Last Photographed: Sunday 5th September 2004
Shovel Down is a complex containing a number of stone rows, a small stone circle, a few burial cairns, the remains of an ancient settlement and an impressive standing stone known as the Longstone.
Shovel Down is another of Dartmoor's gloriously isolated sites. Although relatively easy to find, it's still right out in the sticks, far from the bustle of civilisation. If you want peace and solitude, this is the place to be. I've spent hours here wandering amongst the stones without seeing another soul. It's a place where you can step back in time and indulge the imagination.