Outdoors & Nature in Dartmoor National Park

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Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Start in the centre of Chagford. There's a large car park near the church. Buses run from Exeter if you are coming by train on a holiday or weekend break. Follow the main road (B3206) out of town. Pass the school on your left and you'll come to a fork in the road. Take the left fork, drop down to...

Best Chagford Walks, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Best Chagford Walks, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford Chagford sits below Meldon Hill. The views from up top are magnificent. Yomp up the hill from the centre of town or try the Meldon Hill Circular Walk. It's a short walk from Chagford to the stunning Teign Gorge. Follow the Two Moors Way by the River Teign to the mouth of the gorge. Ca...

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The River Walkham meets the River Tavy at Double Waters on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful place that's popular with wild swimmers and walkers. The long distance path the West Devon Way runs through here. We've positioned Double Waters on Google maps. Zoom in on the...

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Beautiful gardens just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Super place for lunch or a cream tea. The Garden House sells plants as well.

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Morwellham Quay, and the surrounding area, is one of the Westcountry's great visitor destinations. In the scheme of things, few people know about the place which is a shame because it's special. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it's part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage S...

Holne Moor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne Moor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne is a village on Dartmoor. Holne Moor is an area of moorland above the village on the National Park's south moor. It's very popular with walkers, fringes the amazing Dart Gorge and is packed with points of interest. We've positioned Holne Moor on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setti...

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

The Marker Stone is visible on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map where the Two Moors Way meets the Abbot's Way near Red Lake China Clay Works on Dartmoor's south moor. It's very useful if you're following the Abbot's Way west and need to descend to Red Lake Ford. See our Photo Gallery...

Red Lake Ford, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake Ford, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Each year, many people follow the path marked 'Abbot's Way' on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This path crosses Dartmoor's high south moor. Because so many rivers and streams rise on the high south moor, you have to ford these waterways when following the route. One of the most is...

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row is a short stone row just south east of Erme Pound by Hook Lake. If it weren't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it would be difficult to find when exploring the area. The stones are small and obscured by long, moorland grass. We've po...

Parking And Access To Dartmoor's South Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Parking And Access To Dartmoor's South Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Look at a map of the lower section of Dartmoor's south moor and you'll see it's split into three sections. The eastern section, between the River Erme and the A38 is very easily accessible. The western side, between the River Yealm and Cadover Bridge is easily accessible. These days, the centra...

Burford Down Stone Row, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Burford Down Stone Row, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

If you look at Dartmoor's south moor on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see a line of stone rows running from the area around the village Harford to the remote moor at Green Hill. Burford Down Stone Row is the most southerly. The immensely impressive Stalldown Stone Row is i...

Burford Down and Tristis Rock, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Burford Down and Tristis Rock, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

The Tristis Rock is situated on Burford Down on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor near the village Harford. There's a reasonable amount of parking available at Harford Moor Gate. Burford Down Stone Row is close to the Tristis Rock. The area provides access to Stalldown Stone Row, Stall Moor and the...

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Spend time exploring Plymouth, South Devon and the south western section of Dartmoor National Park and you'll become familiar with Sir Francis Drake. From the statues at Plymouth and Tavistock to his home at Buckland Abbey, the modern multi-use activity trail Drake's Trail to his birthplace on the T...

Marchant's Cross, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Marchant's Cross, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Marchant's Cross is an impressive Dartmoor cross near Meavy and Lovaton south of Burrator Dam/Burrator Reservoir. Zoom in on the accompanying Google map to see its location. According to the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery, Marchant's Cross lies on the Plympton to Tavistock Monastic Route. He describ...

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge...