|Made famous by the song about Tom Pearce and Uncle Tom Cobleigh, this is one of Dartmoor’s most popular stop-offs for visitors to the West Country, its evocative cottages beckoning visitors to the foot of Widecombe Hill. The village’s 14th century landmark church is known as the Cathedral of the Moors thanks, in part, to its soaring, 135ft tower. The equally impressive Hameldown Beacon is nearby. Widecombe Fair is still held each year, though Uncle Tom Cobleigh can’t attend.
Widecombe village centre - Photo: