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Grimspound, Dartmoor National Park

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Grimspound is located in Dartmoor National Park. Our Widecombe in the Moor vacation route planner makes visiting Grimspound and other Widecombe in the Moor attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Excellent, well preserved remains of a bronze age hillside settlement, near Postbridge in the Dartmoor National Park. The site is very well defined, with many of the 24 original round house foundation...  read more »
  • If your in Devon and you like ancient sites its a must. About 200 yards up hill from the road, easy but pick a nice day. Its a large Bronze Age circler pound with many hut circles inside about 3000 to...  read more »
  • It's a former circular boiling lung from prehistoric times. You must park the car down and pretty steep and long climb. Interesting for historians. I had imagined more among them.
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  • A great place, this large Bronce Age stone circle village. In a attractive scenary and environment, it easily could invite to settle down there even up to today, caring about the (nearly) wild cheep, horses, and cows around there..
  • What a wonderful ancient bronze age settlement, felt deeply moved sitting in the ancient remains of the village that used to protect so long ago. You can see the mining of tin (almost looks like water has worn away the hill side) on the distant hill across the valley. Fills me with awe being so close to such history.
  • Fascinating site, but only enough parking for about five cars at the side of the road. Walk up to either Hookney tor (north) or Hameldown tor (south) for panoramic views. Also look out across the valley for the stone rows and field systems on the hill to the west.
  • 'GRIMSPOUND' An ancient stone circle settlement which is easily missed from the road. Just look for the car 'lay by', on an upward bend with a farm house visible in the valley. This was an important settlement from which a 'GRANITE BLOCKED PAVEMENT' climbs up to the 'TOR', (some of the placed granite blocks are quite large), where you can sit and watch the 'SUNSETS'. Perhaps the settlers here did the same, thousands of years ago? Leaving by foot at the entrance to 'GRIMSPOUND' is a steep climb, but then the flat ridge takes you to 'WIDECOMBE'. The 'RIDGE' being marked with ancient features. 'FLAT GRANITE SLABS' cross the deep spring which runs past 'GRIMSPOUND' and the stream can run as a torrent or be completely dry, depending on the weather. 'BRONZE AGE GRIMSPOUND'.
  • It really feels like you have travelled back in time to the bronze age. Such natural beauty.
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