Things To Do near Down Tor

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Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is arguably the most extraordinary stone row on Dartmoor. Whilst Stall Moor Stone Row is the longest in the world and Stalldown Stone Row has the tallest collection of stones, for sheer presence it's hard to beat Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row). This is essential visiting when...

Combshead Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Burrator Reservoir is an exceptionally popular visitor attraction in the south western section of Dartmoor National Park. It's beautiful and great for waterside walks. The reservoir is also fringed by many stunning tors. Leather Tor and the vast bulk of Sheeps Tor are the most dramatic. At the easte...

Crazy Well Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crazy Well Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route runs between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. It passes over high moor and is lined with crosses. Where high moor descends to the Burrator Reservoir area are a number of crosses including Crazy Well Cross. It's named after nearby Crazy Well Pool. We've...

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Popular with wild swimmers, Crazy Well Pool is a large, deep pit filled with water. The pit was created by tin miners. A gert, or valley cut by miners, runs south of the pool. Crazy Well Cross is to the east and is on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. The Granite and Gears Princetown an...

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.'

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...

Newleycombe Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Newleycombe Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A lake on Dartmoor is a stream or brook. Newleycombe Lake is a stream running down to Burrator Reservoir. It cuts a valley that was also shaped by the tin mining industry. The valley is lined with prehistoric and medieval attractions including the extraordinary Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Sone...

Devonport Leat, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Devonport Leat, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Devonport Leat is arguably the most impressive leat on Dartmoor and the one you're most likely to walk along or cross if you're exploring the National Park in depth. The leat has multiple headweirs and winds its way from its most northerly point on Dartmoor's north moor to the south western border o...

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...

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge...

Cramber Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Cramber Tor is an isolated rocky outcrop in the popular Princetown area. Situated away from the many popular walking and cycling routes that run between Princetown and Burrator Reservoir, we've always had the tor to ourselves when visiting even in peak holiday season. The views are wonderful....

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...

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...

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...

Sheeps Tor, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Sheeps Tor, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Sheeps Tor dominates the eastern side of Burrator Reservoir. It rises steeply from the plantations that fringe the water and is topped by huge rocky outcrops and crags that are popular with climbers. Given its height and relative isolation, the 360 degree views are sensational. If you're exploring t...