Things To Do near Double Waters

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Shavercombe Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Shavercombe Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

Langcombe Hill is a huge, flat area of moorland on Dartmoor's high south moor. Many rivers and brooks rises on its flanks. Erme Head is to the north. Yealm Head is to the south. Shavercombe Head is to the west. From its headwaters, Shavercombe Brook runs down to Shavercombe Waterfall and Shaverco...

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

The views from Shell Top are immense. The rocky outcrop looks down on the China Clay Workings, Plymouth and Plymouth Sound. The South Devon coast runs east. The East Cornwall coats runs west. You can also see the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bodmin Moor and Cornish Alps beyond.

Conchies Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Conchies Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

During WW1, many Conscientious Objectors were housed in Dartmoor Prison. In this time, they built what is know locally as 'Conchies Road' which runs from the Tor Royal area just east of Princetown across the moors towards Swincombe Bridge. The road stops about half way between these points. Roughly...

Whiteworks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Whiteworks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

A road runs from Princetown to the edge of Foxtor Mires. Whiteworks is at the end of that road. Whiteworks is a disused tin mine. When you visit, you'll see extensive ruins and old mine shafts fenced off from the public. These are next to some modern buildings. Kids can often be seen chargin...

Northmore's Cross/Crane Hill Cross Stone (Harvey/OS maps), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Northmore's Cross/Crane Hill Cross Stone (Harvey/OS maps), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

A giant chair and stepping stones, a fairy bridge and ancient travel routes have all disappeared from Dartmoor over the years. Sadly, the tiny Northmore's Cross/Crane Hill Cross Stone can now be added to that list. Somebody snapped it off the stone in October 2014. The lump of granite and th...

492, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

492, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, in a remote and featureless section of moorland on Dartmoor's south moor, is a trig point. This is 492. We've positioned 492 on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's not much up there but if you have the...

Holming Beam Bridge, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Holming Beam Bridge, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

There's a car parking area at Holming Beam offering access to the Merrivale Range area of Dartmoor National Park. This is a British Army firing range but it's open to the public for large chunks of the year. The car parking area is above a beautiful valley cut by the River Cowsic as it fl...

Lanehead, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Lanehead, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

Lanehead is a car parking area on the western side of Dartmoor. Just up the road from Mary Tavy, Lanehead provides excellent access to some of the best tors and high moorland in this section of the National Park. It's also by the stunning Tavy Cleave. We include Lanehead on this site as a point of r...

River Cowsic, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

River Cowsic, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

Fur Tor is said to be the most remote spot in southern England. Scattered across the edge of a high moorland plateau in the northern section of Dartmoor National Park, the rocky outcrops that form Fur Tor are close to the source of many famous Westcountry rivers. The West Dart River rises south east...

Crock of Gold, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crock of Gold, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

The Crock of Gold is a cairn circle and cist by Conchies Road roughly a mile and a half east of Princetown. One of Dartmoor's most famous cists with, arguably, the most evocative name, the Crock of Gold burial site is very easily accessible on foot. A crock is an earthenware pot or jar. Pres...

Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

We visit the Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall on a regular basis. Whilst it's always a beautiful spectacle in an even more beautiful setting, it's best to try and visit the waterfall after a period of heavy rain. Water flows fast from the nearby moors to the Lydford Gorge area and swells both the...

Penn Beacon, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Penn Beacon, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 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. Penn Beacon is at the edge...

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

Goldsmith's Cross is one of a high number of crosses marking the route of the ancient Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route as shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Goldsmith's Cross is located just south of the infamous Foxtor Mires that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used as in...

Great Gnats Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Great Gnats Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

This is one for the Dartmoor enthusiast. On the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, there's not much else around the cairn. We've positioned Great Gnats Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, we'd recommend following the footpath marked Abbo...

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 9 miles away)

There are some places on Dartmoor that are best avoided. Raybarrow Pool by Cosdon Hill on the north moor is a dangerous place. Down on the edge of the National Park's south plateau, Foxtor Mires is another. Said to have been the inspiration for Grimpen Mire in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of...