Things To Do near Marchant's Cross

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The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A plaque reads: 'THE REPLICA OF DRAKE'S DRUM. THE REPLICA DRUM IN THE GABLE OF THE SCHOOL ROOF WAS PLACED IN ITS PRESENT POSITION IN 1992 BY PAST PUPILS OF MEAVY SCHOOL. THE ORIGINAL DRUM IS ON VIEW IN NEARBY BUCKLAND ABBEY. THE SCHOOL BUILDING WAS OPENED ON 4TH JANUARY 1926 AND THE DRUM, PLACED...

The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Great pub location This is one of Dartmoor's great pub locations. The Warren House Inn is on high moorland. Fingle Bridge Inn is in a classic Dartmoor steep-sided valley. The Royal Oak Inn is in a picture-postcard village by the village green. Highly recommended when on holiday in Dartmoor Nation...

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're heading to Burrator Reservoir and want a good, long walk then this is the one we'd most recommend. It takes in both the reservoir and one of Dartmoor's most impressive tors. The views throughout the walk are magnificent. Start from the car parking areas by Burrator Dam. There's a q...

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Spend time exploring Plymouth, South Devon and the south western section of Dartmoor National Park and you'll become familiar with Sir Francis Drake. From the statues at Plymouth and Tavistock to his home at Buckland Abbey, the modern multi-use activity trail Drake's Trail to his birthplace on the T...

Burrator Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Burrator Dam was built in 1898. According to information boards in the nearby Burrator Discovery Centre, the dam is 23.4m/77ft high and 114m/375ft wide and is built from granite and concrete. Visit Burrator Discovery Centre for more information about the dam's construction. The old pictures and s...

Sheepstor Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

According to an information board in Burrator Discovery Centre, 'Sheepstor Dam was built on a dividing ridge between the River Meavy and Sheepstor Brook when it was identified that water would escape over a low watershed from the new reservoir'. The dam was built in 1898 and is 6m/20ft high and...

Burrator Waterfalls, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Waterfalls, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Burrator Waterfall is situated in Burrator Gorge south of Burrator Dam. It's marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. There's another waterfall that's very popular with visitors to Burrator Reservoir between the dam and Burrator Discovery Centre. This waterfall isn't natural. It's...

Sheepstor St Leonard Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor St Leonard Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

According to the Devon Historic Churches Trust, 'there has been a church on this site since the early thirteenth century. The present building dates from the 1450s'. Refer to their site for more information. There's also a more detailed PDF outlining the history of the church on the West Dartmo...

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Stunning reservoir fringed by plantations and tors in the south west section of Dartmoor National Park Burrator Reservoir, or Burrator, is an exceptionally popular Dartmoor beauty spot in the south west section of the National Park. It sits below the busy B3212 between Princetown and Yelverton....

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

If you're visiting the Burrator Reservoir area, we'd recommend popping into the Burrator Discovery Centre first. It provides a great introduction to the local area, its history and attractions. There's information about the construction of the reservoir and its two dams in addition to the Princetown...

Longstone Manor (Ruins), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Longstone Manor (Ruins), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information board on site reads: 'These are the ruins of the manor house at Longstone, the ancestral home of the Elford family, who were Lords of the Manor and Free Hamlet of Sheepstor and lived here until the middle of the 18th century. It has been suggested that much of the present building...

Beechcroft Plantation, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Beechcroft Plantation, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Great place for a picnic and reservoir views. Beechcroft Plantation is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map next to a finger of land that juts out into Burrator Reservoir. After a period of dry weather, you'll find plenty of people enjoying picnics on the exposed banks of the r...

Cadover Bridge Cross, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadover Bridge Cross, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Cadover Bridge Cross, or Cadover Cross, is situated near Cadover Bridge that spans the River Plym at the mouth of the Dewerstone Valley near the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned the cross on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location....

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

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

Wigford Down is open access land pushing north of the Dewerstone and Dewerstone Valley. You cross Wigford Down when walking the Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk. We've positioned Wigford Down on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Start from Burrator Dam. There's parking along the eastern side of the road (when you're there, you'll see signs telling you where to park) or in the old quarry just south west of the dam. Having taken in the views of the dam and reservoir, follow the road on the western side of the reservoir tow...