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

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Foxtor Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Foxtor Farm is a collection of ruined buildings and enclosures east of the infamous Foxtor Mires. Fox Tor, a series of rocky outcrops on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, is to the south. Today, the farm ruins are in a remote and quiet area of the National Park. On the route of ancient paths and...

Hembury Woods (National Trust), Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Woods (National Trust), Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Dart rises in two places on Dartmoor's north plateau. The East Dart River and West Dart River merge at Dartmeet and the combined River Dart flows through the stunning Dart Gorge on its way to the south eastern border of the National Park. The National Trust's Hembury Woods provides the bes...

Bellever Stone Rows (Lakehead Hill Stone Rows), Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Stone Rows (Lakehead Hill Stone Rows), Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor Visit the Dartmoor prehistory exhibition on the top floor of Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre and you'll read that '60% of all stone rows to be found in England are on Dartmoor and a third of all stone rows in the UK and Bri...

Bellever Cairn Circles and Cists, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Cairn Circles and Cists, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre We'd recommend visiting Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre before exploring Bellever's prehistory. Whilst the second floor Dartmoor prehistory exhibition covers all aspects of the area's distance past, there's a section concentrating on the 'la...

Bellever Prehistory Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park

Bellever Prehistory Walk, Bellever, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre Start at the Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre across the road from the famous Postbridge Clapper Bridge. There's plenty of parking outside the visitor centre. Before you walk, head into the visitor centre and pop upstairs to see the excelle...

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Swincombe rises above the infamous Foxtor Mires on the northern flank of Dartmoor National Park's south plateau. The River Avon rises to the east. The River Plym has its headwaters to the south west. We've positioned Swincombe Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A wheal is a mine. A leat is a man-made waterway used to channel water from, say, a river down to a mine, mill or town/city. Wheal Emma Leat is the now dry channel of a leat built in 1859 that once collected water from near the source of the River Swincombe as it flows past the eastern side of Foxto...

Hemsworthy Gate, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hemsworthy Gate, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

We include Hemsworthy Gate on 'Holiday in Dartmoor' as a reference point. As is the case with Nun's Cross Farm and Batworthy Corner, it's a great starting point from which to discover Dartmoor's landscape and history. There's a small car parking area and paths run off in all...

Hameldown Beacon, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hameldown Beacon, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a beacon as 'a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration’. There is a chain of beacons on Dartmoor running from the edge of the north moor down to the edge of the south moor. Hameldown Beacon is, roughly spe...

Bonehill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bonehill Rocks, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Bonehill Rocks and nearby Hound Tor are two of the most popular places on Dartmoor to enjoy bouldering. When visiting, you're likely to see people climbing the rocks without ropes using a cushioned mat on the ground for protection. Bonehill Rocks overlook Widecombe-in-the-Moor so the area gets bu...

Bonehill Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bonehill Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Bonehill Down is a finger of open access moorland surrounded by private land in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park near the popular moorland village Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Running north to south, the down is home to the impressive rocky outcrops Honeybag Tor, Chinkwell Tor, B...

Rippon Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Rippon Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

People visiting the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park tend to head up to Haytor Rocks to enjoy the views of both the National Park and South Devon. Arguably the most extraordinary views in this section of Dartmoor are from the top of nearby Rippon Tor. At 473m above sea lev...

Huntingdon Barrow or Heap of Sinners, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Barrow or Heap of Sinners, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor is blessed with some super place names. There's Deadmans Bottom and Grim's Grave, the Crock of Gold and The Ten Commandments Stones. Our favourite is the Heap of Sinners north west of the Avon Dam Reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor. The location lives up to the name. The barrow sits at t...

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There's a display cabinet in Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre which contains a replica of the Hameldon Dagger or Hamel Down Dagger. The display reads: 'Hameldon dagger. In 1872 the original dagger was found with a burial of burnt human bones in a cairn or barrow at Hameldon. It cons...

Bell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Bell Tor is a small rocky outcrop located on Bonehill Down overlooking Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The tor is a few hundred metres above the car parking areas by Bonehill Rocks. We'd recommend visiting Bell Tor as part of the Honeybag, Chinkwell and Bell Tors Circular Walk. We've positioned Be...