Things To Do near Penn Moor

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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...

Yealm Steps, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

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

Yealm Steps is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

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...

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.

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...

Stall Moor, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

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

The River Erme and River Yealm rise on Dartmoor's south moor. They flow south to the border of the National Park. Between them is Stall Moor. The terrain is difficult and boggy but the moor is peppered with amazing attractions from the world's longest stone row to a stunning waterfall. Stall Moor is...

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Yealm Head, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile 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...

Penn Beacon, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

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

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a beacon as 'a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration’. There is a chain of beacons on Dartmoor running from the edge of the north moor down to the edge of the south moor. Penn Beacon is at the edge...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Travel around the Westcountry and you'll come across plenty of stone circles named after dancers who were turned to stone. For example, the Nine Maidens Stone Circle is up on Dartmoor's north moor close to the village Belstone. Stall Moor The Dancers Stone Circle is on the south moor at the southern...

Stall Moor Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Stall Moor Stone Row, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Stall Moor Stone Row is said to be the longest stone row in the world. Roughly speaking, it runs north/south in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor. About 3.4 kilometres/2.1 miles long, it's an extraordinary sight. There's an impressive stone circle called The Dancers at the southern e...

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...