Things To Do near Chagford Common

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Statt's House Hill Peat Pass, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Statt's House Hill Peat Pass, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a heavily eroded peat pass near the remains of Statt's House on Statt's House Hill/Winney's Down. It runs in a north east/south west direction. We've positioned Statt's House Hill Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head...

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A memorial to the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in December 2011. More appropriately, another memorial was helicoptered onto the high moors of Dartmoor National Park a decade before. It's a simple granite stone sunk into a mound close to the head of the...

Rushford Stepping Stones, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Rushford Stepping Stones, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The North Teign River and South Teign River meet just west of Chagford to form the River Teign. Chagford Bridge and Rushford Bridge span the water and provide safe crossing points. Downstream of Rushford Bridge, behind Chagford Pool, is an old set of stepping stones. They're uneven and slippery s...

East Dart Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

East Dart Head, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On Dartmoor's north plateau, in a bowl of moorland below some of the National Park's highest hills, are the headwaters of the East Dart River. It's a remote, strangely intoxicating area far away from villages and towns. After periods of wet weather, the land is boggy and unpleasant to walk across. I...

Steeperton Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Tor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Some Dartmoor tors, like Hound Tor and Great Staple Tor, attract huge numbers of visitors owing to their extraordinary granite structures. Vast rocky outcrops, these tors are well known, and much photographed, shapes in the landscape. Other equally impressive tors lack the outcrops but occupy sublim...

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of places named 'warren'. For example, in the south west section of the National Park, Hentor Warren, Ditsworthy Warren, Willings Walls Warren, Legistor Warren and Trowlesworthy Warren are names given to moorland on either side of the River P...

Best Chagford Walks, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Best Chagford Walks, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Chagford Chagford sits below Meldon Hill. The views from up top are magnificent. Yomp up the hill from the centre of town or try the Meldon Hill Circular Walk. It's a short walk from Chagford to the stunning Teign Gorge. Follow the Two Moors Way by the River Teign to the mouth of the gorge. Ca...

Shilley Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Shilley Pool, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In recent years, wild swimming has become an exceptionally popular outdoor activity on Dartmoor. Whilst well known Dartmoor rivers such as the Dart and Teign attract large numbers of swimmers, people are increasingly enjoying the pools and channels on lesser known rivers, brooks and streams. Shilley...

Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The moorland east of The Warren House Inn is heavily scarred by centuries of tin mining. It's topped by Birch Tor. Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine is the name given to a group of mines worked in this area. When you visit, you'll walk in, by or above scooped up of the moorland by the tinners....

Blackaton Brook, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Blackaton Brook, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Rising in one of Dartmoor's most dangerous places and flowing down to a popular local wild swimming pool, Blackaton Brook runs across Throwleigh Common on the side of Cosdon Hill in the north section of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned Blackaton Brook on Google maps so zoom in on the...

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Metheral Hill, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Metheral Hill isn't on most people's list of hills and tors to visit in Dartmoor National Park. Located at the south eastern end of Taw Marsh in the northern section of the Park, Metheral is in the shadow of the impressive conical of Steeperton Tor. It's a shame people don't visit as...

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Steeperton Gorge, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

By Dartmoor standards, this is a small gorge. Unlike the Dart Gorge, Teign Gorge or Lydford Gorge which have been cut by wide, powerful waterways, Steeperton Gorge is situated pretty far upstream on Dartmoor's north plateau. The River Taw rises on the high, boggy ground around Hangingstone Hill and...

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Family attraction A Dartmoor highlight for young children, The Miniature Pony Centre's just south west of Moretonhampstead on the B3212 which cuts across the National Park. As the name suggests, the Centre's home to miniature ponies. Some, especially the foals, are unbelievably cute. There's a...

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Warren House Inn is the highest pub in southern England. English Heritage's Grimspound is one of Dartmoor National Park's most famous prehistoric sites. Between them, near the deserted Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, is a rare example of a triple stone row on Dartmoor. The stone row is loca...

Stannon Tor from Postbridge Walk, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Stannon Tor from Postbridge Walk, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Start at the large car park in Postbridge. Head east on the side of the main road over the bridge such that you are on the right hand side of the East Dart River. Follow the path north. It doglegs by the large house and wood at Hartyland (see the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map for detail). You ar...