Iconic Locations & Landmarks in Dartmoor National Park

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Best Dartmoor Attractions, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Attractions, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

National Trust properties in Dartmoor National Park Castle Drogo near Chagford in the north east section of Dartmoor National Park. One of the Westcountry's most popular and important National Trust properties, Castle Drogo was the last castle to be built in England. Situated at the mouth of...

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Popular picnic spots with public toilet in the area Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common). Picnic on the bank of the River Dart. Bellever Forest. Picnic on the banks of the East Dart River by the main car park. Fingle Bridge. Picnic on the bank of the River Teign across the river from...

Ditsworthy Warren House Spielberg's War Horse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren House Spielberg's War Horse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

'Finally in Dartmoor we found a derelict building in the middle of nowhere that we brought back to life. It had 360-degree views, which give it a sense of being part of something huge and imposing the expanse of skies, the force of the elements and that created a beauty beyond what we had hoped for....

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Quirky Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Once, there was a giant chair but, sadly, they took it down. You'll still find plenty of other quirky sights and names across the moors. There are exquisite sculptures dotted around the landscape and in the towns and plenty of weird rock structures. Many of the ponies are remarkably small, some o...

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp is used by the British Army. Clearly, it's not a visitor attraction. That said, it's a great reference point. The camp is situated on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor below southern England's only two mountains and a road climbs from Okehampton to the army buildings providing easy a...

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Irishman's Wall, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

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...

King Wall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

King Wall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

In 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery writes: 'The outer enclosure-wall accompanying the King Way northward from Nodden Gate marks the east boundary of Bridestowe parish, the Way diverging from it on Southerly Down to ascend to the Sourton Tors-Corn Ridge col. The wall, having kept such august company...

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, 'Jan Reynolds once entered into a compact with a stranger, who turned out to be the Prince of Darkness, and failing to keep it became his victim. Seven years after the meeting Jan was discovered indulging in a nap in Widecombe Church on a Sunday...