The landscape of Shovel Down, near Chagford, is dotted with a complex of Bronze Age sites including multiple single and double stone rows, stone circles, cairns, standing stones and an ancient settlement. Relatively easy access makes this one of Dartmoor's most impressive ancient sites to visit. Batworthy Corner,
England, TQ13 8EU
Attraction Type: Prehistoric - Stone Rows Heritage Rating:?
Spinsters' Rock is a Neolithic burial chamber near Dresteignmton on Dartmoor, composed of a large capstone balanced atop three upright stones. The burial chamber, or dolmen, was said to have been erected by three spinsters (wool spinners) one morning before breakfast. Shilstone,
England, TQ13 8JX
On the bank of the North Teign River at Scothill, Dartmoor stands a large, holed stone used for traditional healing and fertility rituals. Passing through the hole in the stone was said to aid in healing illness and was part of an atonement ritual for unfaithful wives. Scorhill Down,
Close to the ancient stannary towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh and the medieval town of Totnes, midway between Plymouth and Exeter, this charming character 16th Century former corn mill offers the warmth of a homely atmosphere with hotel quality and service in a superb central location, perfectly placed for holidays … more >>