Things To Do near Chagford Common

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Cosdon Beacon, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon Beacon, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Cosdon Beacon is a huge cairn and trig point 550 metres above sea level at the highest point on Cosdon Hill. We've positioned Cosdon Beacon on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Read our Cosdon Hill listing for directions. Cosdon is one of a number of b...

Cosdon Hill (Cawsand Hill), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon Hill (Cawsand Hill), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Cosdon Hill, or Cawsand Hill, is one of the most recognisable natural features in Dartmoor. Its huge, shallow dome dominates the northern border of the National Park and is visible from miles around. You'll see Cosdon from the Haytor Rocks area in the eastern section of the Park and from the Yes Tor...

Dogmarsh Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Dogmarsh Bridge, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Located by Mill End Hotel on the A382 road, Dogmarsh Bridge is at the western end of the Castle Drogo Estate. There's limited parking by the side of the road just north of the hotel and bridge. You can follow the Two Moors Way to Castle Drogo and the gorgeous Teign Gorge. In August, the land east...

Challacombe Valley and Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Valley and Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This beautiful valley sits between Hamel Down to the east and Challacombe Down to the west. At the top of the valley are Headland Warren Farm, Hookney Tor and English Heritage's Grimspound. At the bottom of the valley, by Challacombe, the land flattens out into an area of farmland leading down t...

Best Dartmoor Outdoor Activities, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Outdoor Activities, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walking This is the most popular activity on Dartmoor. Walk the high moors and visit the National Park's famous tors. We'd also recommend walking Dartmoor's many gorges and valleys. They're magnificent. There are plenty of other types of walks which take you around reservoirs or to prehistoric si...

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a number of amazing facts about the prehistory of Dartmoor National Park.* It has the greatest concentration of Bronze Age sites in Britain. It's home to the longest stone row in the world. It has 60% of England's stone rows. It's home to more than 5000 hut circles or ancient homes. Despit...

The Sandy Park Inn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The Sandy Park Inn, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Between Castle Drogo and Chagford Castle Drogo is one of Dartmoor's, and the Westcountry's, most popular attractions. There are three pubs within easy walking distance of the National Trust property. Fingle Bridge Inn is located in a famous beauty spot. The Drewe Arms is on the Two Moors Way. Les...

Hookney Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Hookney Down, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is an area of moorland between, roughly speaking, Hookney Tor and Hameldown Tor and King Tor on the edge of the high moor near English Heritage's Grimspound. It's particularly beautiful in late summer when the heather flowers. It runs into the vast whale's back of moorland that is Hamel Down...

Spinster's Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Spinster's Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

'Spinsters Rock [sic]. A Neolithic burial chamber erected around 3500-2500 B.C. This chamber probably contained many burials and would originally have been covered by a long earthen mound. The stones fell down in 1862 and were re-erected in the same year. Traditionally this monument was erected...

Chagford Show, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Chagford Show, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Teign flows from Chagford to Mill End Hotel and then onto the National Trust's Castle Drogo and the mouth of the Teign Gorge. Between hotel and gorge is a large, flat grassy area that's the location of Chagford Show. The setting is superb. The show is a major Westcountry event duri...

Challacombe Medieval Strip Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Medieval Strip Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Stand at English Heritage's Grimspound or Hookney Tor and look south west and you'll see weathered strips of farmland on the side of a steep hill. These are Challacombe Medieval Strip Fields. A local information board states that 'the narrow strip fields (lynchets) which you can see running...

Oke Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Oke Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The pretty village Belstone is located on the edge of Dartmoor's north moor. It sits below Taw Plain which is surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of moorland that's lined with amazing tors. Oke Tor is one of the best. Oke Tor is great for circular walks, top views across Dartmoor's north mo...

King Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

King Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor's high moorland rises from rolling countryside. The edge of the moor is lined with tors. For example, among others, Belstone Tors, Sourton Tors, White Tor, Pew Tor, Trowlesworthy Tors, Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor all overlook gentler landscapes. King Tor is another. Located to the ea...

Taw Plain and Taw Marsh, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Taw Plain and Taw Marsh, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walk south from Belstone village and you come to a vast natural ampitheatre of moorland, river and rock. This is Taw Plain. At the southern end of the plain rises the conical Steeperton Tor. Two arms of high ground embrace the flat river plain. The high ground to the west is formed by Belstone Tor a...

North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is one of the most difficult long distance routes we’ve walked in Dartmoor National Park. It’s marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map ‘Dartmoor’ map as an ancient travel route across Dartmoor. We’ve split it into two sections running north to south.   Section 1. North...