Things To Do in Dartmoor

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Burford Down and Tristis Rock, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Burford Down and Tristis Rock, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

The Tristis Rock is situated on Burford Down on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor near the village Harford. There's a reasonable amount of parking available at Harford Moor Gate. Burford Down Stone Row is close to the Tristis Rock. The area provides access to Stalldown Stone Row, Stall Moor and the...

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Spend time exploring Plymouth, South Devon and the south western section of Dartmoor National Park and you'll become familiar with Sir Francis Drake. From the statues at Plymouth and Tavistock to his home at Buckland Abbey, the modern multi-use activity trail Drake's Trail to his birthplace on the T...

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

A plaque reads: 'THE REPLICA OF DRAKE'S DRUM. THE REPLICA DRUM IN THE GABLE OF THE SCHOOL ROOF WAS PLACED IN ITS PRESENT POSITION IN 1992 BY PAST PUPILS OF MEAVY SCHOOL. THE ORIGINAL DRUM IS ON VIEW IN NEARBY BUCKLAND ABBEY. THE SCHOOL BUILDING WAS OPENED ON 4TH JANUARY 1926 AND THE DRUM, PLACED...

Marchant's Cross, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Marchant's Cross, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Marchant's Cross is an impressive Dartmoor cross near Meavy and Lovaton south of Burrator Dam/Burrator Reservoir. Zoom in on the accompanying Google map to see its location. According to the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery, Marchant's Cross lies on the Plympton to Tavistock Monastic Route. He describ...

The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Great pub location This is one of Dartmoor's great pub locations. The Warren House Inn is on high moorland. Fingle Bridge Inn is in a classic Dartmoor steep-sided valley. The Royal Oak Inn is in a picture-postcard village by the village green. Highly recommended when on holiday in Dartmoor Nation...

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge...

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

If you're heading to Burrator Reservoir and want a good, long walk then this is the one we'd most recommend. It takes in both the reservoir and one of Dartmoor's most impressive tors. The views throughout the walk are magnificent. Start from the car parking areas by Burrator Dam. There's a q...

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

An information board on site reads: 'The Burrator Arboretum was created following the storms in the late 1980s, as a collection of native and non native specimens. One of its primary functions is to provide easy access to reservoir visitors who may struggle to explore other areas of the site.'

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

If you're visiting the Burrator Reservoir area, we'd recommend popping into the Burrator Discovery Centre first. It provides a great introduction to the local area, its history and attractions. There's information about the construction of the reservoir and its two dams in addition to the Princetown...

Burrator Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Dam, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Dam was built in 1898. According to information boards in the nearby Burrator Discovery Centre, the dam is 23.4m/77ft high and 114m/375ft wide and is built from granite and concrete. Visit Burrator Discovery Centre for more information about the dam's construction. The old pictures and s...

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Reservoir Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Start from Burrator Dam. There's parking along the eastern side of the road (when you're there, you'll see signs telling you where to park) or in the old quarry just south west of the dam. Having taken in the views of the dam and reservoir, follow the road on the western side of the reservoir tow...

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

The canal tunnel is '7,920 feet (2,414 m) long, 8' (2.4 m) high, 6' (1.8m) wide'. (Source: information board at Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal.)

Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape is one of a small number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK. It's split into sections. Running north east/south west, these are*: Tamar Valley Mining District with Tavistock. Caradon Mi...

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

This walk takes in one of the National Park's most impressive and photographed tors and provides huge views over the Westcountry. The terrain is relatively easy and the walk is close to Tavistock. Start at the large car parking area on the B3357 at Pork Hill/Barn Hill between Tavistock and Merriv...

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

The peat pass by Ockerton Court on Okement Hill is heavily eroded and situated on boggy high moorland. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, it's referred to as Huggaton Cut Peat Pass. We've positioned Ockerton Court Peat Pass/Huggaton Cut Peat Pass on Google maps. Zoom in on...