Things To Do near The Cromwell Arms

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Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Two streams arc through Yarner Wood and meet near Yarner Wood Base Reserve. To the north is Woodcock Stream. To the south is Yarner Stream. The valley cut by the latter is particularly impressive and we'd recommend visiting for its natural beauty, birdlife and historical features. We've positione...

Yarrow Mine/Devon Wheal Francis/Yarner Copper Mine, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarrow Mine/Devon Wheal Francis/Yarner Copper Mine, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

At Yarner Wood Reserve Base, painted on an angled wood panel, are depictions of the Yarner Wood area through history. One, particularly dark, is of a bleak landscape. In the foreground is a mine. It's hard to imagine when wandering around this wood today that there was once a thriving copp...

Lustleigh Cleave River Bovey Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave River Bovey Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Start at the car park about 200 metres after the first cattlegrid on the Bovey Tracey to Manaton road (we have geo-located this starting point on the map provided for ease of reference). Follow the Dartmoor Way down alongside the River Bovey, past the first bridge on your right, to a smaller mode...

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Approx halfway up the Bovey Tracey to Haytor road keep an eye out for this excellent farm shop that stocks a wide range of local produce including meat, vegetables, cheeses, cakes, jams. The sizeable and inviting cafe, which includes an outdoor seating area, is run by very friendly and helpful staff...

River Bovey, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Bovey, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map has the East Bovey Head near Birch Tor, Hookney Tor and English Heritage's Grimspound. The Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map has the Boveycombe Head below Water Hill by the Warren House Inn. Both potential headwaters are near the B3212 trans-...

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

'Yarner Wood was purchased in 1952 by the Nature Conservancy and became England's first National Nature Reserve.'* Today, it's part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve that incorporates nearby Trendlebere Down and parts of the Bovey Valley. It's a superb place. There are nature trails, bird...

Ilsington Manor House (Ruins), Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington Manor House (Ruins), Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In the north eastern corner of Ilsington St Michael's Church are the remains of Ilsington Manor House. A Dartmoor National Park Authority information board tells the story of the manor house and provides floor plans and drawings. George Ford 'is thought to have rebuilt the house in...

Stover Country Park The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Stover Country Park The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This superb poetry trail runs, roughly speaking, around the lake in Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve. Nature poems by the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes are displayed on posts. Interspersed between the posts are other displays providing information on local birdlife, wildlife and history. On a sun...

Yarner Wood Nature Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Nature Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Yarner Wood is part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. Dotted around the wood, you'll find posts to which are attached numbered Yarner Wood Nature Trail waymarkers. You can follow either the short loop that runs close to the Yarner Wood Reserve Base or extend it into a longer loop&nb...

Ilsington St Michael's Church, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington St Michael's Church, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Another Dartmoor church rebuilt in the 15th century, Ilsington St Michael's Church is thought to have been first constructed during the 11th century. Look out for the ruins of Ilsington Manor House in the north eastern corner of the churchyard. There's also an alarming story associated with&...

Hisley Bridge, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hisley Bridge, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor is known for its rainfall and rivers which radiate from the National Park's high plateaus. To cross these rivers, there are bridges, clam bridges, clapper bridges, stepping stones and fords. The medieval packhorse bridge that arcs over the River Bovey in Hisley Wood is one of Dartmoor's mos...

Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Just west of Ilsington St Michael's Church is Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate. A local information board reads: 'The first building on this site that we know of was likely to have been of medieval origin, for in the year 1639 it was being used as a schoolroom for about 30 b...

Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor Zoo, the National Trust's Buckland Abbey and many other major visitor attractions are located just beyond the border of the National Park. Clearly, lots of people visit them when on holiday in Dartmoor which is why we include them on this site. Another superb attraction just beyond the east...

Hisley Wood, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hisley Wood, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The heavily wooded section of the Bovey Valley runs for about 4km, as the crow flies, from Foxworthy in the north west down to Drakeford Bridge in the south east. The upper section of the valley is dominated by the magnificent Lustleigh Cleave. The lower section is a collection of woods called Bovey...

Trenchford Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Trenchford Reservoir, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick reservoirs near the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick Reservoirs are located in the north east of the Park. Moretonhampstead is to the north west and Bovey Tracey to the south. Trenchford, Tottiford and Kennick re...