Things To Do near Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor)

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Ugborough Moor, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Ugborough Moor, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Piles Copse, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Copse, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Piles Copse is one of three high altitude oak woodlands in Dartmoor National Park. See also Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve and Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve.

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

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

Harford is a small village on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor. Harford Bridge spans the River Erme. The moorland east of the River Erme is called Harford Moor and is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map by Piles Copse. We've positioned Harford Moor on Google maps so zoom i...

Piles Valley, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Valley, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Home to one of Dartmoor's rare high altitude oak woodlands, Piles Valley is cut by the River Erme as it flows from Dartmoor's south moor down to the South Devon coast. Marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map, Piles Valley is a stunning place. High above to the west is Stalldown Barr...

Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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.

River Erme, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea Beach and Bantham Beach are among the most famous natural attractions on the South Devon coast. The River Avon flows into the sea here. Just north west is an equally beautiful but less well-known estuary called the Erme Estuary. The River Erme flows into the sea here....

Red Lake Railway (Dismantled)/Puffing Billy Track, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Red Lake Railway (Dismantled)/Puffing Billy Track, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Red Lake Railway transported workers and equipment from Bittaford and the Ivybridge area to Red Lake China Clay Works. It carried back waste material to be used as fertiliser. Built between 1910 and 1912, the remaining trackbed is now a long but solid path that takes you into the heart of Dartmoo...

Burford Down Stone Row, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Burford Down Stone Row, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you look at Dartmoor's south moor on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, you'll see a line of stone rows running from the area around the village Harford to the remote moor at Green Hill. Burford Down Stone Row is the most southerly. The immensely impressive Stalldown Stone Row is i...

Piles Valley Weir, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Valley Weir, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

We include Piles Valley Weir as a point of reference. It's at the northern end of a track/road that runs up the wetsern side of the River Erme in Piles Valley. The track/road provides decent walking access to Dartmoor's south moor and is one of the routes you can take to see the longest stone row on...

Burford Down and Tristis Rock, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Burford Down and Tristis Rock, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Tristis Rock is situated on Burford Down on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor near the village Harford. There's a reasonable amount of parking available at Harford Moor Gate. Burford Down Stone Row is close to the Tristis Rock. The area provides access to Stalldown Stone Row, Stall Moor and the...

Stalldown Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stalldown Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Many people think this is the most impressive stone row in Dartmoor National Park. Its giant stones can be seen from miles around. If you didn't know they were there, from afar, you'd assume they were a long line of people wandering to or from the heart of Dartmoor's south moor. These days, the...

Left Lake and Left Lake China Clay Works, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Left Lake and Left Lake China Clay Works, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

On Dartmoor, a lake is a stream or brook. Left Lake is a very short stream that tumbles from Leftlake Mires down the side of Harford Moor into the River Erme near Piles Valley Weir. The upper section of Left Lake is the site of extensive china clay workings. There's a large, disused pit full of wate...

Parking And Access To Dartmoor's South Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Parking And Access To Dartmoor's South Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Look at a map of the lower section of Dartmoor's south moor and you'll see it's split into three sections. The eastern section, between the River Erme and the A38 is very easily accessible. The western side, between the River Yealm and Cadover Bridge is easily accessible. These days, the centra...

Harford Moor Gate, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Harford Moor Gate, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'Gates' offer access to Dartmoor's high moors, especially in the southern section of the National Park. For example, look at the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see Ball Gate, Owley Moor Gate, Peek Moor Gate and Wrangton Gate. One of the most popular access points to Dartmoor...

Erme Plains, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Plains, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Today, Erme Plains is remote moorland in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor. It's bisected by the River Erme. The eastern side of Erme Plains is easily accessible. The western side of Erme Plains is more difficult to access. The moorland here is packed with points of interest including the...