Things To Do near Manaton

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Manaton to Heaven's Gate via Hisley Bridge Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton to Heaven's Gate via Hisley Bridge Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This can be done as a walk or on horseback. Park in Manaton car park. Head north up the lane to the right of the village green and take the track and footpath to the right after approximately 100 metres, known locally as Slinkers Lane.* At the end end of the rocky path at Horsham, turn right on t...

Manaton St Winifred Church, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton St Winifred Church, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A local information board says of the church: 'The Church, dedicated to St Winifred, dates from the 15th century and is built in the perpendicular style of the period. Inside is a fine rood screen dating from about 1490 which, although restored, retains much of the original ornamentation'. Locate...

Manaton Rocks Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Start at the car park near Manaton St Winifred Church and go through the churchyard. Follow the fenced path to the right up the hill. Clamber up the rocks for 360 views of Bowerman's Nose (very small from this distance on the side of Hayne Down), North Bovey and Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East D...

Kestor Inn, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Pub by one of the most beautiful valleys in Dartmoor National Park Wonderful location. Situated above one of the most beautiful valleys in Dartmoor National Park, the Kestor Inn is a stroll away from England's first National Nature Reserve, one of Dartmoor's most popular family visitor attraction...

Neadon Cleave, Horsham Cleave and Water Cleave, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Neadon Cleave, Horsham Cleave and Water Cleave, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Neadon, Horsham and Water are hamlets and part of a village in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. A cleave is generally accepted to mean a valley. Neadon Cleave, Horsham Cleave and Water Cleave are located next to one another in the upper section of the Bovey Valley. Collectively, they f...

Horsham Steps, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

'Steps' on Dartmoor usually refer to stepping stones used to cross the National Park's many rivers and streams. Some steps are man-made. Others are natural features. The steps crossing the River Bovey below the tiny hamlet Horsham at the upper end of the Bovey Valley are a natural collection of huge...

Lustleigh Cleave Foxworthy via Horsham Steps Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave Foxworthy via Horsham Steps Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Park at Manaton. Follow the road past Manaton St Winifred Church and take the footpath on the right down to Horsham. To the left of the cottages is a path which runs down to the River Bovey. Cross the magnificent moss covered boulders, if you dare, to find a path which runs either left to Foxworthy...

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

On the western side of Hayne Down, near the moorland village Manaton, is a tall stack of granite called Bowerman's Nose. When viewed from various angles, the stack of granite takes on the form of a human being with a big nose. Local legend suggests that Bowerman was a Norman hunter who was turned in...

Foxworthy Bridge, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Foxworthy is a hamlet at the top of the Bovey Valley. There's a good, stone bridge spanning the River Bovey here. Foxworthy Bridge is the most convenient way to get from Manaton to the stunning Lustleigh Cleave and Hunter's Tor or vice versa. Note that you can cross the River Bovey downstrea...

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Hayne Down is one of a number of small islands of moorland towards the east of the National Park just off the main mass of Dartmoor's high ground. Home to the famous and much photographed Dartmoor landmark Bowerman's Nose, Hayne Down is near Manaton and the Kestor Inn and provides exquisite...

Raven's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Raven's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At the upper end of Lustleigh Cleave, where woodland thins into gorse and bracken, are various rocky outcrops. The largest is Raven's Tor. The tor is difficult to find but you sometimes see people bouldering on its rock faces.. We'd recommend walking to the general area for its beauty. Because you'r...

Becky Falls Waterfalls, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becky Falls Waterfalls, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Waterfalls/family attraction Becky Falls Woodland Park is one of Dartmoor's most popular family attractions. Most people visit to experience its waterfalls. The upper, or main, waterfalls are the highlight. That said, we really enjoy following the Becka Brook downstream to the lower waterfalls. T...

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

It's possible to complete big, circular walks in many of Dartmoor's wooded valleys and gorges. The Dart Gorge Circular Walk is magnificent. The Teign Gorge Circular Walk is arguably the most popular in the National Park. The Bovey Valley Circular Walk takes in some of the most beautiful wooded lands...

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

South West England was battered by storms at the beginning of 2014. A vast quantity of rainwater was dumped on Dartmoor's high plateaus and channeled to the coast in famous Devon rivers such as the Dart and Teign. Waterfalls on these rivers became particularly impressive. We were fortunate enough to...

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Woodlands, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Bovey Valley Woodlands, or Bovey Valley Woods, is a collective term for three woods that sit at the lower end of the Bovey Valley. These woods are Pullabrook Wood (Pullbrook on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map), Hisley Wood and Houndtor Wood. The woods are part of the East Dartmoor N...