Wild & Ancient Dartmoor

Wild & Ancient Dartmoor
Duration
3 - 3.5 hours
Location
Gutter Tor car park
Yelverton
Devon
United Kingdom
Price Adult
££20.00 (minimum 3 people)
Price Children
£Free with adult
Currency
GBP
Tour Type
Nature Tour, History Tour, Walking Tour, Private Tour, Guided Tour
Dartmoor's history goes back thousands of years and this walk takes us on a journey through the ages and through some magnificent scenery. Starting near Gutter Tor, we walk past Ditsworthy Warren Farm, where the film War Horse was shot. Further up the remote and lovely Plym valley we come to Drizzlecombe prehistoric remains: three impressive stone rows, burial sites and a settlement. It's considered one of the finest Bronze Age sites in Europe, and standing there the views are hardly different from when it was inhabited. From here, we cross the valley and walk through Eylesbarrow tin mine, one of the largest and busiest during the 19th century. Downhill in the Deancombe valley, we pass the remains of medieval tinners steam workings and cross the Narrator brook at a delightful meadow. In this area are the ruins of abandoned farms, including a potato cave tucked into the hillside. Further down the valley, we cross the stream again and walk back over fine open moorland below Sheep's Tor.
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