Things To Do near Hamel Down RAF Memorial

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Berry Pound, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Berry Pound, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'On the Widecombe side of the little stream, which runs through a hollow, is the enclosure known as Berry Pound ... The area covered is very much smaller than that occupied by Grim's Pound, and the vallum is low and not of great width'.

Grey Wethers and Blue Jug, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Grey Wethers and Blue Jug, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'The stream on the eastern side of the hill forms the boundary between the common lands of Manaton and Widecombe, and this is drawn from its head to Hameldon Cross, the space between the two being marked by a couple of bondstones, the lower one being called Blue Jug, and the other the Grey Wethe...

King's Barrow, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

King's Barrow, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The barrow on top of King Tor is one of a number of these highly visible burial chambers on Hookney Down and Hamel Down. You can see them from miles around which was, clearly, the intention. See our King Tor listing for directions. Note that the barrow is close to English Heritage's Grimspound...

Hookney Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Hookney Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is an area of moorland between, roughly speaking, Hookney Tor and Hameldown Tor and King Tor on the edge of the high moor near English Heritage's Grimspound. It's particularly beautiful in late summer when the heather flowers. It runs into the vast whale's back of moorland that is Hamel Down...

King Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

King Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor's high moorland rises from rolling countryside. The edge of the moor is lined with tors. For example, among others, Belstone Tors, Sourton Tors, White Tor, Pew Tor, Trowlesworthy Tors, Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor all overlook gentler landscapes. King Tor is another. Located to the ea...

Hameldown Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hameldown Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Grimspound is an English Heritage site located in a dip between Hamel Down and Hookney Down towards the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Two tors stand guard over the prehistoric settlement. To the north west is Hookney Tor. To the south east is Hameldown Tor. The views from the cairn and trig point...

Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing notes that 'Hameldon Cross consists of a granite slab rather over four feet in height and about two feet in width, rudely fashioned into the form of the sacred symbol, and probably has never served any other purpose than that of a boundary sto...

Broad Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Numerous cairns and barrows run along the spine of the vast Hamel Down. Broad Barrow sits on the highest ground 532 metres above sea level. The views up top are awesome. It's a particularly impressive place when the heather and gorse flower purple and yellow in early Autumn. A barrow is a mound o...

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are a number of amazing facts about the prehistory of Dartmoor National Park.* It has the greatest concentration of Bronze Age sites in Britain. It's home to the longest stone row in the world. It has 60% of England's stone rows. It's home to more than 5000 hut circles or ancient homes. Despit...

Dartmoor Giant Ladder, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Giant Ladder, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At the end of 2017, in a Dartmoor valley running down to Widecombe-in-the-Moor, a giant ladder appeared in the place where the Dartmoor Giant Chair used to be. The chair was created in 2006 by Henry Brudenell-Bruce and was eventually removed in 2010 after Dartmoor National Park Authority iss...

Dartmoor Giant Chair, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Giant Chair, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

[Sadly, Dartmoor Giant Chair is no longer on Dartmoor. This listing provides information about its creation, placement on Dartmoor and current location.] 'If you look west through the wrought iron gate' in The Manor Garden at Cranborne Estate in Dorset, 'you will see a wild flower garde...

Single Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Single Barrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Dartmoor expert William Crossing writes 'this tumulus was opened in 1873 by the late Mr. C. Spence Bate, and was found to consist of earth with the exception of a low hedge of stones which encircled it, and a low cairn in the centre. About six feet from the latter a small heap of burnt human...

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Drive along the A30 that skirts the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see the unmistakable dome of Cosdon Hill topped by Cosdon Beacon. Further south, towards the heart of the National Park is the equally vast Hamel Down topped by a tor, barrows and its own beacon. The views fro...

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Heathercombe, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Heathercombe is known for its gardens which are open to the general public on select days through the year. See Heathercombe's website for further information. We provide an external link. A section of the Two Moors Way and the Mariners' Way pass through Heathercombe. Another path climbs through...

Hookney Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Hookney Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

English Heritage's Grimspound sits in a saddle of moorland below two tors. Hameldown Tor is to the south east. The superb stacks of granite that form Hookney Tor are to the north west. Hookney Down pushes east to King Tor and is beautiful when covered in heather in late summer. Headland Warren Farm...