Things To Do near Buckland in the Moor

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Mel Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful areas in Dartmoor. It's lined with tors north and south of the river. Mel Tor is north of the river roughly half between Dartmeet and New Bridge. It's by Dr Blackall's Drive and the Two Moors Way. There's also a car parking area very close to Bel Tor Corne...

Tunhill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Tunhill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Tunhill Rocks is the most dramatic tor on Blackslade Down. A jumble of giant, rocky outcrops located on moorland that drops down reasonably steeply to farmland and hamlets south of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Tunhill Rocks is just south west of Pil Tor. The prehistoric barrow Wittaburrow is a short strol...

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Wild swimming is popular in Dartmoor National Park. Mel Pool is one of the most beautiful, and remote, places in which you can enjoy it. A stretch of cascades and calm pools of water on the River Dart in the stunning Dart Gorge, it's relatively difficult to get to although nothing too challenging fo...

Blackslade Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Blackslade Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, it was on Blackslade Down 'that the wicked Jan Reynolds once entered into a compact with a stranger, who turned out to be the Prince of Darkness, and failing to keep it became his victim. Seven years after the meeting Jan was discovered indulgin...

River Dart, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

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

The River Dart rises in two remote, boggy areas below some of Dartmoor National Park's highest moorland. Far north, by Whitehorse Hill and its remarkable cist, are the headwaters of the East Dart River. A little further south, on the flank of Cut Hill, are the headwaters of the West Dart River. Each...

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Wild swimming and walking The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the Double Dart or, more simply, the River Dart. The River Dart then passes through the Dart Gorge which is one of the most beautiful and wild places in Dartmoor National Park. The river cascades and...

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A section of the Two Moors Way runs along the spine of Hamel Down and then descends to Dunstone Down and Bittleford Down before moorland meets a mosaic of small fields. At the southern end of this moorland, where Dunstone Down merges into Bittleford Down, is Wind Tor. It's one of Dartmoor's flat out...

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of our favourite walks in Dartmoor National Park. It's difficult, owing to the absence of paths in the central section of the Dart Gorge below Bench Tor. For long sections of the walk, you're picking your way through wild woodland. Don't try this walk unless you are a confident walker. T...

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Walking/views The Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Like the Teign Gorge and Lustleigh Cleave, the Dart Gorge is a steep-sided wooded valley cut by a fast-flowing river that runs from the high moors down to the Devon coast. The Dart Gorge is located in t...

Dart Gorge New Bridge to Sharrah Pool North Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge New Bridge to Sharrah Pool North Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

When exploring the Dart Gorge, most people follow the south side of the river through the National Trust's Holne Woods. Another good path runs north of the river. As you follow the Dart upstream, this good path becomes a good track and then quickly turns into a hazardous route through very steep woo...

White Wood River Dart Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

White Wood River Dart Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor's famous for its rain and rivers. After a period of heavy rain, there are a few places where the noise of the water is awesome as it passes through gorges. One is the National Trust's Lydford Gorge where water powers through a narrow neck of rock at the Devil's Cauldron. Another is the...

Pil Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Pil Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Pil Tor is the largest tor on Blackslade Down. Roughly speaking, two walls of granite are separated by a strip of moorland. We've positioned Pil Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. The tor is situated by Top Tor. Click through to that listing...

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park in Autumn then head for Bench Tor. Topping a spur of moorland that juts out into the Dart Gorge, it's a breathtaking place. The heavily wooded gorge walls are a riot of colour. After a spell of heavy rain, water roars in the River Dart below. We cannot...

River Dart Adventures, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

River Dart Adventures, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Family attraction River Dart Adventures is an outdoor adventure park located within the River Dart Country Park on the outskirts of Ashburton near the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. A family attraction, kids love it. As a day visitor, you pay to enter River Dart Country Park and the...

Bench Tor Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Bench Tor is a rocky outcrop topping a spur of land that juts out into the Dart Gorge. The views from the tor are spectacular. You'll often see climbers on the huge, vertical wall of rock on the crag nearest the lip of the gorge. It's also a great spot to picnic. If you can, try this short walk on a...