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Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor), Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor), Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This tor rises above the rare high altitude oak woodlands Piles Copse in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. The views over Piles Copse/Piles Valley to Stalldown Barrow and the remote south moor are amazing. Three Barrows are, roughly speaking, to the north. The Two Moors Way passes...

North Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

North Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Dewerstone Valley is one of Dartmoor's most beautiful steep-sided valleys. It's cut by the River Plym as it flows between Cadover Bridge to the north east and Shaugh Bridge to the south west. Up by Cadover Bridge is North Wood. We've positioned North Wood on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satel...

Great Gnats Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Great Gnats Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is one for the Dartmoor enthusiast. On the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, there's not much else around the cairn. We've positioned Great Gnats Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, we'd recommend following the footpath marked Abbo...

Red Lake, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On Dartmoor, a lake is a stream or brook. Red Lake is a small stream high on Dartmoor's south plateau through which many ancient and modern travel routes pass and around which there are a very high number of points of interest. We've positioned Red Lake on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite...

Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

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

In the south of Dartmoor National Park and just off the Two Moors Way. At 461m, it's the highest point in this section of the Park and offers superb panoramic views. The walk from the car park just east of Harford is straightforward.

Ugborough Moor, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Ugborough Moor, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor is split into two areas of high moorland. The north moor is in the northern section of the National Park. The south moor is in the southern section. These vast areas of moorland are further split into smaller sections. Ugborough Moor is one of them. If you look at the Ordnance Survey Explor...

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge...

Dewerstone Valley, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Valley, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Dewerstone is a Dartmoor beauty spot located on the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. It overlooks the tail of a stunning, steep-sided valley cut by the River Plym as it flows down from high moorland to Plymouth and the South Devon coast. For convenience, we refer to this valley as...

Red Lake Ford, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake Ford, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Each year, many people follow the path marked 'Abbot's Way' on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This path crosses Dartmoor's high south moor. Because so many rivers and streams rise on the high south moor, you have to ford these waterways when following the route. One of the most is...

Harford Moor Gate, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

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

'Gates' offer access to Dartmoor's high moors, especially in the southern section of the National Park. For example, look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see Ball Gate, Owley Moor Gate, Peek Moor Gate and Wrangton Gate. One of the most popular access points to Dartmoor...

Parking And Access To Dartmoor's South Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Parking And Access To Dartmoor's South Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Look at a map of the lower section of Dartmoor's south moor and you'll see it's split into three sections. The eastern section, between the River Erme and the A38 is very easily accessible. The western side, between the River Yealm and Cadover Bridge is easily accessible. These days, the centra...

Cadworthy Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadworthy Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Dewerstone Valley is lined by woods. On the northern side of the River Plym, the Dewerstone Wood pushes north east into Cadworthy Wood. You can follow the bank of the River Plym from the foot of the Dewerstone Crags in Dewerstone Wood into Cadworthy Wood. It's a stunning walk in Autumn.

Plym Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are many fords on the upper section of the River Plym between Plym Head and Ditsworthy Warren House. Some are marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. Others are visible when you walk the river from source to sea. The most used is Plym Ford near Plym Head connecting the high...

William Crossing Memorial Stone/Monument, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

William Crossing Memorial Stone/Monument, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

At Ducks' Pool, in a remote section of Dartmoor's south plateau, are a letterbox and monument to the celebrated Dartmoor author William Crossing. A plaque reads: 'IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM CROSSING. AUTHOR OF MANY INSPIRING BOOKS ON DARTMOOR WHOSE GUIDE IS A SOURCE OF INVALUABLE INFORMA...

Eylesbarrow, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

A section of the old Jobbers' Road runs between Princetown and Sheepstor. At Nun's or Siward's Cross, the path climbs to the extensive remains of Eylesbarrow Tin Min before descending to Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse below Gutter Tor. Up by Eylesbarrow Tin Mine, just off the Jobbers' Road...