Things To Do near The Coach House Cottage

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Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Stunning reservoir fringed by plantations and tors in the south west section of Dartmoor National Park Burrator Reservoir, or Burrator, is an exceptionally popular Dartmoor beauty spot in the south west section of the National Park. It sits below the busy B3212 between Princetown and Yelverton....

Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are a handful of tors on Dartmoor that give you very special views in return for very little effort. Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor) is one of them. Situated above a number of car parking areas on the B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road, Sharpitor provides a classic Dartmoor view over B...

Burrator Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Burrator Dam was built in 1898. According to information boards in the nearby Burrator Discovery Centre, the dam is 23.4m/77ft high and 114m/375ft wide and is built from granite and concrete. Visit Burrator Discovery Centre for more information about the dam's construction. The old pictures and s...

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map and you'll see lots of grass paths and tracks crossing moorland. These give you a sense of the popularity of Whitchuch Common. Other clues are provided by the size of the car parking area by the B3357 and the fact that the area is a w...

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're heading to Burrator Reservoir and want a good, long walk then this is the one we'd most recommend. It takes in both the reservoir and one of Dartmoor's most impressive tors. The views throughout the walk are magnificent. Start from the car parking areas by Burrator Dam. There's a q...

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Spend time exploring Plymouth, South Devon and the south western section of Dartmoor National Park and you'll become familiar with Sir Francis Drake. From the statues at Plymouth and Tavistock to his home at Buckland Abbey, the modern multi-use activity trail Drake's Trail to his birthplace on the T...

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A plaque reads: 'THE REPLICA OF DRAKE'S DRUM. THE REPLICA DRUM IN THE GABLE OF THE SCHOOL ROOF WAS PLACED IN ITS PRESENT POSITION IN 1992 BY PAST PUPILS OF MEAVY SCHOOL. THE ORIGINAL DRUM IS ON VIEW IN NEARBY BUCKLAND ABBEY. THE SCHOOL BUILDING WAS OPENED ON 4TH JANUARY 1926 AND THE DRUM, PLACED...

Vixen Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Vixen Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

'No admittance. Vixen Tor is private land and closed to the general public. Please do not trespass.'

Longstone Manor (Ruins), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Longstone Manor (Ruins), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

An information board on site reads: 'These are the ruins of the manor house at Longstone, the ancestral home of the Elford family, who were Lords of the Manor and Free Hamlet of Sheepstor and lived here until the middle of the 18th century. It has been suggested that much of the present building...

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This cross is situated by Cross Gate as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. It's also known locally as Lowery Cross. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location. Cross Gate/Lowery Cross is on both the Buckfast to Tavistoc...

Leather Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leather Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're familiar with the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, Leather Tor is a miniature version of the superb Tryfan. A fin of rock rising steeply from the surrounding moorland, Leather Tor is great for a scramble. It also offers immense views of Burrator Reservoir and Dartmoor's south moo...

Leather Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leather Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is one of south Dartmoor's most beautiful walks. Start at the car park at the foot of Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor) on the B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road. Head up to the summit. From Sharpitor, head south west to Peek Hill. There are amazing views south across Burrator Reservoir t...

Beechcroft Plantation, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Beechcroft Plantation, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Great place for a picnic and reservoir views. Beechcroft Plantation is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map next to a finger of land that juts out into Burrator Reservoir. After a period of dry weather, you'll find plenty of people enjoying picnics on the exposed banks of the r...

Tavistock View Point, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock View Point, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

It takes effort to enjoy many of Dartmoor's best views. Others, like Tavistock View Point, are very easily accessible and require just a few steps. Situated at the western end of a very large car parking area off the B3357, the Tavistock View Point looks out across Tavistock and the Tamar Valley Are...

Sheepstor Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

According to an information board in Burrator Discovery Centre, 'Sheepstor Dam was built on a dividing ridge between the River Meavy and Sheepstor Brook when it was identified that water would escape over a low watershed from the new reservoir'. The dam was built in 1898 and is 6m/20ft high and...