Towns & Villages - South Dartmoor
The southern part of Dartmoor is beautifully situated if you are coming in for a visit from South Devon. Some wonderful walking is available here, and several fabulous towns in which to while away an afternoon!
Main towns would be Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and Ivybridge, but it’s extremely easy to migrate northwards into the beautiful villages on the moor like Holne, Buckfast and Horridge.
It’s relatively easy to stroll up to the top of Haytor, where you will be stunned by the views, which include the shimmering English Channel beyond the English Riviera. Most definitely a scrumptious cream tea should be on your itinerary for the day!
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Until the 20th Century, Ivybridge earned its living from tin, edge tools, corn, paper and cloth - the power for these enterprises provided by waterwheels driven by the energetic river Erme. Because of the bridge, this was also a prime spot to catch p
Attractive, well kept village on the fringe of Dartmoor, just off the A38. Remains of watermills and a windmill (on the moor). Interesting church, pubs and local shops. Bronze age remains on Dartmoor.
Buckfastleigh, on the edge of Dartmoor is an historic mill town. It is home to some of the South West's top visitor attractions.
A small, pretty village close by to Buckfastleigh and home to Buckfast Abbey, a living Benedictine monastery where the monks sell their own honey. See also entry for Buckfastleigh.
A delightful moorland village in the Dartmoor National Park with an active farm and farm shop (Holne Court) and tea shop for tired walkers. Perfect stop off point for Two Moors Way. Fishing and walking on the river Dart, crossed by two medieval bridg
Pictureque village on the edge of Dartmoor.
It has it`s own agricultrual show in August.
A peaceful hamlet in Harberton parish. William de Falaise who was related to the Duke, "William of Normandy", held 29 lordships in Devon including Harbourneford
Ashburton is a lively town nestled on the southern side of Dartmoor. Home to many antique shops, galleries, book shops and a variety of eateries it is the perfect place to while away a few hours.
Ashburton was an important centre...
A small hamlet two miles north of Ivybridge.
It has a stone circle and cairns at nearby Butterdon Hill and close to the Two Moors Way
A pretty village next to Haytor, the most famous tor on Dartmoor, and the Granite railway - built to ship stone to Teignmouth docks. Mining history surrounds village - the remains of Silverbrook lead and zinc mine, closed in 1858,