Things To Do near Wheal Betsy (National Trust)

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Tavy Cleave to Ger Tor Circular Walk, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave to Ger Tor Circular Walk, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking Tavy Cleave and Ger Tor Tavy Cleave is a stunning valley cut by the River Tavy on the western side of Dartmoor. This walk follows the River Tavy in the valley and then loops around the top of Tavy Cleave to Tavy Cleave Tors and Ger Tor. The terrain in the upper section of Tavy Cleave...

Tavy Cleave Tors, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Tavy Cleave Tors, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Tavy cuts the beautiful Tavy Cleave over on the western side of Dartmoor. The northern lip of the cleave, or valley, is lined with some wonderful outcrops. Ger Tor is a cluster of granite outcrops providing super views east up the valley to Fur Tor and is situated close to the tail of the...

The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor has several 'longstones'. Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down) is located on the moor above Chagford in the north eastern section of the National Park. The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor) is situated on the moor in the western section of Dartmoor. Both are part of prehistoric c...

The Dartmoor Inn/River Lyd Stepping Stones, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor Inn/River Lyd Stepping Stones, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There's a popular car parking area on the western side of Dartmoor behind The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford. You access the car parking area by a lane just north of the inn. You can explore some of the National Park's most beautiful tors from here. To do so, you have to cross the River Lyd. The easiest wa...

Hare Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Hare Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Great place and a favourite tor in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. Topped by a pole used to fly a red flag when the British Army are training in Willsworthy Range, the views from Hare Tor are sensational. Drive the A30 from Cornwall to Dartmoor and Great Links Tor and Hare Tor dominat...

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Some hut settlements [on Dartmoor] are unenclosed, but have connecting walls between individual huts. This is a different approach to the arrangements of space around the houses, and shows no apparent need for an outer enclosur...

Brat Tor (Bray Tor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Brat Tor (Bray Tor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Watching the sun set over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall from the western flank of Dartmoor is one of the National Park's great sights. Brat Tor, a rocky outcrop on the edge of the high moor, is a superb vantage point. It's also very easily accessible from a large c...

Widgery Cross, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Widgery Cross, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In Lydford, a local information board reads: 'High on the open moor to the east of Lydford lies Bray Tor, sometimes called Brat Tor, on the summit of which stands an impressive granite cross erected to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. The cross was built at the expense of Willia...

Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor has plenty of Sharp Tors and Sharpitors. This one is in the western section of the National Park and is part of a chain of dramatic granite outcrops providing super views over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall. We've positioned Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor) on...

Langstone Moor and Langstone Mire, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor and Langstone Mire, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the western side of Dartmoor National Park, close to the B3357 as it climbs from Tavistock to Merrivale, is a cluster of well known tors. Cox Tor, the Staple Tors and Great Mis Tor attract large numbers of walkers. Just beyond these is Langstone Moor with its stone circle, standing stone, st...

Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor's stone circles tend to occupy stunning locations. Langstone Moor Stone Circle is no exception. Situated in a vast, open stretch of moorland with the bulk of Great Mis Tor rising to the south east, Langstone Moor Stone Circle is essential visiting if you're interested in Dartmoor's prehisto...

Cox Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Cox Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Awesome views. Great place from which to watch the sun set over the Westcountry. Very easily accessible from a large car parking area on the western edge of Dartmoor's high moor. Cox Tor is also superb as part of a circular walk taking in Roos Tor and The Staple Tors. We've positioned Cox Tor on...

Arms Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Arms Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Arms Tor is a very easily accessible collection of outcrops on the western fringe of Dartmoor's north moor. It's just north of the distinctive Brat Tor (Bray Tor) topped by Widgery Cross and sits below the immensely impressive Great Links Tor. The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford is nearby so it's a great to...

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

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

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...

Roos Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Roos Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Roos is the northernmost tor in a cluster of outcrops on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. It's near the stunning and much photographed Great Staple Tor and overlooks Langstone Moor with its stone circle, standing stone and stone row. Great Mis Tor dominates to the east. The view north alo...