Things To Do near Buckfastleigh

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Holwell Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Visit the South Devon coast around Teignmouth and you'll see the distinctive granite outcrops of Haytor Rocks on the horizon to the west. Granite was quarried at Haytor Rocks and the surrounding tors and then transported down to the coast on a tramway and canal. Holwell Tor is at the western end of...

Ugborough Moor, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park

Ugborough Moor, South Brent, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Dartmoor is split into two areas of high moorland. The north moor is in the northern section of the National Park. The south moor is in the southern section. These vast areas of moorland are further split into smaller sections. Ugborough Moor is one of them. If you look at the Ordnance Survey Explor...

Holwell Tor Quarries Hut, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Tor Quarries Hut, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

You often see a line of schoolkids following the Haytor Granite Tramway to Holwell Tor. Whilst their teachers are introducing them to the history and beauty of the area, they are also taking their pupils to see the quirky Holwell Tor Quarries Hut. Quarry workers sheltered in the hut when using...

Ter Hill Cross (West), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Ter Hill Cross (West), Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

There are two stone crosses close to one another on Ter Hill on the flank of Dartmoor's south plateau. These crosses are part of the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route and, along with many others, were used as waymarkers for the journey between Buckfast Abbey and Tavistock Abbey. We'v...

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Harford Moor, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Harford is a small village on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor. Harford Bridge spans the River Erme. The moorland east of the River Erme is called Harford Moor and is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map by Piles Copse. We've positioned Harford Moor on Google maps so zoom i...

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell/Becka Brook Valley, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Becka Brook runs from the moor between Haytor Rocks and Widecombe-in-the-Moor down to the River Bovey by Hisley Bridge in the lower part of the Bovey Valley. The brook can be split into three sections. The upper section flows through open moorland. The middle section is at Bovey Falls Woodland Pa...

Bell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Bell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Bell Tor is a small rocky outcrop located on Bonehill Down overlooking Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The tor is a few hundred metres above the car parking areas by Bonehill Rocks. We'd recommend visiting Bell Tor as part of the Honeybag, Chinkwell and Bell Tors Circular Walk. We've positioned Be...

Erme Plains, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Erme Plains, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Today, Erme Plains is remote moorland in the heart of Dartmoor's south moor. It's bisected by the River Erme. The eastern side of Erme Plains is easily accessible. The western side of Erme Plains is more difficult to access. The moorland here is packed with points of interest including the...

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Swincombe Head, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

The River Swincombe rises above the infamous Foxtor Mires on the northern flank of Dartmoor National Park's south plateau. The River Avon rises to the east. The River Plym has its headwaters to the south west. We've positioned Swincombe Head on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Haytor Rocks is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. The rocks rise from Haytor Down which is peppered with disused quarries and crossed by an old tramway on which granite was transported from the moors down to Stover Canal and then to the coast at Teignmouth from where the rock was...

Piles Valley, Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Piles Valley, Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Home to one of Dartmoor's rare high altitude oak woodlands, Piles Valley is cut by the River Erme as it flows from Dartmoor's south moor down to the South Devon coast. Marked on the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map, Piles Valley is a stunning place. High above to the west is Stalldown Barr...

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Spring Things To Do, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Holiday in Dartmoor is part of a network of local UK travel sites. Information (photos/words) is provided by locals who live in a local area. We see beautiful spring photos from places like West Cornwall and South Devon when Dartmoor is still in the grip of winter. In short, spring arrives late...

Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor), Harford, Dartmoor National Park

Sharp Tor (South Dartmoor), Harford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

This tor rises above the rare high altitude oak woodlands Piles Copse in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. The views over Piles Copse/Piles Valley to Stalldown Barrow and the remote south moor are amazing. Three Barrows are, roughly speaking, to the north. The Two Moors Way passes...

Mount Misery Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park

Mount Misery Cross, Hexworthy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 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...

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Holwell Lawn is the most popular place to experience bluebells in Dartmoor National Park. On a sunny day, when the flowers are at their most vibrant and their intoxicatng smell pervades the moor, Holwell Lawn can get crowded. This circular walk takes you through the most popular area in addition to...