Things To Do near Double Waters

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Trowlesworthy Stone Row (East), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (East), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

There are a couple of stone rows situated below the Trowlesworthy Tors on the south western border of Dartmor National Park. The western stone row runs east/west. The eastern row runs pretty much north/south. The eastern row is more impressive and is topped by a circle of stones and bisected by...

Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

England's highest brewery, Dartmoor Brewery is situated below North Hessary Tor and TV Station near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Dartmoor Prison and Dartmoor Prison Museum. In early 2016, Dartmoor Brewery opened a shop on site. We'd urge you to try Jale Ale, Dartmo...

Dartmoor Prison, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Prison, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Drive the B3212 from Two Bridges to Princetown and you come to a lay-by offering views of the formidable Dartmoor Prison. Today, it's a prison housing low risk inmates. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was built to house French and American prisoners of war. During the Napoleonic Wars, Fr...

Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

The beginning of the 19th century saw French and American prisoners of war arrive at Dartmoor Prison. Between 1810 and 1814, these prisoners of war built Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church. After decades of hard weather, the fabric of the building fell into a bad state of repair...

Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

The Trowlesworthy Tors are situated close to the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Little Trowlesworthy Tor sits below Great Trowlesworthy Tor between the River Plym/Cadover Bridge and the high south moor. The views from Great Trowlesworthy are superb. Moving clockwise, you'll see t...

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park is home to the highest point in southern England, the longest stone row in the world and the most remote spot in the Westcountry. It's also where you'll find a high number of standing stones or menhirs. The tallest, at over 3 metres, is at Drizzle Combe. One of three...

Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Walking/views If you're not staying in Princetown, there's a large car park in the centre of the village. Start from there. Wander over to the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre and you'll see The Plume of Feathers Inn across the road. Just to the left of the inn is the beginning of a track&...

Princetown, North Hessary Tor and Foggintor Quarries Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown, North Hessary Tor and Foggintor Quarries Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Walking/views Start from the car park next to Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. Wander up the B3357 main road in the direction of Dartmoor Prison and Dartmoor Prison Museum. Very shortly, you'll see Station Road to your left. The road leads to Dartmoor Brewery and then bends r...

Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

There are a number of family cycling trails on and around Dartmoor. This one is up there with the best. In the main, Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes follow the trackbed of the old Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled). There's a short route...

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Princetown Princetown is Dartmoor's high moorland town. It sits between Dartmoor's north moor and south moor and provides access to some of the National Park's best prehistory. It's also within walking distance of top visitor destinations like Burrator Reservoir. We provide recommendations for wa...

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeoogy of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'The majority of menhirs are associated with stone rows, forming the terminals at one end of the row. These may have existed before the rows were added or were erected as a deliberate element of the row. The three stone rows at...

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

In 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The huge despoiled cairn near the barrow heading the southernmost row is known as Giants Basin [sic]; Bill Pengelly told me that many of its stones were taken by Ditsworthy warreners for constructing their rabbit-buries.'

Dartmoor Mugs by HK White, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Mugs by HK White, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

With original artwork by the local artist Helen White, there are six fine bone china mugs in the Dartmoor National Park collection: Postbridge. A medieval packhorse clapper bridge across the East Dart with Bellever Tor on the horizon. Bowerman's Nose. The petrified huntsman and his hounds look...

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Family attraction If you're on holiday in Dartmoor and want to learn more about the National Park, we'd recommend spending half a day at the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. High quality displays, information boards and videos guide you through the story of the moors and its people, its w...

Best Dartmoor Shopping, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Shopping, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) champion local products. Shop at Princetown National Park Visitor Centre in the heart of Princetown. Try also Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre near the iconic Postbridge Clapper Bridge in Postbridge and Haytor V...