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Chagford Common Rock Basins, Devon


  • Located in Chagford, Devon, South West England, England
  • Rock basins are circular or oval depressions in the surface of rock. Take a look at the photo of a rock basin to see for yourself. Most people suggest they are created by natural processes, others think they're part of an ancient Druidical past*
  • We'd recommend heading to the northern section of Chagford Common to see rock basins on Kestor Rock and Middle Tor. Start out from the parking spaces by Batworthy Corner and head up onto the moorland. You'll find these basins first on Kestor Rock and then Middle Tor. We've located these tors on Google maps for your convenience but you might also want to refer to the Ordnance Survey OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail
  • In the local area, visit the Tolmen Stone (North River Teign) on the North River Teign. In addition, explore Scorhill Stone Circle and Shovel Down Stone Rows. Again, all these attractions are located on Google maps
  • If rock basins are of interest, you might also want to see our listing for Cup and Ring Marks, Simonside Hills up in Northumberland
  • *We include a link to the website 'Legendary Dartmoor' where you can read about the formation of these basins. Our job on PictureTheUK is to help you to discover them in the first place
  • By James Penman

External Links
www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk
Chagford Common Rock Basins, Devon


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Middle Tor, Devon

Located in Chagford, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

There are three tors on the northern fringe of Chagford Common. Kestor Rock is to the north west. Frenchbeer Rock is to the south east. Between them is Middle Tor which, we assume, is how it got its name. Start out from...

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Kestor Rock, Devon

Located in Chagford, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Just to the east of Batworthy Corner, on the northern section of Chagford Common, Kestor Rock is very easily accessible and offers big views over North and East Dartmoor National Park in addition to Mid-Devon and the moo...

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22 Mill Street Restaurant With Rooms, Chagford
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Approximately 2.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 9; Rates: 69 - 129 Per Night

Nestling in the foothills of Dartmoor National Park, this refined property is beautifully located in a peaceful position off Chagforda s High Street, with far reaching views up to the North East Side of the moor...

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The Globe Inn, Chagford
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Star Rating

Approximately 2.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 90 - 100 Per Night

Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, the Globe Inn is rich in original character and traditional charm, with open fires, home-cooked food, good wines and real ales...

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Bovey Castle Aerial View
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Approximately 3.6 miles away.

Total Rooms: 65; Rates: 125 - 295 Per Night

In 400 acres of immaculately kept grounds, surrounded by the dramatic natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, this exclusive 5-star hotel, spa and sporting estate offers an unparalleled lifestyle experience...

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