Things To Do near Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor)

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Gutter Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Gutter Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Gutter Tor is an easily accessible and very impressive collection of outcrops above Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse east of Sheepstor village and the lower section of Burrator Reservoir. It provides super views of the Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage). We've positioned Gutter Tor on G...

Hutchinson's Cross/Devonport Leat Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hutchinson's Cross/Devonport Leat Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

In his 'Walking The Dartmoor Waterways: A guide to retracing the leats and canals of the Dartmoor country', Eric Hemery writes: 'Above the right bank [of the Devonport Leat] stands a modern granite cross erected in 1968 by Lieutenant Commander B. Hutchinson of Stoke Fleming, in memory of his moth...

Heckwood Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Heckwood Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Heckwood Tor is a collection of outcrops on the edge of a finger of open moorland on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. Feather Tor is a short stroll away to the north west. The impressive Pew Tor is close to the south west. The tor overlooks a section of the Walkham Valley. This private la...

Dartmoor Horse Riding, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Horse Riding, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Horse riding This is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Dartmoor National Park. Whilst there are branches of The Pony Club, rallies and camps for those who are based in the area, the National Park has a high number of stables aimed at those who are on holiday in Dartmoor. This lis...

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Study a map of Dartmoor and you'll see plenty of names with the word 'warren' in them. Perhaps the most well-known example is Headland Warren by The Warren House Inn in the heart of the National Park. Another is Ditsworthy Warren in the Upper Plym Valley in the southern section of Dartmoor. Warre...

Pew Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Pew Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

To the west of the Park with great views down to Tavistock and the Tamar Valley AONB. To the north, you’ll see the Staple Tors and Great Mis Tor and to the east King's Tor and a number of disused quarries. To the south east is Burrator Reservoir. Pew Tor is an easy walk from the large car park...

Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

England's highest brewery, Dartmoor Brewery is situated below North Hessary Tor and TV Station near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Dartmoor Prison and Dartmoor Prison Museum. In early 2016, Dartmoor Brewery opened a shop on site. We'd urge you to try Jale Ale, Dartmo...

South Hessary Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

South Hessary Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

One of Dartmoor's most distinctive landmarks is the radio mast that rises north west of Princetown. North Hessary Tor and its trig point are situated next to the mast. At 517m above sea level and the highest point in the immediate vicinity of Princetown, North Hessary Tor provides big and impressive...

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

North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 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...

Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking/views If you're not staying in Princetown, there's a large car park in the centre of the village. Start from there. Wander over to the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre and you'll see The Plume of Feathers Inn across the road. Just to the left of the inn is the beginning of a track&...

Vixen Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Vixen Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

'No admittance. Vixen Tor is private land and closed to the general public. Please do not trespass.'

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The standing stone at Merrivale is situated in the south western section of the prehistoric complex. At about 3 metres or 10 feet tall, it's relatively close to Merrivale Stone Circle. We've positioned Merrivale Standing Stone on Google maps so zoom in in the 'Satellite' setting to see its locati...

Princetown, North Hessary Tor and Foggintor Quarries Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown, North Hessary Tor and Foggintor Quarries Circular Walk, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Walking/views Start from the car park next to Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. Wander up the B3357 main road in the direction of Dartmoor Prison and Dartmoor Prison Museum. Very shortly, you'll see Station Road to your left. The road leads to Dartmoor Brewery and then bends r...

Jobber's Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Jobber's Road, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Stand outside Princetown National Park Visitor Centre facing The Plume of Feathers Inn and you'll see a road to the left of the pub leading to a couple of car parks. A path runs from here to South Hessary Tor and then Nun's or Siward's Cross and Nun's Cross Farm. This is part of the old Jo...

Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The beginning of the 19th century saw French and American prisoners of war arrive at Dartmoor Prison. Between 1810 and 1814, these prisoners of war built Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church. After decades of hard weather, the fabric of the building fell into a bad state of repair...