Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

The Nine Maidens is a stone circle on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor just south west of the village Belstone.


Recommended route to The Nine Maidens Stone Circle for the first time

To visit, start from the car parking area at the entrance to Belstone. Wander towards the church and pub. You'll see the road split. Take the south west road as it climbs to the moorland gate at Watchet Hill.

Head out onto the moor and you'll see an army flagpole to the south west. Walk past the army flagpole until you come to a grass track that trends west. Follow this and you'll come to the stone circle.

We've positioned the Nine Maidens Stone Circle on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. The grass tracks are visible on that satellite imagery. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail.


Why Nine Maidens?

A group of young women were caught dancing on a Sunday and turned to stone. See Bowerman's Nose for a similar legend, this time with a hunter and his dogs.


The views

The views from the Nine Maidens Stone Circle are stunning. Rowtor, West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and High Willhays rise to the south west.

Yes Tor and High Willhays form the highest ground on Dartmoor and southern England.


Other impressive stone circles on Dartmoor's north moor

Scorhill Stone Circle. On the moor above Chagford.

White Moor Stone Circle. In a remote location on the north moor. Super stone circle to visit as part of a long walk.

The Grey Wethers Stone Circles. Double stone circle on the west edge of Fernworthy Forest.