Things To Do near Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route

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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...

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) is one of Dartmoor National Park's many attractions and we'll be adding more information shortly.

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Crazy Well Pool, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Popular with wild swimmers, Crazy Well Pool is a large, deep pit filled with water. The pit was created by tin miners. A gert, or valley cut by miners, runs south of the pool. Crazy Well Cross is to the east and is on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. The Granite and Gears Princetown an...

Crazy Well Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

The Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route runs between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. It passes over high moor and is lined with crosses. Where high moor descends to the Burrator Reservoir area are a number of crosses including Crazy Well Cross. It's named after nearby Crazy Well Pool. We've...

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...

Whiteworks, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

A road runs from Princetown to the edge of Foxtor Mires. Whiteworks is at the end of that road. Whiteworks is a disused tin mine. When you visit, you'll see extensive ruins and old mine shafts fenced off from the public. These are next to some modern buildings. Kids can often be seen chargin...

Leeden Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

There are many car parking areas along the B3212 between Princetown and Yelverton. These provide great access to the tors east of the road overlooking Burrator Reservoir such as Sharpitor and Leather Tor. They also provide easy access to the tors west of the B3212. One of the best is Leeden Tor with...

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...

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...

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

Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Foxtor Mires, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There are some places on Dartmoor that are best avoided. Raybarrow Pool by Cosdon Hill on the north moor is a dangerous place. Down on the edge of the National Park's south plateau, Foxtor Mires is another. Said to have been the inspiration for Grimpen Mire in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of...

Holming Beam Bridge, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Holming Beam Bridge, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a car parking area at Holming Beam offering access to the Merrivale Range area of Dartmoor National Park. This is a British Army firing range but it's open to the public for large chunks of the year. The car parking area is above a beautiful valley cut by the River Cowsic as it fl...

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's Cross Farm, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 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...

Ingra Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

The Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) descends from Princetown to the border of Dartmoor National Park. All that remains is an old trackbed that's used for the Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes. The railway trackbed sweeps around a number of...

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Headweir Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The River Swincombe and Strane River (having been fed by Nun's Cross Brook) meet at the eastern end of Foxtor Mires near the beginning of the old Wheal Emma Leat (Dry Channel). Just before they meet, there are two fords spanning each waterway. After a spell of dry weather, the ford across th...