Things To Do near Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk

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Best Dartmoor Shopping, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) champion local products. Shop at Princetown National Park Visitor Centre in the heart of Princetown. Try also Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre near the iconic Postbridge Clapper Bridge in Postbridge and Haytor V...

The Plume of Feathers Inn, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

The Plume of Feathers Inn, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

High moorland pub The Plume of Feathers Inn is located in the centre of Princetown next to the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. Accommodation includes bed and breakfast, a bunkhouse and camping.   Parking There's plenty of parking out back for customers.   Pu...

Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The beginning of the 19th century saw French and American prisoners of war arrive at Dartmoor Prison. Between 1810 and 1814, these prisoners of war built Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church. After decades of hard weather, the fabric of the building fell into a bad state of repair...

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The River Yealm rises, or begins, at Yealm Head. Yealm Head is situated on the southern side of a vast, flat and boggy stretch of moorland called Langcombe Hill. You don't find many people up there. If you have an urge to go, we'd recommend walking after a long period of dry weather or after extreme...

Merrivale Cists, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

There are many burial cairns at Merrivale. In addition, there are two cists. A cist is a bit like a granite coffin. On Dartmoor, cists come in all shapes and sizes. One of the National Park's largest cists is just south of the largest stone row at Merrivale. One of Dartmoor's most dramatic is situat...

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Two long stone rows dominate the Merrivale prehistoric complex. They are separated by a leat. The stone row closest to the B3357 and to the north of the leat is about 180 metres or 590 feet long. The stone row to the south of the leat is about 260 metres or 850 feet long. A burial cist and circ...

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Stone Circles Scorhill Stone Circle. Very popular stone circle on the moor above Chagford. Head for Batworthy Corner and walk across. White Moor Stone Circle. Remote stone circle on the high north moor. The setting is stunning but it takes effort to visit. Nine Maidens Stone Circle. Impress...

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If time's restricted and you want to discover Dartmoor's internationally important prehistory then head for Merrivale. Stone rows, cairns, hut circles, cists, a standing stone and a stone circle are packed into a small area of moorland between Princetown and Tavistock on the western side of Dartmoor...

North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Princetown sits below a high dome of moorland. At 517m above sea level, this dome is topped with a giant radio mast and a trig point on a rocky outcrop. These are North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. The views from the trig point are huge and it's a short, sharp walk from Princetown so we'd ver...

Princetown Cycle Hire/Fox Tor Cafe Cycle Hire, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Cycle Hire/Fox Tor Cafe Cycle Hire, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Princetown is at the start, and end, of two Granite and Gears mountain biking routes. The Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Route is family friendly. The Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route is a little more demanding. You can hire mountain bikes from Fox...

Fox Tor Cafe, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Travel around the UK's National Parks and you'll come across cafes and pubs synonymous with the outdoor life. Fox Tor Cafe is Dartmoor's version of this. Situated in Princetown towards the heart of the National Park, Fox Tor Cafe offers reasonably easy access to both the south and north moors in...

Whiteworks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

A road runs from Princetown to the edge of Foxtor Mires. Whiteworks is at the end of that road. Whiteworks is a disused tin mine. When you visit, you'll see extensive ruins and old mine shafts fenced off from the public. These are next to some modern buildings. Kids can often be seen chargin...

Plym Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Walk the South West Coast Path between Plymouth and Bigbury-on-Sea/Bantham and you'll encounter the stunning estuaries of many famous Devon rivers. They all rise on Dartmoor's south plateau relatively close to one another. The headwaters of the River Plym are on Crane Hill near Erme Head and within...

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...

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Goldsmith's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Goldsmith's Cross is one of a high number of crosses marking the route of the ancient Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route as shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Goldsmith's Cross is located just south of the infamous Foxtor Mires that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used as in...