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Pictures of Grimspound

in the town of Challacombe, in the county of Devon

About Grimspound

Dartmoor often makes its visitors uneasy with haunting tales of terror as immortalised in the stories of Conan Doyle, and this well preserved Bronze-Age village secreted away in a fold of the moor is no exception. It is where Sherlock Holmes supposedly hid in the Hound of the Baskervilles.

Grimspound lies in a lonely location between Hookney and Hameldown Tors, it is the remains of a Bronze-Age village with stone formations of what accounts for around 24 huts, all enclosed within an enclosure wall.

This is a fascinating site, giving clues as to how our distant relatives (2500-600BC) lived. The site was originally discovered in excavations of the 1890's by the Dartmoor Excavation Committee. At the time relics such as a flint knife, pottery, flint scrappers, hearth stones, cooking pits and a polishing stone were found.

Grimspound makes an exciting visit, even if ancient sites are not for you, this one is worth visiting for the sheer exhilaration of the moors and the outstanding moor-land views.

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Postbridge (19 Pictures)

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(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction N)

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Okehampton (13 Pictures)

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(11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction NW)

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Zeal Monachorum (4 Pictures)

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(14.2 miles, 22.9 km, direction N)

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Kitty Jay's Grave, near Widecombe on the moor, Devon

Jay's Grave (1 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.3 km, direction E)

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Fernworthy Stone Circle, near Chagford, Devon

Fernworthy Stone Circle (1 Pictures)

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