Things To Do near Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk

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Yealm Steps Waterfall, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Steps Waterfall, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

A beautiful waterfall on remote, high moor roughly a kilometre south of Yealm Head, Yealm Steps Waterfall is in the upper section of Hawns and Dendles Gorge. The waterfall is reasonably close to Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve. Stall Moor, with its extraordinary stone rows, is to the east. The...

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The name Black Lane Peat Pass suggests a tidy, sunken road with high, black peat walls offering easy passage through difficult terrain. Whilst this might once have been the case, and there are still such peat passes on the north moor, if you walk Black Lane Peat Pass today you'll expe...

Fox Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Fox Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In comparison to the larger north moor, the National Park's south moor has relatively few tors. One of the most impressive is Fox Tor. Situated on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, overlooking the infamous Foxtor Mires to which the tor gave its name, Fox Tor provides magnificent views over Da...

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Swincombe and Strane River (having been fed by Nun's Cross Brook) meet at the eastern end of Foxtor Mires near the beginning of the old Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel). Just before they meet, there are two fords spanning each waterway. After a spell of dry weather, the ford across th...

Middle Staple Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Middle Staple Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

As the name suggests, this is the middle tor of three rocky outcrops collectively known as The Staple Tors. Little Staple Tor is about 50 metres further down the moor. Great Staple Tor is just over 20 metres up the moor. All three tors are easily accessible from the car parking areas along the B3357...

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Childe's Tomb and Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Who was Childe? Whilst hunting on Dartmoor, Childe was overwhelmed by a snowstorm. To survive, he killed his horse, disembowelled it and then climbed inside for shelter. The snowstorm continued and Childe froze to death. Upon the event of his death, it became known that he'd leave his lands at Plyms...

River Yealm, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Yealm, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

There are a number of areas on Dartmoor's high north and south moors where many rivers, streams and brooks rise. The area around Cranmere Pool on the north moor is the most famous. On the south moor, the Langcombe Hill area is another. These areas are high, flat and very boggy. The River Yealm has i...

Conchies Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Conchies Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

River Swincombe, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Swincombe, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

By Dartmoor standards, this is a short river that rises on the edge of the National Park's south plateau and meets the West Dart River in Dartmoor's central bowl near Hexworthy. The river rises at Swincombe Head above what the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map refers to as Suns...

Hawns and Dendles Gorge, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Hawns and Dendles Gorge, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Yealm rises at Yealm Head on Dartmoor's south moor. It flows to Yealm Steps Waterfall where is cascades into Hawns and Dendles Gorge as marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Zoom in on the accompanying Google map to see its location.

The Staple Tors, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

The Staple Tors, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor are, arguably, the most photographed tors in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. The Staple Tors are the most photographed in the west. The Staple Tors rise in a line from the B3357 to the top of a dome of moorland. Little Staple Tor is closest to the road and a...

Stall Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Erme and River Yealm rise on Dartmoor's south moor. They flow south to the border of the National Park. Between them is Stall Moor. The terrain is difficult and boggy but the moor is peppered with amazing attractions from the world's longest stone row to a stunning waterfall. Stall Moor is...

Crock of Gold, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crock of Gold, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 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...

Great Staple Tor, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Great Staple Tor, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Tor/walking One of Dartmoor's most photographed and dramatic tors, Great Staple Tor is located in the west section of the National Park where high moor sweeps down to Tavistock and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We've positioned Great Staple Tor on Google maps so zoo...

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

A wheal is a mine. A leat is a man-made waterway used to channel water from, say, a river down to a mine, mill or town/city. Wheal Emma Leat is the now dry channel of a leat built in 1859 that once collected water from near the source of the River Swincombe as it flows past the eastern side of Foxto...