Things To Do near Ger Tor

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Langstone Moor and Langstone Mire, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor and Langstone Mire, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the western side of Dartmoor National Park, close to the B3357 as it climbs from Tavistock to Merrivale, is a cluster of well known tors. Cox Tor, the Staple Tors and Great Mis Tor attract large numbers of walkers. Just beyond these is Langstone Moor with its stone circle, standing stone, st...

Great Kneeset, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Great Kneeset, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Great Kneeset is on the western edge of a large, boggy moorland plateau in the northern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's topped by granite outcrops and, for its location, is relatively easily accessible from the north via the army ring road and Dinger Tor. We've positioned Great Kneeset on...

King Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

King Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his work 'Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks: A guide to 28 routes', Eric Hemery writes: 'In an attempt to account for the name-origin of the track, we must rely on both documented history and tradition concerning 'the King's Posts'. Although a regular postal service between the smaller towns o...

Stephen's Grave, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Stephen's Grave, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'Retracing our steps northward to the peat track (T.16), we turn L., shortly afterwards reaching a mound close beside it. This is known as Stephens' Grave [sic], and marks the site where a suicide was buried with the barbarous rites once customa...

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Lane (Cut Hill Peat Pass), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

When describing Dartmoor's peat passes in his work 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The most ancient, and in some way most intriguing, of these passes is Cut Lane (ref.). The link path from E. Dart country ascends to the water-divide and enters the pass through the fen, where the way is marke...

Cut Hill, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Hill, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A visit to Cut Hill and nearby Fur Tor is a must for anyone with a passion for Dartmoor. This is the most remote area in southern England and it's a joy to visit so we'd very much recommend a day trip to the summit. Cut Hill, as the name suggests, is a dome of rough cut moorland in the heart...

Cut Hill Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Hill Stone Row, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's stone rows are difficult to miss. Huge blocks of granite rise from moorland creating impressive patterns in the landscape. Other stone rows are very difficult to find. Small granite teeth are covered by grass and lumpy moorland. The stone row on Cut Hill is something very differen...

Cowsic Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Cowsic Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Cowsic is a short river that flows into the West Dart River at Two Bridges in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. The River Cowsic rises at Cowsic Head on a very boggy section of moorland on Dartmoor's north plateau. The Cowsic Head is close to Beardown Man Standing Stone and Devil's Tor....

Cut Hill North West Passage Peat Pass and Memorials, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Cut Hill North West Passage Peat Pass and Memorials, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Study Dartmoor's north plateau on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see lots of peat passes marked by two thick, black parallel lines. These are paths cut through deep peat that covers the high moorland. On the ground, these peat passes vary quite dramatically. Some, lik...

Lyd Head, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lyd Head, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Lyd rises between Corn Ridge and Woodcock Hill in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park. It's boggy, flat terrain best avoided unless you're walking after a long period of dry weather. From its headwaters, the River Lyd flows past Great Nodden to the footbridge and stepping s...

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We include Coombe Down as a point of reference. The King Way and Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) run across the down. It rises to Corn Ridge to the north east. To the north and north west it runs into Lake Down which drops down to Lake Viaduct. The Granite Way runs over the viaduct. A track...

Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Small outcrop above the south west wall of the Upper West Okement Valley. It's situated in a potentially very boggy part of Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Walking up there after a period of heavy rain is an unpleasant experience. Sandy Ford crosses the West Okement River below. Ten Tors teams refer t...

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor’s north and south moors are home to a high number of peat passes. These passes were cut through the thick layer of peat to provide safe and easy passage. The most impressive is the deep pass on Whitehorse Hill. The biggest and most dramatic is on the remote Black Ridge by Black Hill. This...

Kneeset Nose, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Kneeset Nose, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a spur of moorland that pushes out to the meet the West Okement River below Great Kneeset and its rocky outcrops. You can cross the water here where the West Okement River meets Brim Brook. You can also cross the West Okement River further west into the valley known locally as Broad Amicombe...

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is one of the strangest places in Dartmoor National Park. Huge peat hags and channels have been cut from the high moorland. Piles of white rocks have been placed on the black peat to guide visitors along the old peat pass. Walking along Black Ridge is quite easy. Getting there is much more diff...