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Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Granite Way crosses the impressive Lake Viaduct near Bearslake Inn. A path runs down from the Granite Way and up from Bearslake Inn to the foot of Lake Down. Deep Valley is cut by a stream on the down. It's a wonderful sight and paths climb steeply to the King Way, Sourton Tors and Rattlebr...

Gren Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Gren Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Along with its neighbour Hunt Tor, Gren Tor is a small outcrop located on boggy moorland by the headwaters of the River Lyd. Like Hunt Tor, it's easily accessible from the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused). We've positioned Gren Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to se...

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

We include Coombe Down as a point of reference. The King Way and Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) run across the down. It rises to Corn Ridge to the north east. To the north and north west it runs into Lake Down which drops down to Lake Viaduct. The Granite Way runs over the viaduct. A track...

Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

One for the Dartmoor enthusiast or tor bagger, Kitty Tor is a collection of small outcrops on the high, flat moorland of Amicombe Hill, Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Ten Tors teams nickname the valley east and north of Kitty Tor 'death valley'. The moorland surrounding Kitty Tor can get really boggy...

Lake Viaduct, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Lake Viaduct, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Lake is a hamlet on the A386 and western border of Dartmoor National Park. Between Lake and Deep Valley/Lake Down is Lake Viaduct which is now part of the multi-use recreational route the Granite Way. A path runs from the southern end of the viaduct down to the valley floor. From the valle...

Hunt Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Hunt Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This is a remote tor on the boggy Woodcock Hill. Near Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Hunt Tor is very easily accessible on the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused). We've positioned Hunt Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Hunt Tor is one for the...

Wild Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Wild Tor, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Wild Tor is at the centre of a cluster of remarkable tors and hills on Dartmoor's north plateau. As a consequence, you tend to see groups of walkers, mountain bikers, runners and horse riders pass by Wild Tor as they progress to other destinations within the National Park. Situated on a broad r...

King Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

King Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In his work 'Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks: A guide to 28 routes', Eric Hemery writes: 'In an attempt to account for the name-origin of the track, we must rely on both documented history and tradition concerning 'the King's Posts'. Although a regular postal service between the smaller towns o...

Kneeset Nose, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Kneeset Nose, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This is a spur of moorland that pushes out to the meet the West Okement River below Great Kneeset and its rocky outcrops. You can cross the water here where the West Okement River meets Brim Brook. You can also cross the West Okement River further west into the valley known locally as Broad Amicombe...

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The peat pass by Ockerton Court on Okement Hill is heavily eroded and situated on boggy high moorland. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it's referred to as Huggaton Cut Peat Pass. We've positioned Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on...

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

All the way at the southern end of the army ring road on Dartmoor’s north moor is a pool of water at Ockerton Court. It’s a beautiful place to photograph high moorland with Hangingstone Hill beyond. It’s also on one of the most popular routes to the famous letterbox at Cranmere Pool. Whilst it...

Bearslake Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Bearslake Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Super pub below some of Dartmoor's highest moorland This is a super place to visit when exploring the north and western sections of Dartmoor. Bearslake Inn is situated by the A386 on the border of the National Park and provides direct access to popular walking and cycling routes. There are Nation...

Shilstone Tor, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Shilstone Tor, Throwleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Shilstone Tor is a small, rocky outcrop above a narrow moorland road that skirts the north east side of Dartmoor's north moor. There's parking for a handful of vehicles below this tor.* It's a great place from which to wander up to Cosdon Hill and Beacon and then the National Park's north plateau...

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'These works were established in 1878, and the railway from Bridestowe Station for the conveyance of the peat was cut in the following year. Operations did not continue very long, nor have the endeavours to re-start them that have more than once...

Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused) was a commercial venture selling peat from Dartmoor's high moorland. Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) was built to transport this peat from the moor to Bridestowe. Today, the disused trackbed of the peatworks railway provides safe and easy access to Dartmoor's...