Things To Do near Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor)

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The Dewerstone, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Dewerstone is a well-known beauty spot in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's at the south west end of the Dewerstone Valley. The Dewerstone is known for its climbing routes. The vertical rock faces are marked the Dewerstone Crags on local information boards. The De...

Foxtor Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Foxtor Farm is a collection of ruined buildings and enclosures east of the infamous Foxtor Mires. Fox Tor, a series of rocky outcrops on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau, is to the south. Today, the farm ruins are in a remote and quiet area of the National Park. On the route of ancient paths and...

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Dewerstone Crags, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A local information board states that 'the popularity of climbing the Dewerstone Crags has resulted in considerable erosion of the fragile slopes from the crags to the main path ... The National Trust, Dartmoor National Park Authority and The British Mountaineering Council have worked together to re...

Ducks' Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Ducks' Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Dartmoor has a north and south plateau separated by a central bowl. Both high plateaus have iconic and remote pools and letterboxes that attract high numbers of Dartmoor enthusiasts. The north's most famous pool is Cranmere Pool with its letterbox. The south's most famous is Duck...

William Crossing Memorial Stone/Monument, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

William Crossing Memorial Stone/Monument, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

At Ducks' Pool, in a remote section of Dartmoor's south plateau, are a letterbox and monument to the celebrated Dartmoor author William Crossing. A plaque reads: 'IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM CROSSING. AUTHOR OF MANY INSPIRING BOOKS ON DARTMOOR WHOSE GUIDE IS A SOURCE OF INVALUABLE INFORMA...

Erme Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Head, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Famous South Devon rivers such as the Plym, Avon, Yealm and Erme rise in the heart of Dartmoor's south plateau. The Erme takes the longest and most dramatic route across the moor to Ivybridge and then down to the South Devon coast at Erme Mouth between Wonwell Beach and Meadowsfoot Beach. It's also...

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Plym Valley (National Trust), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

If you look at the Ordnance Survey Landranger 191 'Okehampton and North Dartmoor' map, you'll see three blocks of moorland and wooded valley demarcated as National Trust land. This is what we refer to as Plym Valley (National Trust). Roughly speaking, and following the OS map, ...

492, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

492, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, in a remote and featureless section of moorland on Dartmoor's south moor, is a trig point. This is 492. We've positioned 492 on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's not much up there but if you have the...

Blackaton Cross (Restored), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Blackaton Cross (Restored), Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Blackaton Cross is situated on the fringe of Dartmoor's south moor where moorland meets china clay works. We've positioned Blackaton Cross on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head for Cadover Bridge and then follow the lane south east to Blackaton Cros...

River Walkham, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Walkham, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The River Walkham rises on remote moorland on Dartmoor's north moor. The headwaters are about 2km south west of Fur Tor which is said to be the most remote place on Dartmoor and in southern England. Other famous Westcountry rivers such as the River Tavy and River Dart have their headwaters here as w...

Erme Pits, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Pits, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Follow the path marked Abbot's Way on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map from either the east or west and you'll cross the heart of Dartmoor's south plateau. Where the Abbot's Way crosses Erme Head Ford by Erme Head are a number of very deep pits known as Erme Pits. These are the...

Sunshine Valley, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Sunshine Valley, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

There are lots of old mining works around Foxtor Mires. Whiteworks is to the north west. The wonderfully named Sunshine Valley and nearby Mount Misery are to the south east and east. Marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map, Sunshine Valley is at the head of the River Swinc...

Swincombe Reservoir, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Reservoir, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Most Dartmoor reservoirs are large, impressive and reasonably easily accessible. Swincombe Reservoir is small and fenced off from the public. The moorland around the reservoir is flat, boggy and tussocky. Whilst there's a metal bridge at the eastern end of the reservoir, it's closed to the public so...

Tavistock to Ashburton Packhorse Track, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock to Ashburton Packhorse Track, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

This ancient track is shown on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map. Unsurprisingly, it runs between Tavistock on the western border of the National Park to Ashburton on the eastern border. The central section of the track pretty much follows Conchies Road. We include Tavistock to Ash...

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The views from Shell Top are immense. The rocky outcrop looks down on the China Clay Workings, Plymouth and Plymouth Sound. The South Devon coast runs east. The East Cornwall coats runs west. You can also see the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bodmin Moor and Cornish Alps beyond.