Drizzlecombe

Drizzlecombe is another example of a Bronze age settlement of some 5000 years old, this time on the southern edges of Dartmoor beside the River Plym. Drizzlecombe has examples of stone rows, a large cairn (called Giant Basin) and the tallest standing stone or menhir on Dartmoor at 4.3 metres. Many of the stones were taken from Giant’s Basin to construct the nearby Ditsworthy Warren House. It is an easy place to get to being a short walk from Ditsworthy to the site, a walk could be extended by heading up from Drizzlecombe to Higher Hartor Tor before heading across to the tin mine remains of Eylesbarrow.

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Looking across to Drizzlecombe, the two standing menhirs linked by a stone row with the Giant's Basin just behind

Looking across to Drizzlecombe, the two standing menhirs linked by a stone row with the Giant’s Basin just behind

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The stone row at Drizzlecombe

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The tallest menhir on Dartmoor at 4.5 metres

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The other end of the stone row, looking back up to Higher Hartor Tor with the river Plym on the right in the valley

Looking back down to the menhirs at Drizzlecombe from the path up to Higher Hartor Tor

Looking back down to the menhirs at Drizzlecombe from the path up to Higher Hartor Tor, Giant’s Basin on the left

Giant's Basin

Giant’s Basin