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Saltram (National Trust), Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park

Saltram (National Trust), Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Saltram (National Trust) is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Plym Bridge, Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Bridge, Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Plym Bridge spans the River Plym at the southern end of Plymbridge Woods just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. We've positioned Plym Bridge on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's a large car parking area next to the end of th...

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Landranger 191 'Okehampton and North Dartmoor' map, you'll see three blocks of moorland and wooded valley demarcated as National Trust land. This is what we refer to as Plym Valley (National Trust). Roughly speaking, and following the OS map, ...

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Located between the southern border of Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon coast near Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo is a superb zoological park made famous by a Hollywood film. The story behind the zoo is remarkable and told in the book 'We Bought A Zoo' by Benjamin Mee to which we provide an ext...

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

A local information board states that 'the popularity of climbing the Dewerstone Crags has resulted in considerable erosion of the fragile slopes from the crags to the main path ... The National Trust, Dartmoor National Park Authority and The British Mountaineering Council have worked together to re...

The Dewerstone, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

The Dewerstone is a well-known beauty spot in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's at the south west end of the Dewerstone Valley. The Dewerstone is known for its climbing routes. The vertical rock faces are marked the Dewerstone Crags on local information boards. The De...

Dewerstone Hill, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Hill, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Down by the south western border of Dartmoor National Park is a finger of moorland pushing out from Wigford Down. This is Dewerstone Hill. It's one of Dartmoor's most popular beauty spots offering stunning views over South Devon, Plymouth, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and...

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Nicholas Thomas Carrington, or Nicholas Toms Carrington, was a poet. Born in Plymouth in 1777, he is known for two long poems called 'The Banks of the Tamar' and 'Dartmoor'. His name and the date of his death are cut into a rock at the top of Dewerstone Hill above the Dewerstone Crags. As you can se...

Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Two somewhat enigmatic sites that may offer evidence of a Neolithic presence, apart from burial monuments, are the stone tor enclosures at Dewerstone and Whittor.' Nemwan notes that 'a curving double stone wall enclos...

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Valley Circular Walk, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

The Dewerstone Valley is one of Dartmoor's many stunning wooded valleys. Located on the south west border of the National Park, the valley is cut by the River Plym as it flows from Crane Hill on Dartmoor's south plateau down to the city of Plymouth. This circular walk takes you around the lip of...

Cadworthy Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Cadworthy Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

The Dewerstone Valley is lined by woods. On the northern side of the River Plym, the Dewerstone Wood pushes north east into Cadworthy Wood. You can follow the bank of the River Plym from the foot of the Dewerstone Crags in Dewerstone Wood into Cadworthy Wood. It's a stunning walk in Autumn.

Dewerstone Valley, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Valley, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

The Dewerstone is a Dartmoor beauty spot located on the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. It overlooks the tail of a stunning, steep-sided valley cut by the River Plym as it flows down from high moorland to Plymouth and the South Devon coast. For convenience, we refer to this valley as...

North Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

North Wood (The Dewerstone area), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

The Dewerstone Valley is one of Dartmoor's most beautiful steep-sided valleys. It's cut by the River Plym as it flows between Cadover Bridge to the north east and Shaugh Bridge to the south west. Up by Cadover Bridge is North Wood. We've positioned North Wood on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satel...

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Wigford Down, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles 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.

China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 8 miles away)

If you want to discover more about the Westcountry's china clay mining industry then head for Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park in Cornwall. It's the only visitor attraction in the world focused on the china clay mining industry. Situated near St Austell and the Eden Project, it's a great place....