Things To Do near Yar Tor

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Sextons Cottage and Church House (National Trust), Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Sextons Cottage and Church House (National Trust), Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A sexton maintained church buildings and the graveyard. The sexton's cottage was his home. The 'church house was the medieval equivalent of the church hall. Its chief purpose was to house the festivals and church ales which raised funds for many an English parish church until the rise of Puritanism'...

1638 Thunderstorm, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

1638 Thunderstorm, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Inside Widecombe St Pancras Church, at the base of the tower, are four wallboards telling the story of the 1638 Thunderstorm. The following transcription was taken from photos. 'It is of the Lords mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Lam.III.2.2. The merciful a...

The Green, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Green, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Green is the focal point of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Surrounded by shops, cafes, pub, church and its associated buildings, the village green is a great place to relax after a wander. A local information board provides a historical perspective. 'The Village Green was once known as 'butte pa...

The Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Rugglestone Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Award-winning pub The Rugglestone Inn was voted one of the best UK country pubs in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. It's a great pub in a superb setting.   Widecombe-in-the-Moor Situated on the edge of Widecombe in the Moor in the east section of Dartmoor, The Rugglestone I...

Widecombe St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Widecombe St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The 'Cathedral of the Moor'. In East Dartmoor, and dominating the popular moorland village of Widecombe in the Moor, Widecombe St Pancras Church dates from the 1300s. Wallboards within the church tell a story of a fire-ball passing through the church and killing four people as a result of a light...

The Uncle Tom Cobley Horse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Uncle Tom Cobley Horse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

When visiting Widecombe St Pancras Church, look out for The Uncle Tom Cobley Horse. Inspired by the Devon folk song Widecombe Fair, 'in the late 1950's a retired sailor from Drewsteignton made a mechanical model of Uncle Tom Cobley and the Grey Mare. The automation was exhibited at Widecombe Fair...

East Webburn River, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

East Webburn River, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The East Webburn River rises near Hameldown Tor and English Heritage's Grimspound on the vast back of Hamel Down. The headwaters are close to Hamel Down Cross and Broad Barrow. From its source, the river cuts deep into moorland and tumbles past Berry Pound before arcing through Natsworthy. It flo...

Ter Hill Cross (East), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill Cross (East), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of two crosses on Ter Hill on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau. The cross is part of the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. See our Ter Hill Cross (West) listing for further information and directions.

Bellever Stone Rows (Lakehead Hill Stone Rows), Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Stone Rows (Lakehead Hill Stone Rows), Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor Visit the Dartmoor prehistory exhibition on the top floor of Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre and you'll read that '60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor and a third of all stone rows in the UK and Bri...

Bellever Cairn Circles and Cists, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Cairn Circles and Cists, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre We'd recommend visiting Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre before exploring Bellever's prehistory. Whilst the second floor Dartmoor prehistory exhibition covers all aspects of the area's distance past, there's a section concentrating on the 'la...

Bellever Prehistory Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Prehistory Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre Start at the Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre across the road from the famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. There's plenty of parking outside the visitor centre. Before you walk, head into the visitor centre and pop upstairs to see the excelle...

Tavistock to Ashburton Packhorse Track, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock to Ashburton Packhorse Track, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This ancient track is shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Unsurprisingly, it runs between Tavistock on the western border of the National Park to Ashburton on the eastern border. The central section of the track pretty much follows Conchies Road. We include Tavistock to Ash...

Ter Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Ter Hill Cross (West), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill Cross (West), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are two stone crosses close to one another on Ter Hill on the flank of Dartmoor's south plateau. These crosses are part of the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route and, along with many others, were used as waymarkers for the journey between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. We'v...

Swincombe Reservoir, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Reservoir, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Most Dartmoor reservoirs are large, impressive and reasonably easily accessible. Swincombe Reservoir is small and fenced off from the public. The moorland around the reservoir is flat, boggy and tussocky. Whilst there's a metal bridge at the eastern end of the reservoir, it's closed to the public so...