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Dartmoor Attractions

Dartmoor is about experiencing new things. The beautiful landscape, the ponies, the tors, the history and the heritage are all part of the spectacular wonder of Dartmoor.

Just 30 minutes from Combe House a great day out for everyone. Below is a list of just a few of the popular places to visit on this National Park. Why not try to find our own letterbox hidden in the National Park.

Haytor, Dartmoor

Haytor, B3387 3 miles west of Bovey Tracey
Haytor is probably the most visited tor on Dartmoor, its huge granite mass is and has been depicted on numerous postcards, sketches, paintings and photographs
www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Bovey Tracey

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, B3387 from Bovey Tracey
Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a small village located within the heart of the Dartmoor National Park.
The name is thought to derive from 'Withy-combe' which means Willow Valley.
Immortalised by well-known song featuring Uncle Tom Cobley and all, one of the most picturesque villages on Moor.

Princetown, Dartmoor,Devon, Princetown, Dartmoor

Princetown - Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6QF
Princetown - the highest town on Dartmoor - is situated in an expanse of high open moorland and is the starting point for many of Dartmoor's guided walks. There is an information centre here at High Moorland Visitor Centre.
www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk


Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, PL20 6RR
Unlocking the history of one of England's most famous prisons, Dartmoor Prison Museum reflects the heritage of HMP Dartmoor from Prisoner of War Depot to the present day. The interesting collection of artefacts provides a unique insight into prison life both past and present.
www.dartmoor-prison.co.uk


Canonteign Falls, Christow Canonteign Falls, Christow Canonteign Falls, Christow, Nr Exeter, EX6 7NT
Home to England’s highest waterfall, descending a staggering 220 ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking tourist attraction, and a wonderful day out in Devon for all the family. Situated within Dartmoor National Park, in the heart of Devon’s Teign Valley, the waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the tranquil lakes below.
www.canonteignfalls.co.uk
Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon Buckland Abbey, Yelverton,

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY
In the 13th century, Buckland Abbey was home to the Cistercian monks who built the Abbey and the incredible Great Barn and farmed the then vast estate. The Abbey, now a house with a combination of furnished rooms and interactive museum galleries, tells the story of how two seafaring adventurers – Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake – changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Miniature Pony Centre, North Bovey

The Miniature Pony Centre, North Bovey, East Dartmoor, TQ13 8RG
Our animals are waiting to meet you See, meet and touch over 150 animals, including our famous Miniature Shetland ponies and Miniature Mediterranean donkeys that foal throughout the spring and early summer.
www.miniatureponycentre.com

Okehampton Castle, Okehampton, North Dartmoor Okehampton Castle, Okehampton Okehampton Castle, Okehampton, North Dartmoor, EX20 1JA
The ruins of the largest castle in Devon, including the Norman motte and the jagged remains of the keep. There is a picnic area of exceptional beauty and some enchanting woodland walks. The ruins include a gatehouse, Norman Keep and the remains of the 14th century great hall, buttery and kitchens.
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Dartmoor & Exmoor 4x4 Tours Dartmoor & Exmoor 4x4 Tours Dartmoor & Exmoor 4x4 Tours Tel: 07817 103357
Take a luxury safari and experience an adventure over the deep countryside and wild moorland of South West England all year round.
www.uksafaris.co.uk
How to find the Combe House Devon Letter Box on Dartmoor

From Chagford Church take the signed Postbridge road and after approximately ½ mile turn off right at a signpost which points to “Meldon Common”. Proceed uphill and turn right at a ‘T’ junction. Continue up hill until the brow is reached where there is parking for several cars on the left hand side. This is the starting place for the half mile (at most) stroll to the box.

From the parking place, cross the road and walk up the obvious wide grass track for approximately 600 paces to the trig point at the summit of the rock mass prominent on the skyline. From the trig point walk along the level crest of Meldon Hill in an easterly direction for 80 paces to an obvious outcrop whence there is a splendid view of Chagford.

Adjacent to the outcrop is a massive black earthbound rock “floor” from the middle of which walk approximately 50 paces on a bearing of 150° toward the distant twin skyline peaks of Haytor. The box is under the corner “nose” of a 10ft long flattish boulder and tucked well back. Another boulder of similar size with a knobbly top is 3 paces away. Both boulders are in an area of gorse.

The box is a battleship grey plastic pharmaceutical pillpot 5” long x 3” diameter. Be sure to take an inkpad and postcard so that you can take away an impression of the stamp! Also, a pen for recording in the book name, date of visit and any comments.

Good hunting and please ensure before leaving the site that the box is hidden from view and the lid is tightly closed.

Recommended Accompaniments

Ink Pad (for Combe House stamp in box) Please return this if you borrow ours!

Postcard (to record Combe House stamp as evidence)

Pen (to sign visitor book in box)

Compass (to help get there – and more importantly, back!)

Good walking shoes – wellies if raining

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