South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Explore the south east section of Dartmoor National Park


Why holiday or weekend break around South Brent?

To help you choose South Brent, we've listed some of the local attractions below.


Local pubs

Lunch at local pubs such as The Oak Inn and nearby The Treby Arms.


Avon Dam Reservoir

Head up to the car parking area at Shipley Bridge and follow the River Avon through a beautiful valley to the Avon Dam Reservoir.

From there, you can wander around the eastern side of the reservoir and connect with the Abbot's Way.


Dartmoor's prehistory

Discover the local area's prehistory. Experience Corringdon Ball Long Barrow and Corringdon Ball Stone Rows.

Stalldown Stone Row and Stall Moor Stone Row, said to be the longest in the world, are a little further away.

Cuckoo Ball Burial Chamber is located near the southern border of the National Park.


Ugborough Beacon

Walk the south moor and see its prehistoric barrows. The views from Ugborough Beacon are immense.


Dartmoor Zoo

Spend a day at Dartmoor Zoo.


Visit Buckfast Abbey

Visit the amazing Buckfast Abbey.

In addition, there are many family visitor attractions in the local area. Try Pennywell Farm, the South Devon RailwayDartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies and River Dart Adventures.


National Trust properties

Explore all the National Trust properties in this part of Devon.

The Dewerstone, Hembury Woods (National Trust) and Holne Woods (National Trust) are stunning.

Saltram House and Buckland Abbey (National Trust) are to the west.

Greenway and Coleton Fishacre are to the east on the River Dart and South Devon coast.

If you don't mind travelling, we'd very much recommend a trip to Castle Drogo (National Trust) which is located above the mouth of the remarkable Teign Gorge (National Trust) near the Dartmoor gateway town Chagford.


Dartmoor's outdoor activities

Enjoy Dartmoor's outdoor activities.

Go horse riding.

Wild swim at Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common).

In season, canoe the Dart Gorge.

In South Devon, surf at Bigbury-on-Sea Beach and Bantham Beach.


Plymouth and Cornwall

Day trip to Plymouth. Amazing city in a stunning location.

Visit the National Marine Aquarium.

Take a ferry to Cornwall or boat trip out to sea.

Learn about the city's internationally important history at the Mayflower Museum.


South Devon

Make the most of South Brent's location and explore South Devon.

Salcombe and Dartmouth are two of the best coastal towns in the UK.

Bigbury-on-Sea Beach and Bantham Beach are sublime.

The English Riviera is packed with family visitor attractions.

Inland, Totnes is a superb place. Take a boat trip from Totnes down the River Dart to Dartmouth.


Local towns and villages

In this area, we'd also recommend visiting Ashburton and Plymouth.