Things To Do near The Miniature Pony Centre

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Dartmoor Hawking, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Hawking, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

We'd put this high on our list of essential Dartmoor experiences. Whilst it's a remarkable experience to fly owls, falcons and eagles from Dartmoor Hawking's base near the luxury hotel Bovey Castle, it's a particular joy taking Harris Hawks out onto the moor. On the day we spent...

Week Down Cross, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Week Down Cross, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Week Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Week Down, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Two hills rise above the popular Dartmoor gateway town Chagford. At 390 metres above sea level, Meldon Hill is the bigger. Nattadon Hill, whilst smaller, is topped with a fort. East of these hills is Week Down. The views from Week Down are superb. It's also where you'll see Week Down Cross. We've...

Meldon Hill Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Hill Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Meldon Hill is the peak above Chagford. There's a road that runs from the centre of Chagford that loops around the hill. Whilst there are plenty of parking spots on the side of the road, we'd recommend starting where we've located the marker on the Google map provided. Follow one of the paths tha...

Nattadon Hillfort, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Nattadon Hillfort, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor National Park is known for its rich prehistory. From burial chambers to stone rows, standing stones to enigmatic stone circles, visitors come from around the world to see its ancient monuments and settlements. There are also many interesting features from later periods. If you like walking,...

Nattadon Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Nattadon Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Meldon is the big hill that rises above Chagford in the north eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. To the east is the smaller Nattadon Hill. Very easily accessible on foot or by car, the hill's popular with locals looking to stretch their legs and take in the stunning panoramic views. Natt...

Green Combe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Green Combe, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

You're not likely to walk in Green Combe. However, if you're on holiday in Dartmoor for a period of time and you're exploring the National Park, it's very likely that you'll see it. Located by a popular viewpoint, the area can get very crowded in high summer. The B3212 is Dartmoor's main trans-mo...

North Bovey St John's Church, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

North Bovey St John's Church, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

St John's Church is situated in the heart of the village near the green and local pub. Dating from the 13th and 15th centuries, along with many other churches in the UK, it was restored in the 19th century. When visiting, buy a copy of the church guide for further information. There are many...

North Bovey Cross, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

North Bovey Cross, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Visit the village North Bovey and you'll see a granite cross on the edge of the village green. In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing writes: 'North Bovey has happily preserved its old restful air. Removed from the high road and the railway it is now almost as ever it was. Although not a...

Easdon Down, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Easdon Down, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Much of Dartmoor's high moorland consists of large landmasses. The National Park's north moor and south moor are the best examples. There are many islands of moorland cut off from these masses. Towards the east of Dartmoor, Hayne Down and Easdon Down are examples. For directions, refer to our Eas...

Ring of Bells Inn, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Ring of Bells Inn, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Perfect Dartmoor village pub Bovey Castle is one of Dartmoor's most impressive hotels. Nearby North Bovey is one of the National Park's most pretty villages. Around the village green are numerous beautiful buildings including the Ring of Bells Inn. It's a stunning countryside setting on the...

Meldon Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Chagford is one of Dartmoor National Park's most popular visitor destinations. The town's located in pretty, rolling countryside in the north east section of the Park on the fringe of the high north moor. It's set beneath a large hill topped with rocky outcrops and a trig point. This is Meldon Hill....

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Shapley Common, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The B3212 rises gently from Moretonhampstead past the Miniature Pony Centre and the luxury Bovey Castle Hotel to the high moors. Where the road meets moor, above Lettaford, is a popular viewpoint. There's a spacious car park, ice cream van in the holiday season and you can usually find ponies in the...

Easdon Tor, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Easdon Tor, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Easdon Tor is a superb rocky outcrop on an island of moorland towards the east of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by farmland and fields, cut off from the mass of Dartmoor's high moor, it's relatively isolated and offers magnificent views of North and East Dartmoor. The popular villages North Bov...

Easdon Hill, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Easdon Hill, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Easdon Down is, roughly speaking, a circular island of moorland. It rises to a broad, flat ridge. Easdon Tor and Whooping Rock are to the west of the ridge. The granite stack of Figgie Daniel is to the east. The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map marks the east side as Easdon Hill. As such...