Blackingstone Rock, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Blackingstone Rock, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Visit for the remarkable views.

Located near Moretonhampstead in the north east section of Dartmoor, Blackingstone Rock offers quite exceptional views of the National Park's high moor. It's the sheer size and sweep of the views that mark them out. From Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Hangingstone Hill to the very highest ground of Yes Tor and High Willhays, the views are big and impressive.

We've positioned Blackingstone Rock on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. On that satellite imagery you'll see a couple of car parking areas below the rock. A path curls around the west end of the rock and takes you to a ladder. Climb to the top.

Try to catch morning or evening light. In the morning the sun is pretty much behind you so it lights up the moor. Soft evening light provides a beautiful layering effect in the landscape.

In the area, also visit Heltor Rock and the Teign Gorge (National Trust), Castle Drogo (National Trust) and Spinster's Rock. The three reservoirs south east of Moretonhampstead offer fine walking.

Explore Moretonhampstead and Chagford which are the major 'gateway towns' in the area. We'd recommend visiting the villages of Drewsteignton and Lustleigh too.