Things To Do near Bennett's Cross

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The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

The Devil's Playing Cards/The Ace Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

According to the Dartmoor expert William Crossing, '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 indulging in a nap in Widecombe Church on a Sunday...

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Birch Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are a number of places on Dartmoor that attract lots of visitors. The Haytor Rocks area, for example, is packed in the holiday season. Burrator Reservoir can turn into a car park on sunny summer weekends. The Warren House Inn area is another busy spot. Southern England's highest pub, The...

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

Headland Warren and Headland Warren Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

King's Oven, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

King's Oven, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

One of Dartmoor's many curious place names, the Dartmoor expert William Crossing states that' we shall hardly be wrong in supposing that [the name King's Oven] was derived not from being a furnace connected with tinworks belonging to Henry III., but to a much earlier king, for there cannot be a doub...

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

Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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....

Warren House Inn, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Warren House Inn, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Highest pub in southern England Essential visiting. The highest pub in southern England, the Warren House Inn looks out across one of the most beautiful areas of moorland in Dartmoor National Park. Autumn is particularly stunning. Clearly, it's great walking country. There's also a wealth...

Water Hill, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Water Hill, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The B3212 is Dartmoor's main trans-moorland road. The Warren House Inn is located on this road looking out across spectacular moorland to Headland Warren, Birch Tor, English Heritage's Grimspound and Hamel Down. Given these beautiful views, most people walk in this direction. However, the pub sits b...

Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This double stone row runs along the rise of Assycombe Hill at Hurston Ridge in the eastern section of Chagford Common. Just off the Two Moors Way, by Fernworthy Forest, it's easily accessible. We've positioned Hurston Ridge/Chagford Common Stone Row on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' s...

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Golden Dagger Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Golden Dagger Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The area south of the B3212 near The Warren House Inn was heavily mined in past centuries. The local landscape is shaped, in part, by the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine, the Headland Tin Mine, Bushdown Mine and the Golden Dagger Tin Mine. The wonderfully named Golden Dagger Tin Mine is the furthest sout...

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

East Bovey Head, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Bovey rises on the edge of Dartmoor's high moorland and arcs past the luxury hotel Bovey Castle and North Bovey village before cutting the stunning Bovey Valley as it flows to Bovey Tracey. Beyond the National Park border, it meets the River Teign where the combined river runs east to...

Challacombe Valley and Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Valley and Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Hookney Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Hookney Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

English Heritage's Grimspound sits in a saddle of moorland below two tors. Hameldown Tor is to the south east. The superb stacks of granite that form Hookney Tor are to the north west. Hookney Down pushes east to King Tor and is beautiful when covered in heather in late summer. Headland Warren Farm...

Challacombe Medieval Strip Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Medieval Strip Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Shapley Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Shapley Tor, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Some Dartmoor tors are big and dramatic stacks of granite that command the surrounding landscape. Others are small and rather unassuming. Shapley Tor is among the latter. A scatter of granite towards the top of Shapley Common, it's one of those tors you tend to pass through on your way to another...