Things To Do near South Devon Railway

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Bowerman's Nose, Hound Tor and Medieval Village Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Hound Tor and Medieval Village Circular Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Park at Manaton near the church. Head back across the main road and down a narrow lane. A path cuts right over a field towards Hayne Down. Continue up onto open moorland. Bowerman's Nose is to the right near the end of the ridge. Head back to the path that crosses the ridge and follow it down to...

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Explore Dartmoor and you'll encounter a high number of abandoned sites dating from the medieval period. The most famous is English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement. A hamlet, Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement consists of eleven buildings including longhou...

Stover Country Park The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Stover Country Park The Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

This superb poetry trail runs, roughly speaking, around the lake in Stover Country Park Local Nature Reserve. Nature poems by the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes are displayed on posts. Interspersed between the posts are other displays providing information on local birdlife, wildlife and history. On a sun...

Honeybag Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Honeybag Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Honeybag Tor is the northernmost rocky outcrop in a line of tors running roughly north/south on Bonehill Down. Located close to Widecombe-in-the-Moor and separated from the vast bulk of Hamel Down by the East Webburn River Valley, Honeybag Tor is 445 metres above sea level and provides magnificent v...

Yarner Wood Templer Way Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Templer Way Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Yarner Wood is part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. The Templer Way is a long distance footpath running between Dartmoor and the South Devon coast following, as far as possible, the route of the old granite railway. This walk takes in some of the best sections of the wood and railway....

Western Beacon, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Western Beacon, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 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...

Swincombe Reservoir, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Reservoir, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Most Dartmoor reservoirs are large, impressive and reasonably easily accessible. Swincombe Reservoir is small and fenced off from the public. The moorland around the reservoir is flat, boggy and tussocky. Whilst there's a metal bridge at the eastern end of the reservoir, it's closed to the public so...

Plym Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Walk the South West Coast Path between Plymouth and Bigbury-on-Sea/Bantham and you'll encounter the stunning estuaries of many famous Devon rivers. They all rise on Dartmoor's south plateau relatively close to one another. The headwaters of the River Plym are on Crane Hill near Erme Head and within...

Yarrow Mine/Devon Wheal Francis/Yarner Copper Mine, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarrow Mine/Devon Wheal Francis/Yarner Copper Mine, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

At Yarner Wood Reserve Base, painted on an angled wood panel, are depictions of the Yarner Wood area through history. One, particularly dark, is of a bleak landscape. In the foreground is a mine. It's hard to imagine when wandering around this wood today that there was once a thriving copp...

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

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 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...

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

One of Dartmoor's most impressive and popular tors, Hound Tor is located in the east section of the National Park across the valley from Haytor Rocks. As is the case with Haytor Rocks, Hound Tor is very easily accessible. We've positioned Hound Tor (East Dartmoor) on Google maps so zoom in o...

Battle of Bovey Heath Battlefield, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Bovey Heath Battlefield, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Near the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park, on the outskirts of the gateway town Bovey Tracey, is Bovey Heathfield Local Nature Reserve. In the seventeenth century, during the English Civil War, this was the site of the Battle of Bovey Heath. There's an information board on site that reads:...

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Two streams arc through Yarner Wood and meet near Yarner Wood Base Reserve. To the north is Woodcock Stream. To the south is Yarner Stream. The valley cut by the latter is particularly impressive and we'd recommend visiting for its natural beauty, birdlife and historical features. We've positione...

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

'Yarner Wood was purchased in 1952 by the Nature Conservancy and became England's first National Nature Reserve.'* Today, it's part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve that incorporates nearby Trendlebere Down and parts of the Bovey Valley. It's a superb place. There are nature trails, bird...

Crane Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crane Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

It's not the most inspiring place on Dartmoor but if you want to explore the National Park's south plateau then you're going to spend a lot of time skirting Crane Hill's flanks or wandering over its top. The River Plym rises here. The Abbot's Way arcs around its south west side. Ducks' Pool is on...