Find places to stay with easy access to Sheepstor, Burrator Reservoir, Leather Tor and the Upper Plym Valley. Superb location in the south west of Dartmoor National Park. Plymouth to the south and Tamar Valley AONB to the west. The South Devon AONB is to the south east.
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Eastern Tor, Devon


  • Located in Sheepstor, Devon, South West England, England
  • An unremarkable tor in a remarkable location. If you walk to Eastern Tor from the car parking area south east of Burrator Reservoir, you'll pass a Scout Hut and large and complex prehistoric settlement. This is clearly marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. East of this settlement are Ditsworthy Warren and the famous Bronze Age site at Drizzle Combe with its stone rows and giant standing stones. Beyond that, across the River Plym, is English Heritage's Upper Plym Valley. It's an historically fascinating landscape. Once you arrive at Eastern Tor, you'll see a house in front of you. This old warren house was recently used as a film location in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse'. Beyond the house, behind the Trowlesworthy Tors, are the China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor). From Eastern Tor, we'd recommend returning to the car parking area via Gutter Tor. It offers top views. Click through to the Gutter Tor listing to read more
  • By James Penman

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Upper Plym Valley, Devon

Located in Sheepstor, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The Upper Plym Valley runs from Plym Head on the high south plateau of Dartmoor National Park down to the China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor) on the border of the Park. The Upper Plym Valley is the area east of the Rive...

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Drizzle Combe Standing Stones, Devon

Located in Sheepstor, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

There are three relatively small stone rows at Drizzle Combe. These stone rows are by English Heritage's Upper Plym Valley which is home to a number of other stone rows. These include the Trowlesworthy Tors and Penn Beac...

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Gutter Tor, Devon

Located in Sheepstor, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Gutter Tor is a super little rocky outcrop south east of Burrator Reservoir. If you open up the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and flip it over onto the side that covers the southern section of Dartmoor Nat...

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The Moorland Hotel, Plymouth
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Approximately 3.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 18; Rates: 30 - 60 Per Night

This hotel sits on the quiet southern slopes of Dartmoor National Park and is 20 minutes from the centre of Plymouth It has views across the South Hams to the sea The Moorland Hotel is ideal for touring this beautiful pa...

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Harrabeer Country House, Devon
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Approximately 4.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 6; Rates: 65 - 80 Per Night

This delightful little country house offers relaxed surroundings with many of the services of a hotel...

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Moorland Links Hotel, Plymouth
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Approximately 4.7 miles away.

Total Rooms: 44; Rates: 30 - 90 Per Night

With easy access to Plymouth city centre, The Moorland Links Hotel is situated between Plymouth and Tavistock, on Dartmoor...

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