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Devonport Leat


  • Located in Dartmoor National Park, National Parks
  • A leat is a man-made water channel. Devonport is part of Plymouth city.* Devonport Leat is a man-made water channel that was once used to transport water from the high moors to the South Devon coast
  • We include Devonport Leat on PictureTheUK as a point of reference. Spend time walking in Dartmoor National Park and you'll come across the leat at some point. We think it's most impressive around Siward's or Nun's Cross and Nun's Cross Farm where it disappears under the moors on its way west to the Burrator Reservoir area
  • If you have expert local knowledge on Devonport Leat that you're willing to share then we'd love to publish it here. The leat seems to start on the River Cowsic near Two Bridges although we've also walked next to a leat in that area which is fed by the West River Dart. From the Two Bridges area, Devonport Leat cuts back towards Princetown before meandering south to Whiteworks. From there, it runs west across the moors by Crazywell Pool before turning south to Burrator Reservoir. Clearly, in the past it would have continued down to the coast. Today, it seems to stop at the Burrator Dam area. This information is generated from photographs we've taken whilst exploring Dartmoor National Park. We've also used the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and the Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map for detail
  • Walk regularly in this part of the Park and you'll see men clearing the leat
  • *When the leat was built at the end of eighteenth century, Devonport was a separate town. At that time, it was called Plymouth Dock
  • By James Penman

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Siward's or Nun's Cross and Nun's Cross Farm, Devon

Located in Princetown, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Siward's or Nun's Cross is an ancient stone cross in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. About 2 miles south east of Princetown, this large cross is sited by the side of a wide track that arcs from Princetown...

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Foxtor Mires, Devon

Located in Princetown, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

South east of Princetown, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, Foxtor Mires is an atmospheric place linked to one of the UK's most famous detective stories and surrounded by many points of interest. Foxtor Mires is we...

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Cross Stone, Devon

Located in Princetown, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

To the best of our knowledge, this is the smallest cross in Dartmoor National Park. Whilst researching and photographing the Crane Hill and Fox Tor areas of Dartmoor National Park, we came across a tiny metal cross faste...

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Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor
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Approximately 3.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 33; Rates: 65 - 400 Per Night

Nestling beside the West Dart River, in 60 acres of private grounds at the very heart of the Dartmoor National Park, the hotel is reminiscent of a bygone age of opulence with the added extravagance of today's little luxu...

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Harrabeer Country House, Devon
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Approximately 5.7 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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The Old School Guesthouse, Horrabridge
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Approximately 6.0 miles away.

Total Rooms: 3; Rates: 75 - 85 Per Night

This friendly guest house was built as a school house in 1875 It has been converted to comfortable, homely accommodation with beautiful original features...

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