Things To Do near Whitehorse Hill Peat Passes and Memorials

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Whitehorse Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

High on Dartmoor's north plateau are a number of shallow domed hills. Unlike Yes Tor or Fur Tor, these hills are understated. They lack dramatic rocky outcrops and steep sides. However, many have distinctive features that tell fascinating stories about moorland life through history and prehisto...

Whitehorse Hill Cist, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Whitehorse Hill Cist, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Whitehorse Hill is a remote, shallow-domed hill on Dartmoor National Park's north plateau. A cist is a prehistoric burial chest made from slabs of granite. In 1999, a cist was discovered on Whitehorse Hill. In 2011, this burial chest was excavated. It was the first excavation of a prehistoric burial...

Hangingstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Hangingstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At 603 metres above sea level, Hangingstone Hill is the joint third highest point in Dartmoor National Park (Cut Hill is also marked 603 on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map). It's topped by a small, rocky outcrop and an army hut. Whilst there are superb views across Dartmoor's n...

Taw Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Taw Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There's a large area of flat, boggy moorland on Dartmoor's north moor where many of Devon's most famous rivers rise. The headwaters of the River Taw can be found there. Whilst most Dartmoor visitors avoid the headwaters of the National Park's rivers, the start of the River Taw can get relatively bus...

East Dart Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

East Dart Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

On Dartmoor's north plateau, in a bowl of moorland below some of the National Park's highest hills, are the headwaters of the East Dart River. It's a remote, strangely intoxicating area far away from villages and towns. After periods of wet weather, the land is boggy and unpleasant to walk across. I...

Manga Hill Cairn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

The high moor west of Chagford has many impressive prehistoric attractions from stone rows to ancient settlements, stone circles to evocative standing stones. Overlooking these attractions, near a section of Dartmoor's highest ground, is a large cairn topping Manga Hill. It's a g...

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A memorial to the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in December 2011. More appropriately, another memorial was helicoptered onto the high moors of Dartmoor National Park a decade before. It's a simple granite stone sunk into a mound close to the head of the...

Cranmere Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Cranmere Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are a number of attractions that every Dartmoor enthusiast wants to visit. High Willhays is Dartmoor's highest point. Fur Tor is the National Park's, and southern England's, most remote location. Bowerman's Nose is its most distinctive rocky outcrop. Cranmere Pool is the site of Dartmoor's fir...

West Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement Head, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Up on Dartmoor’s north plateau, within a short distance of each other, are the headwaters of many of the National Park’s most famous rivers. The moorland here is remote, boggy, rough cut and tussocky. Given that the headwaters are located on a plateau, it’s also possible to argue that the view...

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Watern Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Along with Haytor Rocks and Great Staple Tor, Watern is one of the most distinctive tors on Dartmoor. Thin strips of granite appear to have been carefully layered one on top of another and then sculpted to produce extraordinary shapes. The rocky outcrop is impressive. Its location even more so. O...

Manga Hill, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Walking Manga Hill is one of the quickest, safest ways to get from the eastern side of Dartmoor's north moor to its high plateau around Hangingstone Hill. The wider area is crossed by rivers, streams, brooks and extensive sections of boggy land and mires. After wet weather, it's always a relief to w...

Black Hill (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Hill (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One for the Dartmoor obsessive, Black Hill is a remote stretch of high moorland near the sources of the East Dart River, River Taw and West Okement River. Cranmere Pool and its letterbox are to the north. Cut Hill is to the south. We've positioned Black Hill on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satelli...

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

All the way at the southern end of the army ring road on Dartmoor’s north moor is a pool of water at Ockerton Court. It’s a beautiful place to photograph high moorland with Hangingstone Hill beyond. It’s also on one of the most popular routes to the famous letterbox at Cranmere Pool. Whilst it...

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Teignhead Farm (Ruins), Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Whilst chatting to a local farmer on Thornworthy Tor, we were told that two farms lay in ruins or were submerged by water in Fernworthy Forest and Fernworthy Reservoir. Another ruined farm lies just west of the forest near Sittaford Tor, Quintin's Man and the source of the North Teign River. This is...

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The peat pass by Ockerton Court on Okement Hill is heavily eroded and situated on boggy high moorland. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it's referred to as Huggaton Cut Peat Pass. We've positioned Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on...