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Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor), Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor), Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many of Dartmoor's classic views are provided by tors overlooking steep-sided wooded valleys and gorges. There's Sharp Tor in the Teign Gorge, Ger Tor above Tavy Cleave and the Dewerstone above the Dewerstone Valley. Perhaps the best of the lot is the view from Sharp Tor above Dart Gorge. If you can...

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Higher Uppacott Longhouse, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Inn, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is a short walk but it takes you to one of Dartmoor's classic viewpoints. From the outcrops at the southern end of Sharp Tor, you look down the Dart Gorge to the South Devon coast area beyond. It's a super place for a picnic. Note that in the morning the light comes up the gorge so if you want...

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. 1 mile 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...

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

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

Holne Woods (National Trust), Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Dartmoor Electric Bicycles, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Electric Bicycles, Poundsgate, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor Electric Bicycles offers guided tours of the moor on top-of-the-range Swiss Flyer e-bikes. These bikes make cycling accessible and enjoyable whatever your level of experience. They give the extra power that enables you to enjoy the many attractions this beautiful - but hilly - area has to o...

Coffin Stone, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Coffin Stone, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Study the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll come across lots of evocative place names. There's the Heap of Sinners and Deadman's Bottom, Mount Misery and the Coffin Stone. All these names tell fascinating stories about Dartmoor's past. Once, the dead were carried in coffins...

Dart Gorge Dartmeet to Luckey Tor North Bank Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dart Gorge Dartmeet to Luckey Tor North Bank Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Just across the road from the large car parking area at Dartmeet is a viewing point where you can see the East Dart River and West Dart River merge to form the Double Dart or, as it's more commonly known, the River Dart. There are chunky granite steps leading down in to the water for those wanting a...

New Bridge (Newbridge), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

New Bridge (Newbridge), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

New Bridge, or Newbridge, is a narrow, granite bridge spanning the River Dart on the road that climbs from Ashburton to Poundsgate and beyond to Dartmeet and other well known visitor destinations in Dartmoor National Park. The bridge is situated at the eastern end of the glorious Dart Gorge. The riv...

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Yar Tor rises steeply above the East Dart River and Dartmeet. Surrounded by ancient farms on three sides and the bulk of Corndon Tor with its barrows to the east, it's an impressive location. We've positioned Yar Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its...

Combestone Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Combestone Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

South of Dartmeet and offering great views, particularly to the east across the Dart Gorge and Dart Valley Nature Reserve. Combestone Tor is by a parking area just off the road that climbs the east moors from Ashburton past Venford Reservoir into the Heart of Dartmoor. To the south is Holne Mo...

Yar Tor Stone Row, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor Stone Row, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Triple stone rows are rare. The best example is Cosdon (The Cemetery) Stone Row. Challacombe Stone Row is in a superb location. Yar Tor Stone Row is much more difficult to see but when you've located the row, it becomes clear that it's exceptionally long in comparison to the other triple stone rows...

Dartmeet Clapper Bridge, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmeet Clapper Bridge, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmeet Clapper Bridge is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.