Things To Do near Ivybridge

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Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Travel around the Westcountry and you'll come across plenty of stone circles named after dancers who were turned to stone. For example, the Nine Maidens Stone Circle is up on Dartmoor's north moor close to the village Belstone. Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle is on the south moor at the southern...

Stall Moor Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Stall Moor Stone Row is said to be the longest stone row in the world. Roughly speaking, it runs north/south in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor. About 3.4 kilometres/2.1 miles long, it's an extraordinary sight. There's an impressive stone circle called The Dancers at the southern e...

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The views from Shell Top are immense. The rocky outcrop looks down on the China Clay Workings, Plymouth and Plymouth Sound. The South Devon coast runs east. The East Cornwall coats runs west. You can also see the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bodmin Moor and Cornish Alps beyond.

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Black Tor rises above the car parking area at Shipley Bridge. The rocky outcrops are situated at the southern end of what we call the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley. The views up that valley to the dam and reservoir from Black Tor are wonderful. We've positioned Black Tor on Google maps. Zoom in on th...

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Avon, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Avon is one of England's iconic rivers. It flows from Dartmoor's high south moor down to the South Devon coast at Bantham, Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island. Where river meets sea is one of the most photographed areas of coastline in the country. It's an exceptionally beautiful place and we'...

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'This track is really an old tramroad, over which peat was once conveyed to some naphtha works at Shipley, on the verge of Brent Moor. It has been disused for a very long time, but I can remember when the rails, which were of wood, bolted to blo...

492, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

492, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, in a remote and featureless section of moorland on Dartmoor's south moor, is a trig point. This is 492. We've positioned 492 on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's not much up there but if you have the...

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 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...

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Erme Pound/Hook Lake Stone Row is a short stone row just south east of Erme Pound by Hook Lake. If it weren't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it would be difficult to find when exploring the area. The stones are small and obscured by long, moorland grass. We've po...

China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

If you want to discover more about the Westcountry's china clay mining industry then head for Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park in Cornwall. It's the only visitor attraction in the world focused on the china clay mining industry. Situated near St Austell and the Eden Project, it's a great place....

Rider's Rings, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Rider's Rings, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Rider's Rings, or Ryder's Rings, is an ancient settlement on high moorland situated on the western lip of the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley. We've positioned Rider's Rings on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head for the car parking area at Shipley Bridge...

Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

This is arguably the most distinctive barrow in Dartmoor National Park. Many barrows are larger. None has such an exaggerated shape. The views from the top are immense. It's also relatively easy to get to. We've positioned Eastern White Barrow on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

There are two White Barrows above the Avon Dam Reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor. Eastern White Barrow is an extraordinary shape. Western White Barrow is less remarkable. Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled) and the Red Lake Railway (Dismatled)/Puffing Billy Track run nearby. The latter is the route of th...

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

In his 'Guide To Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote that 'Western Whitaburrow is generally referred to as Petre's Cross from the former existence on the cairn of a cross forming a bondmark of Sir William Petre's manor of Brent, where it abutted on the forest'. We've positioned Petre's Cross on Goo...

Erme Pound, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pound, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

A pound is an enclosure or space surrounded by a wall. The Erme is a river flowing from Dartmoor's south moor down to the South Devon coast. Erme Pound is an enclosure in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor reasonably close to the headwaters, or start, of the River Erme. In his book 'High Dartmoor...