Things To Do near Haytor Granite Tramway

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Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Valley Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

It's possible to complete big, circular walks in many of Dartmoor's wooded valleys and gorges. The Dart Gorge Circular Walk is magnificent. The Teign Gorge Circular Walk is arguably the most popular in the National Park. The Bovey Valley Circular Walk takes in some of the most beautiful wooded lands...

Hameldown Beacon, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hameldown Beacon, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a beacon as 'a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration’. There is a chain of beacons on Dartmoor running from the edge of the north moor down to the edge of the south moor. Hameldown Beacon is, roughly spe...

Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church dominates the centre of Lustleigh village. Located on an oval island of land and surrounded by a road, the church dates from the 13th century although some argue that it's the site of a much older place of worship. Datuidoc's Stone, or the Datuidoci Stone...

Datuidoc's Stone, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Datuidoc's Stone, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Zoom in on Google's satellite imagery and you'll see that the graveyard surrounding Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church is an oval shape. According to experts, this suggests that the church was built on a much older pagan burial ground. Evidence for this can be found inside the church in the form o...

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

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

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

The Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

The Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Remarkable Lustleigh Cleave On Dartmoor, a cleave is a wooded valley. The beautiful village Lustleigh is situated below one of the National Park's finest. The Cleave pub is in a stunning location and it's a great hub for a day out in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park.  ...

Lustleigh May Day Fair, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh May Day Fair, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many traditional events take place on Dartmoor. There's wassailing in January and country shows in high summer. Another traditional event is the May Day celebration. The beautiful village Lustleigh has one of the best. You'll see dancing around the maypole, the crowning of the May Queen a...

Hunter's Tor Hillfort, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hunter's Tor Hillfort, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map and you'll see the outline of an Iron Age hillfort next to the rocky outcrop Hunter's Tor. On the ground, these earthworks are heavily weathered and are best seen when the sun is low in the sky. Winter is a great time to explore the a...

Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor), Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The broad ridge that runs along the top of Lustleigh Cleave provides some of the best valley views in Dartmoor National Park. At the north west end of the ridge, when open access moorland drops steeply into farmland, is Hunter's Tor. The view opens out over North Bovey and the luxury hotel Bovey Cas...

Berry Pound, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Berry Pound, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

'On the Widecombe side of the little stream, which runs through a hollow, is the enclosure known as Berry Pound ... The area covered is very much smaller than that occupied by Grim's Pound, and the vallum is low and not of great width'.

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Wind Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A section of the Two Moors Way runs along the spine of Hamel Down and then descends to Dunstone Down and Bittleford Down before moorland meets a mosaic of small fields. At the southern end of this moorland, where Dunstone Down merges into Bittleford Down, is Wind Tor. It's one of Dartmoor's flat out...

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Drive along the A30 that skirts the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see the unmistakable dome of Cosdon Hill topped by Cosdon Beacon. Further south, towards the heart of the National Park is the equally vast Hamel Down topped by a tor, barrows and its own beacon. The views fro...

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Barrows, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There's a display cabinet in Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre which contains a replica of the Hameldon Dagger or Hamel Down Dagger. The display reads: 'Hameldon dagger. In 1872 the original dagger was found with a burial of burnt human bones in a cairn or barrow at Hameldon. It cons...