Seven Stars Inn, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park

Seven Stars Inn, South Tawton, Dartmoor National Park

There's a cluster of pretty villages up by the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. South Tawton is one of them. At the heart of the village, across the square from South Tawton St Andrew's Church and the magnificent Church House, is the Seven Stars Inn.

'Holiday in Dartmoor' helps visitors discover things to do and places to visit when exploring Dartmoor National Park. We are not a review site. This listing will help those looking to discover the area around South Tawton and the Seven Stars Inn.

This section of Dartmoor National Park is great walking country. The Seven Stars Inn is on the path of the long-distance walking route the Tarka Trail. We'd recommend walking the Tarka Trail through Belstone Cleave. Cut by the River Taw, it's a stunning place. The pretty moorland village Belstone is at the far end of the cleave. If you can, we'd suggest you continue on the Tarka Trail to the Nine Maidens Stone Circle. The views to the highest ground in southern England are superb.

You can experience another impressive prehistoric site on a yomp to the top of the superb Cosdon Hill. Head for Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row before ascending to Cosdon Beacon on top of Cosdon Hill. The views are sensational. On a clear day, you'll see Exmoor National Park on the horizon to the north.

For a much shorter walk, follow the Tarka Trail to Sticklepath and then visit the National Trust's Finch Foundry.

If you want to ride a horse on the north moor, try Skaigh Stables Farm or Eastlake Riding Stables.

The village of South Tawton is located between the Dartmoor gateway towns Okehampton and Chagford. Highlights in and around Okehampton include its English Heritage Okehampton Castle and the Museum of Dartmoor Life. Highlights in and around Chagford include the National Trust's Castle Drogo and the Teign Gorge.