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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)

The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map names Belstone Tor. The Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map names Tors End and Belstone where a series of rocky outcrops run along a broad ridge of moorland at the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. This series of rocky outcrops is Belstone Tor (Be...

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 Common, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, Belstone Common is marked as moorland between the River Taw and East Okement River covering Watchet Hill and Belstone Tors. 'Holiday in Dartmoor' is a practical guide to the National Park so our emphasis here is access points to the moor....

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Nine Maidens is a stone circle on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor just south west of the village Belstone.   Recommended route to The Nine Maidens Stone Circle for the first time To visit, start from the car parking area at the entrance to Belstone. Wander towards...

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...

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

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

This is one of the first walks we completed in Dartmoor National Park nearly two decades ago and it's still a favourite. The views from Belstone ridge and Oke Tor are exceptional. We'd recommend the area for a wild camp, too. As ever, we'd suggest you plan this walk by looking at the...

Tarka Trail in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Tarka Trail in Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Tarka Trail, named after Henry Williamson's novel 'Tarka the Otter', is a circular 180 mile long distance footpath running from North Devon down to the fringe of North Dartmoor. The team behind this website live in the north east and east sections of Dartmoor. We tend to describe routes start...

Scarey Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Scarey Tor is a small rocky outcrop near Cullever Steps and Cullever Steps Pool on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. The East Okement River flows fast in the valley below the tor. The Nine Maidens Stone Circle and Tarka Trail are nearby. The tor offers superb views of West Cleave, Mid Devon and Exm...

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'...

Watchet Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

A high number of hills fringe Dartmoor's north moor. Cosdon Hill is the biggest. East Hill is the furthest north. Between them is the superbly located Watchet Hill by the village Belstone. If you're going to spend time exploring Dartmoor's high ground, it's likely you'll cross Watchet Hill at som...

Cullever Steps, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

The highest ground in southern England rises in Dartmoor National Park. It rains. As a consequence, many of South West England's most famous rivers have their headwaters on this high ground and then flow down to the coast. Clearly, these rivers need to be crossed. Whilst Dartmoor's striking...

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...

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cullever Steps Pool, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Cullever Steps Pool is a small wild swimming pool on the East Okement River. It's just downstream of a river crossing point called Cullever Steps after which the pool is named. We've positioned Cullever Steps Pool on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit,...

Lady Brook, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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

Lady Brook rises on the western flank of Cosdon Hill and flows across the moorland plateau Queenie Meads before dropping steeply down to join the River Taw near Belstone and Belstone Cleave. Near its source are the remains of extensive tin mining activity. Where the moorland drops steeply down the T...

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...