Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park

Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park
  • Village in great location on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. Sticklepath sits below Cosdon Hill and is situated at the eastern end of Belstone Cleave. The village is near the A30
  • Visit the National Trust's Finch Foundry. Other National Trust properties in the area include Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge
  • Relax in one of the village pubs
  • Walk Belstone Cleave to the pretty moorland village Belstone
  • Yomp up to Cosdon Beacon at the top of Cosdon Hill for big views of Dartmoor's north moor, Mid Devon and Exmoor National Park on the horizon
  • Drive the A30 east to Exeter or west into Cornwall. Follow the A382 into Dartmoor and visit Chagford and Moretonhampstead
  • Main photo: the National Trust's Finch Foundry in Sticklepath

 

Visit the National Trust's Finch Foundry. Other National Trust properties in the area include Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge. Further away, try Cotehele House, Buckland Abbey and Saltram House.

Walk through Belstone Cleave to the pretty moorland village Belstone.

Yomp up to Cosdon Beacon on top of Cosdon Hill for huge views across Dartmoor's north plateau and over Mid Devon to Exmoor National Park.

Experience some of Dartmoor's internationally important prehistoric sites. Highlights include Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row and the Nine Maidens Stone Circle by Belstone.

Lunch at one of Sticklepath's pubs. The Taw River Inn and The Devonshire Inn are by Finch Foundry.

Enjoy Dartmoor's outdoor activities. Go horse riding. Cycle the Granite Way. Mountain bike the army roads that climb to the north plateau from Okehampton Camp.

Explore the Chagford area. In addition to Castle Drogo, there's the sublime Teign Gorge and the Dartmoor beauty spot Fingle Bridge. Grab food and drink at Fingle Bridge Inn.

Spend a day in the Okehampton area. Learn about the National Park in the Museum of Dartmoor Life. Visit English Heritage's Okehampton Castle.

Head west to the North Cornwall coast and south west to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Day trip to Exeter and the Exe Valley. Drop down to South Devon and The English Riviera.