Things To Do near Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor)

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Naker's Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Naker's Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

On the ground, Naker's Hill feels how it looks in the main photo of this listing. Remote, featureless and boggy. This makes walking across the Naker's Hill section of Dartmoor strangely intimidating. That said, the North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route, Black Lane Peat Pass an...

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (East), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (East), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

There are a couple of stone rows situated below the Trowlesworthy Tors on the south western border of Dartmor National Park. The western stone row runs east/west. The eastern row runs pretty much north/south. The eastern row is more impressive and is topped by a circle of stones and bisected by...

Evil Combe, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Evil Combe, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Trowlesworthy Settlements, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Settlements, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Upper Plym Valley in Dartmoor National Park is known for its concentration of Bronze Age and medieval sites. It was clearly an important and populated area. The high number of settlements are recorded on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. There are some fine examples of settlement...

China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

If you want to discover more about the Westcountry's china clay mining industry then head for Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park in Cornwall. It's the only visitor attraction in the world focused on the china clay mining industry. Situated near St Austell and the Eden Project, it's a great place....

Little Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Little Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

We've positioned Little Trowlesworthy Tor on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, you can walk from the car parking areas at Cadover Bridge that spans the River Plym or from the car parking area by Blackaton Cross. It's possible to wander down from the ca...

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

There are two stone rows below the Trowlesworthy Tors on the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. The western stone row runs east/west between Dartmoor's high south moor and the Dewerstone Valley. We've positioned Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Sa...

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The huge despoiled cairn near the barrow heading the southernmost row is known as Giants Basin [sic]; Bill Pengelly told me that many of its stones were taken by Ditsworthy warreners for constructing their rabbit-buries.'

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Swincombe rises above the infamous Foxtor Mires on the northern flank of Dartmoor National Park's south plateau. The River Avon rises to the east. The River Plym has its headwaters to the south west. We've positioned Swincombe Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

Plym Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeoogy of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'The majority of menhirs are associated with stone rows, forming the terminals at one end of the row. These may have existed before the rows were added or were erected as a deliberate element of the row. The three stone rows at...

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Look at the Upper Plym Valley area (follow the River Plym upstream from Cadover Bridge to Plym Head) on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see a high number of settlements. By Drizzle Combe, there are the remains of a large settlement at Whittenknowles Rocks a...

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park is home to the highest point in southern England, the longest stone row in the world and the most remote spot in the Westcountry. It's also where you'll find a high number of standing stones or menhirs. The tallest, at over 3 metres, is at Drizzle Combe. One of three...

Higher Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Hartor Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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.&...

Drizzle Combe (Drizzlecombe), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe (Drizzlecombe), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Drizzle Combe is a short valley in the southern section of the Dartmoor National Park. It's situated between Burrator Reservoir and the high south moor. Cut by a brook, the area is known for its prehistoric sites and is part of the Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage). In his book 'High Dartmoo...