Things To Do near Ashburton

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Royal Oak Inn, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

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

Royal Oak Inn is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Ashburton Skatepark, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

Ashburton Skatepark, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Ashburton is a great base for an adventure holiday. In addition to local climbing centres, the wide range of adventure activities in the River Dart Country Park and easy access to both the high moors of Dartmoor National Park and watersports on the South Devon coast, you can also have a go on Ashbur...

River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Dart Country Park is an area of woodland and parkland in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. The country park is named after the River Dart that flows through its grounds. This listing provides information on the country park from the perspective of a day visitor. Note that y...

River Dart Adventures, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

River Dart Adventures, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Family attraction River Dart Adventures is an outdoor adventure park located within the River Dart Country Park on the outskirts of Ashburton near the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. A family attraction, kids love it. As a day visitor, you pay to enter River Dart Country Park and the...

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Family attraction At the heart of Buckfast Abbey is the big and impressive abbey church. Remarkably, it took no more than six men thirty years to construct the building. This extraordinary feat took place at the beginning of the 20th century. Given the faith and endurance that went in to building...

Hembury Woods (National Trust), Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Woods (National Trust), Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Dart rises in two places on Dartmoor's north plateau. The East Dart River and West Dart River merge at Dartmeet and the combined River Dart flows through the stunning Dart Gorge on its way to the south eastern border of the National Park. The National Trust's Hembury Woods provides the bes...

Hembury Woods Circular Walk, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Woods Circular Walk, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Hembury Woods (National Trust) are situated near Ashburton and Buckfastleigh on the south eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Managed by the National Trust, the woods are easily accessible and there are a number of beautiful circular walks to enjoy. The following route takes you to the top...

Hembury Hillfort, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park

Hembury Hillfort, Buckfast, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Hembury Hillfort is located at the top of the National Trust's Hembury Woods near Ashburton and Buckfastleigh. A National Trust information board by the northern entrance to Hembury Hillfort states that 'Hembury Castle was built in two phases, an Iron Age hillfort followed by the construction of...

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Views, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Views from tors North. Belstone Tors and Tors End and Higher Tor to Dartmoor's high north moor. East. Rippon Tor to Haytor Rocks. Blackingstone Rock across the hills of north east Dartmoor to the high north moor. South. Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor). West. Great Links Tor dow...

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

The Ten Commandments Stones, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Walking/attraction/views There are plenty of slabs of rock on Dartmoor into which verses and names have been carved. From the Heath Stone to the Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Datuidoc's Stone to the Ted Hughes Memorial Stone, these carved stones tell fascinating stories. The most impressive, however...

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Many Dartmoor locals think the views from Buckland Beacon are the best in the National Park. Most views this big and special take a lot of effort to get to. Buckland Beacon is very easily accessible and a simple stroll from car parking areas along the nearby road. The Oxford English Dictionary de...

South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Family attraction. The River Dart rises as two rivers on the high north plateau of Dartmoor before joining at Dartmeet and then flowing down to the border of the National Park. From there, it meanders to Totnes and Dartmouth on the South Devon coast. The South Devon Railway follows the course of...

Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Family attraction The team behind Holiday in Dartmoor run a number of UK travel sites. We've been photographing and researching South West England for years and, in our opinion, Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies is the best place to see and experience otters in the region. It's a compact a...

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Beacon Walk, Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Buckland Beacon is a Dartmoor beauty spot offering some of the best views in the National Park and across South Devon to the English Channel. Located at the end of a spur of open access moorland high above a heavily wooded section of the River Webburn and River Dart, the place is a joy to visit. It'...

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common), Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Wild swimming/picnic and walking On maps, Spitchwick is usually marked as Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common. Most people, however, refer to the area as Spitchwick. There are a small number of places in Dartmoor National Park that can get exceptionally crowded. Spitchwick is one of...