Things To Do near Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor)

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Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

This is a superb long distance walk between Buckfast Abbey on the east border of Dartmoor National Park and Tavistock Abbey on the west. Monks once followed routes across the moors to visit the local abbeys and priory which is why it's called the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. The Buc...

Hutchinson's Cross/Devonport Leat Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hutchinson's Cross/Devonport Leat Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

In his 'Walking The Dartmoor Waterways: A guide to retracing the leats and canals of the Dartmoor country', Eric Hemery writes: 'Above the right bank [of the Devonport Leat] stands a modern granite cross erected in 1968 by Lieutenant Commander B. Hutchinson of Stoke Fleming, in memory of his moth...

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge...

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

The River Swincombe and Strane River (having been fed by Nun's Cross Brook) meet at the eastern end of Foxtor Mires near the beginning of the old Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel). Just before they meet, there are two fords spanning each waterway. After a spell of dry weather, the ford across th...

River Swincombe, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Swincombe, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

By Dartmoor standards, this is a short river that rises on the edge of the National Park's south plateau and meets the West Dart River in Dartmoor's central bowl near Hexworthy. The river rises at Swincombe Head above what the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map refers to as Suns...

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

A wheal is a mine. A leat is a man-made waterway used to channel water from, say, a river down to a mine, mill or town/city. Wheal Emma Leat is the now dry channel of a leat built in 1859 that once collected water from near the source of the River Swincombe as it flows past the eastern side of Foxto...

Skir Ford Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Skir Ford Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Skir Ford Cross is one of the many wonderful stone crosses waymarking the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route across Dartmoor's National Park's south moor. The cross takes its name from nearby ford which is on the north side of Skir Hill. We've positioned Skir Ford Cross on Google maps...

Cadover Bridge, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadover Bridge, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Cadover Bridge is a very popular visitor location near the south western border of Dartmoor National Park close to Plymouth and the South Devon coast. The local area is packed with things to do from walking to wild swimming, picnics to a pub lunch. We've positioned Cadover Bridge on Google m...

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

This is arguably the most extraordinary stone row on Dartmoor. Whilst Stall Moor Stone Row is the longest in the world and Stalldown Stone Row has the tallest collection of stones, for sheer presence it's hard to beat Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row). This is essential visiting when...

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Superb location at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor and next to the Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir is in a superb location at the foot of Dartmoor's south moor and next to the Dart Gorge which is one of the National Park's most popular and beautiful natural attractions. Visitors head to this area...

Cadover Bridge Cross, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadover Bridge Cross, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Cadover Bridge Cross, or Cadover Cross, is situated near Cadover Bridge that spans the River Plym at the mouth of the Dewerstone Valley near the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned the cross on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location....

Whiteworks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

A road runs from Princetown to the edge of Foxtor Mires. Whiteworks is at the end of that road. Whiteworks is a disused tin mine. When you visit, you'll see extensive ruins and old mine shafts fenced off from the public. These are next to some modern buildings. Kids can often be seen chargin...

Down Ridge, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Down Ridge, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Down Ridge provides great access to the crosses on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route up at Ter Hill and Mount Misery. From there, you can also drop down to Foxtor Farm and Childe's Tomb. We've positioned Down Ridge on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its locati...

Holne Woods (National Trust), Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Holne Woods (National Trust), Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

The River Dart is particularly beautiful between Dartmeet and New Bridge. When in spate, the water powers through the Dart Gorge shaping cascades and pools. The easiest way to access and experience the Dart in the lower section of the gorge is via Holne Woods. Managed by the National Trust, the w...

Hembury Hillfort, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Hillfort, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Hembury Hillfort is located at the top of the National Trust's Hembury Woods near Ashburton and Buckfastleigh. A National Trust information board by the northern entrance to Hembury Hillfort states that 'Hembury Castle was built in two phases, an Iron Age hillfort followed by the construction of...