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Wheal Betsy (National Trust), Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Betsy (National Trust), Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information plaque reads: 'Wheal Betsy. This ancient silver-lead mine was reopened in 1806 and worked successfully for the next seventy years. The mine was worked by water power until 1868 when this building was erected to house a Cornish beam pumping engine. Until its closure in 1877 all pump...

Cholwell Farm Riding Stables, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Cholwell Farm Riding Stables, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

For an introduction to horse riding in Dartmoor National Park, please click here. Spectacular setting for a stables with top views of Wheal Betsy (National Trust)* and West Dartmoor. The horses are well schooled and forward going and the terrain allows for a varied ride including a faster pace...

Brentor Hillfort, North Brentor, Dartmoor National Park

Brentor Hillfort, North Brentor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Brentor Hillfort is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Brentor, North Brentor, Dartmoor National Park

Brentor, North Brentor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Brentor is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Brentor St Michael de Rupe Church, North Brentor, Dartmoor National Park

Brentor St Michael de Rupe Church, North Brentor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Brentor St Michael de Rupe Church is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Stephen's Grave, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Stephen's Grave, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'Retracing our steps northward to the peat track (T.16), we turn L., shortly afterwards reaching a mound close beside it. This is known as Stephens' Grave [sic], and marks the site where a suicide was buried with the barbarous rites once customa...

White Tor, Langstone Moor and Great Staple Tor Circular Walk, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

White Tor, Langstone Moor and Great Staple Tor Circular Walk, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Impressive walk to the west of the Park incorporating one of Dartmoor's most dramatic tors. Use the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map to help plan your walk in tandem with our Google maps and photographs. Start at the car park on the edge of Smeardon Down to the east of Peter Tavy. Follow the...

Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

We visit the Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall on a regular basis. Whilst it's always a beautiful spectacle in an even more beautiful setting, it's best to try and visit the waterfall after a period of heavy rain. Water flows fast from the nearby moors to the Lydford Gorge area and swells both the...

Standon Steps, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Standon Steps, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This information is taken from 'Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks' by the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery: 'The simplest way to explain the remarkable Standon Steps is to quote the relevant passage from 'High Dartmoor': The alarming rapidity and volume of Tavy (prior to dep...

White Tor, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

White Tor, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

White Tor (or White Tor/Whittor) is located on Cudliptown Down on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. It is said to be topped by a Neolithic tor enclosure. See our White Tor Fort/Neolithic Enclosure listing for further information and directions.

White Tor Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

White Tor Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you're interested in the history and prehistory of Dartmoor National Park, buy a copy of Phil Newman's 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. In chapter 2, which covers the 'Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age', there's a section on tor enclosures. Newman writes: 'Two somewhat enigmatic sites that ma...

Lydford Gorge Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

When we first moved to Dartmoor in 2008, we were told repeatedly that the National Park was bleak and wet. Whilst sections of the high moors on both the north and south plateaus can be challenging landscapes in cold months, much of the National Park is extraordinarily beautiful and far from the blea...

River Tavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Tavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The area around Fur Tor and Cut Hill on the high north plateau of Dartmoor National Park is the most remote place in southern England. The views across Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall are immense but it's relatively difficult to walk into the area. Part of the problem is the wet, boggy land that surrou...

Lanehead, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Lanehead, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Lanehead is a car parking area on the western side of Dartmoor. Just up the road from Mary Tavy, Lanehead provides excellent access to some of the best tors and high moorland in this section of the National Park. It's also by the stunning Tavy Cleave. We include Lanehead on this site as a point of r...

Lydford Gorge (National Trust), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge (National Trust), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Family attraction/walking Lydford Gorge is a major visitor attraction in Dartmoor National Park. On the outskirts of Lydford, running down the western border of the Park, the gorge is managed by the National Trust. The gorge is home to the thunderous Devil's Cauldron and what is said to be the hi...