Things To Do near Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor)

Page 10 of 964 Results
Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walking the beautiful Dewerstone Valley The Dewerstone Valley is one of Dartmoor's many stunning wooded valleys. Located on the south west border of the National Park, the valley is cut by the River Plym as it flows from Crane Hill on Dartmoor's south plateau down to the city of Plymouth. This...

Cox Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Cox Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Roos Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Roos is the northernmost tor in a cluster of outcrops on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. It's near the stunning and much photographed Great Staple Tor and overlooks Langstone Moor with its stone circle, standing stone and stone row. Great Mis Tor dominates to the east. The view north alo...

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are two stone rows below the Trowlesworthy Tors on the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. The western stone row runs east/west between Dartmoor's high south moor and the Dewerstone Valley. We've positioned Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Sa...

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Who was Childe? Whilst hunting on Dartmoor, Childe was overwhelmed by a snowstorm. To survive, he killed his horse, disembowelled it and then climbed inside for shelter. The snowstorm continued and Childe froze to death. Upon the event of his death, it became known that he'd leave his lands at Plyms...

Great Mis Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Great Mis Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Great Mis Tor is one of the most easily accessible of the high, rocky tors on Dartmoor. Located on the western side of the National Park near Princetown, Great Mis Tor is part of a cluster of beautiful granite outcrops by the B3357 that runs between Princetown and Tavistock. The much photographed...

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (East), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (East), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a couple of stone rows situated below the Trowlesworthy Tors on the south western border of Dartmor National Park. The western stone row runs east/west. The eastern row runs pretty much north/south. The eastern row is more impressive and is topped by a circle of stones and bisected by...

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Beautiful gardens just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Super place for lunch or a cream tea. The Garden House sells plants as well.

Fox Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

In comparison to the larger north moor, the National Park's south moor has relatively few tors. One of the most impressive is Fox Tor. Situated on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, overlooking the infamous Foxtor Mires to which the tor gave its name, Fox Tor provides magnificent views over Da...

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A wheal is a mine. A leat is a man-made waterway used to channel water from, say, a river down to a mine, mill or town/city. Wheal Emma Leat is the now dry channel of a leat built in 1859 that once collected water from near the source of the River Swincombe as it flows past the eastern side of Foxto...

Shavercombe Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Langcombe Hill is a huge, flat area of moorland on Dartmoor's high south moor. Many rivers and brooks rises on its flanks. Erme Head is to the north. Yealm Head is to the south. Shavercombe Head is to the west. From its headwaters, Shavercombe Brook runs down to Shavercombe Waterfall and Shaverco...

Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Two somewhat enigmatic sites that may offer evidence of a Neolithic presence, apart from burial monuments, are the stone tor enclosures at Dewerstone and Whittor.' Nemwan notes that 'a curving double stone wall enclos...

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The name Black Lane Peat Pass suggests a tidy, sunken road with high, black peat walls offering easy passage through difficult terrain. Whilst this might once have been the case, and there are still such peat passes on the north moor, if you walk Black Lane Peat Pass today you'll expe...

Dewerstone Hill, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Hill, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Down by the south western border of Dartmoor National Park is a finger of moorland pushing out from Wigford Down. This is Dewerstone Hill. It's one of Dartmoor's most popular beauty spots offering stunning views over South Devon, Plymouth, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and...

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Nicholas Thomas Carrington, or Nicholas Toms Carrington, was a poet. Born in Plymouth in 1777, he is known for two long poems called 'The Banks of the Tamar' and 'Dartmoor'. His name and the date of his death are cut into a rock at the top of Dewerstone Hill above the Dewerstone Crags. As you can se...