Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

We've positioned Nun's Cross Farm on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location south east of Princetown. It's situated by Nun's or Siward's Cross which is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous ancient cross.

Available for private hire, click on The Adventure Centre external link to learn more. A downloadable PDF booking form is provided in addition to contact details.

 

Visiting the Nun's Cross Farm area

To visit, start from one of the car parking areas on the Princetown to Whiteworks road. Paths and tracks run from these to Nun's Cross Farm and are marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map.

You can also walk/cycle in from Princetown via South Hessary Tor or from the car parking areas at the eastern end of Burrator Reservoir or the limited parking area by Gutter Tor just up the road from the pretty village Sheepstor. Again, all of these are marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map.

Nun's Cross Farm is one of the most interesting starting points in the National Park. Paths lead in all directions to stunning landscapes, fascinating historical sites and internationally important prehistoric landmarks. Ancient routes run near Nun's Cross Farm. Modern outdoor adventure trails pass by. To help you discover the local area, we've listed some of the best points of interest below.

 

Nun's or Siward's Cross

Nun's or Siward's Cross and other nearby crosses. For example, head east of Nun's Cross Farm to Goldsmith's Cross and Childe's Tomb.

 

Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route

The reason why there are so many ancient crosses in the area is because Nun's Cross Farm lies on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route that ran between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. We love the section up at Mount Misery and Ter Hill. The views are astonishing.

 

Abbot's Way

This is a popular long distance walking route on Dartmoor.

 

The North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route

One for the Dartmoor obsessive, this is an ancient route that runs the length of Dartmoor. You can walk a stretch of it east of Nun's Cross Farm.

 

Foxtor Mires and Fox Tor

Said to have been the inspiration for great Grimpen Mire in Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.

 

Dartmoor's south plateau

Consult the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and head up onto the south plateau. It's remote. Try Ducks' Pool with its William Cross Memorial Stone/Monument.

 

Drizzle Combe

Famous prehistoric site known for its Drizzle Combe Standing Stones.

 

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row)

This is one of the National Park's most impressive stone rows.

 

Burrator Reservoir and the surrounding area

A local beauty spot fringed by dramatic and beautiful tors.

 

Princetown

Click through to the listing to read what you can do in Princetown.

 

Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route

Mountain bike past Nun's Cross Farm to Burrator Reservoir. Great fun.