Things To Do near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre

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Devil's Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Devil's Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Devil's Tor is a small rocky outcrop in a superb location next to the extraordinary Beardown Man Standing Stone. Go for the views, the standing stone and the evocative name. Devil's Tor is situated in boggy, rough cut moorland on Dartmoor's north plateau. Whilst it's relatively ea...

Beardown Man Standing Stone, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Beardown Man Standing Stone, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Cowsic rises in a particularly boggy area of Dartmoor's north plateau close to the source of the River Tavy and West Dart River. The river cuts a deep valley that runs down to the Two Bridges area. If you walk the moorland west of this river, you'll see a tall, thin object breaking the sky...

Tavistock View Point, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock View Point, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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....

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you're visiting the Burrator Reservoir area, we'd recommend popping into the Burrator Discovery Centre first. It provides a great introduction to the local area, its history and attractions. There's information about the construction of the reservoir and its two dams in addition to the Princetown...

Drizzle Combe (Drizzlecombe), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe (Drizzlecombe), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Drizzle Combe is a short valley in the southern section of the Dartmoor National Park. It's situated between Burrator Reservoir and the high south moor. Cut by a brook, the area is known for its prehistoric sites and is part of the Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage). In his book 'High Dartmoo...

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is a great starting point from which to explore the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. There's a car parking area as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This car parking area is by a ford and a copse in which is a scout hut. These are below Gutter Tor. A good...

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Look at the Upper Plym Valley area (follow the River Plym upstream from Cadover Bridge to Plym Head) on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see a high number of settlements. By Drizzle Combe, there are the remains of a large settlement at Whittenknowles Rocks a...

Bellever Settlements, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Settlements, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre There's a superb Dartmoor prehistory exhibition on the second floor of Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre. A section of the exhibition covers Dartmoor settlements. We'd recommend popping into the visitor centre before exploring Bellever's prehisto...

Plym Steps, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Steps, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

'Steps' on Dartmoor usually refer to stepping stones. Stepping stones are often necessary to cross the National Park's many rivers. However, stones are often moved by the power of the water when rivers are in spate. When this happens, the stones can either be repositioned or the set of stepping ston...

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeoogy of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'The majority of menhirs are associated with stone rows, forming the terminals at one end of the row. These may have existed before the rows were added or were erected as a deliberate element of the row. The three stone rows at...

Sheepstor Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Naker's Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Naker's Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

On the ground, Naker's Hill feels how it looks in the main photo of this listing. Remote, featureless and boggy. This makes walking across the Naker's Hill section of Dartmoor strangely intimidating. That said, the North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route, Black Lane Peat Pass an...

Burrator Waterfalls, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Waterfalls, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Burrator Waterfall is situated in Burrator Gorge south of Burrator Dam. It's marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. There's another waterfall that's very popular with visitors to Burrator Reservoir between the dam and Burrator Discovery Centre. This waterfall isn't natural. It's...

The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

High moor, rivers and stepping stones The Forest Inn sits at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor. The West Dart River flows below on its way to meet the East Dart River at Dartmeet. Numerous sets of stepping stones span the rivers here. The extraordinary Dart Gorge is to the east. The Forest Inn is...