Things To Do near Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk

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Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Owing to its location, Windypost Cross is one of the most visited stone crosses in the National Park. Situated on Whitchurch Common above Tavistock and by the B3357, Windypost Cross is very easily accessible from the large car park at Tavistock View Point. It stands next to the Grimstone and So...

Penn Beacon, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Penn Beacon, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The standing stone at Merrivale is situated in the south western section of the prehistoric complex. At about 3 metres or 10 feet tall, it's relatively close to Merrivale Stone Circle. We've positioned Merrivale Standing Stone on Google maps so zoom in in the 'Satellite' setting to see its locati...

Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

England's highest brewery, Dartmoor Brewery is situated below North Hessary Tor and TV Station near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Dartmoor Prison and Dartmoor Prison Museum. In early 2016, Dartmoor Brewery opened a shop on site. We'd urge you to try Jale Ale, Dartmo...

Jobber's Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Jobber's Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Stand outside Princetown National Park Visitor Centre facing The Plume of Feathers Inn and you'll see a road to the left of the pub leading to a couple of car parks. A path runs from here to South Hessary Tor and then Nun's or Siward's Cross and Nun's Cross Farm. This is part of the old Jo...

Merrivale Stone Circle, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Stone Circle, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Merrivale Stone Circle is situated between the prehistoric complex's main stone rows and its standing stone. Given how impressive the two main stone rows are, the circle is understated. We've positioned Merrivale Stone Circle on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its locatio...

Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walking/views If you're not staying in Princetown, there's a large car park in the centre of the village. Start from there. Wander over to the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre and you'll see The Plume of Feathers Inn across the road. Just to the left of the inn is the beginning of a track&...

Princetown, North Hessary Tor and Foggintor Quarries Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown, North Hessary Tor and Foggintor Quarries Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Walking/views Start from the car park next to Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. Wander up the B3357 main road in the direction of Dartmoor Prison and Dartmoor Prison Museum. Very shortly, you'll see Station Road to your left. The road leads to Dartmoor Brewery and then bends r...

Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The longer version of the Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes is 30km and perfect for a family trip. The Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route is only 20km but is much more demanding. It follows worn paths and tracks across open moorland and is diffic...

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map and you'll see lots of grass paths and tracks crossing moorland. These give you a sense of the popularity of Whitchuch Common. Other clues are provided by the size of the car parking area by the B3357 and the fact that the area is a w...

Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

There are a number of family cycling trails on and around Dartmoor. This one is up there with the best. In the main, Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes follow the trackbed of the old Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled). There's a short route...

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Princetown Princetown is Dartmoor's high moorland town. It sits between Dartmoor's north moor and south moor and provides access to some of the National Park's best prehistory. It's also within walking distance of top visitor destinations like Burrator Reservoir. We provide recommendations for wa...

Best Dartmoor Food and Drink, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Food and Drink, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Pubs and inns The one Michelin-starred Treby Arms. The Three Crowns Inn in Chagford. The Globe Inn in Chagford. Fingle Bridge Inn at the beauty spot Fingle Bridge in the Teign Gorge. The Cleave Pub in Lustleigh. The Old Inn in Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The Warren Hou...

Dartmoor Mugs by HK White, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Mugs by HK White, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

With original artwork by the local artist Helen White, there are six fine bone china mugs in the Dartmoor National Park collection: Postbridge. A medieval packhorse clapper bridge across the East Dart with Bellever Tor on the horizon. Bowerman's Nose. The petrified huntsman and his hounds look...

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Family attraction If you're on holiday in Dartmoor and want to learn more about the National Park, we'd recommend spending half a day at the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. High quality displays, information boards and videos guide you through the story of the moors and its people, its w...