“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Whitehorse Hill Bronze Age Burial

21aug9:00 am5:00 pmWhitehorse Hill Bronze Age Burial

Event Details

A circular walk to the remote Bronze Age cist – a stone grave – recently excavated to reveal contents preserved in peat for millennia and now on display in the British Museum’s Stonehenge exhibition until 17 July.

The cist was spotted when the peat it had been buried in eroded, as a result of historic peat cutting. Dartmoor’s degraded peatlands are now being restored and we can inspect some of this work en route.

This is a fairly challenging walk made worthwhile by the remote peatland beauty of Whitehorse Hill, the stone rows and other prehistoric monuments we pass, and, if we are blest with fine weather, stunning views across the north moor.

Start point
Batworthy on the MoorTQ13 8EU, near Chagford

Distance
11 miles

Walk difficulty
Fairly strenuous. The ground is uneven and boggy in places with patches of tussocky grass and a couple of narrow streams to cross

Time

(Sunday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm(GMT-11:00)