Things To Do near Drizzle Combe (Drizzlecombe)

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Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Look at the Upper Plym Valley area (follow the River Plym upstream from Cadover Bridge to Plym Head) on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see a high number of settlements. By Drizzle Combe, there are the remains of a large settlement at Whittenknowles Rocks a...

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeoogy of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'The majority of menhirs are associated with stone rows, forming the terminals at one end of the row. These may have existed before the rows were added or were erected as a deliberate element of the row. The three stone rows at...

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The huge despoiled cairn near the barrow heading the southernmost row is known as Giants Basin [sic]; Bill Pengelly told me that many of its stones were taken by Ditsworthy warreners for constructing their rabbit-buries.'

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of names with the word 'warren' in them. Perhaps the most well-known example is Headland Warren by The Warren House Inn in the heart of the National Park. Another is Ditsworthy Warren in the Upper Plym Valley in the southern section of Dartmoor. Warre...

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor National Park is home to the highest point in southern England, the longest stone row in the world and the most remote spot in the Westcountry. It's also where you'll find a high number of standing stones or menhirs. The tallest, at over 3 metres, is at Drizzle Combe. One of three...

Higher Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Drizzle Combe complex is one of the most important collections of prehistoric sites in Dartmoor and Britain. It's situated on a gentle slope of moorland in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park and is part of the Upper Plym Valley that's managed by, among others, English Heritage.&...

Plym Steps, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Steps, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'Steps' on Dartmoor usually refer to stepping stones. Stepping stones are often necessary to cross the National Park's many rivers. However, stones are often moved by the power of the water when rivers are in spate. When this happens, the stones can either be repositioned or the set of stepping ston...

Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The English Heritage Handbook states that the Upper Plym Valley has 'some 300 Bronze Age and medieval sites, covering 6 square miles of Dartmoor landscape'. Roughly speaking, these sites can be found on the moor between Plym Head and Cadover Bridge. Between these two points of interest, the...

Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

It's great fun to walk the River Plym from source to sea. As you wander the west bank downstream from Plym Head, having avoided Evil Combe, you come to Lower Hartor Tor. A cluster of outcrops sit at the top of the steep slope that's covered with granite boulders all the way down to the River Plym an...

Shavercombe Tor and Waterfall, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Shavercombe Tor and Waterfall, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Shavercombe Tor is a relatively small collection of outcrops and granite boulders on the western bank of Shavercombe Brook on the edge of Dartmoor's high south moor. The tor is near a waterfall and pool that are popular with Dartmoor enthusiasts and wild swimmers. We've positioned Shave...

Langcombe Brook, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Langcombe Brook, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Langcombe Hill is 474 metres above sea level on Dartmoor's south moor. It's a flat and boggy area of remote moorland. Langcombe Brook drops north west to Plym Steps on the River Plym. Langcombe Brook has its headwaters at Langcombe Head. Between Langcombe Head and Plym Steps are many points...

Eastern Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Eastern Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Eastern Tor is a scatter of granite by Ditsworthy Warren House in the southern section of Dartmoor. A track runs past the tor and climbs north east to Drizzle Combe. It's easily accessible from the car parking area by Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse. We've positioned Eastern Tor on Googl...

Evil Combe, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Evil Combe, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The moor around Plym Steps is full of points of interest with evocative names. There's Grim's Grave, Deadman's Bottom, Giant's Hill and Great Gnats' Head. Arguably the best, and appropriately named, is Evil Combe. The upper section of the combe is steep and scarred by the remains of the tin mining i...

Ditsworthy Warren House Spielberg's War Horse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren House Spielberg's War Horse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'Finally in Dartmoor we found a derelict building in the middle of nowhere that we brought back to life. It had 360-degree views, which give it a sense of being part of something huge and imposing the expanse of skies, the force of the elements and that created a beauty beyond what we had hoped for....

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is a great starting point from which to explore the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. There's a car parking area as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This car parking area is by a ford and a copse in which is a scout hut. These are below Gutter Tor. A good...