Things To Do near Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor)

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Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is arguably the most distinctive barrow in Dartmoor National Park. Many barrows are larger. None has such an exaggerated shape. The views from the top are immense. It's also relatively easy to get to. We've positioned Eastern White Barrow on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

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

The River Avon is one of England's iconic rivers. It flows from Dartmoor's high south moor down to the South Devon coast at Bantham, Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island. Where river meets sea is one of the most photographed areas of coastline in the country. It's an exceptionally beautiful place and we'...

Rider's Rings, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Rider's Rings, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Rider's Rings, or Ryder's Rings, is an ancient settlement on high moorland situated on the western lip of the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley. We've positioned Rider's Rings on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head for the car parking area at Shipley Bridge...

Western Beacon, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Dartmoor National Park's most southerly beacon or tor. Great views down to Ivybridge and across South Devon. Plymouth's to the west. We'd recommend visiting as part of a walk from the moorland car park by Harford. From that car park, cut across the moors to Hangershell Rock and then head south to...

Penn Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

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

Penn Moor is situated at the southern egde of Dartmoor's south moor. It rises above Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve and China Clay Workings. It's topped by Penn Beacon.

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...

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Marker Stone, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Avon Dam Reservoir Circular Walk, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir Circular Walk, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This circular walk takes in a beautiful river valley, one of Dartmoor's most stunning reservoir settings and high moorland. It also includes a short stretch of the Abbot's Way as marked on Ordnance Survey maps. Highly recommended if you want to explore the south eastern corner of Dartmoor Natio...

Avon Dam Reservoir Valley, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir Valley, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Avon rises on remote moorland and flows into the Avon Dam Reservoir. From there, beyond the dam wall, it cuts a stunning valley as it meanders down to the car parking area at Shipley Bridge. The stretch of valley between the dam and Shipley Bridge is exceptionally popular with wa...

Huntingdon Clapper Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Clapper Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Avon (or Aune) flows from boggy ground close to the highest point on Dartmoor's south plateau down towards Huntingdon Warren before arcing through a steep moorland valley on its way to Avon Dam Reservoir. Huntingdon Clapper Bridge spans the river in this steep moorland valley. We've positi...

Avon Dam Reservoir, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Magnificent reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor Avon Dam Reservoir is one of the many beautiful and much visited reservoirs in Dartmoor. It's situated in the south eastern section of the National Park towards the edge of Dartmoor's south moor. The Abbot's Way, as marked on the Ordnance Survey E...

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Yealm rises, or begins, at Yealm Head. Yealm Head is situated on the southern side of a vast, flat and boggy stretch of moorland called Langcombe Hill. You don't find many people up there. If you have an urge to go, we'd recommend walking after a long period of dry weather or after extreme...

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Abbot's Way is marked, in part, on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. You can follow the path marked Abbot's Way on that OS map from the moor just west of Buckfastleigh across Dartmoor's south plateau to the Plym Ford area. After that, you can continue to Tavistock. The Ab...

Huntingdon Warren Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Warren Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There's a cross at the foot of Huntingdon Warren where, roughly speaking, the Two Moors Way meets/leaves the Abbot's Way as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The cross is beyond the western end of Avon Dam Reservoir. We've positioned Huntingdon Warren Cross on Googl...

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...