King's Arms, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

King's Arms, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

Beautiful location

Dartmoor has many beautiful villages. Some, like Widecombe-in-the-Moor, are very well known. Others, like South Zeal, are less well known. It's a shame because South Zeal is in a remarkable location and surrounded by visitor attractions. The King's Arms is a great place from which to explore this section of the National Park.


Things to do around the King's Arms

'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 Zeal and the King's Arms pub.



The King's Arms is by the Tarka Trail which is a long-distance walking route in Devon that runs along the edge of the National Park's north moor. Follow the Tarka Trail into the stunning Belstone Cleave to another pretty village called Belstone.

Alternatively, the King's Arms is on the Taw-Teign Link. Grab lunch at the pub and head down to the Two Moors Way by Chagford.

If you want to be stretched, yomp up to Cosdon Beacon on Cosdon Hill for some of the best views on Dartmoor and biggest views in the Westcountry.


National Trust

If walking isn't your thing, visit the National Trust's Finch Foundry.


Horse riding

For those looking for a memorable Dartmoor experience, go horse riding on the north moor.


Dartmoor's prehistory

South Zeal is close to one of Dartmoor's most impressive stone rows. Experience the National Park's prehistory at Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row.



Further away to the west, visit Okehampton with its English Heritage Okehampton Castle, Museum of Dartmoor Life and Granite Way.



Further away to the east, visit the National Trust's Castle Drogo, the extraordinary Teign Gorge, Spinster's Rock and Stone Lane Gardens. There's also Chagford. Above this town, on the high moor, is Scorhill Stone Circle.