Things To Do near Widecombe in the Moor

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Tunhill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Tunhill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Tunhill Rocks is the most dramatic tor on Blackslade Down. A jumble of giant, rocky outcrops located on moorland that drops down reasonably steeply to farmland and hamlets south of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Tunhill Rocks is just south west of Pil Tor. The prehistoric barrow Wittaburrow is a short strol...

East Webburn River Valley, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

East Webburn River Valley, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Widecombe-in-the-Moor is located towards the middle of the East Webburn River Valley. As a consequence, the valley is one of the most visited in the National Park. The upper section of the valley is dominated by Hamel Down. The lower section is heavily wooded where the East Webburn River meets th...

Chinkwell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Chinkwell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Chinkwell is a very easily accessible tor overlooking the popular village Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The tor provides spectacular views over the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park including Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks. Hamel Down dominates to the west. Chinkwell Tor is one of four rocky outcrop...

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hutholes Abandoned Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information board on site reads that 'this is the site of a deserted medieval settlement known today as Hutholes. Within an area of just under an acre lie the remains of six buildings dating to the 13th and 14th centuries A.D.' We've positioned Hutholes on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satell...

Pil Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Pil Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Pil Tor is the largest tor on Blackslade Down. Roughly speaking, two walls of granite are separated by a strip of moorland. We've positioned Pil Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. The tor is situated by Top Tor. Click through to that listing...

Top Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Top Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Top Tor is a scatter of rocky outcrops, as the name suggests, at the top of Blackslade Down. 432m above sea level, it offers fine views of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Haytor Rocks. As is the case with many tors in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, Top Tor is easily accessible so you...

Blackslade Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Blackslade Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, it was on Blackslade Down 'that the wicked Jan Reynolds once entered into a compact with a stranger, who turned out to be the Prince of Darkness, and failing to keep it became his victim. Seven years after the meeting Jan was discovered indulgin...

Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Start at one of the car parking areas by Bonehill Rocks. These are not marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map but are clearly visible on Google's satellite imagery. Follow the track that runs around the western flank of Bonehill Down. There are super views back down the East W...

Honeybag Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Honeybag Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Honeybag Tor is the northernmost rocky outcrop in a line of tors running roughly north/south on Bonehill Down. Located close to Widecombe-in-the-Moor and separated from the vast bulk of Hamel Down by the East Webburn River Valley, Honeybag Tor is 445 metres above sea level and provides magnificent v...

Wittaburrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Wittaburrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his excellent 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman notes that 'the term 'barrow' may be defined as a mound of earth or stone, usually covering one or more inhumations or cremations. On Dartmoor, where the majority of these monuments are constructed mostly from ston...

Hameldown Beacon, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hameldown Beacon, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a beacon as 'a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration’. There is a chain of beacons on Dartmoor running from the edge of the north moor down to the edge of the south moor. Hameldown Beacon is, roughly spe...

Hemsworthy Gate, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hemsworthy Gate, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

We include Hemsworthy Gate on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a reference point. As is the case with Nun's Cross Farm and Batworthy Corner, it's a great starting point from which to discover Dartmoor's landscape and history. There's a small car parking area and paths run off in all...

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a display cabinet in Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre which contains a replica of the Hameldon Dagger or Hamel Down Dagger. The display reads: 'Hameldon dagger. In 1872 the original dagger was found with a burial of burnt human bones in a cairn or barrow at Hameldon. It cons...

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Holiday in Dartmoor is part of a network of local UK travel sites. Information (photos/words) is provided by locals who live in a local area. We see beautiful spring photos from places like West Cornwall and South Devon when Dartmoor is still in the grip of winter. In short, spring arrives late...

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Drive along the A30 that skirts the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see the unmistakable dome of Cosdon Hill topped by Cosdon Beacon. Further south, towards the heart of the National Park is the equally vast Hamel Down topped by a tor, barrows and its own beacon. The views fro...