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Devon is a county of contrasting landscapes and ragged coastlines, popular throughout the year with visitors from other parts of the United Kingdom and abroad. Apart from tourist towns like Torquay and historic cities like Plymouth, people come here to explore the unspoilt landscapes of the interior like Dartmoor and Exmoor. Base yourself at a hotel or guesthouse in Devon and you can see this rugged, wild and fascinating natural landscape for yourself.
Bellevor Tor is one of the most popular destinations for visitors who come to Dartmoor. This is mainly because it's relatively easy to reach and also because the views from here across South Dartmoor are breath-taking, despite the dense conifer forests that surround it. The prehistoric remains that litter the landscape here are fascinating as well as picturesque, and include tombs, old settlements and rows of standing stones. This is an ancient landscape, already old when the Romans arrived, and it's like a different world to the nearby English Riviera stretch of South Devon coastline.
One of the delights of a holiday in any part of Devon is that there are so many options available when it comes to finding accommodation. Near Dartmoor itself you'll find plenty of guesthouses and B&Bs as well as bigger hotels, and as Bellever Tor is so easy to get to you can have a great day out on Dartmoor and see the main sights here. Park your vehicle at the Bellever Forest car park and then simply follow the clearly marked trail through the forest. Set out in the general direction of Kraps Rising and you'll have a route to the Tor that takes in a lot of ancient remains. Head for Bellever Tor and walk around the slope until you get to the southern approach path. The landscape all around as you go is extremely atmospheric, and you get a real feel for the ancient inhabitants of this wonderful part of Devon, a world away from the beaches, restaurants and trinket shops of the nearby tourist towns.