Things To Do near Burford Down and Tristis Rock

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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...

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...

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...

New Waste, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

New Waste, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Whilst you can no longer park at New Waste, it still offers great access to the Stall Moor area of Dartmoor which includes the world's longest stone row in addition to arguably the finest stone row in the National Park near Stalldown Barrow. We've positioned New Waste on Google maps. Zoom in on t...

Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor), Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor), Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This tor rises above the rare high altitude oak woodlands Piles Copse in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. The views over Piles Copse/Piles Valley to Stalldown Barrow and the remote south moor are amazing. Three Barrows are, roughly speaking, to the north. The Two Moors Way passes...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles 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...

River Erme, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Erme, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles 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....

Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Dendles Wood National Nature Reserve, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles 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...

Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Three Barrows, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles 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.

Piles Valley Weir, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Valley Weir, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles 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...