Things To Do near Penn Beacon

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Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The views from Shell Top are immense. The rocky outcrop looks down on the China Clay Workings, Plymouth and Plymouth Sound. The South Devon coast runs east. The East Cornwall coats runs west. You can also see the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bodmin Moor and Cornish Alps beyond.

Penn Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Penn Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Penn Moor is situated at the southern egde of Dartmoor's south moor. It rises above Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve and China Clay Workings. It's topped by Penn Beacon.

492, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

492, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, in a remote and featureless section of moorland on Dartmoor's south moor, is a trig point. This is 492. We've positioned 492 on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's not much up there but if you have the...

Hawns and Dendles Gorge, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Hawns and Dendles Gorge, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The River Yealm rises at Yealm Head on Dartmoor's south moor. It flows to Yealm Steps Waterfall where is cascades into Hawns and Dendles Gorge as marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Zoom in on the accompanying Google map to see its location.

River Yealm, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Yealm, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are a number of areas on Dartmoor's high north and south moors where many rivers, streams and brooks rise. The area around Cranmere Pool on the north moor is the most famous. On the south moor, the Langcombe Hill area is another. These areas are high, flat and very boggy. The River Yealm has i...

Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is one of Dartmoor's National Nature Reserves. However, you need a permit to visit the site. An information board on site reads: 'This wood is an example of old wood pasture. Oak and beech are the dominant tree species some beech trees being over 300 years old. The woodland supports a rich d...

Yealm Steps Waterfall, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Steps Waterfall, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A beautiful waterfall on remote, high moor roughly a kilometre south of Yealm Head, Yealm Steps Waterfall is in the upper section of Hawns and Dendles Gorge. The waterfall is reasonably close to Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve. Stall Moor, with its extraordinary stone rows, is to the east. The...

Lee Moor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Lee Moor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Lee Moor is in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. It drops from the high south moor down to Whitehill Yeo China Clay Works, Lee Moor China Clay Works and Shaugh Lake China Clay Works. To the west are the Trowlesworthy Tors and the Trowlesworthy Stone Rows. Beyond those are Cadover Bridg...

Shavercombe Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Shavercombe Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Langcombe Hill is a huge, flat area of moorland on Dartmoor's high south moor. Many rivers and brooks rises on its flanks. Erme Head is to the north. Yealm Head is to the south. Shavercombe Head is to the west. From its headwaters, Shavercombe Brook runs down to Shavercombe Waterfall and Shaverco...

Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Trowlesworthy Tors are situated close to the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Little Trowlesworthy Tor sits below Great Trowlesworthy Tor between the River Plym/Cadover Bridge and the high south moor. The views from Great Trowlesworthy are superb. Moving clockwise, you'll see t...

Hen Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Hen Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Hen Tor is one of the most distinctive outcrops on Dartmoor's south moor. A shallow cone of granite rising above a clitter slope, Hen Tor is situated on the flank of Lee Moor above the River Plym. Hentor Brook flows west of the tor into the Plym. There are super views over Drizzle Combe's famou...

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (East), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (East), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are a couple of stone rows situated below the Trowlesworthy Tors on the south western border of Dartmor National Park. The western stone row runs east/west. The eastern row runs pretty much north/south. The eastern row is more impressive and is topped by a circle of stones and bisected by...

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Yealm rises, or begins, at Yealm Head. Yealm Head is situated on the southern side of a vast, flat and boggy stretch of moorland called Langcombe Hill. You don't find many people up there. If you have an urge to go, we'd recommend walking after a long period of dry weather or after extreme...

Trowlesworthy Settlements, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Settlements, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Upper Plym Valley in Dartmoor National Park is known for its concentration of Bronze Age and medieval sites. It was clearly an important and populated area. The high number of settlements are recorded on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. There are some fine examples of settlement...

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are two stone rows below the Trowlesworthy Tors on the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. The western stone row runs east/west between Dartmoor's high south moor and the Dewerstone Valley. We've positioned Trowlesworthy Stone Row (West) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Sa...