Things To Do near Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor)

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New Waste, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

New Waste, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Whilst you can no longer park at New Waste, it still offers great access to the Stall Moor area of Dartmoor which includes the world's longest stone row in addition to arguably the finest stone row in the National Park near Stalldown Barrow. We've positioned New Waste on Google maps. Zoom in on t...

Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Travel around the Westcountry and you'll come across plenty of stone circles named after dancers who were turned to stone. For example, the Nine Maidens Stone Circle is up on Dartmoor's north moor close to the village Belstone. Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle is on the south moor at the southern...

Stall Moor Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Stall Moor Stone Row is said to be the longest stone row in the world. Roughly speaking, it runs north/south in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor. About 3.4 kilometres/2.1 miles long, it's an extraordinary sight. There's an impressive stone circle called The Dancers at the southern e...

Ugborough Beacon, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Ugborough Beacon, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

One of a number of 'beacons' on the southern border of the Park offering stunning views across South Devon. Ugborough Beacon is an impressive collection of granite outcrops to the west of South Brent and east of Harford. To the north east is Brent Hill and to the north the landscape around Avo...

Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of Dartmoor's National Nature Reserves. However, you need a permit to visit the site. An information board on site reads: 'This wood is an example of old wood pasture. Oak and beech are the dominant tree species some beech trees being over 300 years old. The woodland supports a rich d...

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'This track is really an old tramroad, over which peat was once conveyed to some naphtha works at Shipley, on the verge of Brent Moor. It has been disused for a very long time, but I can remember when the rails, which were of wood, bolted to blo...

Shipley Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Shipley Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of the major access points to Dartmoor's south moor. There's a car parking area, toilets and information boards. A tarmac road (not open to vehicles owned by the public) winds its way up the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley to Avon Dam Reservoir. The road follows, and crosses, the River Avon. M...

Hawns and Dendles Gorge, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Hawns and Dendles Gorge, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Yealm rises at Yealm Head on Dartmoor's south moor. It flows to Yealm Steps Waterfall where is cascades into Hawns and Dendles Gorge as marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Zoom in on the accompanying Google map to see its location.

Stall Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Erme and River Yealm rise on Dartmoor's south moor. They flow south to the border of the National Park. Between them is Stall Moor. The terrain is difficult and boggy but the moor is peppered with amazing attractions from the world's longest stone row to a stunning waterfall. Stall Moor is...

River Yealm, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Yealm, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are a number of areas on Dartmoor's high north and south moors where many rivers, streams and brooks rise. The area around Cranmere Pool on the north moor is the most famous. On the south moor, the Langcombe Hill area is another. These areas are high, flat and very boggy. The River Yealm has i...

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

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Black Tor rises above the car parking area at Shipley Bridge. The rocky outcrops are situated at the southern end of what we call the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley. The views up that valley to the dam and reservoir from Black Tor are wonderful. We've positioned Black Tor on Google maps. Zoom in on th...

Yealm Steps Waterfall, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Steps Waterfall, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A beautiful waterfall on remote, high moor roughly a kilometre south of Yealm Head, Yealm Steps Waterfall is in the upper section of Hawns and Dendles Gorge. The waterfall is reasonably close to Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve. Stall Moor, with its extraordinary stone rows, is to the east. The...

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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. 2 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...