Things To Do near Penn Beacon

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Ducks' Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Ducks' Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor has a north and south plateau separated by a central bowl. Both high plateaus have iconic and remote pools and letterboxes that attract high numbers of Dartmoor enthusiasts. The north's most famous pool is Cranmere Pool with its letterbox. The south's most famous is Duck...

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Marker Stone is visible on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map where the Two Moors Way meets the Abbot's Way near Red Lake China Clay Works on Dartmoor's south moor. It's very useful if you're following the Abbot's Way west and need to descend to Red Lake Ford. See our Photo Gallery...

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Wigford Down is open access land pushing north of the Dewerstone and Dewerstone Valley. You cross Wigford Down when walking the Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk. We've positioned Wigford Down on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

Plym Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Walk the South West Coast Path between Plymouth and Bigbury-on-Sea/Bantham and you'll encounter the stunning estuaries of many famous Devon rivers. They all rise on Dartmoor's south plateau relatively close to one another. The headwaters of the River Plym are on Crane Hill near Erme Head and within...

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Dewerstone Valley is one of Dartmoor's many stunning wooded valleys. Located on the south west border of the National Park, the valley is cut by the River Plym as it flows from Crane Hill on Dartmoor's south plateau down to the city of Plymouth. This circular walk takes you around the lip of...

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are two White Barrows above the Avon Dam Reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor. Eastern White Barrow is an extraordinary shape. Western White Barrow is less remarkable. Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled) and the Red Lake Railway (Dismatled)/Puffing Billy Track run nearby. The latter is the route of th...

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote that 'Western Whitaburrow is generally referred to as Petre's Cross from the former existence on the cairn of a cross forming a bondmark of Sir William Petre's manor of Brent, where it abutted on the forest'. We've positioned Petre's Cross on Goo...

Combshead Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Burrator Reservoir is an exceptionally popular visitor attraction in the south western section of Dartmoor National Park. It's beautiful and great for waterside walks. The reservoir is also fringed by many stunning tors. Leather Tor and the vast bulk of Sheeps Tor are the most dramatic. At the easte...

Green Hill, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Green Hill, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The highest ground of Green Hill is at one end of the longest stone row in the world. If it weren't for this stone row, there would be very little reason to wander over its very shallow dome of moorland. The ground is boggy and tussocky and it's remote and surrounded by some tricky mires....

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A local information board states that 'the popularity of climbing the Dewerstone Crags has resulted in considerable erosion of the fragile slopes from the crags to the main path ... The National Trust, Dartmoor National Park Authority and The British Mountaineering Council have worked together to re...

The Dewerstone, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Dewerstone is a well-known beauty spot in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's at the south west end of the Dewerstone Valley. The Dewerstone is known for its climbing routes. The vertical rock faces are marked the Dewerstone Crags on local information boards. The De...

Sheepstor St Leonard Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor St Leonard Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

According to the Devon Historic Churches Trust, 'there has been a church on this site since the early thirteenth century. The present building dates from the 1450s'. Refer to their site for more information. There's also a more detailed PDF outlining the history of the church on the West Dartmo...

Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Two somewhat enigmatic sites that may offer evidence of a Neolithic presence, apart from burial monuments, are the stone tor enclosures at Dewerstone and Whittor.' Nemwan notes that 'a curving double stone wall enclos...

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Nicholas Thomas Carrington, or Nicholas Toms Carrington, was a poet. Born in Plymouth in 1777, he is known for two long poems called 'The Banks of the Tamar' and 'Dartmoor'. His name and the date of his death are cut into a rock at the top of Dewerstone Hill above the Dewerstone Crags. As you can se...

Dewerstone Hill, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Hill, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Down by the south western border of Dartmoor National Park is a finger of moorland pushing out from Wigford Down. This is Dewerstone Hill. It's one of Dartmoor's most popular beauty spots offering stunning views over South Devon, Plymouth, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and...