Things To Do near Yar Tor

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Avon Head, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Head, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Avon Head, or Aune Head, is situated on the north western flank of Ryder's Hill. Ryder's Hill is the highest point on Dartmoor's south moor. The headwaters are surrounded by Avon Head Mires so the specific area is best avoided. That said, an ancient track called the Sandy Way runs north of Avon Head...

Ryder's Hill, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Ryder's Hill, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park consists of two high moorland plateaus separated by a central dip and fringed by stunning wooded valleys. High Willhays is the highest point on the north plateau. Ryder's Hill is the highest point on the south plateau. Ryder's Hill is a shallow dome of moorland near the sou...

Mount Misery Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Mount Misery Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Moorland climbs steeply south and east of Foxtor Mires. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, the land south of the mires is marked Crane Hill. The land to the east is Ter Hill. The Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery edited the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map and used many loca...

Kraps Ring Settlement, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Kraps Ring Settlement, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Ancient settlement in Bellever Forest near Postbridge Kraps Ring is the most impressive of the Bellever Settlements. We've postioned Kraps Ring on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.   Learning more about settlements on Dartmoor To learn more...

Dartmoor North To South Walk In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor North To South Walk In A Day, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

You can walk from Belstone near the northern border of Dartmoor down to Ivybridge on the southern border of the National Park in a day. Providing you don't get lost, it takes roughly twelve hours so you'll need to do it when there are sufficient daylight hours unless, of course, you want to walk by...

Tunhill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Tunhill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Tunhill Rocks is the most dramatic tor on Blackslade Down. A jumble of giant, rocky outcrops located on moorland that drops down reasonably steeply to farmland and hamlets south of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Tunhill Rocks is just south west of Pil Tor. The prehistoric barrow Wittaburrow is a short strol...

Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Warren Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Ryder's Hill and Huntingdon Warren Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This walk is one for the Dartmoor enthusiast. It crosses remote, boggy moorland on Dartmoor's south moor with Avon Head Mires, Fishlake Mire and Ryder's Mire in the shallow valley to the west. It takes in the highest point on the south moor and the wonderfully named barrow Heap of Sinners. We'd reco...

Wittaburrow, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

In his excellent 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman notes that 'the term 'barrow' may be defined as a mound of earth or stone, usually covering one or more inhumations or cremations. On Dartmoor, where the majority of these monuments are constructed mostly from ston...

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Many Dartmoor locals think the views from Buckland Beacon are the best in the National Park. Most views this big and special take a lot of effort to get to. Buckland Beacon is very easily accessible and a simple stroll from car parking areas along the nearby road. The Oxford English Dictionary de...

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walking/attraction/views There are plenty of slabs of rock on Dartmoor into which verses and names have been carved. From the Heath Stone to the Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Datuidoc's Stone to the Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, these carved stones tell fascinating stories. The most impressive, however...

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Views from tors North. Belstone Tors and Tors End and Higher Tor to Dartmoor's high north moor. East. Rippon Tor to Haytor Rocks. Blackingstone Rock across the hills of north east Dartmoor to the high north moor. South. Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor). West. Great Links Tor dow...

Snowdon, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Snowdon, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Unlike its illustrious namesake in Snowdonia National Park, Snowdon is rather understated. And whilst the highest mountain in Wales and England is heaving with visitors in tourist seasons, you'll usually have Dartmoor's Snowdon to yourself. Situated near the highest point on Dartmoor's south moor, S...

Hameldown Beacon, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hameldown Beacon, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a beacon as 'a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration’. There is a chain of beacons on Dartmoor running from the edge of the north moor down to the edge of the south moor. Hameldown Beacon is, roughly spe...

Postbridge Clapper Bridge, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Postbridge Clapper Bridge, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Perhaps Dartmoor's most famous and most visited clapper bridge, the Postbridge Clapper Bridge spans the East Dart River in the heart of Dartmoor National Park close to Bellever Forest and Bellever Tor. The B3212 cuts across Dartmoor from Moretonhampstead to Princetown. At Postbridge, the road bri...

Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Medieval Hamlet, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor's most famous deserted medieval settlement sits below Hound Tor towards the eastern side of the National Park. An English Heritage site, it attracts plenty of visitors and bus loads of school kids learning about Dartmoor's past. Clearly, it's not the only deserted medieval settlement on Dar...