Things To Do near Penn Beacon

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Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

It's great fun to walk the River Plym from source to sea. As you wander the west bank downstream from Plym Head, having avoided Evil Combe, you come to Lower Hartor Tor. A cluster of outcrops sit at the top of the steep slope that's covered with granite boulders all the way down to the River Plym an...

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Located between the southern border of Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon coast near Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo is a superb zoological park made famous by a Hollywood film. The story behind the zoo is remarkable and told in the book 'We Bought A Zoo' by Benjamin Mee to which we provide an ext...

Erme Pits, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pits, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Follow the path marked Abbot's Way on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map from either the east or west and you'll cross the heart of Dartmoor's south plateau. Where the Abbot's Way crosses Erme Head Ford by Erme Head are a number of very deep pits known as Erme Pits. These are the...

Left Lake and Left Lake China Clay Works, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Left Lake and Left Lake China Clay Works, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On Dartmoor, a lake is a stream or brook. Left Lake is a very short stream that tumbles from Leftlake Mires down the side of Harford Moor into the River Erme near Piles Valley Weir. The upper section of Left Lake is the site of extensive china clay workings. There's a large, disused pit full of wate...

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of names with the word 'warren' in them. Perhaps the most well-known example is Headland Warren by The Warren House Inn in the heart of the National Park. Another is Ditsworthy Warren in the Upper Plym Valley in the southern section of Dartmoor. Warre...

Cadover Bridge, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadover Bridge, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Cadover Bridge is a very popular visitor location near the south western border of Dartmoor National Park close to Plymouth and the South Devon coast. The local area is packed with things to do from walking to wild swimming, picnics to a pub lunch. We've positioned Cadover Bridge on Google m...

Burford Down and Tristis Rock, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Burford Down and Tristis Rock, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Tristis Rock is situated on Burford Down on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor near the village Harford. There's a reasonable amount of parking available at Harford Moor Gate. Burford Down Stone Row is close to the Tristis Rock. The area provides access to Stalldown Stone Row, Stall Moor and the...

Erme Pound, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pound, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A pound is an enclosure or space surrounded by a wall. The Erme is a river flowing from Dartmoor's south moor down to the South Devon coast. Erme Pound is an enclosure in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor reasonably close to the headwaters, or start, of the River Erme. In his book 'High Dartmoor...

Calveslake Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Calveslake Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Between Plym Ford and Plym Steps, close to the headwaters of the River Plym, is a very short lake, or stream, next to the which is a scatter of granite outcrops. This is Calveslake Tor. We've positioned Calveslake Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To...

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row is a short stone row just south east of Erme Pound by Hook Lake. If it weren't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it would be difficult to find when exploring the area. The stones are small and obscured by long, moorland grass. We've po...

Higher Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Drizzle Combe complex is one of the most important collections of prehistoric sites in Dartmoor and Britain. It's situated on a gentle slope of moorland in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park and is part of the Upper Plym Valley that's managed by, among others, English Heritage.&...

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a great starting point from which to explore the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. There's a car parking area as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This car parking area is by a ford and a copse in which is a scout hut. These are below Gutter Tor. A good...

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Harford is a small village on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor. Harford Bridge spans the River Erme. The moorland east of the River Erme is called Harford Moor and is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map by Piles Copse. We've positioned Harford Moor on Google maps so zoom i...

Cadover Bridge Cross, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadover Bridge Cross, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Cadover Bridge Cross, or Cadover Cross, is situated near Cadover Bridge that spans the River Plym at the mouth of the Dewerstone Valley near the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned the cross on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location....

Evil Combe, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Evil Combe, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The moor around Plym Steps is full of points of interest with evocative names. There's Grim's Grave, Deadman's Bottom, Giant's Hill and Great Gnats' Head. Arguably the best, and appropriately named, is Evil Combe. The upper section of the combe is steep and scarred by the remains of the tin mining i...