Things To Do near Best Dartmoor Views

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Hembury Hillfort, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Hillfort, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Hembury Hillfort is located at the top of the National Trust's Hembury Woods near Ashburton and Buckfastleigh. A National Trust information board by the northern entrance to Hembury Hillfort states that 'Hembury Castle was built in two phases, an Iron Age hillfort followed by the construction of...

Bell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Bell Tor is a small rocky outcrop located on Bonehill Down overlooking Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The tor is a few hundred metres above the car parking areas by Bonehill Rocks. We'd recommend visiting Bell Tor as part of the Honeybag, Chinkwell and Bell Tors Circular Walk. We've positioned Be...

Venford Brook, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Venford Brook, Holne, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Venford Reservoir sits on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau between Holne and Hexworthy. At the northern end of the reservoir is a dam and beyond this are water works. Venford Brook flows from the dam area down through a pretty valley in to the River Dart as it tumbles through the Dart Gorge. We...

Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Up on Haytor Down, near Haytor Quarry, is a big lump of granite into which are carved the words Templer Way Haytor - Teignmouth. The Templer Way is a modern recreation trail following the route of the old Haytor Granite Tramway on which granite was transported from the high moor down to the...

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor), Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor), Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Many of Dartmoor's classic views are provided by tors overlooking steep-sided wooded valleys and gorges. There's Sharp Tor in the Teign Gorge, Ger Tor above Tavy Cleave and the Dewerstone above the Dewerstone Valley. Perhaps the best of the lot is the view from Sharp Tor above Dart Gorge. If you can...

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Becka Brook runs from the moor between Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor down to the River Bovey by Hisley Bridge in the lower part of the Bovey Valley. The brook can be split into three sections. The upper section flows through open moorland. The middle section is at Bovey Falls Woodland Pa...

Holwell Tor Quarries, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor Quarries, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

When exploring Holwell Tor, you'll see quarries cut into its rocky outcrops. The granite extracted from these quarries was transported on the Haytor Granite Tramway down to Stover Canal where it was taken by water to Teignmouth at the eastern end of the Teign Estuary. We've positioned Holwel...

Holwell Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Visit the South Devon coast around Teignmouth and you'll see the distinctive granite outcrops of Haytor Rocks on the horizon to the west. Granite was quarried at Haytor Rocks and the surrounding tors and then transported down to the coast on a tramway and canal. Holwell Tor is at the western end of...

Holwell Tor Quarries Hut, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor Quarries Hut, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

You often see a line of schoolkids following the Haytor Granite Tramway to Holwell Tor. Whilst their teachers are introducing them to the history and beauty of the area, they are also taking their pupils to see the quirky Holwell Tor Quarries Hut. Quarry workers sheltered in the hut when using...

Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of a number of quarries on the moorland around Haytor Rocks. Granite was quarried here in the 18th and 19th centuries. A granite tramway was built in 1820 to transport the granite down to Stover Canal. From there, quarried granite was taken by water to the Teign Estuary and Teignmouth. Granit...

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

At present, Dartmoor has three National Park Visitor Centres. The largest and most impressive is up in Princetown. Next is Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre with its special display relating to Dartmoor's rich prehistory. The smallest is at the foot of the hill that rises to Haytor Rock...

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (Dartmeet/East Dartmoor) Circular Walk, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a short walk but it takes you to one of Dartmoor's classic viewpoints. From the outcrops at the southern end of Sharp Tor, you look down the Dart Gorge to the South Devon coast area beyond. It's a super place for a picnic. Note that in the morning the light comes up the gorge so if you want...

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Wild daffodils Dunsford Wood Wild Daffodil Circular Walk.   Bluebells Bluebell Walks.   Wild flowers Chagford, Teign Gorge and Fingle Bridge Circular Walk.   Gardens Stone Lane Gardens and Sculpture Exhibition. The Garden House. Castle Drogo Gardens...

Hembury Woods Circular Walk, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Woods Circular Walk, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Hembury Woods (National Trust) are situated near Ashburton and Buckfastleigh on the south eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Managed by the National Trust, the woods are easily accessible and there are a number of beautiful circular walks to enjoy. The following route takes you to the top...

Luckey Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Luckey Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If possible, buy a copy of Harvey's British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. It was edited by the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery and includes tracks and paths that aren't marked on the more popular and well-known Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. A couple of these tracks and paths lead to a sup...