Things To Do near Buckland in the Moor

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Sextons Cottage and Church House (National Trust), Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Sextons Cottage and Church House (National Trust), Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A sexton maintained church buildings and the graveyard. The sexton's cottage was his home. The 'church house was the medieval equivalent of the church hall. Its chief purpose was to house the festivals and church ales which raised funds for many an English parish church until the rise of Puritanism'...

Widecombe St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Widecombe St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The 'Cathedral of the Moor'. In East Dartmoor, and dominating the popular moorland village of Widecombe in the Moor, Widecombe St Pancras Church dates from the 1300s. Wallboards within the church tell a story of a fire-ball passing through the church and killing four people as a result of a light...

Widecombe Fair, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Whilst not the biggest, Widecombe hosts arguably the most famous of Dartmoor's many fairs and shows. It takes place on the second Tuesday of September so in 2016 Widecombe Fair is on Tuesday 13th September. The fair is synonymous with the Devon folk song Widecombe Fair which is celebrated in sign...

1638 Thunderstorm, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

1638 Thunderstorm, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Inside Widecombe St Pancras Church, at the base of the tower, are four wallboards telling the story of the 1638 Thunderstorm. The following transcription was taken from photos. 'It is of the Lords mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Lam.III.2.2. The merciful a...

The Green, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Green, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Green is the focal point of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Surrounded by shops, cafes, pub, church and its associated buildings, the village green is a great place to relax after a wander. A local information board provides a historical perspective. 'The Village Green was once known as 'butte pa...

Luckey Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

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

If possible, buy a copy of Harvey's British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. It was edited by the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery and includes tracks and paths that aren't marked on the more popular and well-known Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. A couple of these tracks and paths lead to a sup...

Church Way, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Church Way, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Lichway/Lych Way is a well known and reasonably well signposted long distance walking route that runs from the heart of Dartmoor across a section of its high moorland to Lydford St Petroc's Church on the National Park's western boundary. People who lived in the heart of Dartmoor were required to...

Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Nature Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve sits below Haytor Down in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's very easily accessible and is known for its Spring bluebell showing and cuckoos. We've positioned Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite'...

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Superb location at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor and next to the Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir is in a superb location at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor and next to the Dart Gorge which is one of the National Park's most popular and beautiful natural attractions. Visitors head to this area...

Yar Tor Stone Row, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor Stone Row, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Triple stone rows are rare. The best example is Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row. Challacombe Stone Row is in a superb location. Yar Tor Stone Row is much more difficult to see but when you've located the row, it becomes clear that it's exceptionally long in comparison to the other triple stone rows...

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Yar Tor rises steeply above the East Dart River and Dartmeet. Surrounded by ancient farms on three sides and the bulk of Corndon Tor with its barrows to the east, it's an impressive location. We've positioned Yar Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its...

Coffin Stone, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Coffin Stone, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Study the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll come across lots of evocative place names. There's the Heap of Sinners and Deadman's Bottom, Mount Misery and the Coffin Stone. All these names tell fascinating stories about Dartmoor's past. Once, the dead were carried in coffins...

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

As you climb the B3387 from Bovey Tracey past Haytor Vale to the high moors, Haytor Down runs north of the road and Bagtor Down to the south. Note that the River Sig rises on Bagtor Down from two boggy sections of moorland. The western section is called Bag Tor Marsh and is best avoided. If you...

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Some Dartmoor tors are difficult to get to. Fur Tor, said to be the most remote spot in Dartmoor National Park, is a fine example. Other tors are exceptionally easy to get to. Saddle Tor is probably the best example. Located by the B3387 road that runs between Haytor Vale and Widecombe-in-the-Moo...

Bonehill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bonehill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Bonehill Rocks and nearby Hound Tor are two of the most popular places on Dartmoor to enjoy bouldering. When visiting, you're likely to see people climbing the rocks without ropes using a cushioned mat on the ground for protection. Bonehill Rocks overlook Widecombe-in-the-Moor so the area gets bu...