Things To Do near Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor)

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Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Some Dartmoor tors are difficult to get to. Fur Tor, said to be the most remote spot in Dartmoor National Park, is a fine example. Other tors are exceptionally easy to get to. Saddle Tor is probably the best example. Located by the B3387 road that runs between Haytor Vale and Widecombe-in-the-Moo...

Green Hill, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Green Hill, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The highest ground of Green Hill is at one end of the longest stone row in the world. If it weren't for this stone row, there would be very little reason to wander over its very shallow dome of moorland. The ground is boggy and tussocky and it's remote and surrounded by some tricky mires....

Challacombe Medieval Strip Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Medieval Strip Fields, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Stand at English Heritage's Grimspound or Hookney Tor and look south west and you'll see weathered strips of farmland on the side of a steep hill. These are Challacombe Medieval Strip Fields. A local information board states that 'the narrow strip fields (lynchets) which you can see running...

Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing notes that 'Hameldon Cross consists of a granite slab rather over four feet in height and about two feet in width, rudely fashioned into the form of the sacred symbol, and probably has never served any other purpose than that of a boundary sto...

Crock of Gold, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crock of Gold, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Crock of Gold is a cairn circle and cist by Conchies Road roughly a mile and a half east of Princetown. One of Dartmoor's most famous cists with, arguably, the most evocative name, the Crock of Gold burial site is very easily accessible on foot. A crock is an earthenware pot or jar. Pres...

Huntingdon Clapper Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Clapper Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Avon (or Aune) flows from boggy ground close to the highest point on Dartmoor's south plateau down towards Huntingdon Warren before arcing through a steep moorland valley on its way to Avon Dam Reservoir. Huntingdon Clapper Bridge spans the river in this steep moorland valley. We've positi...

Lichway/Lych Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Lichway/Lych Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This is a practical guide to walking the Lichway or Lych Way in Dartmoor National Park. When walking the trail, you'll come across plenty of signs and waymarkers using the 'Lichway' spelling so we follow this naming convention. In addition, when exploring Dartmoor's ancient trackways, we use Eric He...

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Bagtor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

As you climb the B3387 from Bovey Tracey past Haytor Vale to the high moors, Haytor Down runs north of the road and Bagtor Down to the south. Note that the River Sig rises on Bagtor Down from two boggy sections of moorland. The western section is called Bag Tor Marsh and is best avoided. If you...

Golden Dagger Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Golden Dagger Tin Mine (Disused), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The area south of the B3212 near The Warren House Inn was heavily mined in past centuries. The local landscape is shaped, in part, by the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine, the Headland Tin Mine, Bushdown Mine and the Golden Dagger Tin Mine. The wonderfully named Golden Dagger Tin Mine is the furthest sout...

Villages of Dartmoor Driving Tour/Road Trip, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Villages of Dartmoor Driving Tour/Road Trip, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Dartmoor is small so you can cover a lot of places in a day Dartmoor's a relatively small place. You can walk north to south or east to west in a (long) day. If you want to tour Dartmoor National Park by car then you'll be able to explore its villages and beauty spots with relative ease. There ar...

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Goldsmith's Cross is one of a high number of crosses marking the route of the ancient Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route as shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Goldsmith's Cross is located just south of the infamous Foxtor Mires that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used as in...

Crane Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crane Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

It's not the most inspiring place on Dartmoor but if you want to explore the National Park's south plateau then you're going to spend a lot of time skirting Crane Hill's flanks or wandering over its top. The River Plym rises here. The Abbot's Way arcs around its south west side. Ducks' Pool is on...

Challacombe Valley and Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Challacombe Valley and Farm, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This beautiful valley sits between Hamel Down to the east and Challacombe Down to the west. At the top of the valley are Headland Warren Farm, Hookney Tor and English Heritage's Grimspound. At the bottom of the valley, by Challacombe, the land flattens out into an area of farmland leading down t...

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Wild daffodils Dunsford Wood Wild Daffodil Circular Walk.   Bluebells Bluebell Walks.   Wild flowers Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk.   Gardens Stone Lane Gardens and Sculpture Exhibition. The Garden House. Castle Drogo Gardens...

Royal Oak Inn, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

Royal Oak Inn, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Royal Oak Inn is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.