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Widecombe in the Moor is a village in the English county of Devon in Dartmoor National Park.

Get inEdit

By carEdit

From the east follow the B3387 from Bovey Tracey through Haytor. From the south and west through Ponworthy.

By busEdit

Newton Abbot Community Transport 672 from Newton Abbot, Ashburton and Buckfastleigh once a week

Get aroundEdit

 
Map of Widecombe in the Moor

SeeEdit

 
Bell Tor north east of Widecombe in the Moor

DoEdit

  • Widecombe Fair, Village green and Fair Field. Second Tuesday of September. All the trappings of a traditional country fair: livestock contests, vintage tractors, dog shows and a bail tossing competition. The fair has become famous thanks to a humorous folk song in which a group of local yokels ("Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all") borrow a lame old mare to ride to the fair, only for her to die of exhaustion on the moors. When performed right, it's funnier than it sounds. Free, but expect to pay for parking.    

Tors (granite outcrops on top of hills) to climb:

  • 1 Bell Tor (north east of Widecombe and Bonehill). 423 m (1,388 ft) high.  
  • 2 Bonehill Rocks (150 m (490 ft) south of the Bonehill Road with a choice of 3 car parks.). 393 m (1,289 ft) high  
  • 3 Hollow Tor (south south east of Widecombe). 370 m (1,210 ft) high.  
  • 4 Wind Tor (south west of Widecombe). At the south of Dunstone Down.375 m (1,230 ft) high.  

BuyEdit

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

 
The Rugglestone Inn

SleepEdit

CopeEdit

  • 1 Public Toilet (Right of the entrance to the car park, between the 2 cafes.).

Go nextEdit

  • Haytor Vale 3 mi (4.8 km) to the east (follow the B3387).
  • Buckland in the Moor to the south.


 

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