South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park

South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park
  • Beautiful Dartmoor village near the north border of the National Park. Located below the vast bulk of Cosdon Hill and Dartmoor's north moor
  • Enjoy local food and drink at the Oxenham Arms and the King's Arms
  • Wander across to Sticklepath village to visit the National Trust's Finch Foundry. Continue west into Belstone Cleave to the pretty moorland village Belstone
  • Walk Dartmoor's north moor. Yomp up to Cosdon Beacon at the top of Cosdon Hill
  • Drive the A30 east to Exeter or west into Cornwall. Follow the A382 into Dartmoor and visit Chagford and Moretonhampstead
  • Main photo: main street in South Zeal


Enjoy local food and drink at the Oxenham Arms and the King's Arms which are both located in South Zeal.

Visit the National Trust's Finch Foundry, Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge. If you're happy to travel then we'd recommend Cotehele House, Saltram House and Buckland Abbey.

Experience Dartmoor's internationally important prehistory. Both the Nine Maidens Stone Circle near Belstone and Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row on the flank of Cosdon Hill are impressive. Scorhill Stone Circle is great as well.

Summit Yes Tor and High Willhays which are the highest points on Dartmoor and the only two mountains in southern England. Walk Belstone Ridge to Dartmoor's north plateau around Hangingstone Hill.

Follow the Tarka Trail through Belstone Cleave.

Try some of Dartmoor's many outdoor activities. Go horse riding, cycle the Granite Way and mountain bike the army roads south of Okehampton Camp.

Visit Chagford and the concentration of attractions in the surrounding area. In addition to Castle Drogo, walk the Teign Gorge and lunch at Fingle Bridge Inn by the Dartmoor beauty spot Fingle Bridge.

Spend a day at Okehampton.

Head west to the North Cornwall coastline. If you have time, we'd really recommend exploring the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Day trip to Exeter and cycle the Exe Valley.