Things To Do near Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk

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Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Explore the Burrator Reservoir area and at some point you'll be walking in one of the many plantations that fringe the reservoirs and extend up nearby valleys. Access/points of interest in these plantations are covered below.   Peekhill Plantation. The Granite and Gears Princetown Ra...

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information board on site reads: 'The Burrator Arboretum was created following the storms in the late 1980s, as a collection of native and non native specimens. One of its primary functions is to provide easy access to reservoir visitors who may struggle to explore other areas of the site.'

Peek Hill, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Part of a circular walk that we recommend, the views from Peek Hill down to Burrator Reservoir and across to Sheeps Tor are exceptional. If you can make it on a sunny day in autumnal October then you're in for a treat.

Norsworthy Bridge, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Norsworthy Bridge, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

We include Norsworthy Bridge as a point of reference. Located at the eastern end of Burrator Reservoir, there's a large car parking area by the bridge. It's on a ring road that runs around the water. Norsworthy Bridge is a great place from which to walk to Down Tor and Down Tor Stone Row (Hingsto...

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge...

Leather Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leather Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of south Dartmoor's most beautiful walks. Start at the car park at the foot of Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor) on the B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road. Head up to the summit. From Sharpitor, head south west to Peek Hill. There are amazing views south across Burrator Reservoir t...

Leather Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leather Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you're familiar with the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, Leather Tor is a miniature version of the superb Tryfan. A fin of rock rising steeply from the surrounding moorland, Leather Tor is great for a scramble. It also offers immense views of Burrator Reservoir and Dartmoor's south moo...

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

Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Gutter Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Gutter Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Gutter Tor is an easily accessible and very impressive collection of outcrops above Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse east of Sheepstor village and the lower section of Burrator Reservoir. It provides super views of the Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage). We've positioned Gutter Tor on G...

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is a great starting point from which to explore the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. There's a car parking area as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This car parking area is by a ford and a copse in which is a scout hut. These are below Gutter Tor. A good...

Cadover Bridge Cross, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadover Bridge Cross, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Cadover Bridge Cross, or Cadover Cross, is situated near Cadover Bridge that spans the River Plym at the mouth of the Dewerstone Valley near the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned the cross on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location....

Peek Hill Stone Row, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill Stone Row, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Peek Hill and Burrator Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill and Burrator Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Burrator Reservoir is pretty much surrounded by high moorland. This means that you can drop down to the reservoir from high ground to enjoy both moorland and waterside walking. To approach from the north, it's easiest to wander over Peek Hill from one of the many car parking areas along the B3212 be...

Cadover Bridge, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadover Bridge, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Cadover Bridge is a very popular visitor location near the south western border of Dartmoor National Park close to Plymouth and the South Devon coast. The local area is packed with things to do from walking to wild swimming, picnics to a pub lunch. We've positioned Cadover Bridge on Google m...

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Wigford Down is open access land pushing north of the Dewerstone and Dewerstone Valley. You cross Wigford Down when walking the Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk. We've positioned Wigford Down on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.