The Dark Grove is an unmarked area in Cyrodiil, located southeast of Cheydinhal, east of the "o" in "Valus Mountains" and north of the "u" in mountain on the map. It consists of a ring of dead trees that surround some black stones covered in cobwebs. There are skulls impaled on a spike, stabbed into the middle the trees. Between these skulls, lies a chest with minor loot.
Other minor loot may be found here instead of the bear pelt (i.e. a silver pitcher).
This area may be a challenge to get to, but the gold and pelt can be useful for any beginning character, concerning general money needs, or quests that require bear pelts.