Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Views from tors

North. Belstone Tor (Belstone Tors and Tors End) and Higher Tor to Dartmoor's high north moor.

East. Rippon Tor to Haytor Rocks. Blackingstone Rock across the hills of north east Dartmoor to the high north moor.

South. Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor).

West. Great Links Tor down the western side of Dartmoor. Great Staple Tor. Leather Tor and Sheeps Tor over Burrator Reservoir.

Centre. Bellever Tor.


Views from beacons

North. Cosdon Beacon.

East. Hameldown Beacon. Buckland Beacon and The Ten Commandments Stones.

South. Ugborough Beacon. Penn Beacon.


Views of Dartmoor's gorges and valleys

North. The Teign Gorge from Sharp Tor (Teign Gorge/North East Dartmoor). The Upper West Okement Valley from Black Tor (North Dartmoor).

East. Lustleigh Cleave from Harton Chest (Lustleigh Cleave) and Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor) The Dart Gorge from Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) and Bench Tor.

South. The Dewerstone Valley from Dewerstone Hill.

West. Tavy Cleave from Ger Tor.


Views of Dartmoor's reservoirs

North. Fernworthy Reservoir. The views are great as you walk around the reservoir. If we had to choose one angle, try the view from the south eastern end of the dam looking back up the water. Meldon Reservoir provides great views in the north of the National Park as well.

East. Avon Dam Reservoir from the dam.

West. Burrator Reservoir from Leather Tor and Sheeps Tor.



The classic view of Widecombe-in-the-Moor is from the car parking area on the B3387 between Hollow Tor and Bonehill Rocks.



Chagford from the rocky outcrops on Meldon Hill.



The Teign Gorge from Castle Drogo (National Trust).


Prehistoric Sites

The view across Dartmoor's high south moor from the northern end of Stalldown Stone Row. Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row).


Seasonal Views

Spring. Bluebells at Holwell Lawn and up at East Hill.

Summer. Late evening sunsets on the western side of the National Park. The view from Sourton Tors over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to Cornwall is stunning.

Autumn. The Dart Gorge, Teign Gorge and Dewerstone Valley in late October/early November when the leaves turn.

Winters. Belstone Tors and Higher Tor over Dartmoor's north moor when snow falls.