Things To Do near Vixen Tor

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Heckwood Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Heckwood Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Feather Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Feather Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Whitchurch Common, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Merrivale Quarry, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Quarry, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his work 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery writes: 'William Duke opened his Tor Quarry in 1876, its operations absorbing the old sett-making craft previously carried out under the Steeple Tors. Harris states in Industriology that granite from the quarry was supplied to Pethicks of Swell T...

Dartmoor Inn, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Inn, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Tors and prehistory The B3357 cuts across Dartmoor. The Dartmoor Inn is located on the side of the road between Princetown and Tavistock. The inn sits below some of Dartmoor's finest tors and across the road from some of the National Park's best prehistory. It's a top Dartmoor location.  ...

Little Staple Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Little Staple Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is one of three tors forming The Staple Tors near the B3357 on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. Little Staple Tor is closest to the road. The moor climbs to Middle Staple Tor and then the impressive Great Staple Tor. We'd recommend visiting Little Staple Tor on your way to the famous...

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The standing stone at Merrivale is situated in the south western section of the prehistoric complex. At about 3 metres or 10 feet tall, it's relatively close to Merrivale Stone Circle. We've positioned Merrivale Standing Stone on Google maps so zoom in in the 'Satellite' setting to see its locati...

Merrivale Stone Circle, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Stone Circle, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Merrivale Stone Circle is situated between the prehistoric complex's main stone rows and its standing stone. Given how impressive the two main stone rows are, the circle is understated. We've positioned Merrivale Stone Circle on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its locatio...

Pew Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Pew Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Stone Circles Scorhill Stone Circle. Very popular stone circle on the moor above Chagford. Head for Batworthy Corner and walk across. White Moor Stone Circle. Remote stone circle on the high north moor. The setting is stunning but it takes effort to visit. Nine Maidens Stone Circle. Impress...

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If time's restricted and you want to discover Dartmoor's internationally important prehistory then head for Merrivale. Stone rows, cairns, hut circles, cists, a standing stone and a stone circle are packed into a small area of moorland between Princetown and Tavistock on the western side of Dartmoor...

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Two long stone rows dominate the Merrivale prehistoric complex. They are separated by a leat. The stone row closest to the B3357 and to the north of the leat is about 180 metres or 590 feet long. The stone row to the south of the leat is about 260 metres or 850 feet long. A burial cist and circ...

Merrivale Cists, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Cists, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are many burial cairns at Merrivale. In addition, there are two cists. A cist is a bit like a granite coffin. On Dartmoor, cists come in all shapes and sizes. One of the National Park's largest cists is just south of the largest stone row at Merrivale. One of Dartmoor's most dramatic is situat...

Middle Staple Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Middle Staple Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

As the name suggests, this is the middle tor of three rocky outcrops collectively known as The Staple Tors. Little Staple Tor is about 50 metres further down the moor. Great Staple Tor is just over 20 metres up the moor. All three tors are easily accessible from the car parking areas along the B3357...