Things To Do near Dewerstone Fort/Neolithic Enclosure

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Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Family attraction Spend time walking Dartmoor's south plateau and you'll encounter a high number of ancient crosses. These marked routes across the moors. The routes were used by monks and others to travel between the medieval abbeys and priory that fringed the wild, high ground. Buckland Abbey w...

Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Upper Plym Valley (English Heritage), Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The English Heritage Handbook states that the Upper Plym Valley has 'some 300 Bronze Age and medieval sites, covering 6 square miles of Dartmoor landscape'. Roughly speaking, these sites can be found on the moor between Plym Head and Cadover Bridge. Between these two points of interest, the...

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

An information board on site reads: 'The Burrator Arboretum was created following the storms in the late 1980s, as a collection of native and non native specimens. One of its primary functions is to provide easy access to reservoir visitors who may struggle to explore other areas of the site.'

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Shell Top, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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.

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Shavercombe Tor and Waterfall, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Shavercombe Tor and Waterfall, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Shavercombe Tor is a relatively small collection of outcrops and granite boulders on the western bank of Shavercombe Brook on the edge of Dartmoor's high south moor. The tor is near a waterfall and pool that are popular with Dartmoor enthusiasts and wild swimmers. We've positioned Shave...

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Cross Gate/Lowery Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

This cross is situated by Cross Gate as marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. It's also known locally as Lowery Cross. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location. Cross Gate/Lowery Cross is on both the Buckfast to Tavistoc...

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

The Garden House, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Beautiful gardens just beyond the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Super place for lunch or a cream tea. The Garden House sells plants as well.

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Explore the Burrator Reservoir area and at some point you'll be walking in one of the many plantations that fringe the reservoirs and extend up nearby valleys. Access/points of interest in these plantations are covered below.   Peekhill Plantation. The Granite and Gears Princetown Ra...

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

Drizzle Combe Giant's Basin, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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.'

Penn Beacon, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park

Penn Beacon, Cornwood, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a beacon as 'a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration’. There is a chain of beacons on Dartmoor running from the edge of the north moor down to the edge of the south moor. Penn Beacon is at the edge...

Norsworthy Bridge, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Norsworthy Bridge, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

We include Norsworthy Bridge as a point of reference. Located at the eastern end of Burrator Reservoir, there's a large car parking area by the bridge. It's on a ring road that runs around the water. Norsworthy Bridge is a great place from which to walk to Down Tor and Down Tor Stone Row (Hingsto...

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Drizzle Combe Stone Rows, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 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...

Peek Hill, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Peek Hill, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Part of a circular walk that we recommend, the views from Peek Hill down to Burrator Reservoir and across to Sheeps Tor are exceptional. If you can make it on a sunny day in autumnal October then you're in for a treat.