Things To Do near Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin Church

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Shilstone Tor, Cosdon Beacon and Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row Circular Walk, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Shilstone Tor, Cosdon Beacon and Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row Circular Walk, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Start at Shilstone Tor by the village Throwleigh on the edge of the high north moor. We've positioned a marker on the accompanying Google map to locate this. There's limited parking by the tor. A road runs along the border of the moor and farmland. If you cannot park by Shilstone Tor, there are...

Shilstone Tor, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Shilstone Tor, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Shilstone Tor is a small, rocky outcrop above a narrow moorland road that skirts the north east side of Dartmoor's north moor. There's parking for a handful of vehicles below this tor.* It's a great place from which to wander up to Cosdon Hill and Beacon and then the National Park's north plateau...

Blackaton Brook, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Blackaton Brook, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Rising in one of Dartmoor's most dangerous places and flowing down to a popular local wild swimming pool, Blackaton Brook runs across Throwleigh Common on the side of Cosdon Hill in the north section of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned Blackaton Brook on Google maps so zoom in on the...

Shilley Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Shilley Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In recent years, wild swimming has become an exceptionally popular outdoor activity on Dartmoor. Whilst well known Dartmoor rivers such as the Dart and Teign attract large numbers of swimmers, people are increasingly enjoying the pools and channels on lesser known rivers, brooks and streams. Shilley...

Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Throwleigh is a village on the edge of Dartmoor National Park's north moor. Throwleigh Common is the name given to the moorland that rises above the village. Village and moor are separated by a narrow road. A rocky outcrop called Shilstone Tor is a great starting point from which to explore Throw...

Gidleigh Castle (Landmark Only), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Castle (Landmark Only), Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information leaflet from the church next door to the castle reads: 'Gidleigh Castle dates from about 1324 and was built over an earlier castle by William le Prouz, a powerful knight and overlord in the district. It was never a true castle in the military sense, but rather a fortified manor hou...

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The north and eastern fringes of Dartmoor's north moor are lined with villages and hamlets and their churches. Moving clockwise, the towers of Belstone, South Tawton, Throwleigh and then Gidleigh churches rise against the backdrop of high moorland. Gidleigh Holy Trinity Church is...

Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park has the highest concentration of stone rows in the UK. Information boards in the excellent Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre state that 60% of England's stone rows and 'a third of all stone rows in the UK and Brittany are on Dartmoor'.* Most of these are single or double...

Mariners' Way in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Mariners' Way in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Mariners' Way runs between Dartmouth on the South Devon coast and Bideford on the North Devon coast. Mariners walked the route to work on the ships at these Devon ports. This listing covers the Mariners' Way in Dartmoor National Park. Among the highlights of this route are the ancient farms t...

Buttern Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Buttern Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Buttern Hill is one of a number of unremarkable domed hills on the edge of the National Park's north moor. There are hut circles, cairns and a chambered cairn on this stretch of moorland. To its west, in a shallow valley, is Buttern Hill Stone Circle. Most people pass Buttern Hill as they walk be...

Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Ramsley is a cluster of houses and a farm on the edge of the village South Zeal. Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common overlook the village and provide stunning views south west to Cosdon Hill. There's parking on the eastern side of Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common. It's also on the Taw-Teign Link...

Ramsley Mine and Ramsley Mine Chimney, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Ramsley Mine and Ramsley Mine Chimney, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Ramsley Mine and Ramsley Mine Chimney rise above South Zeal near the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. They're located on Ramsley Hill and Ramsley Common. Copper was mined here from the 1850s to 1909. A local information board reads 'when the turnpike bypassing [South Zeal] was...

Raybarrow Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Raybarrow Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Avoid. Dartmoor's a great National Park for young kids. Its highest ground is easily accessible and its landscape provides few real problems if you're properly prepared. There are, however, a few places that are genuinely dangerous. We'd place Raybarrow Pool at the top of the list. We've posit...

Round Pound, Gidleigh Park and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Round Pound, Gidleigh Park and Scorhill Stone Circle Circular Walk, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is a beautiful walk in the Chagford area taking in high moor, wooded valley and some of Dartmoor's best prehistory. As ever, we'd recommend you plan this walk using the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map in conjunction with our photographs and Google mapping.   Start by Bat...

Kennon Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Kennon Hill, Gidleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Kennon Hill is one of a number of domed hills above Chagford on Dartmoor's north moor. Buttern Hill Stone Circle is to the south east. White Moor Stone and White Moor Stone Circle are to the west. The dangerous Raybarrow Pool extends from the northern flank of the hill. Avoid as it's one of the...