Things To Do near Double Waters

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Gem Bridge, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Gem Bridge, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Gem Bridge is part of Drake's Trail.

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Beautiful gardens just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Super place for lunch or a cream tea. The Garden House sells plants as well.

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The canal tunnel is '7,920 feet (2,414 m) long, 8' (2.4 m) high, 6' (1.8m) wide'. (Source: information board at Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal.)

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Morwellham Quay UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Morwellham Quay, and the surrounding area, is one of the Westcountry's great visitor destinations. In the scheme of things, few people know about the place which is a shame because it's special. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it's part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage S...

Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map, you'll be at the entrance of a tunnel that passes under a patchwork of fields that covers Morwell Down. This entrance is called the Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal. Move the map south west and you'll come to M...

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Family attraction Spend time walking Dartmoor's south plateau and you'll encounter a high number of ancient crosses. These marked routes across the moors. The routes were used by monks and others to travel between the medieval abbeys and priory that fringed the wild, high ground. Buckland Abbey w...

Tamar Trails Horse Riding, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Horse Riding, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you enjoy riding in and around Dartmoor's wooded valleys then we'd also recommend a day out at Tamar Trails on the Devon/Cornwall border just west of Dartmoor. There are a number of off-road multi-use trails open to horse riders. These wind their way through a section of the extraordinari...

Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Statue and Birthplace, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Statue and Birthplace, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Sir Francis Drake is said to have been born at Crowndale Farm on the outskirts of Tavistock. Whilst the existing farm buildings date from the nineteenth century, you can follow Tavistock Canal from the centre of town to Crowndale. A bronze statue of Sir Francis Drake stands at the south western e...

Tavistock Canal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Visit Tavistock Canal and you'll find plenty of local information boards to read. One at the southern end of the canal at Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal reads: 'The Tavistock Canal, one of the few canals in Devon and Cornwall, was constructed between 1803 and 1817. This was a ti...

Tavistock Canal Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Start from the large car parking area in the centre of Tavistock by Tavistock The Wharf. We've positioned this car park on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying map to see its location. Wander down to Tavistock Meadowlands Leisure Centre and you'll see the can...

Drake's Trail, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Trail, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Cycling Tavistock is a Dartmoor gateway town on the western border of the National Park. Plymouth is a city with an internationally important maritime history in a stunning location to the south west of the high moors. Sir Francis Drake was born, and lived, in this area and is most famous for his...

Tavistock Abbey (Ruin), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Abbey (Ruin), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor's south moor was fringed by abbeys and a priory which were connected by a number of ancient travel routes that crossed remote, high moorland. Today, two of the abbeys are popular visitor attractions. Buckfast Abbey is to the east. Buckland Abbey, managed by the National Trust, is to th...

Best Tavistock Walks, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Best Tavistock Walks, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Tavistock Tavistock is part of the Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'd recommend exploring the town on foot. Pop into Tavistock Museum to learn more. Having explored the town, try the Tavistock Canal Walk.   Walking on Dartmoor near Tavistock Tavistock sits...

Tavistock Duke of Bedford Statue and Buildings, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Duke of Bedford Statue and Buildings, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Tavistock is part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is of international significance. Stretching from the foot of Cornwall to the Cornwall/Devon border, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site is split into sections. Tavistock is included in the Tamar Val...

Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape is one of a small number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK. It's split into sections. Running north east/south west, these are*: Tamar Valley Mining District with Tavistock. Caradon Mi...