Dartmoor National Park
Dartmoor National Park's landscape is as dramatic as its weather. From its striking granite tors to steep wooded river valleys and from swathes of heather covered moorland to tucked away villages and hamlets. It is a land of contrasts - some peopl...
A beautiful public forest bordered by the river Dart, it is ideal for picnics and kids letting off steam. Also a good starting point for walks, plenty of Bronze Age remains on Lakehead Hill, overlooked by Bellever Tor which has superb views (...
Postbridge is a hamlet in the heart of Dartmoor in the English county of Devon. It is situated on the B3212, roughly midway between Princetown and Moretonhampstead. The hamlet is situated next to ...
Discovering Britain: Dartmoor
Combestone Tor is a spectacular rocky outcrop situated less than 70 metres from a nearby car park in Dartmoor National Park. Around the summit of the outcrop are many small basins once believed to have been used for ancient Celtic rituals. Legends...
Princetown is a good base to discover the rest of the High Moor. There is the old disused railway heading down to Yelverton which is a fantastic cycle route for the whole family and affords fine views along the way. The Prison museum is very inter...
English Heritage: Grimspound
The best known of many Dartmoor prehistoric settlements, Grimspound dates from the late Bronze Age. The remains of 24 stone houses survive within a massive boundary wall.
Foggintor quarry is situated on a flat and desolate part of Dartmoor amongst granite boulders and historic industrial ruins. Long abandoned, it is now a huge and rugged pit filled with clear cold water and largely reclaimed by nature. Foggintor Q...
Widecombe in the Moor
The village is well known for Widecombe Fair, held annually. Even without the fair Widecombe in the Moor is well worth visiting for a charming moor town village.
English Heritage: Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement
The remains of a Bronze Age settlement, side by side with several sacred sites, including three stone rows, a stone circle, standing stones and burial cairns, probably constructed over a long period between around 2500 BC and 1000 BC.
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