Things To Do near Tavistock

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Tamar Trails Cycle Hire, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Cycle Hire, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you fancy cycling some of the Tamar Trails Cycling routes whilst on holiday in Dartmoor or the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but don't have a bike then you can hire them at the Tamar Trails Centre. Call beforehand to check availability. Bikes are collected across the way from th...

Tamar Trails Centre, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Centre, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Superb place. If you have kids and are looking for a family adventure holiday, the Tamar Trails Centre could keep you going for weeks. Activities include treesurfing, mountain biking, canoeing, archery and walking. The Tamar Trails Centre is also within a section of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Tamar Trails Cycling, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Cycling, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is our favourite place to take kids cycling in the Westcountry. Off-road and free, there are a series of cycling trails set in an old mining landscape that's part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trails are great. The old mining landscape is fascinating. The Tamar Valley is stunni...

Tamar Trails Tree Surfers, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Tree Surfers, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a brilliant experience. Whilst you'll need a head for heights, this is a superb family activity. Move through the canopy of trees high above the forest floor on a ropes course using walkways, bridges, swings and zip wires. You're clipped onto a safety wire throughout the ropes course...

Tavistock View Point, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock View Point, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

It takes effort to enjoy many of Dartmoor's best views. Others, like Tavistock View Point, are very easily accessible and require just a few steps. Situated at the western end of a very large car parking area off the B3357, the Tavistock View Point looks out across Tavistock and the Tamar Valley Are...

Cox Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Cox Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Awesome views. Great place from which to watch the sun set over the Westcountry. Very easily accessible from a large car parking area on the western edge of Dartmoor's high moor. Cox Tor is also superb as part of a circular walk taking in Roos Tor and The Staple Tors. We've positioned Cox Tor on...

Pew Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Pew Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

To the west of the Park with great views down to Tavistock and the Tamar Valley AONB. To the north, you’ll see the Staple Tors and Great Mis Tor and to the east King's Tor and a number of disused quarries. To the south east is Burrator Reservoir. Pew Tor is an easy walk from the large car park...

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The canal tunnel is '7,920 feet (2,414 m) long, 8' (2.4 m) high, 6' (1.8m) wide'. (Source: information board at Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal.)

Feather Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Feather Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Feather Tor is a small rocky outcrop on Whitchurch Common on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. It rises above Windypost Cross and Grimstone and Sortridge Leat. The tor provides top views and is part of some great circular walks in the area. We've positioned Feather Tor on Google maps so...

Tamar Trails Walking, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Walking, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're a keen walker, we'd very much recommend exploring the walking routes around the Tamar Trails Centre. Passing through a section of the magnificent Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the west of Dartmoor, these walking routes are also within an internationally impo...

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This walk takes in one of the National Park's most impressive and photographed tors and provides huge views over the Westcountry. The terrain is relatively easy and the walk is close to Tavistock. Start at the large car parking area on the B3357 at Pork Hill/Barn Hill between Tavistock and Merriv...

Heckwood Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Heckwood Tor is a collection of outcrops on the edge of a finger of open moorland on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. Feather Tor is a short stroll away to the north west. The impressive Pew Tor is close to the south west. The tor overlooks a section of the Walkham Valley. This private la...

Tamar Trails Horse Riding, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Horse Riding, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you enjoy riding in and around Dartmoor's wooded valleys then we'd also recommend a day out at Tamar Trails on the Devon/Cornwall border just west of Dartmoor. There are a number of off-road multi-use trails open to horse riders. These wind their way through a section of the extraordinari...