Things To Do near River Avon

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

Black Tor (South Dartmoor), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Shipley Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Shipley Bridge, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is one of the major access points to Dartmoor's south moor. There's a car parking area, toilets and information boards. A tarmac road (not open to vehicles owned by the public) winds its way up the Avon Dam Reservoir Valley to Avon Dam Reservoir. The road follows, and crosses, the River Avon. M...

Rider's Rings, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Rider's Rings, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Avon Dam Reservoir Valley, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir Valley, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Avon rises on remote moorland and flows into the Avon Dam Reservoir. From there, beyond the dam wall, it cuts a stunning valley as it meanders down to the car parking area at Shipley Bridge. The stretch of valley between the dam and Shipley Bridge is exceptionally popular with wa...

Avon Dam Reservoir Circular Walk, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir Circular Walk, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This circular walk takes in a beautiful river valley, one of Dartmoor's most stunning reservoir settings and high moorland. It also includes a short stretch of the Abbot's Way as marked on Ordnance Survey maps. Highly recommended if you want to explore the south eastern corner of Dartmoor Natio...

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

Zeal Tor Tramway (Dismantled), South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Avon Dam Reservoir, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Avon Dam Reservoir, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Magnificent reservoir on Dartmoor's south moor Avon Dam Reservoir is one of the many beautiful and much visited reservoirs in Dartmoor. It's situated in the south eastern section of the National Park towards the edge of Dartmoor's south moor. The Abbot's Way, as marked on the Ordnance Survey E...

Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Eastern White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Abbot's Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Abbot's Way is marked, in part, on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. You can follow the path marked Abbot's Way on that OS map from the moor just west of Buckfastleigh across Dartmoor's south plateau to the Plym Ford area. After that, you can continue to Tavistock. The Ab...

Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In the south of Dartmoor National Park and just off the Two Moors Way. At 461m, it's the highest point in this section of the Park and offers superb panoramic views. The walk from the car park just east of Harford is straightforward.

Huntingdon Warren Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Huntingdon Warren Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a cross at the foot of Huntingdon Warren where, roughly speaking, the Two Moors Way meets/leaves the Abbot's Way as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The cross is beyond the western end of Avon Dam Reservoir. We've positioned Huntingdon Warren Cross on Googl...

Keble Martin Open Air Chapel, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Keble Martin Open Air Chapel, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

'Keble Martin open air Chapel 1904. Divine worship last held here 11th July 1982 ...'

Ugborough Moor, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Ugborough Moor, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Dartmoor is split into two areas of high moorland. The north moor is in the northern section of the National Park. The south moor is in the southern section. These vast areas of moorland are further split into smaller sections. Ugborough Moor is one of them. If you look at the Ordnance Survey Explor...

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Petre's Cross, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Western White Barrow, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...