Things To Do near Taw Plain and Taw Marsh

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Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Metheral Hill isn't on most people's list of hills and tors to visit in Dartmoor National Park. Located at the south eastern end of Taw Marsh in the northern section of the Park, Metheral is in the shadow of the impressive conical of Steeperton Tor. It's a shame people don't visit as...

Oke Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Oke Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The pretty village Belstone is located on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. It sits below Taw Plain which is surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of moorland that's lined with amazing tors. Oke Tor is one of the best. Oke Tor is great for circular walks, top views across Dartmoor's north mo...

Belstone and Oke Tor Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Oke Tor Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A pretty village, high moorland and plenty of superb tors This is one of our favourite moorland walks in Dartmoor National Park. It starts from the pretty moorland village Belstone and takes in lots of tors on Dartmoor's north moor. The views from Belstone ridge and Oke Tor are exceptional....

White Hill and White Hill Settlement, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

White Hill and White Hill Settlement, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Marked White Hill on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, and Big Whit Hill on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map, when visiting, this hill appears to be an extension of the much larger, and higher, Cosdon Hill. For example, as you approach White Hill across...

Rustor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Unusually for a Dartmoor tor, Rustor has its name carved into its granite. A small outcrop between Belstone Tors/Higher Tor and Oke Tor, its flat top makes it a nice spot for a picnic. The views across the north moor are superb. We've positioned Rustor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite'...

Higher Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

A broad ridge of moorland runs from the west side of Belstone from Watchet Hill all the way up to Oke Tor and Steeperton Gorge. The top of the ridge is lined with tors. Some, like Belstone Tors and Oke Tor, are a series of outcrops. Others are isolated collections of granite. On the ground this make...

Winter Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Winter Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Winter Tor is one of the high number of rocky outcrops on the broad ridge extending south of Watchet Hill by Belstone. On the western flank of the ridge, Winter Tor is less visited than Belstone Tors, Higher Tor and Oke Tor. Henry's Ford and East Okement Farm are below. We've positioned Winter To...

Henry's Ford, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Henry's Ford, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are lots of fords on the East Okement River and River Taw on either side of the broad ridge on which Belstone Tors and Oke Tor sit. Located by East Okement Farm, Henry's Ford is the one you're least likely to cross when out exploring Dartmoor's north moor. We've positioned Henry's Ford on G...

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

We include Irishman's Wall on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a point of reference. It's a useful landmark on the edge of the north moor to use when exploring this section of Dartmoor National Park. In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing tells the story of the wall: 'The portion of th...

Belstone Tor (Belstone Tors and Tors End), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Tor (Belstone Tors and Tors End), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of an amazing series of tors by Belstone on Dartmoor's north moor Belstone Tor (Belstone Tors and Tors End) is one of an amazing series of tors by the pretty moorland village Belstone on the fringe of Dartmoor's north moor. These tors sit on a broad ridge of moorland and run from Belston...

Queenie Meads, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Queenie Meads, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Where possible, we use place names marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map or the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. These are widely used by visitors to the National Park and are perfect communal reference points. Sometimes, however, it's necessary to use local place nam...

Little Hound Tor, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Little Hound Tor, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

As the name suggests, Little Hound Tor is a small, rocky outcrop near Hound Tor to the south of Cosdon Hill and Cosdon Beacon. Little Hound Tor offers exceptional views of Dartmoor's high north plateau and the gentler, rolling hills of the eastern section of the National Park. We've positioned Littl...

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

By Dartmoor standards, this is a small gorge. Unlike the Dart Gorge, Teign Gorge or Lydford Gorge which have been cut by wide, powerful waterways, Steeperton Gorge is situated pretty far upstream on Dartmoor's north plateau. The River Taw rises on the high, boggy ground around Hangingstone Hill and...

Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ladybrook Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many of Dartmoor's tors attract huge numbers of visitors. Others, like Ladybrook Tor, are off the beaten track and passed on route from one area of the National Park to another. Ladybrook Tor is a relatively short walk from the moorland village Belstone. We'd recommend visiting for the views of B...

Best Dartmoor Winter Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Winter Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

[Main photo: Steeperton Tor from the southern section of Belstone Ridge near Higher Tor in winter]   Dartmoor National Park is a complex place. You'll experience rolling countryside, heavily wooded valleys, forests and national nature reserves as you explore its landscape. That said, the...