Things To Do near Peek Hill

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Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are a handful of tors on Dartmoor that give you very special views in return for very little effort. Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor) is one of them. Situated above a number of car parking areas on the B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road, Sharpitor provides a classic Dartmoor view over B...

Peek Hill Stone Row, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill Stone Row, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many stone rows and standing stones on Dartmoor can be seen from miles around. In the Burrator Reservoir area, Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row) and the Drizzle Combe Standing Stones are particularly imposing. Other stone rows are difficult to spot among the granite boulders strewn across...

Leather Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leather Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're familiar with the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, Leather Tor is a miniature version of the superb Tryfan. A fin of rock rising steeply from the surrounding moorland, Leather Tor is great for a scramble. It also offers immense views of Burrator Reservoir and Dartmoor's south moo...

Leather Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Leather Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is one of south Dartmoor's most beautiful walks. Start at the car park at the foot of Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor) on the B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road. Head up to the summit. From Sharpitor, head south west to Peek Hill. There are amazing views south across Burrator Reservoir t...

Peek Hill and Burrator Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill and Burrator Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Burrator Reservoir is pretty much surrounded by high moorland. This means that you can drop down to the reservoir from high ground to enjoy both moorland and waterside walking. To approach from the north, it's easiest to wander over Peek Hill from one of the many car parking areas along the B3212 be...

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This cross is situated by Cross Gate as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. It's also known locally as Lowery Cross. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location. Cross Gate/Lowery Cross is on both the Buckfast to Tavistoc...

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Explore the Burrator Reservoir area and at some point you'll be walking in one of the many plantations that fringe the reservoirs and extend up nearby valleys. Access/points of interest in these plantations are covered below.   Peekhill Plantation. The Granite and Gears Princetown Ra...

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Start from Burrator Dam. There's parking along the eastern side of the road (when you're there, you'll see signs telling you where to park) or in the old quarry just south west of the dam. Having taken in the views of the dam and reservoir, follow the road on the western side of the reservoir tow...

Norsworthy Bridge, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Norsworthy Bridge, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

We include Norsworthy Bridge as a point of reference. Located at the eastern end of Burrator Reservoir, there's a large car parking area by the bridge. It's on a ring road that runs around the water. Norsworthy Bridge is a great place from which to walk to Down Tor and Down Tor Stone Row (Hingsto...

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're visiting the Burrator Reservoir area, we'd recommend popping into the Burrator Discovery Centre first. It provides a great introduction to the local area, its history and attractions. There's information about the construction of the reservoir and its two dams in addition to the Princetown...

Longstone Manor (Ruins), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Longstone Manor (Ruins), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information board on site reads: 'These are the ruins of the manor house at Longstone, the ancestral home of the Elford family, who were Lords of the Manor and Free Hamlet of Sheepstor and lived here until the middle of the 18th century. It has been suggested that much of the present building...

Beechcroft Plantation, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Beechcroft Plantation, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Great place for a picnic and reservoir views. Beechcroft Plantation is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map next to a finger of land that juts out into Burrator Reservoir. After a period of dry weather, you'll find plenty of people enjoying picnics on the exposed banks of the r...

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Stunning reservoir fringed by plantations and tors in the south west section of Dartmoor National Park Burrator Reservoir, or Burrator, is an exceptionally popular Dartmoor beauty spot in the south west section of the National Park. It sits below the busy B3212 between Princetown and Yelverton....

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information board on site reads: 'The Burrator Arboretum was created following the storms in the late 1980s, as a collection of native and non native specimens. One of its primary functions is to provide easy access to reservoir visitors who may struggle to explore other areas of the site.'

Burrator Waterfalls, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Waterfalls, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Burrator Waterfall is situated in Burrator Gorge south of Burrator Dam. It's marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. There's another waterfall that's very popular with visitors to Burrator Reservoir between the dam and Burrator Discovery Centre. This waterfall isn't natural. It's...