Grimspound is a Bronze Age settlement in the Moors from 1300 BC, on a clear day the views are stunning from this place and the surrounding areas. It is not easy but not too hard to find. If travelling from Plymouth head out of town on the A386, then take the B3212 at Yelverton. Keep on that road for a while and a few minutes after Postbridge keep your eye out for a turnoff road called Challacombe. Take a right on Challacombe and pull over to the side of the road after about 1 km. There are no sign posts for the site but there are usually other visitors parked there. Failing this, the site exists between two hills (called Tors) named Hookney Tor and Hambledown Tor (marked on most Dartmoor maps). Walking up to the settlement one gets the sense of thousands of years of human habitation and use. It doesn't look too far from the road but it is a steeper hike than you think with smaller children but it is a magical place to sit and have a picnic on a nice day. Remember when driving out on the Moors that livestock roam free, cattle, sheep and wild Horses, do not touch or feed the animals. Also, the Moors are known for being foggy especially in the early hours of the day, this fog can be quite dense and take caution while driving under such conditions, better to plan an afternoon visit when it has burned off.
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