Buckland-in-the-Moor village, Devon
As its name suggests, Buckland in the Moor is a small moorland village situated just to the east of the River Webburn, about four miles northwest of Ashburton on the southeast of Dartmoor.
In Teignbridge district, the village and parish as a whole is quite picturesque... exhibiting Dartmoor at its best.
The village church stands on the site of an earlier 12th Century structure, parts of which were incorporated into the later 15th/16th Century structure we see today. The face of the church clock spells out 'My Dear Mother'. The interior of the church is well with closer inspection, especially its ornate rood screen and fine paintings. The baptismal font is Norman, and decorated with leaves and stars.
Bucland-in-the-Moor had a population of just 94 in the 2001 Census.
The nearby viewpoint of Buckland Beacon stands at 1282 feet above sea level and is the location of where you can also find the 'Ten Commandment Stones', carved onto rocks at the top of this craggy tor.
Due to its location on the edge of Dartmoor, Buckland-in-the-Moor offers a great base to explore Torbay and the South Hams as well as the whole of Dartmoor.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: