Things To Do near Yar Tor

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Dart Valley Nature Reserve, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Valley Nature Reserve, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Dart Valley Nature Reserve is located in the Dart Gorge. In our opinion, the Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Whilst we've positioned the Dart Valley Nature Reserve on Google maps, we'd recommend studying the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map f...

Combestone Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Combestone Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

South of Dartmeet and offering great views, particularly to the east across the Dart Gorge and Dart Valley Nature Reserve. Combestone Tor is by a parking area just off the road that climbs the east moors from Ashburton past Venford Reservoir into the Heart of Dartmoor. To the south is Holne Mo...

Huccaby Stepping Stones/Huccaby Steps, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Huccaby Stepping Stones/Huccaby Steps, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you locate Dartmeet on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see a green path crossing the West Dart River running to/from the Combestone Tor area. This is the location of Dartmeet Stepping Stones. Follow the West River Dart upstream as it bows towards Hexworthy and Huccaby and...

River Dart, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Dart, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Dart rises in two remote, boggy areas below some of Dartmoor National Park's highest moorland. Far north, by Whitehorse Hill and its remarkable cist, are the headwaters of the East Dart River. A little further south, on the flank of Cut Hill, are the headwaters of the West Dart River. Each...

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Wild swimming is popular in Dartmoor National Park. Mel Pool is one of the most beautiful, and remote, places in which you can enjoy it. A stretch of cascades and calm pools of water on the River Dart in the stunning Dart Gorge, it's relatively difficult to get to although nothing too challenging fo...

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park in Autumn then head for Bench Tor. Topping a spur of moorland that juts out into the Dart Gorge, it's a breathtaking place. The heavily wooded gorge walls are a riot of colour. After a spell of heavy rain, water roars in the River Dart below. We cannot...

Venford Brook, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Brook, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Venford Reservoir sits on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau between Holne and Hexworthy. At the northern end of the reservoir is a dam and beyond this are water works. Venford Brook flows from the dam area down through a pretty valley in to the River Dart as it tumbles through the Dart Gorge. We...

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Exeter has a superb museum. In its medieval section is a model of a house with toy animals at one end and living space at the other. The model is popular with children and is a great introduction to a Devon longhouse. There are dozens of these longhouses in and around Dartmoor National Park. The...

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of our favourite walks in Dartmoor National Park. It's difficult, owing to the absence of paths in the central section of the Dart Gorge below Bench Tor. For long sections of the walk, you're picking your way through wild woodland. Don't try this walk unless you are a confident walker. T...

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Walking/views The Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Like the Teign Gorge and Lustleigh Cleave, the Dart Gorge is a steep-sided wooded valley cut by a fast-flowing river that runs from the high moors down to the Devon coast. The Dart Gorge is located in t...

The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

The Forest Inn, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Aish Tor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Aish Tor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dr Blackall's Drive is a track that runs along the northern lip of the Dart Gorge. It's a classic Dartmoor walk. At one point, Dr Blackall's Drive swings around a bulge in the moor that's topped with a rocky outcrop. This is Aish Tor. In an area where there are some extraordinary tors, Aish Tor is u...

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Wild swimming and walking The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the Double Dart or, more simply, the River Dart. The River Dart then passes through the Dart Gorge which is one of the most beautiful and wild places in Dartmoor National Park. The river cascades and...

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is a spectacular walk. We'd recommend trying it in Spring or Autumn to make the most of the Dart Gorge's natural beauty. It's rated hard owing to its length and some of the awkward footing along the bottom of the gorge. It took fit adults about six hours with lengthy stops for photography. Clea...

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park is fringed with gorges and steep-sided wooded valleys. These are some of the most beautiful places in the National Park and Westcountry. In many cases, it's possible to walk along the lip of these valleys and gorges high above the rivers that cut them. Dr Blackall's Drive prov...