Tarr Steps

  based on 1 review   write a review

United Kingdom

Tarr Steps Reviews

davidx davidx
564 reviews
Exmoor's most impressive remain Jul 25, 2012
Tarr Steps is an enormous clapper bridge. The date of its origin is uncertain, estimates varying wildly from the Bronze Age to the 14th century. Certainly it was well before any of the machinery which would be used for heavy stones today.

The top of the bridge consists of seventeen stone slabs covering a distance of about 55 yards at a height of about three feet over the river Barle. Although they weigh between one and two tons each they have on occasions been shifted up to fifty yards when the river is in spate.

The bridge is one of the best known and most visited spots in the Exmoor National Park.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!