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

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Skir Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Skir Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Skir Hill is up there on the list of the most unlikely places you'll find yourself in Dartmoor National Park. Remote and with few obvious points of interest on it, Skir Hill also isn't on one of the many modern recreation paths or ancient travel routes that criss-cross the moor. If you're walking...

Swincombe Bridge (Swincombe Fairy Bridge/Swincombe Ford Bridge), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Bridge (Swincombe Fairy Bridge/Swincombe Ford Bridge), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Swincombe rises on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau. It flows into Foxtor Mires where it meets Strane River at Headweir Ford. From there, it picks up speed and tumbles through a very pretty valley to a reservoir. Downstream of the reservoir, by the ruined buildings at Swincombe, is the...

Shilstone Rocks Horse Riding, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Nestled down a tiny lane a mile or so from the moorland village of Widecombe in the Moor, next to a stud that breeds Dartmoor Ponies. The horses range from sturdy Highland ponies to lighter breeds and the rides take you up onto Hamel Down, Bonehill Rocks and Buckland Beacon. The guides are responsib...

Church Way, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

The Lichway/Lych Way is a well known and reasonably well signposted long distance walking route that runs from the heart of Dartmoor across a section of its high moorland to Lydford St Petroc's Church on the National Park's western boundary. People who lived in the heart of Dartmoor were required to...

Swincombe, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

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

Swincombe is a collection of ruined, disused buildings just west of Hexworthy. It's named on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. The buildings are drawn on an area of private land on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map but not named. Swincombe consists of Higher/Upper and...

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...

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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. 3 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. 3 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...

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...

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

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

Dartmoor's most famous village Widecombe-in-the-Moor is Dartmoor's most famous village. Easily accessible and located below some of the most beautiful moorland in the National Park, the area is packed with things to do and places to visit. Build your day around a pub lunch or cream tea in The Old...

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...

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'...

Widecombe Fair, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Whilst not the biggest, Widecombe hosts arguably the most famous of Dartmoor's many fairs and shows. It takes place on the second Tuesday of September so in 2016 Widecombe Fair is on Tuesday 13th September. The fair is synonymous with the Devon folk song Widecombe Fair which is celebrated in sign...

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...