Stalldown Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stalldown Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Many people think this is the most impressive stone row in Dartmoor National Park. Its giant stones can be seen from miles around. If you didn't know they were there, from afar, you'd assume they were a long line of people wandering to or from the heart of Dartmoor's south moor. These days, the stones are reasonably difficult to access but the row rewards the effort needed to experience them.

Situated on high moorland by Stalldown Barrow, the stone row runs for about half a kilometre or a third of a mile in a north/south direction. The biggest stones are at the northern end of the row. From there, the heart of Dartmoor's south moor opens up in front of you. The moorland view is amazing. The world's longest stone row is visible to the north on Stall Moor and the tip at Red Lake China Clay Works rises on the horizon.

The stones at the southern end of the row look out over South Devon and the coast. A strip of sea runs east/west to Plymouth and Cornwall.

We've positioned Stalldown Stone Row on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

To visit for the first time, we'd recommend starting from the car parking area at Harford Moor Gate. Wander back down to the church and turn right towards Harford Bridge. Continue past the first gate and you'll come to another one where the moor meets Hall Plantation. Follow the track up to Burford Down and then up to Stalldown Stone Row as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map.