Things To Do near Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor)

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Sheepstor St Leonard Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor St Leonard Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

According to the Devon Historic Churches Trust, 'there has been a church on this site since the early thirteenth century. The present building dates from the 1450s'. Refer to their site for more information. There's also a more detailed PDF outlining the history of the church on the West Dartmo...

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Leat (Plymouth Leat), Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Spend time exploring Plymouth, South Devon and the south western section of Dartmoor National Park and you'll become familiar with Sir Francis Drake. From the statues at Plymouth and Tavistock to his home at Buckland Abbey, the modern multi-use activity trail Drake's Trail to his birthplace on the T...

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A high number of tors circle Princetown. Some, like Great Mis Tor, are dramatic. Others, like Little Mis Tor, are more understated. Hart Tor is one of the latter. A relatively small rocky outcrop, it sits on a spur of land between the upper section of the River Meavy and Hart Tor Brook about a mile...

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator and Sheepstor Circular Walk, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you're heading to Burrator Reservoir and want a good, long walk then this is the one we'd most recommend. It takes in both the reservoir and one of Dartmoor's most impressive tors. The views throughout the walk are magnificent. Start from the car parking areas by Burrator Dam. There's a q...

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. These monuments comprise thin slabs of stone set on edge...

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is arguably the most extraordinary stone row on Dartmoor. Whilst Stall Moor Stone Row is the longest in the world and Stalldown Stone Row has the tallest collection of stones, for sheer presence it's hard to beat Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row). This is essential visiting when...

Combshead Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Combshead Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Burrator Reservoir is an exceptionally popular visitor attraction in the south western section of Dartmoor National Park. It's beautiful and great for waterside walks. The reservoir is also fringed by many stunning tors. Leather Tor and the vast bulk of Sheeps Tor are the most dramatic. At the easte...

Devonport Leat, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Devonport Leat, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Devonport Leat is arguably the most impressive leat on Dartmoor and the one you're most likely to walk along or cross if you're exploring the National Park in depth. The leat has multiple headweirs and winds its way from its most northerly point on Dartmoor's north moor to the south western border o...

Newleycombe Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Newleycombe Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A lake on Dartmoor is a stream or brook. Newleycombe Lake is a stream running down to Burrator Reservoir. It cuts a valley that was also shaped by the tin mining industry. The valley is lined with prehistoric and medieval attractions including the extraordinary Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Sone...

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Replica Of Drake's Drum, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

A plaque reads: 'THE REPLICA OF DRAKE'S DRUM. THE REPLICA DRUM IN THE GABLE OF THE SCHOOL ROOF WAS PLACED IN ITS PRESENT POSITION IN 1992 BY PAST PUPILS OF MEAVY SCHOOL. THE ORIGINAL DRUM IS ON VIEW IN NEARBY BUCKLAND ABBEY. THE SCHOOL BUILDING WAS OPENED ON 4TH JANUARY 1926 AND THE DRUM, PLACED...

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is a great starting point from which to explore the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. There's a car parking area as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. This car parking area is by a ford and a copse in which is a scout hut. These are below Gutter Tor. A good...

King's Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

King's Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

King's Tor is a superb collection of granite outcrops roughly 3km west of Princetown. The tor overlooks the prehistoric complex at Merrivale and provides top views of this section of the National Park in addition to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall. The Granite and Ge...

Meavy Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Meavy Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Meavy rises on the outskirts of Princetown by the old Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) below North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. The B3212 Princetown to Yelverton road cuts across the headwaters at Devil's Bridge. Meavy Head is unusual for Dartmo...

The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Great pub location This is one of Dartmoor's great pub locations. The Warren House Inn is on high moorland. Fingle Bridge Inn is in a classic Dartmoor steep-sided valley. The Royal Oak Inn is in a picture-postcard village by the village green. Highly recommended when on holiday in Dartmoor Nation...

Marchant's Cross, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park

Marchant's Cross, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Marchant's Cross is an impressive Dartmoor cross near Meavy and Lovaton south of Burrator Dam/Burrator Reservoir. Zoom in on the accompanying Google map to see its location. According to the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery, Marchant's Cross lies on the Plympton to Tavistock Monastic Route. He describ...