Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location.

Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge and arranged into concentric circles.' There are two examples on Dartmoor. A smaller set of circles can be found at Shovel Down (at the end of a stone row close to Batworthy Corner) above Chagford. A larger set of circles is situated by Sheepstor near Burrator Reservoir. To learn more about Dartmoor's round barrows and cairns, buy a copy of Newman's book and read pages 41-55.

We've positioned Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location and the stone rings.

To visit, we'd recommend wandering in from one of the car parking areas by Burrator Reservoir. Yomp up over Sheeps Tor and drop down to the attraction.

There's limited parking on the edge of the moor by Sheepstor village. You can walk around from these car parking spots.

Whilst it's possible to walk from the car parking area at Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse below Gutter Tor, the moor here can get very boggy. If you want to try it from this direction keep to the higher ground north east of the car parking area and then arc around to a fording area by the farm wall that juts out into open access moorland as you can see on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map.