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

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1638 Thunderstorm, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

1638 Thunderstorm, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Inside Widecombe St Pancras Church, at the base of the tower, are four wallboards telling the story of the 1638 Thunderstorm. The following transcription was taken from photos. 'It is of the Lords mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Lam.III.2.2. The merciful a...

The Uncle Tom Cobley Horse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Uncle Tom Cobley Horse, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

When visiting Widecombe St Pancras Church, look out for The Uncle Tom Cobley Horse. Inspired by the Devon folk song Widecombe Fair, 'in the late 1950's a retired sailor from Drewsteignton made a mechanical model of Uncle Tom Cobley and the Grey Mare. The automation was exhibited at Widecombe Fair...

Widecombe St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

The 'Cathedral of the Moor'. In East Dartmoor, and dominating the popular moorland village of Widecombe in the Moor, Widecombe St Pancras Church dates from the 1300s. Wallboards within the church tell a story of a fire-ball passing through the church and killing four people as a result of a light...

The Green, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

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

The Green is the focal point of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Surrounded by shops, cafes, pub, church and its associated buildings, the village green is a great place to relax after a wander. A local information board provides a historical perspective. 'The Village Green was once known as 'butte pa...

Snowdon, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Snowdon, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Picnic Spots, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Popular picnic spots with public toilet in the area Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common). Picnic on the bank of the River Dart. Bellever Forest. Picnic on the banks of the East Dart River by the main car park. Fingle Bridge. Picnic on the bank of the River Teign across the river from...

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...

Ter Hill Cross (East), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill Cross (East), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of two crosses on Ter Hill on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau. The cross is part of the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. See our Ter Hill Cross (West) listing for further information and directions.

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Buckland Beacon is a Dartmoor beauty spot offering some of the best views in the National Park and across South Devon to the English Channel. Located at the end of a spur of open access moorland high above a heavily wooded section of the River Webburn and River Dart, the place is a joy to visit. It'...

Bellever Tor & Forest Circular Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Tor & Forest Circular Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Bellever Tor Explore the heart of Dartmoor around Bellever Tor. The tor is a local beauty spot known for its excellent panoramic views. We describe lots of different routes to this beauty spot in our Bellever Tor listing. The circular walk outlined below takes in forest, moorland and tors...

Ter Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

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

Roughly speaking, Dartmoor consists of two areas of high moorland divided by a central bowl. The south moor rises from hamlets and villages south of Hexworthy, Dartmeet and Holne towards a series of very shallow domed hills. Ter Hill is one of these shallow domed hills on the northern flank of the N...

Ter Hill Cross (West), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill Cross (West), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are two stone crosses close to one another on Ter Hill on the flank of Dartmoor's south plateau. These crosses are part of the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route and, along with many others, were used as waymarkers for the journey between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. We'v...

Bellever Clapper Bridge, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Clapper Bridge, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

East Dart River clapper bridges Follow the East Dart River south of Postbridge Clapper Bridge and you'll come to Bellever Clapper Bridge on the edge of Bellever Forest.   Lichway/Lych Way Bellever Clapper Bridge is on the route of the ancient Lichway/Lych Way.

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...

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...