Things To Do near Sharpitor (Princetown/West Dartmoor)

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Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

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

Stone Circles Scorhill Stone Circle. Very popular stone circle on the moor above Chagford. Head for Batworthy Corner and walk across. White Moor Stone Circle. Remote stone circle on the high north moor. The setting is stunning but it takes effort to visit. Nine Maidens Stone Circle. Impress...

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

If time's restricted and you want to discover Dartmoor's internationally important prehistory then head for Merrivale. Stone rows, cairns, hut circles, cists, a standing stone and a stone circle are packed into a small area of moorland between Princetown and Tavistock on the western side of Dartmoor...

Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Probably the most famous stone cross on Dartmoor, Nun's or Siward's Cross sits on the intersection of a number of ancient travel routes. Nun's or Siward's Cross is one of a high number of crosses on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. It's also on what the Ordnance Survey Explorer...

Dartmoor Prison, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Drive the B3212 from Two Bridges to Princetown and you come to a lay-by offering views of the formidable Dartmoor Prison. Today, it's a prison housing low risk inmates. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was built to house French and American prisoners of war. During the Napoleonic Wars, Fr...

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Two of the most grim yet fascinating visitor attractions in the Westcountry can be found on its high moors. On Bodmin is Bodmin Jail. On Dartmoor is Dartmoor Prison Museum. Dartmoor Prison dominates Princetown. Just up the road from the prison's famous main entrance, in a building that was once t...

Feather Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Feather Tor is a small rocky outcrop on Whitchurch Common on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. It rises above Windypost Cross and Grimstone and Sortridge Leat. The tor provides top views and is part of some great circular walks in the area. We've positioned Feather Tor on Google maps so...

Drizzle Combe (Drizzlecombe), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe (Drizzlecombe), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Drizzle Combe is a short valley in the southern section of the Dartmoor National Park. It's situated between Burrator Reservoir and the high south moor. Cut by a brook, the area is known for its prehistoric sites and is part of the Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage). In his book 'High Dartmoo...

Rundlestone Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

Rundlestone is a hamlet by the B3357 on the outskirts of Princetown. The rocky outcrop nearest the hamlet is called Rundlestone Tor. It's one of a cluster of granite outcrops on the dome of moorland west of Princetown that's topped by North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast. We've positioned...

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Settlements, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Look at the Upper Plym Valley area (follow the River Plym upstream from Cadover Bridge to Plym Head) on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and you'll see a high number of settlements. By Drizzle Combe, there are the remains of a large settlement at Whittenknowles Rocks a...

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

We've positioned Nun's Cross Farm on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location south east of Princetown. It's situated by Nun's or Siward's Cross which is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous ancient cross. Available for private hire, see Mount Kel...

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Dartmoor National Park is home to the highest point in southern England, the longest stone row in the world and the most remote spot in the Westcountry. It's also where you'll find a high number of standing stones or menhirs. The tallest, at over 3 metres, is at Drizzle Combe. One of three...

Eastern Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Eastern Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Eastern Tor is a scatter of granite by Ditsworthy Warren House in the southern section of Dartmoor. A track runs past the tor and climbs north east to Drizzle Combe. It's easily accessible from the car parking area by Sheepstor Brook Ford and Scout Hut Copse. We've positioned Eastern Tor on Googl...

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his superb 'The Field Archaeoogy of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'The majority of menhirs are associated with stone rows, forming the terminals at one end of the row. These may have existed before the rows were added or were erected as a deliberate element of the row. The three stone rows at...

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In 'High Dartmoor', Eric Hemery wrote: 'The huge despoiled cairn near the barrow heading the southernmost row is known as Giants Basin [sic]; Bill Pengelly told me that many of its stones were taken by Ditsworthy warreners for constructing their rabbit-buries.'

Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

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

Owing to its location, Windypost Cross is one of the most visited stone crosses in the National Park. Situated on Whitchurch Common above Tavistock and by the B3357, Windypost Cross is very easily accessible from the large car park at Tavistock View Point. It stands next to the Grimstone and So...