Things To Do near Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk

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Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of names with the word 'warren' in them. Perhaps the most well-known example is Headland Warren by The Warren House Inn in the heart of the National Park. Another is Ditsworthy Warren in the Upper Plym Valley in the southern section of Dartmoor. Warre...

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is arguably the most extraordinary stone row on Dartmoor. Whilst Stall Moor Stone Row is the longest in the world and Stalldown Stone Row has the tallest collection of stones, for sheer presence it's hard to beat Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row). This is essential visiting when...

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

A local information board states that 'the popularity of climbing the Dewerstone Crags has resulted in considerable erosion of the fragile slopes from the crags to the main path ... The National Trust, Dartmoor National Park Authority and The British Mountaineering Council have worked together to re...

Little Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Little Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We've positioned Little Trowlesworthy Tor on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, you can walk from the car parking areas at Cadover Bridge that spans the River Plym or from the car parking area by Blackaton Cross. It's possible to wander down from the ca...

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Popular with wild swimmers, Crazy Well Pool is a large, deep pit filled with water. The pit was created by tin miners. A gert, or valley cut by miners, runs south of the pool. Crazy Well Cross is to the east and is on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. The Granite and Gears Princetown an...

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Landranger 191 'Okehampton and North Dartmoor' map, you'll see three blocks of moorland and wooded valley demarcated as National Trust land. This is what we refer to as Plym Valley (National Trust). Roughly speaking, and following the OS map, ...

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

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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.'

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Leeden Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leeden Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are many car parking areas along the B3212 between Princetown and Yelverton. These provide great access to the tors east of the road overlooking Burrator Reservoir such as Sharpitor and Leather Tor. They also provide easy access to the tors west of the B3212. One of the best is Leeden Tor with...

Crazy Well Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crazy Well Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route runs between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. It passes over high moor and is lined with crosses. Where high moor descends to the Burrator Reservoir area are a number of crosses including Crazy Well Cross. It's named after nearby Crazy Well Pool. We've...

Trowlesworthy Settlements, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Settlements, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Upper Plym Valley in Dartmoor National Park is known for its concentration of Bronze Age and medieval sites. It was clearly an important and populated area. The high number of settlements are recorded on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. There are some fine examples of settlement...

Devonport Leat Aqueduct, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Devonport Leat Aqueduct, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his book 'Walking the Dartmoor Waterways', Eric Hemery writes: 'This well-known beauty spot is scarcely enhanced by the iron pipe delivering the waters of Hartor Brook into the leat, but compensation exists in the sparkling cascade on the west slope of Raddick Hill ... the water crossing the a...

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Look at the Upper Plym Valley area (follow the River Plym upstream from Cadover Bridge to Plym Head) on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see a high number of settlements. By Drizzle Combe, there are the remains of a large settlement at Whittenknowles Rocks a...

Black Tor Stone Row, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor Stone Row, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Black Tor is a rocky outcrop in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. Farm walls run south west of the tor. As you can see in the photos in our gallery, Black Tor Stone Row is situated by one of these walls. The more impressive Hart Tor Stone Rows are nearby. We've positioned Black Tor S...