Things To Do near South Devon Railway

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Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Sharrah Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Wild swimming and walking The East Dart River and West Dart River converge at Dartmeet to form the Double Dart or, more simply, the River Dart. The River Dart then passes through the Dart Gorge which is one of the most beautiful and wild places in Dartmoor National Park. The river cascades and...

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Totnes is a thriving South Devon town topped with an English Heritage castle. Clearly, it's not within Dartmoor National Park. We include it on Holiday in Dartmoor because it's at the end of the South Devon Railway that runs between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. It's a great place for young kids to enjo...

Aish Tor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Aish Tor, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Dr Blackall's Drive is a track that runs along the northern lip of the Dart Gorge. It's a classic Dartmoor walk. At one point, Dr Blackall's Drive swings around a bulge in the moor that's topped with a rocky outcrop. This is Aish Tor. In an area where there are some extraordinary tors, Aish Tor is u...

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Buckland Beacon is a Dartmoor beauty spot offering some of the best views in the National Park and across South Devon to the English Channel. Located at the end of a spur of open access moorland high above a heavily wooded section of the River Webburn and River Dart, the place is a joy to visit. It'...

Dart Gorge, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

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

Walking/views The Dart Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park. Like the Teign Gorge and Lustleigh Cleave, the Dart Gorge is a steep-sided wooded valley cut by a fast-flowing river that runs from the high moors down to the Devon coast. The Dart Gorge is located in t...

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Venford Reservoir to New Bridge South Bank Walk, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This is one of our favourite walks in Dartmoor National Park. It's difficult, owing to the absence of paths in the central section of the Dart Gorge below Bench Tor. For long sections of the walk, you're picking your way through wild woodland. Don't try this walk unless you are a confident walker. T...

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Abbot's Way is marked, in part, on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. You can follow the path marked Abbot's Way on that OS map from the moor just west of Buckfastleigh across Dartmoor's south plateau to the Plym Ford area. After that, you can continue to Tavistock. The Ab...

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'This track is really an old tramroad, over which peat was once conveyed to some naphtha works at Shipley, on the verge of Brent Moor. It has been disused for a very long time, but I can remember when the rails, which were of wood, bolted to blo...

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Bench Tor, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

If you're on holiday in Dartmoor National Park in Autumn then head for Bench Tor. Topping a spur of moorland that juts out into the Dart Gorge, it's a breathtaking place. The heavily wooded gorge walls are a riot of colour. After a spell of heavy rain, water roars in the River Dart below. We cannot...

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Mel Pool, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Wild swimming is popular in Dartmoor National Park. Mel Pool is one of the most beautiful, and remote, places in which you can enjoy it. A stretch of cascades and calm pools of water on the River Dart in the stunning Dart Gorge, it's relatively difficult to get to although nothing too challenging fo...

River Dart, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Dart, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Dart rises in two remote, boggy areas below some of Dartmoor National Park's highest moorland. Far north, by Whitehorse Hill and its remarkable cist, are the headwaters of the East Dart River. A little further south, on the flank of Cut Hill, are the headwaters of the West Dart River. Each...

Venford Brook, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Brook, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Venford Reservoir sits on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau between Holne and Hexworthy. At the northern end of the reservoir is a dam and beyond this are water works. Venford Brook flows from the dam area down through a pretty valley in to the River Dart as it tumbles through the Dart Gorge. We...

Keble Martin Open Air Chapel, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Keble Martin Open Air Chapel, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

'Keble Martin open air Chapel 1904. Divine worship last held here 11th July 1982 ...'

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Exeter has a superb museum. In its medieval section is a model of a house with toy animals at one end and living space at the other. The model is popular with children and is a great introduction to a Devon longhouse. There are dozens of these longhouses in and around Dartmoor National Park. The...