Things To Do near Lydford

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Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Lake Down, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Granite Way crosses the impressive Lake Viaduct near Bearslake Inn. A path runs down from the Granite Way and up from Bearslake Inn to the foot of Lake Down. Deep Valley is cut by a stream on the down. It's a wonderful sight and paths climb steeply to the King Way, Sourton Tors and Rattlebr...

Gren Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Gren Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Along with its neighbour Hunt Tor, Gren Tor is a small outcrop located on boggy moorland by the headwaters of the River Lyd. Like Hunt Tor, it's easily accessible from the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused). We've positioned Gren Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to se...

Rattle Brook, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattle Brook, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Rattle Brook rises by the Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused) on remote moorland in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. It flows past Bleak House with Green Tor to the east and Higher and Lower Dunna Goat Tors to the west. Beyond Rattlebrook Mine (Disused), it runs between Amicombe Hill...

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Standon Down Settlement, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his book 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor', Phil Newman writes: 'Some hut settlements [on Dartmoor] are unenclosed, but have connecting walls between individual huts. This is a different approach to the arrangements of space around the houses, and shows no apparent need for an outer enclosur...

Hunt Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Hunt Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is a remote tor on the boggy Woodcock Hill. Near Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Hunt Tor is very easily accessible on the Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused). We've positioned Hunt Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Hunt Tor is one for the...

Bleak House, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Bleak House, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

According to the Dartmoor expert Eric Hemery in 'High Dartmoor': 'The peat-works are situated at the bottle-neck of the mire ... When the works first gave promise of financial success and the railway from Bridestowe was built in 1879, the manager was provided with a house eight hundred yards down...

Green Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Green Tor, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Green Tor is situated by the headwaters of Rattle Brook and Green Tor Water on the flank of Amicombe Hill in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. The tor overlooks Bleak House which was once part of Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused). The huge and impressive Great Links Tor is nearby. De...

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing wrote: 'These works were established in 1878, and the railway from Bridestowe Station for the conveyance of the peat was cut in the following year. Operations did not continue very long, nor have the endeavours to re-start them that have more than once...

Lyd Head, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lyd Head, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Lyd rises between Corn Ridge and Woodcock Hill in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park. It's boggy, flat terrain best avoided unless you're walking after a long period of dry weather. From its headwaters, the River Lyd flows past Great Nodden to the footbridge and stepping s...

OXO Stone, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

OXO Stone, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

A commemorative plaque reads: 'THIS CHRISTIAN STONE DATES TO ABOUT THE 10TH CENTURY AD. FOUND AT EAST LINNACOMBE IT WAS REPAIRED AND ERECTED HERE BY THE DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY 1985.'

Branscombe's Loaf (and Cheese), Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Branscombe's Loaf (and Cheese), Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

In her work 'The Outline of Dartmoor's Story', Sylvia Sayer tells the story of Bishop Bronescombe and his loaf: 'Bishop Bronescombe often travelled on the Moor himself ... [He] was a great character and well known to his flock, who loved to tell stories of his doings as they sat around their peat...

Sourton Tors, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Sourton Tors, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Sourton is a small village on the A386 road that skirts the western side of Dartmoor National Park's high moors. Sourton Tors are a collection of rocky outcrops that rise on steps of moorland above the village. The number of outcrops and the fact that they are dispersed across steps of moorl...

The Highwayman Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

The Highwayman Inn, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Britain's most unusual inn The Highwayman Inn bills itself as Britain's most unusual inn. The eccentric interior is packed with artefacts and curiosities. The Highwayman Inn is highly recommended if you're looking for something (very) different.   Sourton The A30 skirts the northern...

Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

According to The Church of England's 'A Church Near You' site, Sourton St Thomas a Becket Church 'was dedicated in honour of St. Thomas a Becket in the 14th Century by descendants of two knights who had taken part in the murder of Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury Cathedral in 117...

Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

One for the Dartmoor enthusiast or tor bagger, Kitty Tor is a collection of small outcrops on the high, flat moorland of Amicombe Hill, Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Ten Tors teams nickname the valley east and north of Kitty Tor 'death valley'. The moorland surrounding Kitty Tor can get really boggy...