor. We've positioned Week Down Cross on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...