Things To Do near Haytor Vale

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Ullacombe Farm Shop, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Approx halfway up the Bovey Tracey to Haytor road keep an eye out for this excellent farm shop that stocks a wide range of local produce including meat, vegetables, cheeses, cakes, jams. The sizeable and inviting cafe, which includes an outdoor seating area, is run by very friendly and helpful staff...

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Haytor Rocks beauty spot Haytor Rocks is Dartmoor's most popular tor. It's also the National Park's most popular beauty spot. Situated on the east flank of the moor, Haytor Rocks overlooks stunning South Devon countryside and coast. The Rock Inn is located in the village below this famous to...

Yarner Wood Templer Way Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Templer Way Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Yarner Wood is part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. The Templer Way is a long distance footpath running between Dartmoor and the South Devon coast following, as far as possible, the route of the old granite railway. This walk takes in some of the best sections of the wood and railway....

Yarrow Mine/Devon Wheal Francis/Yarner Copper Mine, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarrow Mine/Devon Wheal Francis/Yarner Copper Mine, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At Yarner Wood Reserve Base, painted on an angled wood panel, are depictions of the Yarner Wood area through history. One, particularly dark, is of a bleak landscape. In the foreground is a mine. It's hard to imagine when wandering around this wood today that there was once a thriving copp...

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Valley, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Two streams arc through Yarner Wood and meet near Yarner Wood Base Reserve. To the north is Woodcock Stream. To the south is Yarner Stream. The valley cut by the latter is particularly impressive and we'd recommend visiting for its natural beauty, birdlife and historical features. We've positione...

Ilsington Manor House (Ruins), Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington Manor House (Ruins), Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In the north eastern corner of Ilsington St Michael's Church are the remains of Ilsington Manor House. A Dartmoor National Park Authority information board tells the story of the manor house and provides floor plans and drawings. George Ford 'is thought to have rebuilt the house in...

Ilsington St Michael's Church, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington St Michael's Church, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Another Dartmoor church rebuilt in the 15th century, Ilsington St Michael's Church is thought to have been first constructed during the 11th century. Look out for the ruins of Ilsington Manor House in the north eastern corner of the churchyard. There's also an alarming story associated with&...

Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park

Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Just west of Ilsington St Michael's Church is Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate. A local information board reads: 'The first building on this site that we know of was likely to have been of medieval origin, for in the year 1639 it was being used as a schoolroom for about 30 b...

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'Yarner Wood was purchased in 1952 by the Nature Conservancy and became England's first National Nature Reserve.'* Today, it's part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve that incorporates nearby Trendlebere Down and parts of the Bovey Valley. It's a superb place. There are nature trails, bird...

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

At present, Dartmoor has three National Park Visitor Centres. The largest and most impressive is up in Princetown. Next is Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre with its special display relating to Dartmoor's rich prehistory. The smallest is at the foot of the hill that rises to Haytor Rock...

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is probably the most popular area of moorland in Dartmoor National Park. In high Summer, or after a good dumping of snow in Winter, its many car parking areas are rammed full with vehicles. Its popularity is partly owing to its location on the eastern side of Dartmoor near the large towns of So...

Yarner Wood Bird Hides, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Bird Hides, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'The internationally important upland oak woodlands in this National Nature Reserve are one of the best places to see woodland birds of many kinds but especially the enigmatic pied flycatcher, secretive lesser spotted woodpecker and vocal wood warbler.' The Natural England information boards at the...

Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Yarner Wood Reserve Base/Natural England Office is situated next to the car park and main access point for Yarner Wood. Just across the car park from the office is a bird hide providing views over a large pond (the stew pond) frequented by birdlife. Leaflets providing information about Yarn...

Yarner Wood Nature Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Yarner Wood Nature Trail, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Yarner Wood is part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve. Dotted around the wood, you'll find posts to which are attached numbered Yarner Wood Nature Trail waymarkers. You can follow either the short loop that runs close to the Yarner Wood Reserve Base or extend it into a longer loop&nb...

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Haytor Rocks is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. The rocks rise from Haytor Down which is peppered with disused quarries and crossed by an old tramway on which granite was transported from the moors down to Stover Canal and then to the coast at Teignmouth from where the rock was...