The Parish of Manaton
The Parish of Manaton has many sites of archaeological sites of interest. The Prehistoric enclosed settlement of Grimspound contains the remains of 24 hut circles. It is one of the most outstanding Bronze Age sites in Britain.
Close to Manaton is a deserted village at Houndtor which dates from Saxon and early Medieval times.
Dartmoor Granite Railway was a unique granite-railed tramway running down from Haytor Down, Dartmoor. Built in 1820 to carry granite down from the heights of Dartmoor for the construction of buildings, bridges.
Manaton is associated with many Dartmoor legends and mysteries including Jay's Grave believed to be the resting place of suicide victim Kitty Jay who died in the late 18th century but there are always fresh flowers on the grave.
Bowermans Nose is a spectacular stack of weathered granite, where, according to local legend a Huntsman and his dog's were turned to stone when they unwittingly came across a coven of witches, disrupting their ceremony. Hound Tor said to be the inspiration for Conan Doyle's book 'The Hounds of the Baskerville'. Becky Falls a cascading waterfall and woodland beauty spot containing walks and wildlife.