Things To Do near South Devon Railway

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Dart Gorge New Bridge to Sharrah Pool North Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge New Bridge to Sharrah Pool North Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

When exploring the Dart Gorge, most people follow the south side of the river through the National Trust's Holne Woods. Another good path runs north of the river. As you follow the Dart upstream, this good path becomes a good track and then quickly turns into a hazardous route through very steep woo...

Avon Dam Reservoir Valley, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir Valley, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

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

Avon Dam Reservoir Circular Walk, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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'...

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walking/attraction/views There are plenty of slabs of rock on Dartmoor into which verses and names have been carved. From the Heath Stone to the Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Datuidoc's Stone to the Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, these carved stones tell fascinating stories. The most impressive, however...

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Views from tors North. Belstone Tors and Tors End and Higher Tor to Dartmoor's high north moor. East. Rippon Tor to Haytor Rocks. Blackingstone Rock across the hills of north east Dartmoor to the high north moor. South. Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor). West. Great Links Tor dow...

Avon Dam Reservoir, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Many Dartmoor locals think the views from Buckland Beacon are the best in the National Park. Most views this big and special take a lot of effort to get to. Buckland Beacon is very easily accessible and a simple stroll from car parking areas along the nearby road. The Oxford English Dictionary de...

Rider's Rings, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Rider's Rings, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Black Tor rises above the car parking area at Shipley Bridge. The rocky outcrops are situated at the southern end of what we call the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley. The views up that valley to the dam and reservoir from Black Tor are wonderful. We've positioned Black Tor on Google maps. Zoom in on th...

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Spitchwick beauty spot and the Dart Gorge Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common) is an exceptionally popular local Dartmoor beauty spot known for its wild swimming and picnics. It sits at the east end of the stunning Dart Gorge which is known for its great walks and views. Both Spitchwick an...

Two Moors Way on Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Moors Way on Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Two Moors Way is a long distance path that runs from Lynmouth on the Exmoor National Park coast all the way south to Ivybridge on the southern border of Dartmoor National Park. At over 100 miles, it's a long way but, clearly, one can dip into the walk at various points. This listing cove...

Shipley Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Shipley Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This is one of the major access points to Dartmoor's south moor. There's a car parking area, toilets and information boards. A tarmac road (not open to vehicles owned by the public) winds its way up the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley to Avon Dam Reservoir. The road follows, and crosses, the River Avon. M...

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dr Blackall's Drive Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park is fringed with gorges and steep-sided wooded valleys. These are some of the most beautiful places in the National Park and Westcountry. In many cases, it's possible to walk along the lip of these valleys and gorges high above the rivers that cut them. Dr Blackall's Drive prov...

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Circular Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This is a spectacular walk. We'd recommend trying it in Spring or Autumn to make the most of the Dart Gorge's natural beauty. It's rated hard owing to its length and some of the awkward footing along the bottom of the gorge. It took fit adults about six hours with lengthy stops for photography. Clea...