Things To Do near Wheal Betsy (National Trust)

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Holming Beam Bridge, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Holming Beam Bridge, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

There's a car parking area at Holming Beam offering access to the Merrivale Range area of Dartmoor National Park. This is a British Army firing range but it's open to the public for large chunks of the year. The car parking area is above a beautiful valley cut by the River Cowsic as it fl...

Lydford Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

The Lichway/Lych Way runs, roughly speaking, between Bellever Forest in the heart of Dartmoor to Lydford on the western border of the National Park. For centuries, people working the moors had to carry their dead across the moors to bury them at Lydford Church. Lydford Tor is situated by the Lichway...

Rundlestone Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Rundlestone Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Rundlestone is a hamlet by the B3357 on the outskirts of Princetown. The rocky outcrop nearest the hamlet is called Rundlestone Tor. It's one of a cluster of granite outcrops on the dome of moorland west of Princetown that's topped by North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. We've positioned...

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge Peat Pass, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Dartmoor’s north and south moors are home to a high number of peat passes. These passes were cut through the thick layer of peat to provide safe and easy passage. The most impressive is the deep pass on Whitehorse Hill. The biggest and most dramatic is on the remote Black Ridge by Black Hill. This...

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

BBC’s ‘Secret Britain’ rare high altitude oak woodland Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve is one of Dartmoor’s rare high altitude oak woodlands. The copse runs along a bank of the West Okement River in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park. The Reserve was featured in th...

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Ridge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

This is one of the strangest places in Dartmoor National Park. Huge peat hags and channels have been cut from the high moorland. Piles of white rocks have been placed on the black peat to guide visitors along the old peat pass. Walking along Black Ridge is quite easy. Getting there is much more diff...

North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

This is one of the most difficult long distance routes we’ve walked in Dartmoor National Park. It’s marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map ‘Dartmoor’ map as an ancient travel route across Dartmoor. We’ve split it into two sections running north to south.   Section 1. North...

Black Hill (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Hill (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

One for the Dartmoor obsessive, Black Hill is a remote stretch of high moorland near the sources of the East Dart River, River Taw and West Okement River. Cranmere Pool and its letterbox are to the north. Cut Hill is to the south. We've positioned Black Hill on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satelli...

Shelstone Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Shelstone Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Some of Dartmoor's most beautiful tors are either far from towns and villages or tucked away in less well known areas of moorland. Shelstone Tor is an example of the latter. Located near the north western border of Dartmoor National Park where the Upper West Okement Valley meets Meldon Reservoir,...

Rough Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Rough Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Every year, large numbers of visitors wander up the West Dart River valley from Two Bridges to explore Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve. Many of these visitors also climb to the top of nearby Longaford Tor for its sensational views across Dartmoor National Park. From the top of Longaford Tor,...

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Prewley Moor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles 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...

Black Tor (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Tor (North Dartmoor), Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Some of Dartmoor's most striking tors are situated above the National Park's many river valleys and cleaves. Black Tor is a fine example. Black Tor is a series of rocky outcrops located above Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve in the Upper West Okement Valley. We've positioned Black Tor on...

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fordsland Ledge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Fordsland Ledge is a large strip of moorland covered with clitter occupying ground between High Willhays and the West Okement River. Whilst we include it on Holiday in Dartmoor as a point of reference, Fordsland Ledge provides stunning views of Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve, the Upper We...

North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Princetown sits below a high dome of moorland. At 517m above sea level, this dome is topped with a giant radio mast and a trig point on a rocky outcrop. These are North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. The views from the trig point are huge and it's a short, sharp walk from Princetown so we'd ver...

Dartmoor Live Firing, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Live Firing, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

If you see one of these flags then the army are using the area for live firing. You'll hear the gunfire well before you see red flags but, still, do look out for them. They're positioned on the highest ground so you can't miss them. Dartmoor has three army ranges: Okehampton, Wilsworthy and Merri...