Things To Do near The Coach House Cottage

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Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If time's restricted and you want to discover Dartmoor's internationally important prehistory then head for Merrivale. Stone rows, cairns, hut circles, cists, a standing stone and a stone circle are packed into a small area of moorland between Princetown and Tavistock on the western side of Dartmoor...

Cox Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Awesome views. Great place from which to watch the sun set over the Westcountry. Very easily accessible from a large car parking area on the western edge of Dartmoor's high moor. Cox Tor is also superb as part of a circular walk taking in Roos Tor and The Staple Tors. We've positioned Cox Tor on...

Devonport Leat Aqueduct, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Devonport Leat Aqueduct, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his book 'Walking the Dartmoor Waterways', Eric Hemery writes: 'This well-known beauty spot is scarcely enhanced by the iron pipe delivering the waters of Hartor Brook into the leat, but compensation exists in the sparkling cascade on the west slope of Raddick Hill ... the water crossing the a...

Black Tor (West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are lots of tors and hills named 'Black' on Dartmoor. The Black Tor in the western section of the National Park is situated by the B3212. There's a small car parking area by the road here. Visit Black Tor Stone Row and Hart Tor Stone Rows whilst you are there. We've positioned Black Tor (We...

River Meavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Meavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Meavy runs from the outskirts of Princetown to the north eastern end of Burrator Reservoir. At the southern end of the reservoir, it resumes its course past the village Meavy towards the River Plym. The combined river flows through Plym Valley to Plymouth and Plymouth Sound. If you look...

The Staple Tors, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

The Staple Tors, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor are, arguably, the most photographed tors in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. The Staple Tors are the most photographed in the west. The Staple Tors rise in a line from the B3357 to the top of a dome of moorland. Little Staple Tor is closest to the road and a...

Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map, you'll be at the entrance of a tunnel that passes under a patchwork of fields that covers Morwell Down. This entrance is called the Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal. Move the map south west and you'll come to M...

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This walk takes in one of the National Park's most impressive and photographed tors and provides huge views over the Westcountry. The terrain is relatively easy and the walk is close to Tavistock. Start at the large car parking area on the B3357 at Pork Hill/Barn Hill between Tavistock and Merriv...

Great Staple Tor, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Great Staple Tor, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Tor/walking One of Dartmoor's most photographed and dramatic tors, Great Staple Tor is located in the west section of the National Park where high moor sweeps down to Tavistock and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We've positioned Great Staple Tor on Google maps so zoo...

Hart Tor Stone Rows, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hart Tor Stone Rows, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A double stone row and a single stone row run in different directions from two cairns situated side by side below Hart Tor. Stone rows and cairns occupy a strange location in a dip in the landscape by the River Meavy. The double stone row is impressive. The single stone row is less easy to see as it...

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge...

Down Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Down Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Down Tor is a beautiful cluster of outcrops relatively close to the eastern end of Burrator Reservoir and Norsworthy Bridge. It offers 360 degree views of Dartmoor's western tors, south moor and sublime Burrator Reservoir. Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), which is one of the National Pa...

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Popular with wild swimmers, Crazy Well Pool is a large, deep pit filled with water. The pit was created by tin miners. A gert, or valley cut by miners, runs south of the pool. Crazy Well Cross is to the east and is on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. The Granite and Gears Princetown an...

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A high number of tors circle Princetown. Some, like Great Mis Tor, are dramatic. Others, like Little Mis Tor, are more understated. Hart Tor is one of the latter. A relatively small rocky outcrop, it sits on a spur of land between the upper section of the River Meavy and Hart Tor Brook about a mile...

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Wigford Down is open access land pushing north of the Dewerstone and Dewerstone Valley. You cross Wigford Down when walking the Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk. We've positioned Wigford Down on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.