Towns & Villages - West Dartmoor
Easily accessible from Plymouth, the west side of Dartmoor has some wonderful areas to explore and some very pretty villages and towns to browse in.
There’s the very famous Lydford Gorge here, which is a spectacular National Trust property, some fabulous climbing at Dewerstone Rocks, and the most glorious Burrator Reservoir, do visit South West Lakes Burrator Project when you are in the area.
Great shopping can be found in the beautiful old stannary town of Tavistock, a little further down the A386 sits Yelverton and you can strike off the main roads to visit Sheepstor and Meavy.
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Fine medieval church, famous inn, beautiful river walks, footpaths up through The Coombe to the high tors.
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.
Attractive hamlet, surrounded by meadows and woodland. Nearby Burrator Reservoir ideal setting for wildlife, walking and cycling.
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.
A secluded village that dates back to the late 9th century. The vilalge is dominated by the castle which dates back to 1195.
An old mining village named after the church and the nearby River Tavy.
Pleasant village with 19thC church. Dominated by nearby Brent Tor.
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.
A picturesque village beside the River Walkham which is famed for salmon and trout fishing and it's medieval bridge.
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.
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.
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.
Village of terraced clay workers' cottages, close to beautiful Plym Valley. Dewerstone outcrop, to northwest, crowned by Iron Age fort.
Small hamlet near Peter Tavy.
A rural parish mentioned in the Doomesday book. There is an early connection here with the monks of Tavistock Abbey.
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.
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.
Lifton is an attractive village set in a corner of West Devon with a wealth of history and interest.