Things To Do in Dartmoor

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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...

OXO Stone, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

OXO Stone, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

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.'

Belstone and Cosdon Hill/Beacon Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone and Cosdon Hill/Beacon Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Cosdon Hill is a vast dome of moorland near the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. Given its size, there are plenty of walks and circular walks to the beacon and its summit and around its flanks. This walk starts at the village Belstone and takes you to the top of the hill before dropping do...

Roman Chair, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Roman Chair, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

In his work 'High Dartmoor', the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery writes: 'On the north slope of the hill, a little below the Iron Age fort and surrounded by furze bushes of great height, is a small unrecorded outcrop presenting the appearance of a huge stone chair. John Hodge [a local farmer] was tol...

Ashbury Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ashbury Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Ashbury Tor isn't marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map which is a shame as the views from the top of its outcrops are wonderful, especially if you like a mix of wooded valley and high moorland. We've positioned Ashbury Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting...

Okehampton Camp to West Cleave Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Camp to West Cleave Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave is a stunning place. Whilst you can walk in from all directions, our favourite approach is from the west. There are a number of circular walks you can complete from the Okehampton Camp area. Note that this is one of the best areas on Dartmoor for bluebells in Spring. From Okehampton,...

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Chapel Ford (and 'Chapel Lands'), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

If you're walking the Tarka Trail in Dartmoor National Park, you'll cross the wooden footbridge at Chapel Ford on the East Okement River at the upper end of West Cleave. The ford is just downstream of the footbridge. There's also a set of stepping stones. The Tarka Trail runs along the west bank mov...

Belstone Cleave and Skaigh Woods Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Belstone Cleave and Skaigh Woods Circular Walk, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Walking/views Start at the car parking area at the entrance to Belstone (by Brenamoor Common). Wander through the village to Belstone Great Green. Cosdon Hill is the vast dome of moorland to the south east. Belstone Cleave is the beautiful wooded valley running east. Stand facing Belstone Clea...

Princetown, North Hessary Tor and Foggintor Quarries Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown, North Hessary Tor and Foggintor Quarries Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Walking/views Start from the car park next to Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. Wander up the B3357 main road in the direction of Dartmoor Prison and Dartmoor Prison Museum. Very shortly, you'll see Station Road to your left. The road leads to Dartmoor Brewery and then bends r...

Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Walking/views If you're not staying in Princetown, there's a large car park in the centre of the village. Start from there. Wander over to the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre and you'll see The Plume of Feathers Inn across the road. Just to the left of the inn is the beginning of a track&...