Things To Do near Ger Tor

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Little Kneeset, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Little Kneeset, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Fur Tor is said to be the most remote place on Dartmoor and in southern England. Little Kneeset feels like it. A small hill situated between Great Kneeset and Fur Tor, Little Kneeset is difficult to get to. You're most likely to pass by if you're walking the North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route...

Little Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Little Links Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Little Links Tor is a small rocky outcrop a short walk to the west of Great Links Tor on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned Little Links Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. See our Great Links Tor listing for directions. From...

Fur Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Fur Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Said to be the most remote area within Dartmoor National Park and, as a consequence, southern England, Fur Tor is essential visiting for any Dartmoor lover or anyone with a passion for the outdoors. The views from Fur Tor are exceptional, perhaps among the finest in the Park. Stood on one of th...

Wheal Betsy (National Trust), Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Betsy (National Trust), Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

An information plaque reads: 'Wheal Betsy. This ancient silver-lead mine was reopened in 1806 and worked successfully for the next seventy years. The mine was worked by water power until 1868 when this building was erected to house a Cornish beam pumping engine. Until its closure in 1877 all pump...

Lydford The Castle Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford The Castle Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Beautiful village packed with visitor attractions Lydford is one of Dartmoor's best visitor destinations. Lydford The Castle Inn is situated in the heart of the village. It's a perfect place from which to explore the west section of Dartmoor.   Things to do around Lydford The Cast...

Battle of Lydford Battlefield, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Lydford Battlefield, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In 997 AD, as recorded in the 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle', a Viking army sailed up the River Tamar 'until they came to Lydford, and burned and killed everything that they met, and burned down Ordwulf's monastery at Tavistock, and brought indescribable war-booty with them to the ships.' The...

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'These works were established in 1878, and the railway from Bridestowe Station for the conveyance of the peat was cut in the following year. Operations did not continue very long, nor have the endeavours to re-start them that have more than once...

Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

'VIKINGS 997-1997. The stone was raised when the men of the North came again, this time in peace. Erik the Red carved the runes.' The stone is just across the road from the Battle of Lydford Memorial. Both commemorate a battle that took place between invading Vikings and Saxons defending the fortifi...

Battle of Lydford Memorial, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Lydford Memorial, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Near English Heritage's Lydford Castle (English Heritage), across the road from Lydford St Petroc's Church, is a distinctive memorial topped by a Viking axe crossing a Saxon shield. This marks the 'SITE OF DANISH SAXON CONFLICT. 997 AD'. The following is taken from 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' edi...

Lydford Castle (English Heritage), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Castle (English Heritage), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Lydford Castle is an English Heritage property at the heart of a beautiful and historically important village on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. According to English Heritage, 'Lydford Castle was probably built about 1195 to serve as a prison'. During the medieval period, conditions at...

Lydford St Petroc's Church, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford St Petroc's Church, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

An information card in the church reads: 'The Saxon wood and thatch church was built about 650AD and was destroyed by the Viking invaders in 997AD. The pre-Norman Font remains from this early church. The church was rebuilt in stone and is recorded in July 1237 in the reign of Henry III when the r...

Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused) was a commercial venture selling peat from Dartmoor's high moorland. Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) was built to transport this peat from the moor to Bridestowe. Today, the disused trackbed of the peatworks railway provides safe and easy access to Dartmoor's...

Broad Amicombe Hole, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Broad Amicombe Hole, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Broad Amicombe Hole is marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map ‘Dartmoor’ map. It’s a steep-sided valley between Amicombe Hill and Great Kneeset just south of Lints Tor. Grass paths run across Amicombe Hill to Broad Amicombe Hole and up to Great Kneeset. You’ll often find Ten Tors teams pr...

Fur Tor from Postbridge Circular Walk, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Fur Tor from Postbridge Circular Walk, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a big walk into the most remote area of Dartmoor National Park and southern England. There are many routes to Fur Tor but this one starts at Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre. It's the 'classic' Fur Tor route. Other routes are outlined in our Fur Tor listing. As ev...

Lydford The Norman Castle, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford The Norman Castle, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

An information board on site reads: 'The earthwork is all that remains of a small Norman castle which was probably built in the late 11th century in the years of consolidation after the Norman conquest. It holds a dominant position in the corner of the defended Saxon town. The castle was a 'ri...