Things To Do near Buckland in the Moor

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Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There's a display cabinet in Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre which contains a replica of the Hameldon Dagger or Hamel Down Dagger. The display reads: 'Hameldon dagger. In 1872 the original dagger was found with a burial of burnt human bones in a cairn or barrow at Hameldon. It cons...

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Once, there was a giant chair but, sadly, they took it down. You'll still find plenty of other quirky sights and names across the moors. There are exquisite sculptures dotted around the landscape and in the towns and plenty of weird rock structures. Many of the ponies are remarkably small, some o...

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Drive along the A30 that skirts the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see the unmistakable dome of Cosdon Hill topped by Cosdon Beacon. Further south, towards the heart of the National Park is the equally vast Hamel Down topped by a tor, barrows and its own beacon. The views fro...

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Haytor Rocks beauty spot Haytor Rocks is Dartmoor's most popular tor. It's also the National Park's most popular beauty spot. Situated on the east flank of the moor, Haytor Rocks overlooks stunning South Devon countryside and coast. The Rock Inn is located in the village below this famous to...

The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

High moor, rivers and stepping stones The Forest Inn sits at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor. The West Dart River flows below on its way to meet the East Dart River at Dartmeet. Numerous sets of stepping stones span the rivers here. The extraordinary Dart Gorge is to the east. The Forest Inn is...

Single Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Single Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Dartmoor expert William Crossing writes 'this tumulus was opened in 1873 by the late Mr. C. Spence Bate, and was found to consist of earth with the exception of a low hedge of stones which encircled it, and a low cairn in the centre. About six feet from the latter a small heap of burnt human...

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is probably the most popular area of moorland in Dartmoor National Park. In high Summer, or after a good dumping of snow in Winter, its many car parking areas are rammed full with vehicles. Its popularity is partly owing to its location on the eastern side of Dartmoor near the large towns of So...

Skir Ford Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Skir Ford Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Skir Ford Cross is one of the many wonderful stone crosses waymarking the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route across Dartmoor's National Park's south moor. The cross takes its name from nearby ford which is on the north side of Skir Hill. We've positioned Skir Ford Cross on Google maps...

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

For a National Park with a reputation for being bleak, it's unsurprising that there are a couple of Black Hills on Dartmoor. The remote, rough-cut Black Hill on the north plateau is covered with a thick layer of peat and deserves its name. The Black Hill near Manaton, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey...

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Between the cairn on Black Hill and Smallacombe Rocks are a number of rocky outcrops running from the flat top of the hill down the flank of moorland towards a public footpath and then Becka Brook. These rocky outcrops are marked Hole Rock on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The...

Dartmoor Giant Ladder, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Giant Ladder, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

At the end of 2017, in a Dartmoor valley running down to Widecombe-in-the-Moor, a giant ladder appeared in the place where the Dartmoor Giant Chair used to be. The chair was created in 2006 by Henry Brudenell-Bruce and was eventually removed in 2010 after Dartmoor National Park Authority iss...

Dartmoor Giant Chair, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Giant Chair, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

[Sadly, Dartmoor Giant Chair is no longer on Dartmoor. This listing provides information about its creation, placement on Dartmoor and current location.] 'If you look west through the wrought iron gate' in The Manor Garden at Cranborne Estate in Dorset, 'you will see a wild flower garde...

Broad Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Numerous cairns and barrows run along the spine of the vast Hamel Down. Broad Barrow sits on the highest ground 532 metres above sea level. The views up top are awesome. It's a particularly impressive place when the heather and gorse flower purple and yellow in early Autumn. A barrow is a mound o...

Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor's most famous deserted medieval settlement sits below Hound Tor towards the eastern side of the National Park. An English Heritage site, it attracts plenty of visitors and bus loads of school kids learning about Dartmoor's past. Clearly, it's not the only deserted medieval settlement on Dar...

Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Just west of Ilsington St Michael's Church is Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate. A local information board reads: 'The first building on this site that we know of was likely to have been of medieval origin, for in the year 1639 it was being used as a schoolroom for about 30 b...