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Towns & Villages - West Dartmoor

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  1. Peter Tavy

    Fine medieval church, famous inn, beautiful river walks, footpaths up through The Coombe to the high tors.

  2. Mary Tavy

    An old mining village named after the church and the nearby River Tavy.

  3. Sheepstor

    Attractive hamlet, surrounded by meadows and woodland. Nearby Burrator Reservoir ideal setting for wildlife, walking and cycling.

  4. Cudliptown

    Small hamlet near Peter Tavy.

  5. Devon, Milton Abbot

    Named ‘Mideltona’ in Domesday Book, a typical Devonshire village with buildings constructed out of local stone. Many designed by Sir Edward Lutyens.

  6. Meavy is a small and pretty village and part of the civil parish of Burrator, in south west Dartmoor. It lies a mile or so east of Yelverton and is surrounded by rolling hills and a babbling river.

  7. Lydford

    A secluded village that dates back to the late 9th century. The vilalge is dominated by the castle which dates back to 1195.

  8. Brentor

    Pleasant village with 19thC church. Dominated by nearby Brent Tor.

  9. Lamerton

    A rural parish mentioned in the Doomesday book. There is an early connection here with the monks of Tavistock Abbey.

  10. Lewdown

    One of the earliest villages to be built by the Saxons in West Devon. It is rumoured that Athelstan (first King of all England and Alfred the Great’s grandson) held court here in 931AD. Jacobean Manor, Lewtrenchard Hotel, was built in 1600 nearby.

  11. Shaugh Prior

    Village of terraced clay workers' cottages, close to beautiful Plym Valley. Dewerstone outcrop, to northwest, crowned by Iron Age fort.

  12. North Brentor

    Pleasant village with 19thC church. Dominated by nearby Brent Tor where 13thC church, St Michael de Rupe, crowns 1100ft volcanic precipice.
    Coast-to-Coast Cycle Way and West Devon Way pass through village.


  13. Tavistock

    This old stannary town was once the world's major copper producing area. There is a charming country atmoshphere in the town with its pannier market and many old fashioned specialist shops.

  14. Clearbrook lies in the Meavy Valley on the edge of Dartmoor. It is a quiet residential hamlet, beautifully placed for walking, cycling or riding in the valley of the River Meavy, or on Dartmoor.

  15. Yelverton

    A small village with St Paul's Church, garage and local shops on the edge of the moor. Attracttions include Buckland Abbey, The Garden House and Yelverton Paperweight Centre.

  16. Horrabridge

    A picturesque village beside the River Walkham which is famed for salmon and trout fishing and it's medieval bridge.

  17. Sampford Spiney

    Secluded hamlet between Pew Tor and Walkham valley. 14thC church and 17thC manor house, now a farm, lie hidden in remote hallow. To north, remarkable interconnecting rock basins.

  18. Lifton is an attractive village set in a corner of West Devon with a wealth of history and interest.

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