Things To Do near Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor)

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Skir Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Skir Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Skir Hill is up there on the list of the most unlikely places you'll find yourself in Dartmoor National Park. Remote and with few obvious points of interest on it, Skir Hill also isn't on one of the many modern recreation paths or ancient travel routes that criss-cross the moor. If you're walking...

Ter Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Roughly speaking, Dartmoor consists of two areas of high moorland divided by a central bowl. The south moor rises from hamlets and villages south of Hexworthy, Dartmeet and Holne towards a series of very shallow domed hills. Ter Hill is one of these shallow domed hills on the northern flank of the N...

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Who was Childe? Whilst hunting on Dartmoor, Childe was overwhelmed by a snowstorm. To survive, he killed his horse, disembowelled it and then climbed inside for shelter. The snowstorm continued and Childe froze to death. Upon the event of his death, it became known that he'd leave his lands at Plyms...

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Goldsmith's Cross is one of a high number of crosses marking the route of the ancient Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route as shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Goldsmith's Cross is located just south of the infamous Foxtor Mires that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used as in...

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

This is a great starting point from which to explore the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. There's a car parking area as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This car parking area is by a ford and a copse in which is a scout hut. These are below Gutter Tor. A good...

Ter Hill Cross (West), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill Cross (West), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

There are two stone crosses close to one another on Ter Hill on the flank of Dartmoor's south plateau. These crosses are part of the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route and, along with many others, were used as waymarkers for the journey between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. We'v...

Mount Misery Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Mount Misery Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Moorland climbs steeply south and east of Foxtor Mires. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, the land south of the mires is marked Crane Hill. The land to the east is Ter Hill. The Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery edited the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map and used many loca...

Ter Hill Cross (East), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill Cross (East), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

One of two crosses on Ter Hill on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau. The cross is part of the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. See our Ter Hill Cross (West) listing for further information and directions.

Foxtor Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Foxtor Farm is a collection of ruined buildings and enclosures east of the infamous Foxtor Mires. Fox Tor, a series of rocky outcrops on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, is to the south. Today, the farm ruins are in a remote and quiet area of the National Park. On the route of ancient paths and...

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

We've positioned Nun's Cross Farm on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location south east of Princetown. It's situated by Nun's or Siward's Cross which is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous ancient cross. Available for private hire, see Mount Kel...

Best Dartmoor Kids Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Kids Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Major Dartmoor kids' attractions The Miniature Pony Centre. If you have young children then The Miniature Pony Centre is essential Dartmoor visiting. The miniature ponies are astonishingly cute. Enjoy pony rides, farm animals, indoor and outdoor play areas and the wonderful heavy horses. Jus...

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Pennywell Farm is a great day out for families with young kids. There's a huge range of things to do and animals to meet. Thankfully, all these activities are packed into a relatively small area which helps prevent tired legs. The farm animals are the focus of attention. Pennywell's miniature pigs*...

Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Probably the most famous stone cross on Dartmoor, Nun's or Siward's Cross sits on the intersection of a number of ancient travel routes. Nun's or Siward's Cross is one of a high number of crosses on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. It's also on what the Ordnance Survey Explorer...

Combshead Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Combshead Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 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...

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

There are some places on Dartmoor that are best avoided. Raybarrow Pool by Cosdon Hill on the north moor is a dangerous place. Down on the edge of the National Park's south plateau, Foxtor Mires is another. Said to have been the inspiration for Grimpen Mire in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of...