Things To Do near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre

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Higher Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Drizzle Combe complex is one of the most important collections of prehistoric sites in Dartmoor and Britain. It's situated on a gentle slope of moorland in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park and is part of the Upper Plym Valley that's managed by, among others, English Heritage.&...

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...

Ter Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Roughly speaking, Dartmoor consists of two areas of high moorland divided by a central bowl. The south moor rises from hamlets and villages south of Hexworthy, Dartmeet and Holne towards a series of very shallow domed hills. Ter Hill is one of these shallow domed hills on the northern flank of the N...

Langstone Moor and Langstone Mire, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor and Langstone Mire, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

On the western side of Dartmoor National Park, close to the B3357 as it climbs from Tavistock to Merrivale, is a cluster of well known tors. Cox Tor, the Staple Tors and Great Mis Tor attract large numbers of walkers. Just beyond these is Langstone Moor with its stone circle, standing stone, st...

Plym Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walk the South West Coast Path between Plymouth and Bigbury-on-Sea/Bantham and you'll encounter the stunning estuaries of many famous Devon rivers. They all rise on Dartmoor's south plateau relatively close to one another. The headwaters of the River Plym are on Crane Hill near Erme Head and within...

Beechcroft Plantation, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Beechcroft Plantation, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of names with the word 'warren' in them. Perhaps the most well-known example is Headland Warren by The Warren House Inn in the heart of the National Park. Another is Ditsworthy Warren in the Upper Plym Valley in the southern section of Dartmoor. Warre...

Longstone Manor (Ruins), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Longstone Manor (Ruins), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

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...

Down Ridge, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Down Ridge, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Down Ridge provides great access to the crosses on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route up at Ter Hill and Mount Misery. From there, you can also drop down to Foxtor Farm and Childe's Tomb. We've positioned Down Ridge on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its locati...

Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

It's great fun to walk the River Plym from source to sea. As you wander the west bank downstream from Plym Head, having avoided Evil Combe, you come to Lower Hartor Tor. A cluster of outcrops sit at the top of the steep slope that's covered with granite boulders all the way down to the River Plym an...

Calveslake Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Calveslake Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Between Plym Ford and Plym Steps, close to the headwaters of the River Plym, is a very short lake, or stream, next to the which is a scatter of granite outcrops. This is Calveslake Tor. We've positioned Calveslake Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To...

Bellever Tor, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

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

Look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see Bellever Tor marked as a beauty spot providing panoramic views of the National Park. Situated in the heart of Dartmoor overlooking Bellever Forest, the tor is near Postbridge and its famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. Given...

Great Gnats Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Great Gnats Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is one for the Dartmoor enthusiast. On the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, there's not much else around the cairn. We've positioned Great Gnats Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, we'd recommend following the footpath marked Abbo...

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Swincombe rises above the infamous Foxtor Mires on the northern flank of Dartmoor National Park's south plateau. The River Avon rises to the east. The River Plym has its headwaters to the south west. We've positioned Swincombe Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...