Things To Do near Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor)

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Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

There are a number of family cycling trails on and around Dartmoor. This one is up there with the best. In the main, Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes follow the trackbed of the old Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled). There's a short route...

Best Princetown Walks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Princetown Princetown is Dartmoor's high moorland town. It sits between Dartmoor's north moor and south moor and provides access to some of the National Park's best prehistory. It's also within walking distance of top visitor destinations like Burrator Reservoir. We provide recommendations for wa...

Merrivale Stone Circle, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Merrivale Stone Circle is situated between the prehistoric complex's main stone rows and its standing stone. Given how impressive the two main stone rows are, the circle is understated. We've positioned Merrivale Stone Circle on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its locatio...

Eylesbarrow, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

A section of the old Jobbers' Road runs between Princetown and Sheepstor. At Nun's or Siward's Cross, the path climbs to the extensive remains of Eylesbarrow Tin Min before descending to Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse below Gutter Tor. Up by Eylesbarrow Tin Mine, just off the Jobbers' Road...

Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The longer version of the Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes is 30km and perfect for a family trip. The Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route is only 20km but is much more demanding. It follows worn paths and tracks across open moorland and is diffic...

Hollow Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Princetown is situated east and south east of the Dartmoor landmark North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. To the west, the moor drops down to Foggintor Quarries and English Heritage's Merrivale Complex. Between these points of interest is Hollow Tor. Small by Dartmoor standards, Hollow Tor is located...

Dartmoor Mugs by HK White, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Mugs by HK White, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

With original artwork by the local artist Helen White, there are six fine bone china mugs in the Dartmoor National Park collection: Postbridge. A medieval packhorse clapper bridge across the East Dart with Bellever Tor on the horizon. Bowerman's Nose. The petrified huntsman and his hounds look...

Best Dartmoor Food and Drink, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Food and Drink, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Pubs and inns The one Michelin-starred Treby Arms. The Three Crowns Inn in Chagford. The Globe Inn in Chagford. Fingle Bridge Inn at the beauty spot Fingle Bridge in the Teign Gorge. The Cleave Pub in Lustleigh. The Old Inn in Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The Warren Hou...

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Family attraction If you're on holiday in Dartmoor and want to learn more about the National Park, we'd recommend spending half a day at the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. High quality displays, information boards and videos guide you through the story of the moors and its people, its w...

Best Dartmoor Shopping, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Shopping, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) champion local products. Shop at Princetown National Park Visitor Centre in the heart of Princetown. Try also Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre near the iconic Postbridge Clapper Bridge in Postbridge and Haytor V...

The Plume of Feathers Inn, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

The Plume of Feathers Inn, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

High moorland pub The Plume of Feathers Inn is located in the centre of Princetown next to the Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. Accommodation includes bed and breakfast, a bunkhouse and camping.   Parking There's plenty of parking out back for customers.   Pu...

Fox Tor Cafe, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Fox Tor Cafe, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Travel around the UK's National Parks and you'll come across cafes and pubs synonymous with the outdoor life. Fox Tor Cafe is Dartmoor's version of this. Situated in Princetown towards the heart of the National Park, Fox Tor Cafe offers reasonably easy access to both the south and north moors in...

Princetown Cycle Hire/Fox Tor Cafe Cycle Hire, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Cycle Hire/Fox Tor Cafe Cycle Hire, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Princetown is at the start, and end, of two Granite and Gears mountain biking routes. The Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Route is family friendly. The Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route is a little more demanding. You can hire mountain bikes from Fox...

Merrivale Cists, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

There are many burial cairns at Merrivale. In addition, there are two cists. A cist is a bit like a granite coffin. On Dartmoor, cists come in all shapes and sizes. One of the National Park's largest cists is just south of the largest stone row at Merrivale. One of Dartmoor's most dramatic is situat...

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Two long stone rows dominate the Merrivale prehistoric complex. They are separated by a leat. The stone row closest to the B3357 and to the north of the leat is about 180 metres or 590 feet long. The stone row to the south of the leat is about 260 metres or 850 feet long. A burial cist and circ...