Things To Do near Swincombe Headweir Ford

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Hollow Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hollow Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Princetown is situated east and south east of the Dartmoor landmark North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. To the west, the moor drops down to Foggintor Quarries and English Heritage's Merrivale Complex. Between these points of interest is Hollow Tor. Small by Dartmoor standards, Hollow Tor is located...

Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a handful of tors on Dartmoor that give you very special views in return for very little effort. Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor) is one of them. Situated above a number of car parking areas on the B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road, Sharpitor provides a classic Dartmoor view over B...

Sheeps Tor, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Sheeps Tor, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Sheeps Tor dominates the eastern side of Burrator Reservoir. It rises steeply from the plantations that fringe the water and is topped by huge rocky outcrops and crags that are popular with climbers. Given its height and relative isolation, the 360 degree views are sensational. If you're exploring t...

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Reservoir, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Luckey Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Luckey Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If possible, buy a copy of Harvey's British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. It was edited by the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery and includes tracks and paths that aren't marked on the more popular and well-known Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. A couple of these tracks and paths lead to a sup...

Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Rare, high altitude oak woodland Piles Copse, Black-a-Tor Copse and Wistman's Wood are rare, high altitude oak woodlands in Dartmoor National Park. Piles Copse is situated towards the southern border of Dartmoor near the village Harford. Black-a-Tor Copse is situated below Dartmoor's highest g...

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are two White Barrows above the Avon Dam Reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor. Eastern White Barrow is an extraordinary shape. Western White Barrow is less remarkable. Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled) and the Red Lake Railway (Dismatled)/Puffing Billy Track run nearby. The latter is the route of th...

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote that 'Western Whitaburrow is generally referred to as Petre's Cross from the former existence on the cairn of a cross forming a bondmark of Sir William Petre's manor of Brent, where it abutted on the forest'. We've positioned Petre's Cross on Goo...

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles 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...

Ditsworthy Warren House Ford, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren House Ford, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Ditsworthy Warren House is a ruin on Dartmoor. It was used in Steven Spielberg's film 'War Horse'. Just south west of the ruin is a ford, or crossing place, on the River Plym. This is Ditsworthy Warren House Ford. We've positioned Ditsworthy Warren House Ford on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satel...

Hen Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Hen Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Hen Tor is one of the most distinctive outcrops on Dartmoor's south moor. A shallow cone of granite rising above a clitter slope, Hen Tor is situated on the flank of Lee Moor above the River Plym. Hentor Brook flows west of the tor into the Plym. There are super views over Drizzle Combe's famou...

Lichway/Lych Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Lichway/Lych Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This is a practical guide to walking the Lichway or Lych Way in Dartmoor National Park. When walking the trail, you'll come across plenty of signs and waymarkers using the 'Lichway' spelling so we follow this naming convention. In addition, when exploring Dartmoor's ancient trackways, we use Eric He...

Huntingdon Warren Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Warren Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There's a cross at the foot of Huntingdon Warren where, roughly speaking, the Two Moors Way meets/leaves the Abbot's Way as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The cross is beyond the western end of Avon Dam Reservoir. We've positioned Huntingdon Warren Cross on Googl...

Babeny Farm Riding Stables, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Babeny Farm Riding Stables, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

For an introduction to horse riding in Dartmoor National Park, please read our Dartmoor Horse Riding listing. Situated at the end of a Dartmoor lane in picturesque countryside north of Dartmeet. The horses range from cobs to thoroughbreds and are fully capable of dealing with a variety of terr...

Peek Hill Stone Row, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill Stone Row, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Many stone rows and standing stones on Dartmoor can be seen from miles around. In the Burrator Reservoir area, Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row) and the Drizzle Combe Standing Stones are particularly imposing. Other stone rows are difficult to spot among the granite boulders strewn across...