Things To Do near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre

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Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Devonport Leat, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Devonport Leat, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Devonport Leat is arguably the most impressive leat on Dartmoor and the one you're most likely to walk along or cross if you're exploring the National Park in depth. The leat has multiple headweirs and winds its way from its most northerly point on Dartmoor's north moor to the south western border o...

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Leeden Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leeden Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are many car parking areas along the B3212 between Princetown and Yelverton. These provide great access to the tors east of the road overlooking Burrator Reservoir such as Sharpitor and Leather Tor. They also provide easy access to the tors west of the B3212. One of the best is Leeden Tor with...

Crazy Well Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crazy Well Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route runs between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. It passes over high moor and is lined with crosses. Where high moor descends to the Burrator Reservoir area are a number of crosses including Crazy Well Cross. It's named after nearby Crazy Well Pool. We've...

Newleycombe Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Newleycombe Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A lake on Dartmoor is a stream or brook. Newleycombe Lake is a stream running down to Burrator Reservoir. It cuts a valley that was also shaped by the tin mining industry. The valley is lined with prehistoric and medieval attractions including the extraordinary Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Sone...

Whiteworks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Whiteworks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A road runs from Princetown to the edge of Foxtor Mires. Whiteworks is at the end of that road. Whiteworks is a disused tin mine. When you visit, you'll see extensive ruins and old mine shafts fenced off from the public. These are next to some modern buildings. Kids can often be seen chargin...

King's Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

King's Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

King's Tor is a superb collection of granite outcrops roughly 3km west of Princetown. The tor overlooks the prehistoric complex at Merrivale and provides top views of this section of the National Park in addition to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall. The Granite and Ge...

Holming Beam Bridge, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Holming Beam Bridge, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a car parking area at Holming Beam offering access to the Merrivale Range area of Dartmoor National Park. This is a British Army firing range but it's open to the public for large chunks of the year. The car parking area is above a beautiful valley cut by the River Cowsic as it fl...

Hutchinson's Cross/Devonport Leat Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hutchinson's Cross/Devonport Leat Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In his 'Walking The Dartmoor Waterways: A guide to retracing the leats and canals of the Dartmoor country', Eric Hemery writes: 'Above the right bank [of the Devonport Leat] stands a modern granite cross erected in 1968 by Lieutenant Commander B. Hutchinson of Stoke Fleming, in memory of his moth...

Ingra Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Ingra Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) descends from Princetown to the border of Dartmoor National Park. All that remains is an old trackbed that's used for the Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes. The railway trackbed sweeps around a number of...

Merrivale Cists, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Cists, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are many burial cairns at Merrivale. In addition, there are two cists. A cist is a bit like a granite coffin. On Dartmoor, cists come in all shapes and sizes. One of the National Park's largest cists is just south of the largest stone row at Merrivale. One of Dartmoor's most dramatic is situat...

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Two long stone rows dominate the Merrivale prehistoric complex. They are separated by a leat. The stone row closest to the B3357 and to the north of the leat is about 180 metres or 590 feet long. The stone row to the south of the leat is about 260 metres or 850 feet long. A burial cist and circ...

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Stone Circles Scorhill Stone Circle. Very popular stone circle on the moor above Chagford. Head for Batworthy Corner and walk across. White Moor Stone Circle. Remote stone circle on the high north moor. The setting is stunning but it takes effort to visit. Nine Maidens Stone Circle. Impress...

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...