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Grimspound Walks

exploring a Bronze Age settlement
1 hour walks
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During the bronze age Grimspound ,made of granite blocks ,enclosed 24 hut circles,  suggesting a milder climate and an abundance of trees.

You can picture the enthusiasm of bronze aged people abandoning their hunting and gathering life styles in favour of farming.

Grimspound 1900

Grimspound 1900

Walk 1 Hookney Tor & Grimspound (4.1 miles)


This enjoyable walk offers a true sense of space and timelessness.

A It starts at Bennet's Cross named after a tin miner.

B Follow a public bridlepath past Vitifer and Birch Tor tin mines to Grimspound.

C Grimspound:nothing much has changed since the early bronze age settlers grew their crops and herded their animals.

D You return via to Hookney Tor following part of the Two Moors Way - for more information click here.

The route includes 2 climbs.

After returning to the Car Park you may want to visit the Warren House Inn for some refreshments - it's only a 11 minutes walk from the Car Park along the B3212 towards Princetown.

4.1 miles
allow 2 hrs
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Point of Interest

Bronze age settlement
Old boundary cross
Tin Mines

Walk 2 Grimspound & Medieval Village (5.4 miles)


A longer & popular walk to Grimspound taking you back to the car park via Challacombe & the ruins of the Medieval village.

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Free Bennet's Cross just off main road between Moretonhampstead and Postbridge


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Grimspound walk 1

Walk 1

Grimspound walk 2

Walk 2

 Walks near Grimspound:
A popular and varied forest walk with lots to see:bronze age stone & hut circles,a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor.
Moretonhamstead ,gateway to Dartmoor,is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor.