Things To Do near Sourton

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The Highwayman Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

The Highwayman Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Britain's most unusual inn The Highwayman Inn bills itself as Britain's most unusual inn. The eccentric interior is packed with artefacts and curiosities. The Highwayman Inn is highly recommended if you're looking for something (very) different.   Sourton The A30 skirts the northern...

OXO Stone, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

OXO Stone, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

A commemorative plaque reads: 'THIS CHRISTIAN STONE DATES TO ABOUT THE 10TH CENTURY AD. FOUND AT EAST LINNACOMBE IT WAS REPAIRED AND ERECTED HERE BY THE DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY 1985.'

Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

According to The Church of England's 'A Church Near You' site, Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church 'was dedicated in honour of St. Thomas a Becket in the 14th Century by descendants of two knights who had taken part in the murder of Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury Cathedral in 117...

Two Castles Trail, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Two Castles Trail, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

To the east of the walk is Okehampton Castle. To the west is Launceston Castle. These are the two castles in the trail's name. Running east to west, it's the first section of the trail that lies in Dartmoor National Park. This section shares the route of the West Devon Way from central Okehamp...

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Where the A30 Devon/Cornwall road meets the A386 is Prewley Moor. Given its location, Prewley Moor provides superb access to Dartmoor's high moorland. In addition, the Granite Way cuts across the moor and the long distance walking routes the West Devon Way, Two Castles Trail and Dartmoor Way run bet...

Sourton Tors, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Sourton Tors, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Sourton is a small village on the A386 road that skirts the western side of Dartmoor National Park's high moors. Sourton Tors are a collection of rocky outcrops that rise on steps of moorland above the village. The number of outcrops and the fact that they are dispersed across steps of moorl...

Sourton Tors Ice Works, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Sourton Tors Ice Works, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walk the moorland around Sourton Tors when the sun is low in Winter or at the end of the day and earthworks like a sheet of corrugated iron are particularly noticeable. These earthworks were part of Sourton Ice Works or the Ice Pits. The Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery describes this venture in...

Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

There are a number of mountain biking routes and a very popular family-friendly multiuse trail on the north west and western side of Dartmoor National Park. You can slog up the flank of the north moor on the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) to the high ground or complete the stunnin...

Lake Viaduct, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Lake Viaduct, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Lake is a hamlet on the A386 and western border of Dartmoor National Park. Between Lake and Deep Valley/Lake Down is Lake Viaduct which is now part of the multi-use recreational route the Granite Way. A path runs from the southern end of the viaduct down to the valley floor. From the valle...

Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Granite Way crosses the impressive Lake Viaduct near Bearslake Inn. A path runs down from the Granite Way and up from Bearslake Inn to the foot of Lake Down. Deep Valley is cut by a stream on the down. It's a wonderful sight and paths climb steeply to the King Way, Sourton Tors and Rattlebr...

Bearslake Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Bearslake Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Super pub below some of Dartmoor's highest moorland This is a super place to visit when exploring the north and western sections of Dartmoor. Bearslake Inn is situated by the A386 on the border of the National Park and provides direct access to popular walking and cycling routes. There are Nation...

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Sourton Down Battlefield, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Sourton is a small village on the north eastern border of Dartmoor National Park. Sourton Down is a nearby area of countryside where the A30 passes over the A386. Dartmoor's highest ground at Yes Tor and High Willhays is visible from the down. On the night of the 25th April 1643, this was the locati...

West Devon Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

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

One of the best ways to get to know the north west, west and south west of Dartmoor National Park is to walk the West Devon Way. At 37 miles, you'll either have to make a holiday of it or break the walk down into smaller chunks. The following describes the route running north to south from Okeham...

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Coombe Down, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

We include Coombe Down as a point of reference. The King Way and Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) run across the down. It rises to Corn Ridge to the north east. To the north and north west it runs into Lake Down which drops down to Lake Viaduct. The Granite Way runs over the viaduct. A track...

Branscombe's Loaf (and Cheese), Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Branscombe's Loaf (and Cheese), Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In her work 'The Outline of Dartmoor's Story', Sylvia Sayer tells the story of Bishop Bronescombe and his loaf: 'Bishop Bronescombe often travelled on the Moor himself ... [He] was a great character and well known to his flock, who loved to tell stories of his doings as they sat around their peat...