Things To Do near Ger Tor

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Tavy Cleave, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Roughly speaking, Dartmoor National Park consists of two areas of high ground separated by a central bowl. Rain falls on these plateaus, collects in rivers and then flows fast to the Devon coast. Fringing the plateaus are numerous stunning valleys and cleaves. Some of the most beautiful are heavily...

Nat Tor, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Nat Tor, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Nat Tor is a small outcrop situated at the tail of Tavy Cleave in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. It's one of a number of tors lining the northern lip of Tavy Cleave. We've positioned Nat Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit for...

Tavy Cleave to Ger Tor Circular Walk, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave to Ger Tor Circular Walk, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Start at the car parking area at Lane End just up the road from Horndon and Mary Tavy. Walk east of the car parking area and you'll come to a leat, or man-made waterway, which curls around Nat Tor to the mouth of Tavy Cleave. There's a good path at the side of the leat that eventually connects with...

Tavy Cleave Tors, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave Tors, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Tavy cuts the beautiful Tavy Cleave over on the western side of Dartmoor. The northern lip of the cleave, or valley, is lined with some wonderful outcrops. Ger Tor is a cluster of granite outcrops providing super views east up the valley to Fur Tor and is situated close to the tail of the...

Nattor Down, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Nattor Down, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Nattor Down is a section of moorland on the edge of Willsworthy Range. The car parking area at Lanehead leads to Nattor Down. You cross Nattor Down to reach the stunning Ger Tor and Tavy Cleave Tors overlooking Tavy Cleave. We've positioned Nattor Down on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satelli...

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Some hut settlements [on Dartmoor] are unenclosed, but have connecting walls between individual huts. This is a different approach to the arrangements of space around the houses, and shows no apparent need for an outer enclosur...

Hare Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Hare Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Great place and a favourite tor in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. Topped by a pole used to fly a red flag when the British Army are training in Willsworthy Range, the views from Hare Tor are sensational. Drive the A30 from Cornwall to Dartmoor and Great Links Tor and Hare Tor dominat...

Lanehead, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Lanehead, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

River Tavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Tavy, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Standon Steps, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Standon Steps, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor has plenty of Sharp Tors and Sharpitors. This one is in the western section of the National Park and is part of a chain of dramatic granite outcrops providing super views over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall. We've positioned Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor) on...

Doe Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Doe Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Doe Tor sits in a huge bowl of moorland on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. Its outcrops are strung out along a flat ridge and are surrounded by the higher tors Brat Tor (Bray Tor), Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor) and Hare Tor. We've positioned Doe Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satel...

Chat Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Chat Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An isolated granite outcrop on Rattlebrook Hill, Chat Tor is part of a chain of tors running down the western flank of Dartmoor National Park. Chat Tor is small in comparison to many of its neighbouring outcrops. It's also one of the furthest west of that chain so it takes a little extra effort to v...

Rattlebrook Hill, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Hill, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Rattle Brook is a relatively small waterway flowing from high moor down to the River Tavy. Amicombe Hill curves east of Rattle Brook. Rattlebrook Hill rises steeply to the west of the brook. It's topped by a small granite outcrop called Chat Tor. It's fringed by much larger and more impressive...

Amicombe Brook, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Amicombe Brook, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

You're most likely to walk along, or cross, Amicombe Brook when heading to Fur Tor and the heart of Dartmoor's north moor from the western side of the National Park. The brook rises in an exceptionally boggy valley on remote moorland between Amicombe Hill and Great Kneeset. It passes Dinger Pool and...