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

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Wistman's Wood Ford, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Wistman's Wood Ford, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Wistman's Wood is an extraordinary National Nature Reserve located in a valley cut by the West Dart River on the egde of Dartmoor's high north plateau. Wistman's Wood Ford is a place where you can, in good conditions, cross the West Dart River. The ford is roughly one kilometre north of...

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.'

Swincombe Bridge (Swincombe Fairy Bridge/Swincombe Ford Bridge), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Bridge (Swincombe Fairy Bridge/Swincombe Ford Bridge), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Swincombe rises on the edge of Dartmoor's south plateau. It flows into Foxtor Mires where it meets Strane River at Headweir Ford. From there, it picks up speed and tumbles through a very pretty valley to a reservoir. Downstream of the reservoir, by the ruined buildings at Swincombe, is the...

Dartmoor Cream Teas, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Cream Teas, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Most major visitor attractions, hotels, pubs and cafes sell cream teas on Dartmoor. Whilst exploring and photographing the National Park, we've enjoyed cream teas in the following superb locations and would recommend visits.   National Trust Castle Drogo. Finch Foundry. Lydf...

Powdermills Pottery Cream Tea, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Powdermills Pottery Cream Tea, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a great spot for a cream tea, some shopping and an explore of one of Dartmoor's more quirky points of interest at Powdermills. There's parking available but it's also fun to walk in on the ancient Lichway/Lych Way via either Two Bridges or Postbridge/Bellever Forest. We've positio...

Powdermills Pottery, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Powdermills Pottery, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Drive the B3212 through the heart of Dartmoor National Park and you'll see tall chimney stacks and a cluster of buildings in a remote moorland location near Bellever Forest. This is where gunpowder used to be manufactured. Today, it's the location of local businesses including Powdermills Pottery...

Longaford Tor, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park

Longaford Tor, Two Bridges, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Longaford Tor is a big, impressive rocky outcrop that rises above Wistman's Wood National Nature Reserve on the edge of Dartmoor National Park's high north plateau. The views from Longaford Tor are spectacular so, given that the tor is very easily accessible, we'd very much recommend visiting. The t...

Mount Misery Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Mount Misery Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Moorland climbs steeply south and east of Foxtor Mires. On the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, the land south of the mires is marked Crane Hill. The land to the east is Ter Hill. The Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery edited the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map and used many loca...

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...

Plym Ford, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

There are many fords on the upper section of the River Plym between Plym Head and Ditsworthy Warren House. Some are marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. Others are visible when you walk the river from source to sea. The most used is Plym Ford near Plym Head connecting the high...

Sunshine Valley, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

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

There are lots of old mining works around Foxtor Mires. Whiteworks is to the north west. The wonderfully named Sunshine Valley and nearby Mount Misery are to the south east and east. Marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map, Sunshine Valley is at the head of the River Swinc...

Lichway/Lych Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Lichway/Lych Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a practical guide to walking the Lichway or Lych Way in Dartmoor National Park. When walking the trail, you'll come across plenty of signs and waymarkers using the 'Lichway' spelling so we follow this naming convention. In addition, when exploring Dartmoor's ancient trackways, we use Eric He...

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Black Lane Peat Pass, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The name Black Lane Peat Pass suggests a tidy, sunken road with high, black peat walls offering easy passage through difficult terrain. Whilst this might once have been the case, and there are still such peat passes on the north moor, if you walk Black Lane Peat Pass today you'll expe...

River Walkham, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

River Walkham, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

[Main photo: the River Walkham at Ward Bridge in the Walkham Valley]   From high moor to the western border of Dartmoor National Park The River Walkham flows from remote, tussocky and boggy moorland on Dartmoor’s north moor through a heavily wooded valley to the western border of Dar...

Great Staple Tor, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Great Staple Tor, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Tor/walking One of Dartmoor's most photographed and dramatic tors, Great Staple Tor is located in the west section of the National Park where high moor sweeps down to Tavistock and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We've positioned Great Staple Tor on Google maps so zoo...